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Pasta salad

Pasta salad will help you get that carbs that you love without the heat (in temperature not flavor) this hot summer. This pasta salad combines similar flavors of a greek salad with the classic penne pasta. Directions In a large…

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Banana bread

This delicious banana bread recipe makes extremely moist bread and has tons of banana flavor. It’s best served after it has cooled so the interior of the bread isn’t too gooey, as there is so much yummy banana. Preheat the oven to…

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Beet, green bean and spinach salad

Spring means fresh greens, heirloom beets and green beans and this salad recipe is a great way to combine all three. Good fresh beets are simply delicious and for those of you who have never had one or are turned off by their pungent…

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Stuffed chile relleno

Chili rellenos are my weakness, no seriously. They are hot spicy and unbelievably delicious. This recipe is vegetarian if you can believe it, but even the biggest meat eater will go crazy because of it’s bold and full flavor. When…

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Scallop and shrimp ceviche

Ceviche is a blend of white fish, shrimp and scallops and it is cooked with lime and lemon juice. It is bold, flavorful and a fresh change from the cheesy Mexican food favorites that we all love. My recipe found…

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Carrot-Orange cocktail

Ts Carrot-Orange cocktail is made with a secret ingredient that was hand picked by Stephen Exel, a delicious Cynar liquor. Cynar is an aperitif to help cleanse the palette for before or after a delicious meal. The blend of carrot…

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Scallop on a lemon beurre blanc

This delicious lemon beurre blanc over a perfectly cooked scallop recipe will be a hit at your next dinner party. Plus it won’t break the bank because you’ll only be serving one per person. A beurre blanc for those of…

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Citrus Salad with Roquefort cheese

This Citrus salad with Roquefort cheese is a delicious palette cleanser and is perfect for before or after a main course. The combination of oranges, grapefruit, shaved fennel and Roquefort (blue) cheese is delicious and is a take on a…

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Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup is a classic dish for a cold winters day and a feel good meal for any time you’re sick. When I was younger my mom made chicken soup with homemade stock (and left out the vegetables in…

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Mushroom stuffing

A delicious mushroom stuffing goes exceptionally well with my herb crown roast of pork recipe. This is also a great side dish to serve with any hearty meaty main course- prime rib, pot roast or beef tenderloin. Not only is…

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Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread a delicious way to head into September, October and November! It’s been the recipe of this fall season. In search for the perfect bread recipeI have made and changed this recipe 12 times in the last three weeks in…

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Turkey meatballs

These turkey meatballs are delicious and very very simple. The simplicity allows them to be mixed with any dish (don’t let the apple sauce discourage you, it’s only to soften the meat and offers only a hint of flavor). You…

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Pear and blue cheese salad

We/I love love love this salad. There is nothing that says fall quite like this delicious sweet and salty pear salad. You can always take it up a notch and use high end blue cheese and olive oil. Peel and…

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Three cheese risotto

Three cheese risotto is a creamy grown up rice dish. It of courser can be served to children but it tends to be too rich for them. Risotto is made with a grain called arborio rice which is a short…

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