Crispy Beet Chips!

I got the idea to make these while scrolling through my food-filled instagram account and saw a bunch of beet inspired dishes. While grocery shopping I saw red and golden beets and had to buy them. I was making burgers for dinner and instead of going for my go-to side of baked sweet potato fries, … Continue reading

Mint-Lamb Meatballs!

I recently discovered that I love lamb. Now, when it is on the menu anywhere, I have to get it—especially lamb chops. The other day I was at supermarket and saw that they had ground lamb and decided to make mint-lamb meatballs. Super easy to make and perfect for a quick meal. My meat-loving husband … Continue reading

Savoring Summer… Strawberry Cake

Last week my sister made this awesome Strawberry Cake from Smitten Kitchen—it was soo good! I mean good enough that we kept on eating more and more until there was barely anything left. Unfortunately, the next day I paid for it dearly. I am breastfeeding my daughter so whatever I eat goes directly to her. … Continue reading

Taste of Staten Island… Baked Rice Balls

My family moved around a lot when I was younger but we eventually settled in Staten Island, where I made some great friends with whom I still stay in touch. After recently hanging out with all my high school friends, we decided that we wanted to do our own dinner club like the one I … Continue reading

Oven Baked Dijon Chicken

Earlier in the week I posted my recipe for blue cheese potatoes. This chicken is the perfect pairing for the potatoes. It is also incredibly easy to make. This is a dinner that takes about 10 minutes to prep (Max!!). So for all those new moms who have asked me for family friendly recipes and … Continue reading

Salted Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

Even just thinking of these cookies is mouth-watering. When you taste these, you will not believe that they are not filled with sugar, flour, butter or other ingredients that make typical desserts a once-in-a-while treat. These gluten-free Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies are not only easy to make but are made with ingredients that you … Continue reading

Easy Bake… Chocolate Pecan Blender Cake!

I love talking about food and recipes with people.  Because of the blog, more and more friends have shared cooking stories and recipes with me. There are many friends and colleagues whom I had no idea have a cooking background and after talking I come to learn have been in culinary school or are avid … Continue reading

Berry Merry…Berry Crisp!

This Berry Crisp is an adaptation of the apple crumble I posted in the fall. I used oats instead of quinoa flakes but still skipped the butter and sugar to make it healthier than most desserts! To make it a bit more indulgent, serve it with ice cream or whipped cream. I chose to use berries … Continue reading

A Healthier & BETTER Version… Carrot Cake!

I am always impressed with great bakers. I consider myself to be a good cook but baking has always been more difficult for me. However,  I am trying to bake more often, especially since I started the blog and because I love baked goods. One of our good friends from Lubbock, Hila, is a fabulous … Continue reading