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Sauces & Spices

HERBS

Having a summer garden, a winter greenhouse, or simply a few pots of herbs in our window adds an extra measure of flavor to all we cook. But, if you don’t have the space, or the “thumb,” to grow your own, then simply buy fresh herbs when they are available […]

Breakfast/Brunch

CLOUD EGGS

Food Trends. There are food trends I don’t think I would care to try, and then there are those that will become a permanent fixture in my repertoire of favorites. Cloud Eggs. Yep, they are just that! The whites are as light, and airy as a cloud, and yet hold […]

Desserts

BAKLAVA

  Food is the most delicious way I know to keep family traditions alive, and Baklava is our family’s most favored traditional dessert. I grew up in a Syrian/American home, and have been cooking since I could stand on a chair to knead bread. I have a large foodie family. […]

Salads

STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE

    Strawberries and Spring just go together! You know what else goes together? Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette to toss with our refreshing Strawberry Spinach Salad! This dressing is fast and easy to make, and it will keep in the fridge for several weeks. The flavors of this dressing make for […]

Desserts

FROZEN STRAWBERRY DESSERT

The onset of summer stimulates the taste buds for lots of frozen desserts! A beautiful spring morning in a field of strawberries, a cool mist settled over the leaves, and reminded me of the crystals that form over the top of a frozen summer dessert. I knew exactly what dessert […]

Bread, SIDES

CORNBREAD

  I won’t lie… I love CARS! Sports cars, vintage cars, race cars… sexy cars! My girl Ally and I decided to take a gift of Hot Jalapeno Corn Bread to our friend who takes care of some of the stunning cars we get to drive. Hot Corn Bread, for […]

Pasta & Pizza

PIZZA ROLL

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! Anything you can put ON and pizza, you can put IN a Pizza Roll. Actually, the possibilities are more inviting, because the Pizza Roll is easier to eat, serve, and save. Use your imagination, or simply empty your fridge into this easy to make dough, roll that […]

Desserts

POUND CAKE WITH BEET VODKA ICING

Spring brings alive so many colors and flavors, AND the laying of eggs! I could not help but to create a cake that would showcase both the colors of spring, as well as the rich yolk of duck eggs. This cake is so easy to put together, and the icing […]

Salads

LUNCH IN A JAR

We shouldn’t need the onset of bathing suit season to eat healthy, but often we do. While breakfast can be the easy meal to start the day, and dinner more thoughtfully planned, lunch is usually the meal we are too busy to think about; therefore, we often make our worst […]

Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs

TEA EGGS

Quail eggs are so darn cute! They are the perfect size for so many dishes that would not work for a chicken egg. However, on this day of dabbling with quail eggs, it was the marbleized shell that caught my attention. And so, I decided to try to create something […]