Graham Cracker Toffee

Graham Cracker Toffee | Green Valley Kitchen

Graham cracker toffee is absolutely addictive and so easy to make.  It’s crunchy, buttery, chocolately, nutty and sugary all at the same time.  It’s the perfect holiday treat to share with family and friends. You only need 5 ingredients to make this – graham crackers, brown sugar, butter, chocolate and pecans. You start by lining a pan snugly with grahamContinue Reading

2015 Cookbook Gift Guide

2015 cookbook gift guide | Green Valley Kitchen

I think cookbooks are wonderful gift to give over the holidays.  A beautiful cookbook is a work of art.  They are inspiring – encouraging you to try new ingredients and different cooking techniques.  So I’ve put together a 2015 cookbook gift guide featuring all my favorite cookbooks from this year.  These cookbooks have delicious recipes, beautiful photos and show you creative ways to use new and familiarContinue Reading

Black Bean and Vegetable Soup

Black Bean and Vegetable Soup | Green Valley Kitchen

After an unbelievably hot October, fall has finally arrived in Los Angeles with cooler temperatures and a few rainy days.  So it’s time for my first soup recipe of the season.  I’m starting off with a black bean and vegetable soup.  It’s a thick, hearty soup loaded with black beans and veggies. It has a touch of spicy heat from red pepper flakes andContinue Reading