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Basic Guacamole

Basic Guacamole

On a busy week, my quest for the perfect avocados usually begins with a quick search for a ready-to-eat selection from an online grocery service. I don’t get my hopes up when my food delivery arrives. I know ripe avocados are hard to come by, […]

Stuffed Dates

Stuffed Dates

My recipe for stuffed dates is so effortless you’ll want to make them over and over again. The recipe consists of three simple ingredients: dates, crumbles feta, and wildflower honey. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice dates […]

Apple Bosc Stuffing

Apple Bosc Stuffing

By now everyone has made Thanksgiving plans and are gearing up for the big day. There’s so much history behind Thanksgiving and while some folks actually dislike the holiday, I think it’s safe to say most people enjoy taking a long break to spend time with family […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges

Red or golden, beets are a wonderful way to bring a pop of color to any salad. When I pick beets, I make sure they’re firm, heavy, and bright in color. Beets go well with a fennel, nuts and some cheeses, but I like pairing them with […]

Phyllo Egg Cups

Phyllo Egg Cups

I never thought about using phyllo in my cooking until a few years ago, when I purchased a box with the intention of making a Greek dish. The box of phyllo sat in my freezer for days and when I decided to use it forgot […]

Simple Dutch Oven Risotto

Simple Dutch Oven Risotto

Traditional risotto, a creamy Italian rice dish cooked in broth and wine, requires a lot of time, attention and patience. I enjoy cooking risotto the old-fashioned way, but always found myself preparing it on the weekends. On weekdays, it’s simple cooking for me! I even […]

(Bourbon) Baked Sweet Potatoes

(Bourbon) Baked Sweet Potatoes

Improvising has become a way of life in my little kitchen. Whenever I forget to purchase a key ingredient in any dish, I search my fridge and cupboards for suitable alternatives and hope for the best. When I ran out of apple cider for my […]

Creamy Slaw

Creamy Slaw

When prepping and serving coleslaw, there are a few golden rules I like to follow. I use dijon mustard because of it’s low acidity and do not use vinegar or sugar in my recipe, common ingredients in American coleslaw. When I’m in a rush, I […]

So Basic Hummus

So Basic Hummus

When I started making hummus a decade ago, I knew my recipe needed work. Back then, I used an old wooden mortar and pestle to mash my garbanzos and never added additional seasoning. In an attempt to eat healthier, I had stopped using salt in my […]

Parm Patatas

Parm Patatas

There are several potato museums around the globe, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. It seems like everyone loves potato, most likely because it can be prepared in a variety of ways. I love my potatoes roasted, boiled, mashed, fried or served as a casserole, but […]