• Refreshing Bourbon Cocktails

    Who doesn’t love a tasty and refreshing cocktail? I know I do! Especially while trying to unwind after a long day or a long and busy week. Now, I have to say that I am new to the Bourbon craze. Frankly, I don’t know much about Bourbon. But, the few cocktails I have tasted here and there, from my husband ordering them at a bar or restaurant, awoke my senses. It is definitely an acquired taste; the more I drink it, the more I like it. Don’t judge me! 😉 So I toyed around with some simple syrup varieties and decided to try a bourbon cocktail using a jalapeno batch…

  • Breakfast Bites

    Try this easy, delicious and most importantly quick recipe to cover the most important meal of the day; BREAKFAST! I made these on a Sunday and they were a perfect grab and go option for my husband and I for a few days. My littlest son might have eaten one too 😉

  • Watermelon Salad

    Watermelon Salad

    A Watermelon Salad is the ultimate summer side dish that pairs well with pretty much anything. I tried many variations of this Watermelon Salad and none of them disappointed. This mix was especially crisp and tasty. The crunchy cucumber, juicy watermelon, sweet mango, spicy jalapeño, and the basil make a wonderful union. Then, you add the dressing and OMG. It is a real refreshing treat. I made this for some wonderful ladies a few weekends ago, while we were spending a weekend away at a beautiful cottage on Lake Huron. It was a side dish next to chicken kabobs served with naan and hummus. The best! I have also paired this…

  • Butternut Squash Triangoli Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter

    Butternut Squash Triangoli Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter

    This, my friends, was the easiest and most delicious meal EVER!!! It honestly came together in under 20 minutes, and for a Monday evening dinner, it was beyond perfect! The butternut squash filled pasta and the buttery tomato and yellow squash, made a great match of sweet and salty! Try this Butternut Squash Triangoli Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter for dinner soon! I had little time yesterday to think of dinner ideas. I stopped at Trader Joe’s on my way home from work for a few items, and BOOM…. I discovered yet another delicious item of theirs. Thanks Trader Joe’s!!! You will find this deliciousness in the refrigerated section; by the…

  • 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…

  • 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.    

  • Spirulina+Coconut Oatmeal Bites

    Have you heard of Spirulina powder? I started using it last week actually, in a smoothie bowl. I loved it. This morning I decided to make oatmeal bites using Spirulina powder. They came out great and they were so easy to make. The recipe is very similar to the oatmeal bites I have made in the past, only it’s even easier and with less ingredients. This article by the Welness Mama on Spirulina is a nice easy read. Read it here Spirulina Benefits if you are interested in it. Based on this article and many others I read on Spirulina, I decided to try it mostly because of all the running I’ve…

  • THE PERFECT ICED COFFEE

    I love my coffee. I usually drink two cups in the morning and I’m set for the day. However, there are some days when I need a quick mid afternoon pick me up. Don’t we all??? I like the taste of instant coffee. I also like that it’s so easy to use and that I can make a quick cup with it; hot or cold. Here, I made an iced coffee with coconut milk and it was just what I needed. Grab the recipe and enjoy!!

  • Lamb Meatballs + Eggplant Dip + Cucumber Salad

    Okay, there’s a lot going on in the title, I know. But trust me, it’s not that bad. This dish came together very nicely; it is fresh and so filling. The eggplant dip is something I’ve been making with my family since childhood. A favorite in our family and probably a favorite with most Eastern Europeans. As a kid, I was always involved in the kitchen. I was often tasked to make the mayonnaise, from scratch, for this eggplant dip. My grandma would bake fresh bread and the anticipation to spread the dip on a warm slice of bread was killing me, every time! A fresh tomato from the garden…

  • Watermelon + Prosciutto + Mint Salad

    Well, you won’t find a more refreshing mix than this one for a salad. This salad screams SUMMER and I love it!!! Take 15 minutes out of your busy day and make this. You will love it too. And if you don’t, you can drop it off at my house so I can eat it. If you are hosting a party, I promise that your guests will be impressed with this mix as well. Play around and mix this up with various seasonal ingredients; add cantaloupe, peaches, blackberries, and even your favorite crumbled cheeses. Pure deliciousness and OH so fresh and light. I served this with a soft boiled egg…