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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..

Parmesan Truffle Fries

Parmesan Truffle Fries

Crispy French fries tossed in truffle oil and parmesan cheese are an easy way to add some luxury to your meals.  Salty, savory, crispy, and earthy from the truffle oil – what’s not to love about that? If there are truffle fries on a menu, Read More..

Classic Mojito Cocktail

Classic Mojito Cocktail

Minty and refreshing, a Classic Mojito is a fun summer rum cocktail that appeals to most people.  This recipe makes one cocktail, but there is enough Mojito Syrup to make a pitcher!   When it’s hot outside and I’m feeling a little lazy, I like serving Read More..

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche is a cool, fresh, and delicious meal for the dog days of summer.  Lightly poached shrimp takes the worry out of eating raw seafood and the citrus juices, fresh veggies, and punch of cilantro and jalapeno make this dish a family favorite. Read More..