Author Archives: Ellen Garrett


California Academy of Sciences Museum

Craig and I are spending our Thanksgiving holiday with family in northern California and feel super lucky to do so.  It is always my favorite thing to do, be with my family.  And it is super awesome when we explore and experience new places; like today – Anth, Z, and I went to the California […]

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Orange Cranberry Relish

Happy National Cranberry Relish Day! – Just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday!  And this Orange Cranberry Relish is the perfect cranberry sauce to celebrate the National Cranberry Relish Day and to celebrate Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving, it is probably my favorite holiday (well, maybe besides or alongside Christmas, the 4th of July, and my […]

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Wild Rice Stuffed Roasted Butternut

 I was provided with vegetables and produce from Melissa’s Produce but all opinions are my own. Recently I joined the San Diego Food Bloggers group and I am delighted to be a part of this great group of food bloggers.  One of the really fun things about joining was learning about all the events and […]

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Roasted Yellow Split Pea Tortilla Soup

This post is sponsored by USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council, but all opinions are strictly my own.  #splitpeasoupweek When I was approached about preparing a recipe using split peas I was all over this.  I love a good split pea soup, maybe because green peas are my favorite cooked vegetable.  But if you mention […]



If you have followed my bucket list, you will have noticed that Ratatouille is on it.  I have always wanted to try making ratatouille ever since I saw the Disney movie with the same name.  Loved the movie by the way.  Although in all honesty I was a bit hesitant, hesitant because I thought it […]

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Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage and Asparagus

Once upon a time in a far away land, I had all the time in the world to wander the aisles and racks of my favorite stores.  I could window shop and dream to my heart’s content, it was bliss.  This week I took the time to bask in that experience again but my wandering […]

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Grilled Club Sandwich

Happy National Sandwich Day!!!!! Today is national sandwich day and I am sharing a grilled club sandwich for you just for fun.  Well, maybe this isn’t an official club sandwich – which is sometimes called a clubhouse sandwich – but I think most of you envisioned what I was talking about when you read grilled […]

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Figgy Scones

My dad’s favorite cookie was a Fig Newton.  We didn’t have them very often in our home because for some reason they seemed expensive.  But I always thought it was such a  treat when they appeared on the counter after a grocery shopping trip.  My dad was generous and shared his Fig Newtons with the […]

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Candy Corn Peanut Butter Bars

It is raining candy corn!  How I wish it was really raining or even felt like rain but IT IS candy corn season and I snatched up 2 bags before they were to disappear from the shelves.  Do you like candy corn?  I do, but I am particular about my brand of candy corn and […]

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Mediterranean Mini Pizzas

We love pizza at this house.  It is becoming a tradition to serve a pizza every Friday night, what a perfect time to experiment with new flavors.  This Mediterranean Mini Pizza along with our Roasted Tomato Mini Pizza has become our newest favorites.  Craig and I couldn’t decide which was better.  It really was a […]


5 fact Friday #6

I thought it was time for another 5 fact Friday for you.  5 things about my life that I am thinking about on a late Saturday night.  These 5 facts all have a health/physical theme about them.  Which is kind of ridiculous considering I just about finished off a whole sleeve of graham crackers with […]

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Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Let’s just say frozen yogurt is a favorite here and perhaps I alone can keep not 1 but 2 frozen yogurt parlors open in this sleepy little town of Fallbrook.  When I saw a recipe to make my own frozen yogurt I had to jump at the chance.  But it is not just any frozen […]

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Roasted Tomato Mini Pizzas

You may have noticed I have fallen in love with roasted tomatoes.  I realize all my blog posts and recipes recently may have turned some of you away if you don’t like tomatoes but I am really hoping there are enough of you that love tomatoes, like I do.  And if you love tomatoes you […]

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Zucchini Bread with Pineapple

My neighbor brought over two very large zucchinis yesterday.  They were huge, like larger than my arm huge.  I don’t know what you do when you are given or grow a large zucchini – you know the kind that somehow managed to hide away under the plants until it is so large that you either […]

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Roasted Tomato BLAT Sandwich

**This post is sponsored by Dave’s Killer Bread. All opinions are mine. With it being Sunday and a heat wave of 100+ temperatures in southern California, our dinner menu becomes slightly limited.  I certainly don’t want to cook or bake or even grill today and have chosen as part of my religious commitment to not […]

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Roasted Tomatoes

Ever since I discovered you could roast tomatoes, I have been in tomato heaven.  I have already roasted 5 pans of tomatoes.  And amazing enough all of the tomatoes were from my garden.  I planted about 10 tomato plants this year but the most prolific were the Roma tomatoes.  Romas make perfect roasted tomatoes because they are […]