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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..

Caramel Macchiato Panna Cotta

Caramel Macchiato Panna Cotta

A restaurant-quality dessert that’s no-bake and has all the flavors of your favorite coffeehouse drink?  Why not! This caramel macchiato panna cotta has a creamy, cool coffee custard that’s topped with a homemade chocolate, caramel sauce.  And since there isn’t any baking involved, it’s the Read More..

Brown Butter Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Brown Butter Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Brown butter garlic parmesan spaghetti squash is an easy, low-carb side dish tossed with nutty brown butter, sage, garlic, and parmesan.  It goes great with roasted or grilled meats. You’ll be amazed that something so healthy and low in carbohydrates can be so flavorful and Read More..

Garlicky White Bean Dip

Garlicky White Bean Dip

This garlicky white bean dip makes an easy appetizer or snack.  Roasted garlic, herbs, and lemon enhance the creamy white beans for a dip that’s so satisfying, you won’t remember how healthy it is. This dip is one of my favorite ‘go-to’ snack recipes.  You Read More..

Bakery-Style Almond Muffins

Bakery-Style Almond Muffins

These Bakery-Style Almond Muffins are light and tender, with a sweet amaretto glaze and crunchy almond topping.  They are so delicious, you’ll forget all about buying them at the coffee shop. Homemade muffins feel so luxurious on a weekend morning.  They’re ready in less than Read More..

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..

Beat the Heat: 3 Drinks to Help Your Enjoy the Summer at Home

Beat the Heat: 3 Drinks to Help Your Enjoy the Summer at Home

Summers call for relaxed afternoons spent at the pool with friends and an icy drink in hand. Most of us resort to cold beverages or sodas during the summer. However, if you want to be more creative, here are three summer drinks you should try Read More..

5 Foods That Can Boost Your Immune System

5 Foods That Can Boost Your Immune System

You may not know this, but providing your body with certain foods can help skyrocket your immunity. If your goal is to help boost your body’s immune response against colds, flues, and other health issues, you must purchase the best foods for immunity. You can Read More..

Food Tips To Keep You Healthy While Working From Home

Food Tips To Keep You Healthy While Working From Home

It’s too often the case that you’re in a meeting at work, and you wander into your kitchen to find an unhealthy snack item. The next thing you know, you may have gone through several meetings munching on high-fat potato chips or sugary candy without even 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..