Sweet Potato Cornbread Donuts

We are lucky enough to live in a resort town where we get to see some truly gorgeous fall colors in southern California. As soon as the nights start getting a little colder at our 7,000 foot home of Big Bear Lake, the oaks, aspens and maples start to change colors and our mountain resort …

Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Pancetta Cornbread Stuffing

You know its those first few chilly days of fall if you find yourself splitting two cords of wood with a stuffy nose and pockets full of tissues before autumns first storm rolls in. I spent all morning working my way through biscuit after biscuit of pine with our splitter, while watching the fog slowly …

Parathas, Roti’s, Puri’s and Vada’s Oh My! How to Find India’s Ethnic Food in America

If you live in a larger metropolis town like Los Angeles or Chicago then you may have all kinds of ethnic grocery stores within walking distance perhaps. Living at 7,000 feet in a well-known southern California ski town we are hours away by car to the nearest natural, organic or ethnic grocery store. It sucks …

Curried Eggs with Avocado and Purple Sweet Potatoes

I simply adore my small town Big Bear Lake life; trail running, mountain biking and just breathing in the crisp cool and clean air amongst the pines of this resort town. In the valley below this rural mountain hamlet you would not even know that it’s fall. It’s over a hundred degrees most October days! …