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Month: April 2021

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..

MAGICALLY SIMPLE EARTH DAY COOKIES

MAGICALLY SIMPLE EARTH DAY COOKIES

These magically simple Earth Day cookies are truly one of the easiest cookies you’ll ever make.  With only 4 ingredients, you can make beautiful cookies that look like Earth.  It’s a great project to do with your kids. WHAT IS EARTH DAY? According to Wikipedia, Read More..

Easy Recipes for College Kids

Easy Recipes for College Kids

Cooking in college is a feat. With so many assignments, responsibilities, and deadlines on hand, it’s tough to take time out to cook and enjoy a proper meal. Luckily for college students, we have some fantastic meal prep ideas and recipes that require minimal work. Read More..

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a retro dessert that should (and is) making a comeback.  What could be better than moist, almond-scented cake topped with buttery, caramelized pineapple and cherries?  Plus, it’s as pretty as it is delicious. Growing up, this cake made an appearance Read More..

MEXICAN PICADITAS

MEXICAN PICADITAS

A Mexican Picadita is a traditional dish consisting of a base of fried masa harina with savory toppings.  These picaditas are topped with a smokey Mexican tomato sauce, black beans, chorizo, onions, and cilantro.   They make a delicious appetizer or a light lunch.  Top with Read More..

AUSTRALIAN LAMINGTONS

AUSTRALIAN LAMINGTONS

Australian Lamingtons are a traditional dessert of small squares of buttery sponge cake that’s dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut.  Similar to a petit four and just as delicious, these little cake bites are a heavenly tropical treat at the end of a meal. Read More..

Vegan Fried Pasta – A Must Try

Vegan Fried Pasta – A Must Try

Apart from health reasons, a large number of people prefer vegan dishes to promote sustainable eating habits. Learn more below:

CAVATELLI WITH SAUSAGE AND BROCCOLI RABE

CAVATELLI WITH SAUSAGE AND BROCCOLI RABE

Let’s talk Italian comfort food. Cavatelli with sausage and broccoli rabe is Sicilian comfort food at its very best.  Pair it with a crusty loaf of Italian bread and a delicious Barolo wine and you have one of my favorite meals of all time. I Read More..

OVEN ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

OVEN ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

Oven asparagus risotto is an easy and delicious springtime side dish.  It’s a take on classic risotto with asparagus, onions, garlic, and parmesan cheese, but baked in the oven instead of stirring constantly on the stovetop.  Such a game-changer! Most of the credit for this Read More..

2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS

Easter celebrations are best when they start early in the day.  First, the kids find their hidden Easter baskets, then look for the hidden eggs.  And the adults watch the shenanigans while sipping a delicious libation.  I have a suggestion for you today for 2 Read More..

SUNNY LEMON CHEESE TARTLETS

SUNNY LEMON CHEESE TARTLETS

A delicious and adorable Easter dessert, these Sunny Lemon Cheese Tartlets are decadent bites of rich cheesecake and tart lemon curd in a shortbread crust.  They’re as refreshing as they are pretty. I like to make a dessert table for Easter full of vibrant colors, Read More..