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LIGHT AND CRUNCHY FRIED SHRIMP (with a bonus sauce recipe)

LIGHT AND CRUNCHY FRIED SHRIMP (with a bonus sauce recipe)

Forget about those greasy, overcooked, rubbery shrimp that you remember from bad restaurants in your past. These Light And Crunchy Fried Shrimp are moist, tender, delectable, and crunchy without being heavy and greasy.  The key to light and crunchy shrimp is keeping the oil at Read More..

SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO

SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO

Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a pasta dish topped with tender shrimp sauteed in a spicy, fresh tomato and white wine sauce.  This is an easy weeknight dinner that is impressive enough to serve to guests. WHAT IS FRA DIAVOLO? The literal meaning, in Italian, is Read More..

SALTY DOG COCKTAIL

SALTY DOG COCKTAIL

This Salty Dog Cocktail is a crisp and refreshing mix of vodka or gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and just a touch of club soda for fizz.  It’s sure to be your go-to cocktail all year round. WHAT’S THE HISTORY OF THE SALTY DOG COCKTAIL? Read More..

CLASSIC QUICHE LORRAINE

CLASSIC QUICHE LORRAINE

I love a Classic Quiche Lorraine.  Full of savory bits of bacon, salty cheese, and silky egg custard, this dish can be served for brunch or dinner.  I’ve made this for wedding and bridal showers and eaten it for dinner and lunch.  And maybe I’ve Read More..

SPICY GARLIC BOK CHOY

SPICY GARLIC BOK CHOY

This super simple spicy garlic bok choy is stir-fried to tender perfection in an Asian inspired sauce.  If you’ve never eaten bok choy, give it a try.  Plus, it’s on the table in less than 15 minutes. I like to serve this with a Cool Read More..

6 Pro Tips for Creating A Restaurant-Style Salad at Home

6 Pro Tips for Creating A Restaurant-Style Salad at Home

The start of a new year means many people are making resolutions to eat healthier. If you’re one of them, I’ve got more than a few recipes up my sleeve for you to enjoy. Let’s start with salads. Have you noticed that every time you Read More..

HARVEY WALLBANGER CAKE

HARVEY WALLBANGER CAKE

The Harvey Wallbanger Cake is a throwback to the ‘70s.  It’s a deliciously moist, boozy cake with the flavors of the classic cocktail.  Throw on your bell bottoms, download ‘Saturday Night Fever’ onto your ROKU, and kick back with a slice of this boozy cake. Read More..

LEMON GARLIC ROASTED SWORDFISH

LEMON GARLIC ROASTED SWORDFISH

This Lemon Garlic Roasted Swordfish is an almost fool-proof and easy dinner that’s impressive enough to serve to guests.  I like to serve it with a Fried Goat Cheese And Roasted Root Vegetable Salad, Sauteed Garlic Broccolini, and a couple of Southern Hushpuppies on the Read More..

FRIED GOAT CHEESE AND ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD

FRIED GOAT CHEESE AND ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD

Warm, gooey, and crispy goat cheese tops a salad of roasted root vegetables, spring greens, and a fresh, bright lemon vinaigrette.  This Fried Goat Cheese And Roasted Root Vegetable Salad is a delicious first course or a light lunch.   I believe that you can never Read More..

Why Diet Culture is a Complete Fad

Why Diet Culture is a Complete Fad

Diet culture is everywhere. As soon as the weather gets warmer, brands go in full force to ensure everyone’s working towards their summer bodies. As easy as it is to be tempted by miraculous diets that guarantee you miracle cures for overnight weight loss, it’s Read More..

Easy Meal-Prep Tips for Students

Easy Meal-Prep Tips for Students

Between a jam-packed schedule and cheap, tempting takeaways, eating well often takes a backseat when you’re a student. Endless hours of slicing, mincing and dicing at the end of a long and hard week sounds exhausting, but it saves a whole lot of time later Read More..

ELEGANT DUCHESS POTATOES

ELEGANT DUCHESS POTATOES

Elegant Duchess potatoes are a fancy addition to your holiday table and perfect alongside roasted meats.  Serve them with Easy Cornish Game Hens, Grilled BBQ Pork Chops, or a Perfect Oven Roasted Beef Brisket. These potatoes are a staple for New Year’s Eve.  They feel Read More..

ESPRESSO IRISH CREAM

ESPRESSO IRISH CREAM

If you love Baileys Irish Cream, then you’ll flip over this intensely flavored Espresso Irish Cream.  It’s an inexpensive and easy to make copycat version that’s beefed up with the addition of espresso powder and coffee liquor.  Try making your own coffee liquor with THIS Read More..

CHILAQUILES BREAKFAST CASSEROLE with cilantro lime crema sauce

CHILAQUILES BREAKFAST CASSEROLE with cilantro lime crema sauce

For a different and delicious breakfast, this spicy Chilaquiles Breakfast Casserole is an easy twist on the classic Mexican breakfast.  You can control the heat level by using mild or medium tomatillo salsa. I like to serve the casserole with Candied Bourbon Bacon, Nicaraguan Gallo Read More..

SPICY ITALIAN STYLE BROCCOLI RABE

SPICY ITALIAN STYLE BROCCOLI RABE

If you’ve never enjoyed broccoli rabe, then this Spicy Italian Style Broccoli Rabe may convert you.  Blanching the broccoli rabe and then sauteing in a flavorful and spicy oil, removes the bitterness that many find off-putting. I like to serve this classic Italian side dish Read More..


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3 Essential Soups You Need to Make This Winter

3 Essential Soups You Need to Make This Winter

Soup is a winter staple; whether it’s thick and creamy or thin and watery, there are dozens of quick and easy recipes for flavorful soups. Soups are the perfect easy-to-cook meal, and you can enjoy them as a starter with garlic bread or add protein and Read More..

SAVORY MUSHROOM RISOTTO

SAVORY MUSHROOM RISOTTO

This Savory Mushroom Risotto is an Italian classic that is surprisingly easy to make allowing your oven to do most of the work.  Creamy, cheesy, and earthy from the mushrooms, serving this dish will impress even your most staunch critics! I like to serve this Read More..

3 Quick and Healthy Office Breakfast Ideas to Jumpstart Your Day

3 Quick and Healthy Office Breakfast Ideas to Jumpstart Your Day

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, choosing sweetened and fortified cereals can put your health at risk. Eating healthy doesn’t have to require hours of preparation. You can whip up a healthy breakfast that’ll boost your metabolism and ensure a happy, healthy, and Read More..

JEWISH HONEY CAKE

JEWISH HONEY CAKE

This moist, sweet Jewish Honey Cake is served on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and is eaten in hopes of a sweet year to follow.  It has all the warm fall spices like cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and flavored with a bit of rum.  Read More..

NEW ORLEANS MUFFALETTA SANDWICH

NEW ORLEANS MUFFALETTA SANDWICH

If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating a New Orleans muffuletta sandwich, then you are in for a treat.  It’s a large round loaf of Italian or French bread that’s split horizontally and spread with a tangy, homemade olive salad.  Then you’ll enjoy layers Read More..