Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

We are going vegetarian for the entire month of February! We’re still eating eggs and dairy, just no meat, including fish. I’m also using this month to try recipes I’ve bookmarked months (no, years) ago! It’s time. How will we feel? What will we think? Only time will tell. Each week we’re going to blog/vlog…

Cherry Yogurt Pound Cake

They don’t call it a pound cake for nothing, but don’t worry about the amount of butter while you’re eating it, just focus on that when you’re at the gym next time. With cherries still in season we might as well enjoy them as much as we can before we move to baked goods with…

Summer Smoothies: Strawberry Cherry

In the second installment of our summer smoothie series, we combine two fruits that don’t usually share the same space. You hear of strawberries and rhubarb or cherries and blueberries, but could these two lovely summer fruits work well together in a smoothie? Of course! That’s the magic of a smoothie — no matter what…

French Toast with Cherry-Blueberry Compote

I love weekend breakfasts. We wake up slowly, read, lounge and eat a leisurely, delicious breakfast. Well, by the time we eat it, it’s more like brunch, but still just as enjoyable. This weekend I served up some french toast on homemade challah and a homemade compote (store bought challah would be fine too). I…

Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake

I was almost ready to put the coffee cake in the oven. All I needed to do was add the streusel topping. I should have looked at the recipe and sprinkled the required one cup over the top. But no. Why make it easy? Instead, I had a brain-blank and poured the entire amount (about…

Fourth of July Desserts

Fireworks! BBQ! The day off from work! James and I spent the entire holiday eating, drinking, relaxing and recovering from a “food coma.” We went to a friends house for a BBQ to celebrate. They grilled delicious cilantro turkey burgers and bleu cheese hamburgers. There was a fabulous pasta salad made by a true California…

Cherry Espresso Walnut Brownies

An Emily original! Super easy and sadly, no photo. But let the ingredients lead you to create a delectable photo in your mind. Ingredients Boxed brownie mix (can you believe it?! 2 T. coffee grinds 1/4 cup dark chocolate shavings 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted, sliced 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Directions Preheat oven to box…

Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

This recipe comes to us from the daily green. Quick note: the daily green is a great source for recipes, eco-news and other “green living tips.” These are quick and easy to make and have proved to be a fabulous friend to coffee or tea, or a good mid-morning snack. Biscotti are one of my…