Dessert: Cream Tart, You Bring The Fresh Fruit

This simple recipe grabbed my attention the other day, only because I was craving sweets, but not heavy in sugar or endless ingredients making the baking a chore instead of a wonderful project, especially on a rainy day. The only negative for me is citrus for the fruits used. I mean I do love lemon […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Garlic Butter, Coconut Milk, Shrimp and Noodles

I’ve stayed away from shrimp for the longest time now, and probably would have still, if I didn’t see this dish. I could immediately taste the wonderfulness  just by reading the ingredients – minus the fish sauce of course – not a fan. So I ran to the grocers and bought a pound of Jumbo […]

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It’s All About The Dessert for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air – for desserts that is – and I am glad to report I found one with 46 easy Valentine’s Day Desserts to choose from and make the night before.  So let’s just allow the photos to do the talking, shall we?

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Food: You Had Me at Rose, Lemon, Shortbread Cookies

I teared up when I saw this beautiful pic online leading to a simple shortbread cookie recipe which by the way is wonderful to have on-hand for not only Valentine’s Day, but for bridal showers and even a simple wedding in a friend’s backyard or another.  The hardest part is finding the perfect ensemble of […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Quesadilla

You know, sometimes you have to follow your cravings. Like last night, where I knew exactly what I wanted to make for dinner while commuting home from work, and by the time I got home, I craved roast chicken from the grocers with a side of home-made mashed potatoes and  sauté-d string beans with garlic […]

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Food: Chocolate Cake Is In Order Tonight

On Fridays I work from home, and it almost feels like it is the busiest day of the week, even while the weekend is on everyone’s mind. I realized while clicking away at my keyboard, that I needed a treat of some sort tonight and lucky for me, this tantalizing chocolate cake popped up in […]

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Food: In Search Of Olive Oil and Lemon Cake

I had a recipe a decade ago that I seem to have misplaced. It was a simple cake, baked in one round pan and no frosting. I mean who really needs frosting? Not Europeans and not me, especially if the cake is the best of flavors combined. A few days ago, while in an assembly […]

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Food: Butternut Squash Cake And A Cup of Coffee

When I work from home, I opt for a slice of something baked from scratch with my cup of coffee. More so,during the winter months. And this gluten-free cake will be baked tonight for my Friday work from home ritual. Ingredients 350 g of butternut squash peeled and cubed 180 g of fruity extra virgin […]

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Food: Marble Pound Cake

When I was a child, there was a tradition established where relatives – mostly the women – visit one another on a particular date each month. The date was determined based on a symbolic event for that certain family – such as a birthday or a wedding date.  The hostess would bake a cake or […]

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Food: Sunday Morning Apple Cider Doughnuts

I needed to make sweets for this morning’s breakfast for a houseful of guests who are getting ready to leave after a special occasion get-together on Saturday. This recipe for spiced apple cider doughnuts popped up and although I am watching what I eat, I figure indulging one day is not going to kill me […]

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