Month: June 2019

DRAGON FRUIT SMOOTHIE BOWL

DRAGON FRUIT SMOOTHIE BOWL

A cool, creamy, and beautiful tropical smoothie bowl made with coconut milk, berries, and tropical fruits.  This dragon fruit smoothie bowl is a refreshing and beautiful way to start your day. Have you seen dragon fruit in your supermarket?  It’s one of those produce items 

EASY SUGAR SNAP PEAS

EASY SUGAR SNAP PEAS

Need a super quick and easy side dish that everyone – even your pickiest eater, will love?  These easy sugar snap peas are ready in less than 20 minutes and require just seven ingredients.  What could be simpler? I love cooking ingredients that are in 

BASIC BIRYANI RICE

BASIC BIRYANI RICE

Biryani rice is an interesting, flavorful, Indian dish comprised of rice, vegetables and warm spices such as turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon.   This basic biryani rice recipe is a wonderful side dish that can be customized to suit your needs or tastes.  It makes a great 

FLORIDA GUMBO

FLORIDA GUMBO

A rich, flavorful shrimp dish that is slightly spicy and full of succulent shrimp, juicy chicken, and spicy sausage.  Serve with white rice and a green salad for a wonderful meal. Gumbo has to be one of my favorite Southern specialties. It feels warm and 

SUPER MOIST LEMON LOAF

SUPER MOIST LEMON LOAF

This is a quick and easy lemon quick bread that is moist and intensely flavorful.  This lemon loaf is perfect for breakfast, brunch, a snack, or as a dessert. I love having a fresh lemon loaf in the oven when family or friends visit.  The 

HOMEMADE COFFEE LIQUEUR

HOMEMADE COFFEE LIQUEUR

This super quick and easy recipe for a DIY coffee liqueur is great for gift giving or to make as a treat for yourself.  You can control the alcohol and sugar content by making yourself.  It is also less syrupy than what you buy in 

GRILLED PIRI PIRI CHICKEN

GRILLED PIRI PIRI CHICKEN

This is an impressive, sweet, and spicy grilled chicken dish that will take your tastebuds on a flavor adventure.  Did I mention that it is also easy? My love of Piri Piri chicken started when I discovered it on a trip to South Africa, where 

LEMON PARMESAN ROASTED ASPARAGUS

LEMON PARMESAN ROASTED ASPARAGUS

This lemony roasted asparagus, kissed with a salty hint of parmesan, is very easy, really delicious and also very pretty.  This recipe makes a great summer side dish. Growing up in Pittsburgh, I remember hating the vegetables on my plate during family dinners.  The flavorless,