Braised Short Ribs Recipe

Braised Short Ribs Recipe

One of my personal favorite entrees, served any time of the year is Braised Short Ribs. The first time I fell in love with braised short ribs was when I was in a restaurant called Christina’s on Orcas Island, in Washington State. This recipe is from her cookbook,...
A New Look For a New Year

A New Look For a New Year

insidewink’s editors monthly “share”   Hello friends,  Happy New Year! We are excited to share this new website design with you and want to give a big thanks to Patti and Steve from Smacksmog for all their help! 2019 was a very encouraging year for...
Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Cake Recipe

It’s apple season, and there are so many types to choose from! Here’s a delicious apple cake recipe that my sister, Audrey, shared with me many years ago.  She’s an amazing cook (and sister) and I’m always so grateful when she says,...
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

I have been part of and enjoyed many traditions throughout my life, and they have all served me well… creating a sense of connectedness and comfort via familiarity and consistency. Traditions can be small, like sending out a few yearly cards, or grand, like annual...
Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

A delicious autumn treat with just a dash of pizazz. Just hearing the word, “pumpkin” conjures up memories of cool, crisp autumn days, when I always looked forward to going pumpkin picking with my kids. Back in the day, I would make my own pumpkin puree for this...
Maple Pecan Scones

Maple Pecan Scones

Sweet, warm, delicious – perfect for an autumn morning! Not sure if it’s my English/Irish heritage, but just the sound of Maple Pecan scones sound absolutely dreamy… and hey, it’s sort of an invitation to enjoy breakfast in bed one morning for...
Getting Through Changes

Getting Through Changes

…What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Be assured that change is inevitable. Life is constantly evolving...
Walnut Crusted Salmon

Walnut Crusted Salmon

One of Jean’s favorite ways to prepare a tasty salmon dinner for friends and family. This Walnut Crusted Salmon recipe comes from the magazine called “Heart-Smart Recipes”.  My dear friend shared it with me, as she knows I like to prepare healthy,...
Letting Go…

Letting Go…

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi Alex and I had a home on Lake Nacimiento in Central California for close to 20 years. This was our little “get away,” where we were nurtured by Mother Nature herself… no internet,...
Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach Cobbler Recipe

Jean’s seasonal sweet, peachy goodbye 🙂 Wait!  Summer’s not quite over yet!  While we’re at the end of the season, say good-bye to Summer with this yummy peach cobbler recipe. It’s so easy to put together, and who doesn’t enjoy a...
Peace Within

Peace Within

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dali Lama The Dali Lama is really onto something here…the...
Fancy Oatmeal Cookies

Fancy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy, nutty, fancy oatmeal cookies.  It seems Mom always wanted us to eat oatmeal… we wish she had had this recipe! These Fancy Oatmeal Cookies really hit the spot. I just love the taste of the oatmeal, the pecan and the coconut all mixed together. I usually...

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