avocado toast with poached egg

February 23, 2024

Avocado toast has been around for thirty-one years.  Australian chef, Bill Granger, added it to his first Sydney restaurant’s menu in 1993.  It gained popularity when Gwyneth Paltrow included a recipe in her 2013 cookbook, “It’s All Good.”

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homemade taco seasoning

homemade taco seasoning

July 6, 2023

I’ll admit it’s been a very long time since I made tacos.  It’s not something we eat regularly.  The taco packets available in the grocery store contain too many additives for my liking (maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, and citric acid to name a few).  However, I am all in when it comes to making my taco…

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pistachio feta dip

pistachio feta dip

July 5, 2023

Dips are one of the most accessible snacks to make (IMHO).  This pistachio feta dip is easy and can be ready to enjoy in less than 15 minutes.  When you have company over, dips are one of the first things your guests dig into.  As much as I enjoy an ooey-gooey cheese dip,  I also…

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blueberry dump cake

blueberry dump cake

June 29, 2023

If ever there was an award for a recipe with super low effort and delicious results, this blueberry dump cake would grab first place!  I made this yesterday and let me tell you, it’s THE easiest cake you will ever make.  With just four ingredients, it’s foolproof.  Lately, it’s been circulating on social media but…

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cruffin

cruffin (croissant + muffin)

June 22, 2023

The other day Mr S and I were at our local coffee house.  Typically, we order a cappuccino and sometimes add a sweet.  My eyes wandered over the case of sweets and noticed an unusual name, cruffin.  Intrigued, I ordered one.  It was so light, flaky, and delicious.  It turns out, a cruffin isn’t something…

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baked paratha omelette

baked paratha omelette

June 14, 2023

One of the areas I get food inspiration from is social media.  The other day there was an IG story (very short clip) where this guy used paratha instead of puff pastry to make an Asian omelette.  I love South Asian food and it seems forever since we’ve had any.  For those not familiar with…

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raspberry parfait

frozen raspberry parfait

June 7, 2023

When it comes to making easy desserts, I’m all in.  A typical parfait consists of cream, eggs, and sugar (cooked like a custard) then layered with fruit and granola.  It’s easily adapted to suit your own tastes.  This parfait recipe wanders off the beaten path by using cottage cheese.  Yes, you read correctly.  Cottage cheese…

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pasta al limone

pasta al limone

June 5, 2023

If you enjoy a light and fresh pasta sauce, then this is a recipe for you!  Pasta al limone is easy to make and by the time it takes for the pasta to cook, dinner is served.  Combining lemon with pasta isn’t something new for yours truly.  But, this is the first time I ever…

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spicy greek feta dip

spicy greek feta dip (tirokafteri)

May 22, 2023

Feta is a staple in our kitchen; it’s so versatile.  This whipped feta dip can be as hot and spicy as your taste buds can handle, or tone it down and omit the chili peppers.  Either way, this creamy dip will be a hit at your next social gathering.  As with most Greek dishes, recipes…

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lemon paste

lemon paste

May 5, 2023

If you have heard of or used preserved lemons, then you are in for a treat!  I use lemons on a regular basis but when I found out I could use the spent lemons to make lemon paste, I was all in. How to use it, you ask?  Lemon paste can be added to marinades,…

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brookies

brookies (brownie & cookie dough)

April 27, 2023

What do you get when you top a layer of brownie batter with a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough?  Brookies!  It was a creation by Jovon English.  Her brookies are in the form of a cupcake.  The marriage of these two desserts will satisfy any sweet tooth craving you have.  And, to top it…

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ranch dressing

homemade ranch dressing

April 19, 2023

Hi there.  It’s been a while since I last posted.  Four weeks ago today I broke my wrist (dominant hand) or as the orthopedic surgeon so delicately said, “I obliterated it”.  He said he’ll put it back together with a plate, screws, and protect it with a cast for six weeks.  This has pretty much…

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stromboli

stromboli

March 28, 2023

Pizza night just became a bit more interesting. Stromboli is an Italian-American dish that originated in Philadelphia in the 1950s. Restaurant owner, Nazzareno Romano, started selling rolled-up pizza dough filled with ham, cheese, and peppers. It is a pizza derivative and named after the Italian Isle of Stromboli.  This rolled pizza is the bee’s knees!

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