Holiday cheer with California Walnuts: Raspberry-cranberry-walnut palmiers

With the holiday season just around the corner, there’s no better time to get creative – and what better way than starting with the California Walnuts Holiday Blogger Challenge? The California Walnut Commission is looking for the best holiday recipe featuring California Walnuts and I was invited to participate by the kind folks at Faye … Read more

Les Petits Chefs make healthy brown rice muffins

Last week in cooking club, my petits chefs helped me test one more recipe from my generous IFBC sponsor, USA Rice. I had been intrigued by the “Bountiful Brown Rice Muffins” ever since I saw the recipe and since I am always looking for healthy recipes the boys might be able (and want) to make … Read more

Bon Appétit RSVP Redux August: Toffee Pecan and Peach Crisp

Now, you wouldn’t normally think of a crisp as being a summer dessert but as I write this from something like 6800 feet just outside Yosemite National Park, it sure feels like the perfect weather for it! This month for RSVP Redux (where bloggers recreate the dishes people have written to Bon Appétit magazine requesting … Read more

Daring Cooks July – brought to you by California Walnuts

[donotprint] I won’t lie – I was pretty disappointed to see the Daring Cooks’ challenge this month. Nut  butters. Really? I don’t personally find using a food processor that challenging and I am already familiar with using nut butters in both sweet and savoury dishes.  This challenge does, however, give me the perfect opportunity to … Read more