Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Dear Zucchini, you are the most satisfying vegetable for the brown thumbed gardener…You grow so cooperatively and easily that it seems wrong to resent your abundance and fireplace log dimensions, but it can be a challenge to keep finding new and delicious recipes.   Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the grade however, with chocolate and espresso flavors and a sizable amount of shredded zucchini. Double or triple the recipe and freeze some for school lunches. Read More

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Chewy Coconut Bars

These coconut bars have a satisfying chewiness, a rich caramel brown sugar flavor, and the crunch of toasted pecans.  They can be whipped up in no time and will add a fun tropical flair to your next picnic! Read More


Korean spiced beef and rice

This super quick and very easy beef recipe will be a welcome addition to your busy weeknight repertoire.  Ground beef is sauteed with garlic and spices, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds and served with rice.  It also makes a delicious filling for lettuce wraps. Read More


Energy bites

Energy ball, protein bites, fat balls, whatever you want to call them, these little no-bake snacks hit the spot for quick, tasty and goodness- filled morsels.  You can get creative and add in just about anything small and sweet– dried fruit, nuts, chocolate or carob chips or chunks, butterscotch, granola and more! Read More


Raspberry White Chocolate Loaf

To taste a raspberry is to taste summer; sweet, tart and juicy, raspberries should be eaten and enjoyed with abandon!  Add them to a favorite recipe for even more yumminess.  Here they complement the sweetness of white chocolate for a lovely afternoon treat. Read More


Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef )

Ah, Havana!   So much to see, to hear, to smell, and take in…street performers on stilts leading parades of festive cigar- smoking women; turquoise, pink and lime green buildings; palm trees and the sea beyond the Malecon; uniformed school children, and of course the beloved vintage cars.   The food is simple, but robust and equally memorable, with Spanish and Caribbean flavors.  A favorite is “Ropa Vieja”, or shredded beef.   The name means literally “shredded clothes” because after slow cooking, the meat will fall apart into the delicious sauce.  Serve it with rice and beans and fix yourself a Mojito! Read More