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Fruit is both simple and elegant. I am really fortunate that I have always lived in places with fantastic local fruit. Nothing beats a berry still warm from the sun or an apple you picked yourself. Put them in smoothies, in a dessert, or a decadent cheese board and you have the makings of a perfect plate.

Make Ahead Smoothies (and How to Store Them)

Smoothies are a fantastic make ahead breakfast or healthy snack idea. Pre-made smoothies are delicious, made with wholesome ingredients. As a bonus I add an incredibly easy to make recipe! Can you Make Fruit Smoothies the Night Before and Keep them in the Fridge? // Yes, you can. If you make your smoothies the night …

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Tropical Fruit Tart

A Cat Cora recipe that I got on the Princess 4-Day West Coast Culinary Cruise. Tropical fruit tart with a crisp tart shell filled with ginger vanilla pastry cream and topped with tropical fruit.  You know how certain memories are etched in your brain forever? I remember being little, maybe 4-5, and being at my …

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Cherry Almond Cobbler

The nice people at Sam’s Club asked me if I would be interested in participating in their “Mouthwatering Cherry Cobbler Challenge”. I happen to love cherry cobbler and a challenge. I also happen to think that I have a pretty fantastic recipe, if-I-do-say-so-myself. They were kind enough to send me a Sam’s Club membership (can …

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