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Vanilla Blueberry Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Vanilla Blueberry Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

This easy vanilla blueberry chia seed breakfast pudding is a healthy and delicious way to start your morning.  Loaded with tons of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, this pudding will keep you satisfied all morning long. I never embraced the chia seed bandwagon a few Read More..

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These beautiful swirled bars combine the flavors of a pumpkin pie and a cheesecake.  Sweet, creamy, and full of warm spice, Pumpkin cheesecake bars are going to be a family holiday favorite! During my Corporate days when September rolled around, my morning ritual was a Read More..

Prosciutto, Pear, And Blue Cheese Appetizers

Prosciutto, Pear, And Blue Cheese Appetizers

Five ingredients are all it takes to whip up an elegant and delicious no-bake appetizer that’s fancy enough to serve at cocktail parties or holidays, yet easy enough to make before a weeknight dinner. I adore serving a variety of appetizers, with a delicious cocktail, Read More..

Parslied German Spaetzle In Brown Butter Sauce

Parslied German Spaetzle In Brown Butter Sauce

Just in time for Octoberfest celebrations, Parslied German Spaetzle in Brown Butter Sauce is a delicious side dish that pairs well with roasted or grilled meats. My favorite way to serve the spaetzles is with Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs, Sauteed Haricot Verts, Sweet And Read More..

Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters

Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters

Who can resist a sweet, deep-fried donut that’s full of apples and cinnamon and covered in a vanilla glaze?  These glazed cinnamon apple fritters are a luscious Fall treat that you can make in less than 30 minutes!   Warm fritters make for an outstanding breakfast Read More..

Spicy Sweet Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Sweet Chicken Kabobs

Take advantage of those cool fall evenings and grill your family some of these spicy-sweet chicken kabobs.  Tender and full of flavor, these kabobs make an easy weeknight meal, especially if you make and marinate the chicken the night before. At my Florida home, we Read More..

Sparkling Rosemary Pear Martini

Sparkling Rosemary Pear Martini

The quintessential Autumn cocktail, this sparkling rosemary pear martini is fruity, sweet, with an herbaceous finish from the rosemary simple syrup.  This sophisticated cocktail is perfect for your upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations. Pear and rosemary go so well together and taste like Fall.  And while Florida Read More..

Banana Walnut Breakfast Cookies

Banana Walnut Breakfast Cookies

Why not start the day off with cookies?  My banana walnut breakfast cookies have everything your body needs for a healthy start to the day – bananas, oats, nuts, and no refined sugar!  These soft, delicious cookies make for a quick grab-and-go breakfast, post-workout snack, Read More..

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines

These pumpkin spice madeleines are tender, shell-shaped sponge cakes with the flavor of Fall.  They are perfect when served with a cup of coffee or tea. There isn’t much that feels more luxurious than a few pumpkin spice madeleines, a hot cup of coffee, and Read More..

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cauliflower Au Gratin is a great way to get your family to eat more veggies.  Tender, roasted cauliflower in cheesy sauce – what’s not to love?  This dish is great for holidays too! I like to serve cauliflower au gratin with Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken, Read More..

Ridiculously Good Fried Pickles

Ridiculously Good Fried Pickles

Now you can make your favorite restaurant appetizer at home in less than 30 minutes.  These ridiculously good fried pickles are the bar snacks that you’ve been craving. Who knew that a fried pickle could be so irresistible?  It’s salty, sour, crispy, and even more Read More..

Tropical Slaw with Pineapple

Tropical Slaw with Pineapple

This tropical slaw is a perfect way to kiss goodbye to summer.  It’s bursting with crunch, sweetness, and a hint of heat.  It goes wonderfully with grilled meats, shrimp tacos, or when you’re looking for a side dish that’s a little out of the ordinary. Read More..

Russian Breakfast Cheesecakes (Syrniki)

Russian Breakfast Cheesecakes (Syrniki)

Who doesn’t like a dessert for breakfast?  Now you can and without the guilt.  This Russian Breakfast Casserole also known as Syrniki (seer-nee-kee) is pillowy, subtly sweet, and delicious with fresh fruit and coffee.  It’s a perfect dish for breakfast or brunch.  In Russia, it is Read More..

Spicy Grilled Jerk Chicken

Spicy Grilled Jerk Chicken

This spicy grilled jerk chicken is made with a spicy/sweet marinade and then grilled to tender, flavorful perfection. I like to serve this with a French White Bean Salad and Southern-style Coleslaw to cut the heat of the chicken.  If you like dipping sauces, this Read More..

Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

Flavorful chicken fajitas are a perfect dinner when the family is craving Mexican and you want them to eat healthily.  These delicious chicken fajitas get their flavor from a tangy marinade and a spicy seasoning rub. I like to serve them with The Best Guacamole, Read More..


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Classic Shrimp Etouffee

Classic Shrimp Etouffee

This classic shrimp etouffee is rich and flavorful and makes a great dish to serve to guests yet easy enough for a weekend dinner. Although this dish is a meal in itself, I like to serve it with a cool and refreshing Israeli Salad, a Read More..

Classic Macaroni And Cheese

Classic Macaroni And Cheese

Sometimes classic comfort food is just what you need at the end of a hectic day.  This classic macaroni and cheese is one that feels like it came from Grandma’s kitchen.   For my favorite Southern comfort meal, I like to serve Classic Macaroni And Cheese Read More..

A MENU FOR DAD

A MENU FOR DAD

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday.  Why not treat Dad to an incredible 8-course meal that will make him feel special. This menu for Dad is sure to impress. The best part is you’ll still have enough energy to enjoy the meal with him! From Read More..

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..