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Lifestyle, Main Dish

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Sometimes our best dinner celebrations, are right in our own home! When an evening calls for a special occasion, I love to play “theatre”! Set the stage with ambiance, eye candy, and great food and wine. The evening can linger into the wee hours of the morning, which makes the […]

Desserts

BLACK WALNUT COOKIES

One of the most unusual tasting nuts, and not very often shared in recipes, is the Black Walnut. There is an almost smoky, earthy flavor to them, and they lend themselves beautifully to the richness of a shortbread type of cookie. Hope you enjoy this cookie recipe my Swedish grandmother […]

Main Dish

BEEF BARLEY & BALSAMIC

Busy school year meals call for a little help from some friends! Nearly every dish on my blog is made from scratch in my kitchen, but when a homegrown gal from my own home town (Annapolis MD) has passed on her delicious recipes to her three sons, finds her “All […]

Desserts

BLACKBERRY VEGAN CHEESECAKE

Healthy Sweets.  For those who love their sweets AND their figure, this beautifully delicious Blackberry Vegan Cheesecake is for you! There are three easy steps. Once assembled, it chills in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Makes 12 mini or 1 large Crust Pitted dates – 2 cups […]

Lifestyle, Main Dish

SEAFOOD

There is always something magical about the SEA! Treasures seem to magically lie within. SEAFOOD is my favorite treasure deep within the waters of an ocean, sea, or river. Sometimes they skim the top, while others love to lie deep within the mud. Nonetheless, they are all delicious! I have […]

Lifestyle, Tapas

IZAKAYA

A refreshing approach to meal time, using many things already in your fridge. A few sauces, and broth concoctions, and before you know it, you have a spread to satisfy every picky eater. NOODLES. Udon, Ramen, regular spaghetti, or a variety of gluten free noodles, will need to be cooked […]

Bread

ZUCCHINI BREAD

Doesn’t everyone have a favorite recipe for a Zucchini Bread? Well, here is mine. And yes, I will boast that mine is probably healthier than the recipe you’ve got tucked away somewhere. Tastier too! Rapeseed Oil, and Kefir are my two magical ingredients. Let’s chat a bit about those two. […]

Salads

MINTED PEAS

Spring Peas, their pods, and the whimsical pea tendrils always inspire me to create new recipes just so I can showcase their vibrant color, and the magical design. Minted Peas became this year’s creation, but then I couldn’t stop there… I created a yummy Spicy Shrimp Appetizer with the minted peas, […]

Desserts

DATE BARS

How does “Naturally Sweet Treats” sound to you! Can you imagine the deliciousness of a chocolate treat, without the addition of sugar? The star of this dessert is the chocolate, while the supporting actor for sweetness, is the dates. INGREDIENTS Yields 2 – 3 dozen Dates – 2 cups, pitted […]

Desserts

S’MORES VODKA ICE CREAM

Ice Cream is great. Vodka Ice Cream is better. S’MORES VODKA ICE CREAM IS BEST! If you loved my S’MORES VODKA MARTINI, you are sure to crave the less alcohol version, in an Ice Cream. It’s fast, easy, and an investment in an ice cream machine (about $65.00) will make […]