maui mango crisp + coconut whipped cream

  Mmmmmm! Mango crisp is such a beautiful summer treat. It reminds me of a dessert I enjoyed while visiting a little restaurant in Lahaina, Maui. Whenever I cook with mangoes and ginger, the scents transport me to that amazing, tropical island. for the crumble topping: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 and 1/2 cups…

Wine Tasting Notes : Conundrum

This sweet summer wine is named “Conundrum” because of the many varietals of grapes used to create it. It poses sort of a wine “puzzle” for anyone who is into tasting wine. I absolutely love it! It’s especially nice to serve while eating al fresco. I am not usually a fan of sweet wines, but…

Frugal Bath & Beauty : Green Goddess Avocado Mask

This recipe was originally published in my second book, “Welcome Home” on page 77. Renew your skin for spring! Avocados are rich in natural fats and emollients that will leave your face soft and dewy fresh… Combine: 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato 1 whole mashed avocado 3 Tablespoons honey Massage mixture…