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apple turnovers

Apple Turnovers (Chaussons aux Pommes)

An apple turnover is a classic pastry that has been enjoyed for centuries. And I get it, what’s not to love? These beloved sweet treats are a favorite among many, due to their flaky, buttery crust and sweet, spiced apple filling. But where did these delectable pastries come from, and when is the best time […]

baked pasta with cauliflower

Baked Pasta With Fontina And Cauliflower

This baked pasta with cauliflower is my latest and greatest easy meal and I can’t praise it enough. Baked pasta is a classic comfort food that’s been around, in some form, for centuries. Food historians can trace baked pasta dishes to the ancient Greeks, who would toss cooked pasta with eggs and cheese before baking […]

bourbon maple smash

Bourbon Maple Smash

As the days grow shorter and the air turns brisk, there’s nothing quite like a bourbon maple smash to warm the soul. This delightful cocktail marries the rich, caramel notes of bourbon with the velvety sweetness of pure maple syrup, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. What is a Smash? Smashes […]

buttermilk oatmeal

Buttermilk Oatmeal With Spiced Pecans

As the air turns crisper and leaves paint the world in warm hues, it’s time to embrace the comfort of a hearty fall breakfast. Enter creamy buttermilk oatmeal with dried apricots and spiced pecans– a dish that epitomizes the essence of cozy autumn mornings. Whole grain oatmeal, the star of this recipe, is a powerhouse […]

pumpkin bundt cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Chocolate-Cinnamon Swirl

Pumpkin season has arrived and is in full swing so here’s my favorite pumpkin recipe this year, a pumpkin bundt cake with a chocolate-cinnamon swirl. I find it fascinating that pumpkin goes practically unspoken about for 10 months out of the year, only to creep up in September and hit hard in October. From pumpkin-spiced […]

Israeli breakfast

Israeli Breakfast

Indulge in the vibrant and flavorful Israeli breakfast, a delightful spread that combines a variety of ingredients for a satisfying start to the day. An Israeli-style breakfast has become immensely popular both in Israel and around the world, known for its freshness, simplicity, and bold flavors that blend harmoniously together on one plate. At the […]

chicken with wild rice

Cast Iron Chicken with Wild Rice

The colder months settle in, there’s nothing quite like a comforting and satisfying meal to warm the soul. This cast iron chicken with wild rice is just what you’ve been missing. A simple, yet hearty dish, that embodies the true essence of comfort food. This recipe brings together succulent, perfectly seasoned roast chicken and flavorful […]

ricotta cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Making homemade ricotta cheese is a rewarding and surprisingly easy endeavor. Cheese-making at home allows you to indulge in the pure pleasure of creating your own creamy, fresh cheese. And the best part, it’s ready in under an hour. Ricotta, which means “recooked” in Italian, is a soft and luscious cheese that has been enjoyed […]

chocolate-pecan mandel bread

Chocolate-Pecan Mandel Bread

Mandel bread, also known as Mandelbrot, is a traditional twice-baked Jewish cookie similar to biscotti. Like biscotti, Mandel bread is crunchy, however, it’s made with more fat than biscotti, so the resulting cookie is a bit richer and less dry. These cookies were popular throughout the 19th century among Eastern European Jews, often consumed by […]

tomato bean and feta salad

Tomato, Bean And Feta Salad

I adore tomato salads of any kind and make them often when tomatoes are in season. If the tomatoes are farm fresh, the flavor is so intoxicating, that very little even needs to be added flavor-wise to make a great side dish to just about any entrée. But toss some beans in and you turn […]

cherry snacking cake

Gluten-Free Cherry Snacking Cake

Inspired by my plum cake, this sweet cherry snacking cake is tender with a light crumb. And the best part, it’s also gluten-free. This simple cake features slightly sweet-slightly tart fresh summer cherries and makes the perfect sweet treat anytime. Enjoy for breakfast with a cup of coffee or on a warm summer evening with […]

Mezcal margarita

Mezcal Margarita

Have you heard of mezcal?  Mezcal was predicted to be one of the biggest food trends of 2018, yet despite it’s popularity, many still have not tired it.  Mezcal, which means “oven-cooked agave“, is known for it’s distinct smoky flavor, which is unlike any other spirt, but mezcal is actually much more than just that. […]

corn chaat

Spicy Corn Chaat With Tomato Chutney

In India, “chaat” is a word describing a category of food that hits almost every component that makes something crave-able—sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, and crunchy. Chaat is commonly a snack but is satisfying enough to take the place of lunch or dinner. This well-known street food can be served hot or cold and is typically […]

vanilla rice krispy ice cream

Vanilla Rice Krispy Ice Cream

You know what they say about ice cream; “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream“. This tagline phase is cross-generational, eliciting childhood memories of hot summer days and that sought-after cone or scoop of ice cream that helped keep the heat at bay. That memorable line is actually from a popular novelty […]

chilled corn and basil soup

Chilled Corn And Basil Soup

Many people love soups but find them difficult and often time-consuming to make. But I’ve got you covered– blender soups are the answer. Here is an incredibly easy and flavorful chilled corn and basil soup and it is perfect for summer. No-cook, chilled blender soups are so effortless to make, it almost feels like cheating. […]

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