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TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

Tavern On The Green was the gorgeous iconic NYC restaurant located in Central Park.  The ambiance, the people watching, and the food was some of the best the city had to offer.   A classic dish served as an appetizer, on a bun for lunch, and Read More..

Homemade Salads to Die For

Homemade Salads to Die For

Nothing beats a good homemade salad when you’re in the mood. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just want to incorporate more vegetables and healthy foods into your diet, salads are the best. They’re easy to make, don’t require much preparation time, and keep Read More..

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS (Chi Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS (Chi Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

Do you remember Chi Chi’s restaurant?  It was my favorite back in the day and their seafood enchiladas were at the top of my list.  Creamy, cheesy, with big chunks of seafood, I still find myself craving these enchiladas. This is my take on Chi Read More..

PEACH PIE SMOOTHIE

PEACH PIE SMOOTHIE

Is there anything better than a breakfast that tastes like dessert and is still healthy?  This peach pie smoothie has all the flavors of a peach pie, minus the sugar and the crust.  Why not make one for Mom on her special day? I love Read More..

CREPES SUZETTE

CREPES SUZETTE

Crepes Suzette is the decadent French dessert of thin pancakes covered in a buttery, orange sauce and sometimes served flambeed or set on fire.  They are sweet, buttery, tender, and so impressive.  This recipe is easier than you think and doesn’t involve setting liquor on Read More..

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PALETAS

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PALETAS

Cool and creamy, these strawberry cheesecake paletas are made with whole foods and are very easy to make.  Kids love them and it’s satisfying knowing that you’re offering them real food instead of chemicals. This recipe is dedicated to my sweet little great-nephew.  We’ve established Read More..

CINCO DE MAYO CHIPS AND DIPS

CINCO DE MAYO CHIPS AND DIPS

One of the best things about a Mexican restaurant is the chips, salsa, and queso served with the margaritas. Why not make it at home?  In about 30 minutes, you can whip up a batch of Chunky Homemade Salsa and Creamy Rotel Queso for a Read More..

Breakfast for Kings: What to Eat

Breakfast for Kings: What to Eat

Elders say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A nutritious, well-balanced breakfast helps you start off the day right. It balances your blood sugar levels and gives you the right amount of energy to get up and face the world. Here are Read More..

THE BEST GUACAMOLE

THE BEST GUACAMOLE

There are lots of guacamole recipes that claim to be ‘the best’, but this recipe uses fresh ingredients, is ridiculously easy, and is super flavorful, truly making it ‘The Best Guacamole’ recipe!  I think your family is gonna love it! Kick-off Cinco De Mayo with Read More..

SOUTHERN CHEESE SQUARES

SOUTHERN CHEESE SQUARES

Pretty, crisp, buttery homemade Southern cheese squares are an easy and tasty appetizer.  The same taste as the classic cheese straw, but made into a slice and bake roll. I like to serve these at most of my gatherings – especially for a Southern brunch Read More..

EASY EGG SALAD FINGER SANDWICHES

EASY EGG SALAD FINGER SANDWICHES

No Kentucky Derby party would be complete without a platter of little sandwiches.  These easy egg salad finger sandwiches are a delicious nibble that satisfies just about everyone. I like to serve the sandwiches as part of a beautiful Kentucky Derby cocktail party.  I’ve gotten Read More..

KENTUCKY DERBY BENEDICTINE SPREAD

KENTUCKY DERBY BENEDICTINE SPREAD

A vintage recipe that needs to make a comeback, Kentucky Derby Benedictine Spread is a delicious appetizer for any party.  It also makes a great filling for tea sandwiches. I like to serve this spread as a dip with crudites.  For a beautiful Kentucky Derby Read More..

FRESH PESTO SAUCE

FRESH PESTO SAUCE

Fresh pesto sauce is so easy to make, full of cheesy, herbaceous flavor, and so versatile.  It also keeps well in your refrigerator or freezer. This pesto is amazing on pasta, of course.  But it works wonderfully when spooned over chicken breasts and baked, as Read More..

LEMON BLUEBERRY LAVENDER COCKTAIL

LEMON BLUEBERRY LAVENDER COCKTAIL

A Lemon Blueberry Lavender Cocktail is a sophisticated, fruity, citrusy, libation with an aromatic floral note from the lavender simple syrup. This is a take on a mind-blowing drink that I was obsessed with during my years in Houston.  This little dive bar made the Read More..

How to Eat More Healthy Foods

How to Eat More Healthy Foods

Image Alt-text: Vegetables, nuts, and fruit Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. Coupled with regular exercise and good lifestyle habits, eating healthy food can be a powerful combination to help Read More..


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TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

Tavern On The Green was the gorgeous iconic NYC restaurant located in Central Park.  The ambiance, the people watching, and the food was some of the best the city had to offer.   A classic dish served as an appetizer, on a bun for lunch, and Read More..

TOASTED RAVIOLI

TOASTED RAVIOLI

These toasted ravioli are always a favorite.  Cheese ravioli is breaded in a flavorful, cheesy coating and baked until golden brown.  Serve them with your favorite tomato sauce for dipping. Fried foods seem too heavy for an appetizer.  Yet, I adore the crunchy, cheesy fried Read More..

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..