April 14, 2021

Tortilla Chicken Soup!

Late April usually brings San Antonio Fiesta, but sadly we will miss it again this year. Tortilla Chicken Soup is a simple pantry-staple soup that can bring a little fiesta to your kitchen! This soup comes together with pantry staples and chicken thighs (or breast) from my freezer. It only takes about 30 minutes, and […]

March 15, 2021

Chocolate Chia Pudding!

Happy Almost Spring! If you are like me, you are ready to lighten up your cooking for the spring! This recipe can be used for a light, simple dessert or also delicious for breakfast. And for dessert, I won’t tell if you top it with a bit of whipped cream!! Hope you enjoy this sweet […]

February 8, 2021

Saffron-Scented Mussels for two!

Happy February! This recipe is one of my favorite date-night dishes! It is especially appropriate for a night in on Valentine’s Day! What makes this great for date-night is that the simmering sauce can be made several hours ahead and then when it is time to dine, you just add the mussels and dinner is […]

January 20, 2021

Chicken Soup for the soul!

Happy New Year! Hope you will enjoy this soup as much as we have been enjoying it! It is healthful, satisfying and just makes you feel good inside and out. And isn’t that exactly what we need right now! The soup as written is low-carb, but if you want to add a bit more fiber […]

December 7, 2020

Cocktail Brunch!

Hope this next “virtual” class will inspire you to treat yourself and your family to an elegant and fun brunch! This delicious menu can be safely served outdoors and has many do-ahead tricks! And if entertaining is not possible right now, use all of the components for a breakfast, lunch or dinner any time. The […]

November 30, 2020

Healthy Butternut Squash Soup!

With a chill in the air we are all craving something warm and comforting! This soups fits the bill but is also healthful and light, just in case you, like me, indulged a bit too much last week!! The soup is easily doubled or tripled and freezes beautifully. And if you were looking for an […]

November 18, 2020

Whole-Grain Apple Crisp Muffins!

Looking for a guiltless treat with all the holiday indulgences around us? Look no further than this whole-grain, dairy-free, fat-free muffin. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon treat with tea! See below to print out the recipe and if you would also like a photo diary of the recipe please email me at with […]

October 16, 2020

Steak Night!

Hope this next “virtual” class will inspire you to treat yourself and someone you love to a special night in! This delicious menu is better than your local steakhouse and you don’t have to wear a mask! And dessert, which can certainly feed a crowd, uses a store-bought helper to make your life a little […]

September 14, 2020

Fall is in the Air!

Hope it starts to feel like fall with this next “virtual” class! This wonderful menu will inspire you to add something new, and a little healthy, to any fall celebration- big (Thanksgiving) or small (just a Tuesday night). The menu will include: Marinated Kale Salad; Walnut-Crusted Turkey Scaloppini with Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce; Brussel Sprout Sauté […]

August 30, 2020

Oatmeal Muffins!

Getting tired of Overnight Oats? Here is a new idea for your morning oatmeal fix! These muffins are flourless and a great do-ahead! Store these in the refrigerator for five days or freezer for a month or two, for a quick, healthy and portable breakfast! Print recipe below and add to your recipe box. Oatmeal […]

August 18, 2020

Lean, Green Quarantine Smoothie!

A girl can only have so many cookies for breakfast before she needs to make some changes!! If your high-powered blender has only been making frozen cocktails during Covid, try something new! This smoothie is not so great to look at, but it tastes delicious and packs a nutritional punch! A high-powered blender is really […]

August 10, 2020

Just a reminder…

Just a reminder, since we all are a little Covid foggy-brained 🙂 Never hit reply to a blog email, I don’t receive your message. Only email me directly or click on the link.

End-of-Summer “Virtual” Class!

Sadly, it looks like it will be impossible to host in-person classes for the rest of this year! So in the meantime, I will offer a few classes virtually, or my version of virtual. Sign up for the class for $25 and receive recipe cards by mail and then receive a photo diary of each […]

August 4, 2020

Whole-Grain Cookies part two!

I have been experimenting with vegan butter recently and these cookies are the end result. The cookies are made with whole-grains, low in sugar, and only have a third of the saturated fat as real butter. They also happen to taste delicious! Hope you enjoy the recipe! I sure do miss you in my kitchen, […]

July 14, 2020

Simple Summer Corn with Lemon Salt!

Summer means corn, in so many different ways! Below find the recipe for my favorite way to enjoy it. It is the perfect summer accompaniment to any meal! And the Lemon Salt is an ideal summer seasoning for other dishes as well, such as fish, crab cakes, chicken, grilled vegetables and even watermelon! Hope everyone […]

June 24, 2020

San Antonio Strong!

The recipients for this San Antonio Food Bank distribution were the workers in the hard-hit hospitality industry. A portion of the sign-up fees for the upcoming Spanish Summer class went to the SA Food Bank, so thanks again for helping me feed the hungry!

June 8, 2020

“Spanish Summer” dates now open!

Dates for the new menu are now open! Please visit my website or click here to see the “Spanish Summer” dates. Reservations for classes remain the same; email me with your request and I will make every effort to get you into the class of your choosing. As always, please try to give a couple […]

June 1, 2020

“Spanish Summer” class coming soon!

Spanish Summer- The ultimate family-style dish, Paella, is demystified in this great class. We will make the ultimate one-pan meal, Paella Valenciana- the original paella with chicken and vegetables. This healthful and delicious entertaining, or everyday menu will also include: Romesco Sauce with Garlic Crostini; Piquillo Pepper-Smoked Paprika Aioli with Grilled Asparagus; and Sangria Fruit […]

May 22, 2020

Watermelon Salad

Looking for a new way to cool off with watermelon? This salad is so refreshing and has so many flavors- sweet from the melon, tart from the lemon vinaigrette, a little bitterness from the arugula and salty from the feta to bring it all together!! Be sure to use a good size watermelon slab for […]

May 1, 2020

Breakfast Couscous!

Need a new idea for breakfast? Breakfast Couscous is quick, sweet and delicious, and filled with fiber. It is a perfect way to start your day, especially if you are like me and have been treating yourself to those Whole-Grain Cookies a little too often in the morning with coffee!! Hope to see you all […]