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

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

Cappellini alle Vongole

VON-go-le (Italian) are Clams that pair well with spaghetti, linguini or any long style pasta. It is one of the most popular Friday night dishes in all of Italy. I have tried the tomato sauce version, and it is fantastic. But many people prefer to take a break from the red sauce and lighten it… Continue reading Cappellini alle Vongole

TBT Garden State Tomatoes

The shift in the season has started, ever so subtle. The sunsets are from a different angle, and daylight is getting a bit longer. I know winter is completely unpredictable, I have been a northeasterner all my life, but the daydreams of planting tomatoes and cucumbers have started. Some of the most tastiest 'Jersey' tomatoes are… Continue reading TBT Garden State Tomatoes

Romantic Breakfast Waffle Hearts

Commercial advertising has made us believe that we must spend, spend, spend on jewelry, chocolates, and pajama grams to please your loved one on Valentine's Day. This isn't true! By now you have exhausted all the usual boring and expensive gift ideas and have basically run out of new and exciting ideas. No worries, this… Continue reading Romantic Breakfast Waffle Hearts