• Following Your Passion
    Created By onSep-10-2018

    I work with a group of fabulous teenagers in my neighborhood.  With the fall season upon us they are each going various directions with their lives.  Some are serving missio

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  • The World on a Platter
    Created By onSep-05-2018

    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


    If this quote is true then the towns I just visited on the French and Italian coasts can be described as simple, elegant and breathtaki

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  • Summer Party Tips
    Created By onJul-31-2018

    I love to cook- and eat- any time of the year.  As I type this summer is in full swing.  As July melts its way into August so is fresh produce.Read More

  • Gardening Like a Chef
    Created By onJun-04-2018

    Here are three unusual plants to try in your summer garden this year complete with recipes to try them in.  



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  • Preserved Lemons How To
    Created By onMar-20-2018

    I love cooking with preserved lemons. They add a distinctly sweet flavor to any dish without the tartness of fresh lemons.  I always a have a jar or four on hand to make a simple dressing or marinade or to add to a fish o

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  • International Women's Day
    Created By onMar-08-2018

    March 8 is a day to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations.  It's International Women's Day, also known as the United Nations Day for Women's Rights and international Peace.  Thinking about the significance of this day I'm reminded of a quote I have ha

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  • Let it Snow- Dinner is Done!
    Created By onFeb-20-2018

    We have had an unusually warm and dry winter season in Utah this year.  When I woke up this morning and saw a foot of snow on the ground I briefly did not recognize the white stuff. My daughter went skiing with a friend and it took them 4

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  • Simple Truth 101
    Created By onJan-29-2018

    101. That’s the number of preservatives that you will not find in Kroger’s Simple Truth brand. Preservatives like antibiotics, aspartame and ethylene oxide just to name three. If

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  • Simplifying New Year Resolutions
    Created By onJan-11-2018

    As we ring in the new year it is a natural time to think about goals and resolutions for the year ahead.  Thinking about the endless possibilities of ways to improve our health, our finances, our love life- whatever it is

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  • 6 Strategies to Simplify the Season
    Created By onDec-11-2017

    With the holidays in full swing there's sure to be some stress involved, and not just with meal planning.  While our focus is always centered on helping you get your family sitting down to a meal together, we want to help in any area we can. Here are our seven favorite tips and tricks for ge

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