I make this around Christmas time each year and give it out to friends and neighbors. It is a big hit! Easy to make, yummy to eat, and hazelnuts make it extra special.
Mocha Brownie Tart – yummy in my tummy.
Today I want to share one of my favorite recipes: Mocha Brownie Tart. This is super easy and is one of my family’s favorites. It combines some of my favorite things… brownies, coffee and hazelnuts. (I am a sucker for hazelnuts!) This is really yummy. For the past 2 years, Mitch has requested this for […]
Strawberry Basil Relish
One of my favorite summer breakfasts (or snacks) combines two of my favorite seasonal flavors: Strawberries and fresh basil. Add in some good balsamic vinegar and you have delicious Strawberry Basil Relish. This post contains affiliate links. This yummy strawberry, goat cheese and basil combination has just a touch of balsamic vinegar, and when it’s […]
Wine marinated Beef Stew, served with a side of Funny. mmm mmm good.
Yesterday Giada De Laurentiis was on The Today Show sharing some recipes for comfort foods. One of them was for a Chianti marinated beef stew. Sounded good. I didn’t have the exact ingredients that she used, so I winged it. I used a Cabernet to marinate the meat instead of Chianti. Grant was watching the wine-marinating process. […]
Apples Malloy: the dessert that will turn you into a piggy. (Or maybe that’s just me.)
A few months back I was at a pot luck beach party. There was a vast array of food to choose from. One that I had never seen before had sliced Granny Smith apples and some sort of cream cheese and chocolate chip concoction to dip the apples in. I took a tentative bite. I […]
Fast, simple, low fat, low calorie Super Salsa. Pass the chips please.
I’ve always been a (lazy) jarred salsa kind of girl. Last summer while camping, we had delicious, fresh salsa that was whipped up by my friend’s 14 year old daughter. I asked for the recipe, but couldn’t recreate it. It just wasn’t the same. I tweaked it and tweaked it and found out that simple […]
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
This is one of my very favorite salads, EVER! Easy and delicious spinach and strawberry salad using Trader Joe’s Champagne Pear Vinaigrette
What’s up doc? The best Carrot Cake ever!
My friend Jen in Pennsylvania is one of the best bakers ever. She shared her famous carrot cake recipe with me, and I now share it with you. Jen’s Carrot CakeGrease and flour 2 9″ round cake pans. Set aside.Preheat to 350.Beat together:1 1/2 cups vegetable oil1 3/4 cup white sugar4 extra large eggsCombine in […]
I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. (And I don’t know what to make for dinner, either!)
Rare is the evening where I have pre-planned a dinner menu. Rare is the evening when I haven’t just thrown together leftovers or stood in front of the fridge at 5:00 in a complete panic. (Or worse: stood in front of the fridge at 5:00, slack jawed, glassy eyed and muttering to myself like an […]
You put de lime in de coconut…
We love fish and I make it often. Here is two thirds of a dinner. (You’ll have to figure out your third dish…) Glazed Salmon with Coconut Cilantro Rice. For the salmon: 4 boneless, skinless salmon filets 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce 1/4 cup hoisen sauce (also in the Asian foods aisle) juice from 1 key […]