• Plum Dumplings (Gombóc)

    Oh how i love dumplings… These are another Eastern European staple and I remember making these often when I was a kid. So delicious and comforting! In Hungarian, these are called Gombóc. The dough is essentially the same as the dough for gnocchi. It is very versatile and can be sweet and savory. As with every post, I encourage you to get creative and use the basics from this recipe and make it your own. It is so much fun! I’m committed to using seasonal ingredients so you will definitely see these dumplings again this fall; paired with some fall staples. Apples, pumpkins, chestnut? My wheels are spinning….. I remember…

  • Turmeric+Ginger Pancakes

    Over the weekend, I made a batch of pancakes as per the request of my boys. I make my pancakes from scratch and they love them. The recipe below, makes a batch of about 10-15 pancakes. I tend to freeze about half each time and they re-heat in a toaster or microwave really well. I decided to play around and added the power spices, turmeric and ginger, to a batch for myself. No, my kids did not eat these! They prefer them plain dipped in honey or syrup, of course. I also sliced up some sweet peaches for a few of them as well as blueberries. I finished them off…

  • Eggplant Caponata+Squid Ink Fettuccine

    This recipe is perfect for your Sunday family dinner. It comes together easily and it is so satisfying. Pair  it with a nice side salad and some fresh bread and butter and you are set to feed your family and enjoy your time with them as well. Make sure to get some delicious red wine to go with it all. Check out the recipe below and make sure to read the TIPS section to ease the already easy process of making this meal.  

  • Mango+Peach+Mint Sorbet

    This summer treat is the easiest to make and it is so delicious. You can even make it a boozy treat if you wish, for all the adults (21+) at your party. I added a little Elderflower liquor like St-Germain to the mix, but I suspect that it would be delicious with Rum, Tequila and even Vodka.    


    Happy Friday, everyone! I was up early this morning and for once my boys slept in a little. By little, I mean they woke up at 7:15 AM instead of 6:30 AM. We are making progress in the Hiller household with this sleeping-in situation. Because I started the day in good spirits, I decided to treat my co-workers this morning by making this easy banana bread. This is what a little time on my hands will do. Oh, and several ripe bananas played a key role. The finished product was quite tasty and it was well received. As for the Chia Seeds, I’ve been using the Wheat Montana – Organic Whole…

  • Thai Turkey Meatball Salad

    This salad is so fresh and so easy to put together. It can easily be prepped in advance too, and simply constructed minutes before your meal. The idea is very similar to the Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps I have posted. However, it doesn’t involve as many ingredients. I guess its a simplified version for a quick weeknight meal. Let me know how you like it! XO    

  • Apple Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal Muffins

    Here we are… Another mid-week Oatmeal Muffin post; Apple Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal Muffins… Wednesday came quite fast this week and I’m not complaining. I am looking forward to Mother’s Day this weekend and spending time with my guys and family. I sure hope we get some sunshine and warmer weather to celebrate. I decided to play around with the Oatmeal Muffin recipe I had posted last week. I know, the title is a mouthful, but wanted to make sure you all are aware of what is in these bad boys. They are so delicious, nutritious,  and are packed with spices that are beneficial to your health. I even had my…