• Deviled Eggs

    Deviled Eggs

    Ready for Easter? Make these Deviled Eggs for the holiday. They are quick and easy to put together with just a few ingredients. 10 minute eggs were used for this recipe. I brought a small pot of water to a rapid boil and placed the eggs in the boiling water. I set the timer for 10 minutes. When done, I rinsed the eggs under cold water and allowed them to cool off on the counter. Next, I peeled the eggs, cut them in half, mashed the yolks in a small bowl and added the rest of the ingredients. I mixed them well to make a smooth-ish filling for the eggs.…

  • Butternut Squash Soup

    Butternut Squash Soup

      This soup came together easily and very quickly, on a Tuesday afternoon after a long day at work. I had purchased a Butternut Squash at Trader Joe’s with zero plans for it. It’s the season, it was pretty and I just had to have it. Similar story to a lot of the items I pick up at grocery stores lately. It was sitting on my counter for about a week. I got home and needed a quick meal, so I decided it would be a soup kinda day. It took less than 30 minutes, and it turned into the best Butternut Squash Soup I have ever tasted. Do you…

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    Cranberry Apple Muffins

    Fall is upon us, my friends! It is my favorite season of them all. Why? Because I love the cooler temperatures, open windows, long sessions of stove top cooking, baking, and all the spices and aromas that come with the season. Give me all the cinnamon, apples, pumpkins and these seasonal Cranberry Apple Muffins. I’m a sucker for it all. This easy muffin recipe is perfect to awaken your fall senses. The apples, cinnamon and cranberries make a great satisfying mix and are great for on the go eating. These are ideal for a quick breakfast especially when warmed up a tad with a touch of butter. Yum!  Because butter…

  • Cauliflower Gnocchi

    Cauliflower Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Meatballs

    If you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi yet, it is time that you do. Trust me on this. They are $2.69 per package and just enough for my husband and I for a meal. Did I mention that they are delicious?? A piece of advice: I would pick up a couple of packages of Cauliflower Gnocchi when you are there because the stores tend to run out of them often. Thanks Trader Joe’s for yet another awesome meal. Cook them as per the stove-top directions on the packaging. But you have to be patient with these guys. If you rush it and remove them too quickly, they will be mushy and not…

  • Pickled Onions

    Pickled Onions and Avocados

    It’s Taco Tuesday,  you guys and it’s not a feast without Pickled Onions… This doesn’t mean too much to me, because I could eat tacos, nachos, enchiladas, tamales, burritos, etc., on any day of the week. And how lucky am I to live in the Detroit area where Mexican or Latin American inspired cuisine is so delicious and most importantly, it is so authentic.Are you looking for recommendations in Detroit? Message me and i’ll send you a list of places to check out. In the meantime, let’s focus on these delicious Pickled Onions and Avocados.. For today, my plan is to make tacos or nachos for dinner; maybe even enchiladas.…

  • Zucchini Bread with Chia Seeds and Almonds

    Zucchini Bread with Chia Seeds and Almonds

    Happy Friday, friends!! What a perfect and rainy day to do some summer baking. I have been working on perfecting this Zucchini Bread recipe this spring. I made several versions of it, with different ingredients, and this Chia Almond version won. It is so delicious, seasonal and on the healthier side. I made it with only 1/2 cup of sugar and added coconut oil instead of generic oil. The addition of the Chia Seeds and raw almond slices, give it a nice texture. I sprinkled the top with Domino Honey Granules and more almonds to give it a nice sweet, crunchy crust. The zucchini keeps the inside nice and moist…

  • Panna Cotta with Topping

    Panna Cotta with Fruit Topping

    Panna Cotta is such an easy dessert to make and it is so tasty. Trust me, when i say that your dinner, lunch, brunch or breakfast guests will be impressed with this one. Prep ahead of time and serve whenever you want. All you need is a few ingredients and a little time; by little, I mean 15-20 minutes of prep and about 2 hours of resting in the fridge. In a blink you for yourself a fancy dessert; Panna Cotta with Fruit Topping. There are many ways you could infuse this simple recipe with an array of flavors. I like it plain and I also like it with a…

  • Prosciutto Wrapped Eggs

    The Brunch Edition

    This brunch came together due to the rainy, icy Sunday we had last week. Thank you, Spring! In a way I’m thankful but then I’m not. This ugly weather canceled our plans for the day and we were confined, yet again, to the house. What’s better than spending the day cooking and eating?? Especially when you’re in the house with all your loves and you have delicious mimosas and beermosas flowing… Not a whole lot, right?! In comes The Brunch Edition. Everyone loves brunch! I even got my husband to love brunch. When we first met he proclaimed that he didn’t eat breakfast, EVER. I was shocked as I love…

  • Oatmeal Power Bowl

    Who said that oatmeal had to be served sweet all the time?? Don’t get me wrong, I love my oatmeal with brown sugar, a side of fruit, honey or nut butter. But this version is so much better for a savory breakfast, healthy lunch or dinner option. I used Coach’s Oats for this recipe and followed the directions on the package to make the oatmeal. I substituted the water with organic Chicken Broth (I had some left over from another meal and I was happy to not waste it) and seasoned it with salt, pepper and Za’atar. Then I sautéed a half of a red pepper, garbanzo beans and added…

  • Delicious Salad Dressing

    This Greek style dressing is so refreshing and delicious on any combination of greens and veggies. It’s quite delicious over greens and fruit as well. It’s got a great punch of garlic and the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice pull everything together very nicely. For the salad pictured, I used a combination of romaine hearts and baby spinach. Topped it with garbanzo beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, and wild caught salmon (canned) from Costco. I also sprinkled the beets with a little bit of feta cheese. It was quite delicious, refreshing and most importantly, healthy. I need a good detox from all the holiday eating I’ve been taking part in. So…