Gremolata is a Parsley Powerpunch

Do you want to boost the flavor and nutrition of your basic prepared dishes by one million? Then it’s time to get out the parsley and start chopping. By garnishing your vegetables, meats, or seafood with this Italian herbal condiment you will have provided a much-needed nutritional addition to your diet. It is beneficial to…… Continue reading Gremolata is a Parsley Powerpunch

Baba Ghanoush on Grilled Italian Bread

Eggplants can be transformed into a hummus-like spread that can add healthful flavor to many dishes. Mostly used as an appetizer, the recipe originated from the Far Eastern region of the Mediterranean. There are many different ways to prepare this popular dip/spread, but the base always begins with 3 staples: Roasted Eggplant, Tahini, and lemon juice.…… Continue reading Baba Ghanoush on Grilled Italian Bread

Organic Beet & Roasted Garlic Hummus

Just a few simple ingredients and a blender is all you need to make your own delicious, fresh hummus. The fresh cooked Organic Beet that I added gives it a unique taste and is so much more nutritious. The entire prep time is only 15 minutes if you pre-cooked the beet the day before.  … Continue reading Organic Beet & Roasted Garlic Hummus

Romantic Valentine’s Dessert Heart Waffles

Cooking together after working all day is a great way to unwind and have fun. And what better way to impress your loved one than making a sweet treat after your meal. No need to battle the crowds at all the restaurants. The time you spend together is much more precious than the lines, noise, and…… Continue reading Romantic Valentine’s Dessert Heart Waffles

Apple, Pecan & Cranberry Crostata

This baked tart is very popular in Europe, it may actually be their alternative to our American Apple Pie.  There are so many variations, all of which are absolutely delicious, but the most popular may be the Apple Crostata. I preferred using the brown sugar and pecan combination so the pie has some crunch. You…… Continue reading Apple, Pecan & Cranberry Crostata

3 Ingredient Raspberry Quick Jam- No Pectin Necessary

Most breakfasts on the run are usually made in a toaster. The pre-made frozen breakfasts are taken from the freezer and simply defrosted until heated through. These quick breakfasts are average at best. Many have no nutritional value, and have a high sodium and fat content. In that same amount of time, you can treat yourself to a wholesome and…… Continue reading 3 Ingredient Raspberry Quick Jam- No Pectin Necessary

Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies

So at this point, we are half-way through Winter! I think now is a great time to start re-introducing a few warm weather flavors to our pallets.  The bright and zesty lemon flavor in a frosted cookie will help beat those 'we-still-have-6-more-weeks-of-winter' blues. These cookies are a classic tea party cookie that goes great with your… Continue reading Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies