Category: Recipes

The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels

The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels.... Beer and Pretzels combined into one! It doesn't get much better than this! Enjoy with your favorite pint!

Bring a bit of Ireland into your home!  The Best Soft Guinness Stout Pretzels – Irish Beer and Pretzels combined into one!  It doesn’t get much better than this!  I was motivated to find a special treat to serve on St. Patrick’s Day. Soon after I served them to the family, they were GONE! I guess that proves that these babies are YUMMY! Easy to make, these pretzels were a breeze to throw together. Enjoy, and Sláinte! (more…)

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Decadent Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons

These Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons came out tasting SO delicious and were ridiculously easy to make. These will go in my repertoire! C'est magnifique! 

Are you ready to have your tastebuds travel to a fancy confection shop in Paris?!?!?  Well, let’s go!   I recently needed to make a dessert to take to a friends house, and I thought I would try my hand out at making something chocolatey and delicious.  I searched through my stash of recipes, sifting through tons of recipes that seemed too complicated to make.  I was looking for something quick, easy, and simple to whip together.  I was intrigued by a recipe I found from France- in French, but I lacked some of the ingredients necessary.  Well, I pretended I was a French candy maker, and I made my own version using what I had in my pantry.  These Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Bon Bons came out tasting SO delicious and were ridiculously easy to make. These will go in my repertoire for ever more….. C’est magnifique!  (more…)

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Healthy Lemon Garlic Hummus

Taken from a women I befriended while in Turkey, this Lemon Garlic Hummus recipe will WOW you! The creamy texture and flavor from tahini is delicious.

When I was in Turkey a few years ago, I ate the best hummus I have ever had (at every meal, every day)!  I was so fortunate to strike up a conversation with the charming cook in a small restaurant while in Izmir.  I was SO lucky to chat with her for a bit and talk ALL ABOUT THE AMAZING FOOD she made at her small family style restaurant. She allowed me to sample a few things, including freshly ground tahini.  WHAT A TREAT!  Tahini is sesame seed paste, and it a adds flavor and a level of DELICIOUS to any dish.  The other day, I was reminiscing about my trip, and I decided to make the recipe that the woman told me and that I wrote down on a paper place mat.  I am so glad I did (and glad I didn’t loose the folded up place mat either!)  (more…)

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Baba Ganoush : Mediterranean Eggplant Dip

 

Ever since I returned home from Turkey, I have been making Baba Ganoush. I love the smoky, nutty, rich flavor that encompasses the eggplant dip. DELICIOUS!Baba Ganoush : Mediterranean Eggplant Dip

Baba Ganoush is one of my favorite dishes to eat. Smoky, creamy, healthy, and easy to make!  When I was in Turkey a few  years ago, I ordered it every chance I got.  I was SO fortunate that I was able to learn from a woman a befriended there how to make it.  I have been enjoying it ever since. I am in love with the nutty, rich flavor this dip boasts. It uses only a few simple ingredients and is really healthy.  I like to eat it with pita chips or slices! Crunchy veggies such as cucumbers and carrots are great to dip too.  Ahhhhhhh…. brings me back to Anatolia…… (more…)

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Shrimp and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

For a quick, healthy, flavorful meal, try these Shrimp and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers! They are SO easy to make and so tasty!

Shrimp and Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Travel to a land of spice with these Shrimp and Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos! Great for a quick, healthy, and flavorful meal!   And I mean FLAVORFUL!!!!  I love that these are STUFFED with protein, are low-carb, and can be made and stored easily as leftovers or for a later meal! You can control the spice level very easily- they can be made with no heat (spice- factor) or super hot! They are amazing! (more…)

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Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans

Celebrate the autumn season with this amazingly simple, but sophisticated Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans. DELICIOUS!

Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans

In need of an easy dish that will WOW crowds immediately? This Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Toasted Pecans will put the Jack in the O’Lantern!  Celebrate the autumn season with this amazingly simple, but sophisticated tasting dip. It took me five minutes to whip together.  It is very versatile and transportable which is a great bonus.  You can adjust it to your taste and be creative with delicious additions.  The creamy texture mixed with the pumpkin and spices will please all that taste it.  The crunch from pecans add something special to the dip as well. What are you waiting for? Dive in….. (more…)

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5 Healthy Apple Recipes- Fall Favorites

Celebrate the fall season (or anytime of the year for that matter) with 5 of the Best Healthy Apple Recipes out there! You will LOVE these!

Celebrate the fall season (or anytime of the year for that matter) with 5 of the Best Healthy Apple Recipes out there! Whether you are looking for a breakfast or dessert recipe, you will be sure to find one to sink your teeth into and enjoy! Warm, spicy, sweet…. you’ll find one you love.   (more…)

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Healthy Apple Oatmeal Power Cookies

Packed with all sorts of goodness, these Healthy Apple Oatmeal Power Cookies are perfect for snacks for powering up an active body! Healthy and delicious.

Autumn season or not, these Hearty, Healthy Apple Oatmeal Power Cookies will help put a pep in your step when doing anything, any time of the year!  It happens to be autumn here in New York, one of the most beautiful seasons in my region. Apples are in abundance on the trees ready for picking.  I love making all kinds of apple trees this time of year. One of my favorite things to make are these healthy apple oatmeal power cookies because not only are they so delicious, I don’t feel guilty eating them.  Filled with wholesome and healthy ingredients, these cookies serve my body well.  Packed with all sorts of goodness- no added sugar, protein, and loads of vitamins and nutrients, these cookies are perfect for snacks while running, hiking, or just enjoying a fun day! Whip up a batch in no time…. (more…)

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Healthy Pumpkin Maple Walnut Cookies

The flavor of autumn is showcased in these amazing Pumpkin Maple Walnut Cookies! The texture of these cookies are light, fluffy, yet spicy and warm.

Healthy Pumpkin Maple Walnut Cookies

The flavor of the autumn season is definitely showcased in these amazing Pumpkin Maple Nut Cookies! The texture of these cookies are light, fluffy, yet spicy and warm.  I look forward to these cookies each year! I am so excited this year because I used my own homemade Maple Syrup! These are a great served with some hot apple cider or a big glass of milk! (more…)

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The Best Seafood Chowder- Hearty and Healthy

When the weather requires a sweater, warm things up by diving into The Best Seafood Chowder! Full of seafood, spices, & potatoes,this soup will warm you up!

The autumn season will be here soon in NY! The nights are already getting cooler, and the nights are getting a bit longer.  When the weather requires a sweater, I love to warm things up by diving into The Best Seafood Chowder!  Chock full of seafood, spices, and potatoes, this soup will fill you up with tasty goodness.  What’s even better, it is SO simple to make and only takes a short amount of time to prepare. Hearty and healthy, this is a MUST try! (more…)

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