Category Archive: Recipes

Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup

If you love Gazpacho, you’ve got to try out this recipe! A great departure from the usual hot soup, this one is incredibly light, crisp and flavorful… and best of all, it’s SO… Continue reading

Le Gâteau au Chocolat (The Chocolate Cake)

Given the choice, I’ll pick a French chocolate cake over an American one any day. Most people would choose a huge fluffy piece of cake with tons of frosting but I much prefer a… Continue reading

Lemon Chicken Cutlets with Watercress Salad and Buttermilk Dressing

This meal is great because it balances a perfectly pan-fried chicken cutlet with a really delicate salad, which in my opinion creates a perfect combination. The cutlet has lemon zest in the breadcrumbs… Continue reading

Veggie Burgers 3 Ways

My husband and I have been trying to make lighter versions of things lately and have inadvertently been eating vegetarian for the past few weeks. After trying out a bunch of new recipes,… Continue reading

Vegetable Pad Thai

My husband has kind of a crazy work schedule and there are some nights when he’s literally got a 30 minute window to be home for dinner. Nights like these I always want… Continue reading

Light Chickpea Curry with Basmati Rice & Naan

I love the bold flavors of Indian cuisine, but what I don’t love is the heaviness and calories that come with a lot of their dishes. Most entrees use high-fat coconut milk or… Continue reading

Chicken Milanese with Tomato Fennel Sauce

This is the third and final meal for my Valentine’s Day Menus. This is one of my go-to recipes all year round because it’s fairly simple but so flavorful and a nice change… Continue reading

Spice Rubbed Cod with Lemon Rice

This is my second of three menus for the Valentine’s Day (find the first one here) and what makes it great is how light the dinner is, saving plenty of room for all… Continue reading

Restaurant Steaks with Compound Butter

This will be my first of three menu ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner menu, and it happens to be my favorite! My husband and I love dining out at steakhouses but with… Continue reading

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

I make these every year for New Years Eve, but they would be fantastic for Valentine’s Day! Vanilla bean cupcakes with rosé champagne soaked strawberries, frosted with a champagne buttercream and topped with… Continue reading

Tortilla Soup and Chicken Tacos

It’s been chilly here in New York, as we’ve started getting the much delayed winter snow all week. This recipe is a great way to warm up and is really filling at the… Continue reading

Six Layer Hummus Dip

Over the summer I was supposed to go to a cooking class with my mom, grandmother and two family friends but the shop moved to a bigger space during that time and our… Continue reading

Quiche Lorraine

Every Christmas morning, my gramma Jean comes to my parents house and cooks a huge and amazing breakfast for my Dad’s side of the family. Unfortunately, this year she was a bit under… Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Stromboli

I had almost totally forgotten about this recipe until the other day… and I am glad that I remembered it! Chicken drenched in Buffalo sauce, blue cheese, carrots and celery… this stromboli is… Continue reading

Bourbon Balls

This recipe came to me all the way from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from a woman my mother-in-law works with and  I am glad she passed it along because these are really good! A… Continue reading

Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Cookies

This is another cookie my grandmother and I used to make together and has always been a big hit with the family. The recipe comes right off of the bag for the Hershey… Continue reading

Grandma Nik’s Sugar Cookies

This recipe is my most treasured Christmas Cookie recipe, as it was my Great Grandma Niklas’ which was passed down through the family. When my grandmother and I baked cookies together when I… Continue reading

Decorated Cut Outs

If you’ve got the time over the holidays, this is a great alternative to the standard sugar cookie (which I will be doing a post on soon!). Piped with royal icing in lots… Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookies

I’ve been crazy busy this week working on our family’s Christmas Cookies this week so I’ve been working hard on baking and falling behind on posting about them so I apologize. These Gingerbread… Continue reading

Peppermint Gingerbread House

I love gingerbread houses during the holidays. My dad and I always used to buy the little kits and make them together, and our family used to meet relatives for dinner every December… Continue reading