This week’s recipe serves one of the most luxurious ingredients of the season, lobster, in an elegant but super easy way. Cannelloni can take a while to make, but if you take a couple of shortcuts by using high-quality, ready-to-use ingredients, you end up with a fantastic tasting dish whipped up in a very short [...]
Grain-free Cran-Apple Breakfast ClafoutisIf you’ve ever had that craving to eat dessert for breakfast, this recipe will take away any guilt ...Continue ReadingOm Nom Ally - recipes, remedies and a kitchen garden
Fresh Bites Friday is a weekly real food blog carnival and recipe share. We invite you to share recipes that use REAL FOOD ingredients as well as articles and blog posts about the real foods lifestyle and natural health. There are many members of the Real Food Movement and they are all welcome here. Traditional [...]
Am very sorry to disappoint you, but that thing drizzled over the muffins is not chocolate ganache. As much i wish it was chocolate, its not. What is it you ask? Its carob molasses. Or as we in Lebanon call it, debs el kharoub. We usually combine carob molasses with tahini and have it as [...]The post Skinny oat bran muffins appeared first on Sukarah ????????.
A Mexican-inspired, one-pan pasta dish made with toasted angel hair, jalapeño, poblano and red peppers, tomatoes, cumin, garlic, lime. a creamy, cilantro-lime sauce and sliced avocado.
A nautical chic-themed collection of patio decor and tableware for casual summer entertaining.
Sometimes you have a negative restaurant experience that stays with you for a really long time after the fact. This is one such experience illustrated by a very talented illustrator: me. This fall I went to a hip new restaurant, here in L.A., with my friends Jim and Jess. You might ask, “Which restaurant?” but [...]
Step Number TwoFACT: Sweet potatoes are a great source of antioxidants. Hello followers! What a beautiful day!Well, it's been exactly 7 weeks since I started my sweet potato slips and as you can see, they have done very well! The second step in growing sweet potatoes is to pluck the stems off the top of the sweet potato and to put them in water. Now the slips will grow roots, the final step b
This classic Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is super simple, only requires a few ingredients, and is quick to make. Thus, I used to make this dish a lot for potlucks and guests when I was in graduate school and first working The recipe calls for Velveeta Cheese. If you don’t want to use a processed cheese, [...]
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes (with or without ham)
An authentic gyro is roasted in a vertical spit, but this crockpot version is a great homemade alternative to the real thing. I discovered this recipe through Pinterest at Rainy Day Gal. Her recipe is an adaptation of one by A Year of Slow Cooking. I couldn't find ground lamb, so I used beef instead. I'm not sure what lamb would have been like, but it tasted great with the beef and turkey combinat
I love making my kids' birthday cakes. Princess, castle, edible butterflies, jungle animals, cars have all been past birthday cakes.This year my "baby" turned 7! Seems like just yesterday he was a toddler trying to keep up with his big sister.Today, he is truly his own person with a huge personality. He's very sweet with a sensitive side that he sometimes tries to hide and has a streak of devilish
Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
Black Bottom Candy Bar Pie
Chocolate Molten Cakes
I did not come up with these recipes, but the editors at SheKnows gave me an assignment to make and photograph them so the pictures are mine ~ this is a tough gig. ;)
In the attached link, it notes any of these 3 desserts would be perfect for a Memorial Day celebration - but I think
Special Edition May 2013 Recently I sat down with super cute Real Mom, Michele Bernstein, ballerina-turned-chef and owner of several Miami-area restaurants, including Michy’s, (once dubbed the “Best New Restaurant” by Food and Wine Magazine), who shares some interesting things about herself and working in the kitchen. Take a peek at our interview here: You [...]
Hello, I hope your having a great week! This Tuesday, John & I had the opportunity to help Hope International Ministries (H.I.M.) load their 40 foot shipping container for this year's medical mission trip. Each year H.I.M. sends millions of dollars of medical, dental, optical and gift items to the needy people of the Dominican Republic, along with a team of doctors, nurses, dentists, optical s
beth henspiger, raisin rosemary bread
Celebrating Britain’s Most Famous Snack – The Sandwich! Egg and Two Cress Sandwich Recipe It was a moment of pure brilliance the night that the 4th Earl of Sandwich asked for his cold roast beef to be served between two sliced of bread, as not to dirty his playing cards, and so the “sandwich” was [...]
This quiche recipe is from Paula Deen... so it's no surprise that it is made with lots of cheese...heavy cream... and bacon... fabulous! So my sisters and I and our mom had a whole weekend at the cabin, all to ourselves, to sew sew sew!?And we did!?We all felt like we had to make use of every second we had, even eating seemed superfluous!So many projects were begun and finished...
It was a sunny, beautiful Saturday about a month ago as my friend Jessica and I set up for Women’s Brew Day. Tents were already pitched outside of Southern Brewing in Seminole Heights… Read More →
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. I am what you call a cafetera, a bonafide coffee lover. Drinking a cup of coffee is like slicing a piece of heaven and pouring it into a cup. I can’t live with out it! I’ve [...]The post Cinnamon Mocha Smoothie appeared first on Nibbles and Feasts.
For twelve years I have poured by heart and soul into Futura. Before I was a mother, Futura was my first baby. -That I have loved and nurtured for more hours than I could ever count. -That I have beamed with pride over every step of the way. So as exciting and humbling as winning [...]
Grilling Time!Grilling Time! I have put my Mother's Day present to great use. I have grilled everyday and I just love it! I decided that I wanted to grill some Kabobs today. I just bought some new Applewood Smoked Salt and it smells delicious. If you have never used smoked salt, it's a must for those of us who are serious about grilling. This recipe is so simple. Cut up your chicken breast i
The long weekend is coming. Plant the annuals. Haul out the lawn chairs. And pull that dusty cover off the grill. Whether you’re not sure where to start, afraid you’ll reduce the chicken to ashes, or are bored to tears with burgers, solutions lie on the printed page. Diverse, inspiring and informatiave, these grilling books [...]The post Get Your Grill On – Four Books to Welcome
This is my friend Justin, you may recognize him from his great work at Food & Wine Magazine. Last time I was in New York, I met Justin for drinks in midtown and afterwards we decided to grab dinner somewhere in Hell’s Kitchen. On the fancy end of the spectrum is Esca, one of New [...]
If you like your oatmeal cookies thick and kind of soft in the middle, try these. They don’t spread much, and the pudding keeps them from getting hard. I made mine in a range of sizes and decided I like them about medium, but next time I might try making them as big as scones! [...]
It's still Rhubarb Central here! This time I'm bringing you some Spiced Rhubarb and Lemon Muffins. This is a classic combination with the spices including cinnamon and little pieces of crystallised ginger. I decided to make these when I saw the Recipes for Life Challenge at Vanesther's Bangers and Mash blog. The rules of the Recipes for Life call for a trio of ingredients, and th
While I was away on business this week, my Facebook and inbox were flooded with friends telling me about the news. Angelina Jolie’s news that is. You’re probably asking yourself, why would people feel compelled to tell you about a movie stars media attention. Well, the story goes like this….. …
Every year, by mid-August like clockwork, I get hit with a teensy wave of nausea when I think about eating one more hamburger or hot dog. Does this happen to anyone else?You know, it's that "if-one-more-person-serves-me-a-Bubba-Burger-on-an-undersized-potato-roll-I-may-need-to-reconsider-my-friendship-with-this-individual" kind of feeling. I sincerely hope
I'll preface this post by saying it loud and there is no way of ignoring it. I am today what I was not last week!
Last week was a load of sh*t packaged in a nasty brown box, tied up with bow of entrails. A series of painful kitchen accidents, dashed hopes, heartaches, cancelled itineraries etc.
The good news is, I am still alive, not spontaneously combusting, and learning to l
The trip to Italy was different in many ways. To start with, most of the photos I took were taken while carrying my daughter in her carrier or with one hand. Usually, our vacations involved starting the day early with jam-packed activities and planning the days to the hours to ensure maximum exploration. Relaxation has… Continue reading →
From time to time on here I like to highlight products that go above and beyond to make our food and homes safe.
Today I wanted to take a second to tell you about iGOZEN and Corn-n-Tater™
I absolutely love what iGOZEN s doing. They make an organic cleaner for fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and even your kitchen counter.
iGOZEN is 100% safe to use around children a
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I signed up to be one of Cooks Illustrated's recipe testers. This recipe came to me a few months ago by email from them and I was eager to try it out. The end product is a chunky, crunchy, not-too-sweet granola with lots of goodies in it. What makes it so great is that unlike other granola recipes, you don't have to rotate the pan and toss the granola every few minutes in the oven. This is WAY eas
Welcome to our patio garden! More years ago than I’d like to admit, we began to work on the patio that wraps along the back and one long side of our house. Our front yard is the size of a postage stamp that the association’s landscapers tend, so the patio is where I garden — [...]
Cinnamon and Sugar for this month’s Improv Challenge organized by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. When I heard we were using cinnamon and sugar for this month’s improv challenge, I couldn’t decide what to do. When I was a child … Continue reading →
As well as Cakeyboi turning one this month, the Dundee branch of the Clandestine Cake Club turned one at the end of April.I wanted to feature the Clandestine Cake Club this month, as had it not been for the CCC, I would never have started my blog. A friend last year mentioned that the club was starting up in Dundee and as soon as I heard, I fired off an email to the organisers. Jac of Tinned Tomat
If you sat down in a little Italian eatery in your hometown, had this put in front of you and took one bite, you’d be instagramming, tweeting and changing your [...]
Parson’s Chicken & Fish is now open to serve the Logan Square neighborhood with an assortment of raw, fresh and fried plates. The team behind Parson’s Chicken & Fish is the well-loved Longman & Eagle. The chef is Hunter Moore, previously of Girl & The Goat, Lula Cafe and Nightwood. Parson’s Chicken & Fish is located at 2952 West Armitage. They [...]
Two of my favorite appetizers are clam and shrimp oreganata. The name "oreganata" basically infers the addition of oregano into the classic fresh bread crumb-garlic-olive oil stuffing that is generously stuffed into the clam (or on top of a shrimp) and then baked until golden. It's wonderful, very simple but packed with flavor, and presents beautifully. A recent farm order gave m
Last week my niece Alissa was married and I had the pleasure of providing cake for her reception. This was my first cupcake wedding reception. Charisse was a tremendous help to me and I can’t thank her enough. There was … Continue reading →
Over a year ago we had a daring bakers challenge called (letting nature do the work). The challenge was to make sourdough bread with our very own sourdough starters. Back then the concept of sourdough was totally new to me, it was the middle of the winter here and let’s just say that the out […]
Every time I hear people say it takes too much time or money to eat healthier/lighter I cringe. Sure it CAN be but there are plenty of ways to make small changes to your diet that can be done on a budget and made just as fast as waiting in a drive-thru… Read the rest of this post »»
We've had a unusually warm Spring here and our city is exploding with blossoms.
Mothers day came and went, and the dogwood I planted bursted in white, shouting, I’m still here. The Lilies of the Valley returned quietly, laden with tiny white bells, and unbelievably fragrant.
I've been thinking about flowers lately.
How quickly they bloom... and then gone - their sole purpos
After being blessed with such an early harvest last year, everything feels late. It’s like spring will never come. Of course, there’s greens (there’s always greens), but I wanted real spring. Asparagus, garlic scapes, strawberries. I religiously follow GrowNYC’s twitter feeds. It’s honestly the best way to see what’s at the markets right now. When […]
So I totally planned on writing a different post until I woke up this morning. The morning I chose to sleep in asking where my Ben and Jerry’s post was. All the other times we posted at 8pm EST so when I jumped in last minute because a reader asked if I would do anything with Coffee Heath Bar Crunch I didn't pay attention to the time switch to 8am est (5 am my time). And since I was
Prep School: How to Make Whipped Cream There’s nothing like a dollop of whipped cream to add a sweet finish to desserts and specialty drinks. But before you reach for the non-dairy frozen topping or the spray stuff in the … Continue reading →The post Prep School: How to Make Whipped Cream appeared first on Picture-Perfect Meals.
I’m so excited…the weather is finally beginning to warm up and things are beginning to grow! Since we recently moved I have to start a new garden. Luckily, our local nurseries and home improvement stores are full of plants I always like to have fresh herbs growing and basil is one of my favorites. It [...]
For a quick, simple, and healthy breakfast in under ten minutes, try this Breakfast Quesadilla recipe.
½ tsp of Vegetable Oil
1 (10”) Flour Tortilla?
2 Large Eggs, lightly beaten?
1 Scallion, chopped
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 to 3 Tbsp Shredded Jack Cheese
Equipment: 10” Non-Stick Pan
Heat a non-stick pan over
Fresh wild ramps and maitake mushrooms make up the bed for a darling little pheasant egg. A delicious little first course for 2-4 people. Continue reading →
I'm not really into making bread. I feel like I should be weaving poetic yarns about the wonder that is yeast, the therapeutic effects of kneading dough and the satisfaction that comes from baking your very own loaf of bread.But I just can't.Every now and then I'll get it in my head that bread needs to be baked. So I'll do it. Half-heartedly. Despite this exertion of effort, it never s
Last night I taught a pressure cooker demo class for the first time. I made soup, seitan, mashed potatoes and a Cinnamon-Ginger White Bean Gravy Recipe!