Carb-cutter Pizza Crust

I admit it. I am a pizza fanatic. Will I need to hand-in my foodie card with this confession? I’ve eaten at some of the finest restaurants in the world, tasted the concoctions of the most creative (and outrageous) chefs, and explored the cuisine of diverse cultures. Even after all …

Bleu Cheese Dressing

Before I entered the professional world of words, photos and print, I worked in restaurants. Although my mother was a very good and creative cook, I’d grown up with many food prejudices. I say prejudices, because my pickiness wasn’t only about how a food tasted, it was wrapped up in …

Yes, I Cook for My Dogs

As much as I hate to face it, my beloved pups are getting older as I get older. Tank turned 13 in …

Alice in watercolor by Carolyn Burns Bass

A Prayer for Grandchildren

Alex Tang, a Facebook friend I’ve never met, lives in faraway Malaysia, is a writer, a physician, a minister, and a wise …

Summer Sands Remember Laguna Beach

Longing for Summer in California

Summer Sands Remember Summer dropping moment by moment to the base of a finite hourglass. Both of my children home together for …

Happy books new year

On to 2016

I didn’t spend New Year’s day writing. I didn’t make a list of resolutions, either. I spent the day with my dear …