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Tapas

MAC & CHEESE CRAB ROLL

I suppose I always thought of Mac & Cheese as a kids dish, after all, that is what my kids often requested. But, when Food Network’s Clash of the Grandmas challenged me to create something unique and hand-held with “Mac and Cheese”, I thought, ‘adult, my Mediterranean roots, and Maryland, where I […]

Sauces & Spices

POMEGRANATE SALAD DRESSING

  This dressing will surprise your taste buds the second you place just a bit on the tongue! Within a matter of seconds you will taste: Sweet, Sour, Tangy, and Spicy. It brings all the flavors to any dish that could otherwise be bland. We love it on seafood, chicken, […]

Sauces & Spices

POMEGRANATE MOLASSES

  This sweet, sour, tangy flavored syrup is the basis for many sauces, dressings, and drinks. It is too easy not to make at home, and will store for nearly one month in the fridge. Many store bought brands are easy to find, and taste quite good, but I prefer […]

Salads

CRAB PASTA SALAD

 While crab meat can have a mild, sweet flavor, it also pairs beautifully with any flavor joined with it. I have never been a fan of mayonnaise or cream with crab, simply because for me… it overpowers and takes away from crab’s gentle texture. And so, if you are a […]

Pasta & Pizza

BLT PIZZA!

  TOMATOES TOMATOES TOMATOES!  July. The great harvest month of tomatoes. They are being harvested from fields, patio pots, even window sills, and there are more ways to use this luscious fruit than we will remember from season to season?  I will confess that when the depths of winter set […]

Salads

FENNEL CARROT SALAD

  What could be a more refreshing dish to compliment your favorite grilled dishes? Fennel brings the refreshments, carrots – the substance, and the addition of dried sour cherries is… well, the cherry on top!  These ingredients are available nearly year round, but we particularly enjoy their crisp freshness with […]

SIDES, Tapas

ROASTED POTATO FRIES

  Have you ever been served one baked potato and wondered if you could really eat the whole thing? Yet… two whole Rosemary Roasted Potato Fries set before you, and you will be wanting for more! Potatoes are funny like that.  The recipe for these wicked good potatoes couldn’t be […]

Salads

EGG SALAD

THIS, is without a doubt, the best dang egg salad you will ever eat and it’s beautiful too! The beets and eggs can be cooked in advance, and simply put together just before you serve it. A delicious luncheon, served with Homemade Crackers, and a glass of wine. A great healthy snack […]

Desserts

VEGAN GREEN TEA CHEESE CAKE

How would you feel about having a dessert that is loaded with healthy ingredients? Vegan Green Tea Cheese Cake is just the dessert to satisfy! It’s loaded with nuts and fruit, spices and flavor. Once assembled, it keeps beautifully in the freezer, and takes only minutes to soften enough to […]

Drinks

GIN & TONIC SORBET SHOOTERS

Who doesn’t LOVE an adult sorbet? That’s what I thought! The refreshing flavor of Gin, Lime, Mint, and Juniper Berries make for a delightful summer treat, if only in “Shooter Size” portions.  Juniper Berries have long been used to give Mediterranean food a distinct aromatic flavor in cooking meats, sausage, […]