The key to making the ultimate chili is to layer the flavors. Start with the standard ingredients like ground meat, beans, onion, tomato sauce, and chili powder. Then add in some additional ingredients to bring up the flavor. My special “add-ins” or secret ingredients are
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This almost flourless chocolate cake will make you look like a professional baker. This cake is perfect for any holiday or dinner party. I have made this cake countless times, and guests are always crazy for this cakde which is chocolatey and rich, but not too rich and not too sweet. The texture is a bit cakey and a touch fudgy. It’s just right; in fact, it’s addicting.
This year I decided to add a new twist to our Thanksgiving dinner: sweet potato biscuits. These tasty morsels add some holiday flair to the table. I adapted this recipe from MarthaStewart.com. I added more flavors and love the way sweet potato, orange and holiday spices punch up a traditional biscuit. Also, my version uses […]
This potato salad recipe is an old family recipe that my Aunt Rose made every year for our family picnic, which included about 125 relatives.
I fell in love with the pumpkin spread made by Bolani and sold at farmers’ markets throughout California. Eating pumpkin spread makes me feel like I am experiencing the Fall season. With Los Angeles having a continuous heat wave, I am looking for whatever glimpses of Fall I can find. So, I have been eating […]
My soup recipe is featured as a Healthy Fall Recipe on Bob’s Red Mill blog. One of my all time favorite soups is this butternut squash soup with barley and split peas. I learned how to make this recipe from my friend Lynne when we were in school together. She’d put up a pot of […]
Hi! I'm Dana, and I'm passionate about food and travel. I'm a foodie first, so every healthy recipe I create has to be delicious. You can find me tinkering in the kitchen or obsessively researching vacations. I have curated all the best things to eat and do at my favorite destinations. Hope you'll join my journey. [Read More]
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