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Desserts

ORANGE CAKE

ORANGES. Can you imagine a cake using Whole Oranges and only 5 ingredients! Spring is in the air and I wanted something bright and refreshing in flavor, gluten-free (without using any of those gluten-free flours), and healthy-ish. This cake is simply all the above and amazing! Ingredients 10 inch cake Oranges […]

Sauces & Spices

YOGURT

Homemade Yogurt. Have you ever made it? Since I was a little girl we made yogurt at home, no fancy pots, or kits. A simple, old-fashioned, tried and true procedure that made beautifully thick yogurt ever time, until about 10 years ago. The trick to making yogurt is to have […]

Tapas

BLINI & CAVIAR

Dining at home is my favorite way to celebrate a great meal with friends and family! Decadent appetizers are a fabulous way to start the evening. The blini (mini crepes), will keep for several days in the fridge, which makes assembling these little beauties minutes before serving, all the  more […]

Lifestyle

60 IS THE NEW 40!

Life zips by fast and suddenly you’re 60… It doesn’t have to be! Cooking, for me, is about more than just food. It’s about the people, the stories, the laughter that happen over a great plate of food, in alluring settings. While I have over 300 YouTube cooking videos (I […]

Bread

HEALTHY QUICK BREAD

I am both a tea drinker and a coffee drinker! Green tea helps me think, while the coffee helps me to move into action and accomplish what I thought about! When I was in my twenties, I could drink either tea or coffee on an empty stomach without my tummy fighting […]

Desserts

CREME BRULEE

Chefs, as with all artists, are inspired by some of the most peculiar things. I like to call this creation: Winter Forest Creme Brûlée! Starbucks. I walked into a Starbucks shop the other day and a strange, weird new drink caught my eye. Juniper, sage, latte with a sprinkle of […]

Holidays/Celebrations, Lifestyle

CHRISTMAS 2018

When I was a little girl, Christmas always felt so magical. But now as a mom, and a grandma, Christmas IS magical! As a little girl, I can remember feeling somewhat sad on Christmas day. Maybe it was the letdown that the sparkle of the month of December was, not […]

Desserts

SPICY PIE CRUST

A simple pie crust can be made with a fork or a food processor, and there is nothing better than homemade pie crusts! They are really not much different that making cookies. Here is one of my go-to crusts that I simply change the spice flavor depending on what is […]

Bread

DATE NUT BREAD

The smell of the holidays starts right here in the kitchen! Oranges, cinnamon, and rum. Can’t you just taste the love! When family is home for the holidays, or I am simply all by myself, I love the smell of bread warming in the oven for breakfast. This spiced date […]

Desserts

FRUIT & NUT BITES

Healthy desserts, and healthy snacks that satisfy, are not easy to come by. Fruit and nuts, in any form, are often a good standby. Sometimes you want a little something creamy to satisfy that hankering for a piece of cheesecake, or ice cream. Ugh, health! These little Date Bites were […]