Category Archive: Recipes

Fish En Papillote

I’ve been super busy the last few weeks so I have been looking to make dinners that are quick and easy with very little clean up. This one is perfect because the fish… Continue reading

Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Sausage and Broccolini

This dish goes with my post from Monday on Homemade Potato Gnocchi and makes the most delicious meal! It was so good, in fact, that we made it twice in one week! The gnocchi… Continue reading

Potato Gnocchi

I absolutely love gnocchi but I never thought I could make it myself. My husband and I have mastered making fresh pasta for raviolis and fettucini but I thought this would be much… Continue reading

Homemade Fondant Flowers

If any of you have tried fondant before, you probably didn’t enjoy it. While it looks incredible on a cake, the store-bought version tastes SO bad it’s not even funny. I came across… Continue reading

Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

If you read my post last week, then you know about the bridal shower at Peek N Peek from a couple of weeks ago. It happened that the bride-to-be’s birthday was the day… Continue reading

Eggplant “Pasta”

My husband and I got really in to this season of the Next Food Network Star. I think the new format made it more competitive and really enjoyable to watch. After a few… Continue reading

Pasta Alla Formiana

If you’re like me, Monday’s are always the worst for dinner. Groceries are running low from the weekend and as dinner time approaches I’m always left thinking “what in the world am I… Continue reading

Anniversary Dinner: Last Three Courses

This is my last post about our Anniversary Dinner and it has been really great to relive it with all of you! The last three course were “Le Trou Normand” (which is a… Continue reading

Anniversary Dinner: Main Course

For the main course of our anniversary dinner, I made Julia Child’s Coq Au Vin with Parsley Potatoes. Coq Au Vin means “chicken in red wine” and it has delicious brown-braised onions, bacon… Continue reading

Anniversary Dinner: Fish Course

A couple of years ago my parents got me a deluxe box set of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking books for Christmas.  I love it for the obvious reason that… Continue reading

Anniversary Dinner: Aperitifs and Hors D’Oeuvres

On Monday I gave you a peek at the decor and the menu for our first anniversary dinner and today’s post is all about the first two courses! We started the meal off… Continue reading

Caramelized Lemon Tart

If you ask me you can put just about anything in pâte sucrée (french for sweet pastry) and it will taste amazing. It’s an extremely versatile base for a tart shell and with… Continue reading

Firework Cookies

 I saw these on the cover of Martha Stewart Living last July and vowed to make them, but as usual time ran away too quickly and the 4th came and went before I… Continue reading

Vegan Sausage and Mushroom Étouffée

What I’ve noticed from going vegan in the summer time is that not all recipes are good for you just because they’re vegan. A lot go heavy on the oils and other fats… Continue reading

Grilled Tilapia with Cherry Salsa

I used to not eat any seafood at all, but I’m so glad my husband has gotten me into trying it over the years because it’s opened me up to all lot of… Continue reading

Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Pastry

Ever since I did my post on individual Beef Wellington’s, I’ve been wanting to do something similar using chicken breasts. Instead of layering with paté and mushrooms, I decided to stuff the chicken… Continue reading

Homemade Dog Treats

We have two miniature pinschers, Weezy and Sebastian, and yesterday was Weezy’s 4th birthday! We got her when we moved to Ohio after my husband was picked up by the Cleveland Browns. Back… Continue reading

Summertime Succotash

I love this dish because it’s so inexpensive to make but it’s still delicious. It gets a creamy texture from the lima beans, a bit of crunch from fresh corn and sautéed onion,… Continue reading

Alice in Wonderland Cookies

Yesterday one of my moms co-workers (and friend) had an Alice in Wonderland themed baby shower and I was asked to make the cookies. The shower was wonderful… her mother, mother-in-law and friends… Continue reading

Eggplant Chana Masala

I go vegan every summer which means I cut out all animal products and by-products from my diet. Yes, this includes all the obvious things like meat and dairy but it also includes… Continue reading