Blood Orange Jalapeno Margarita

I wish some produce are available year round. Blood oranges are one of those stunning fruits with such a vibrant red flesh and more intensely flavored than a regular orange. Ooooh Margaritas! Originating in Mexico, margarita is a popular cocktail made with tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice. Here is a variation on […]

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Pull Apart Crepe Cake

What in the world is a pull apart crepe cake? Originating in France, crepes are very thin pancakes made mainly with flour, eggs and milk. They are usually served with a sweet filling for breakfast , though savory is not hard to find! Sylvester wanted crepes for breakfast on his birthday. Granted it was a […]

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Oat Fries

A creative take from the usual mozzarella fries, fish fries,┬áchicken fries and polenta fries! Heart healthy oats is more versatile than served in a bowl every morning. Oats is simply cooked with some stock, cooled in a pan, cut into sticks, breaded and fried. Great even in kids lunch box served with marinara sauce. Simply […]

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Brussel Sprouts Sliders

We all can agree that brussel sprouts is not everyone’s favorite ! The slightly bitter taste and the strong aroma when cooking them, is not very appealing. So, I created a recipe that makes these tiny cabbages play peek-a-boo! Imagine a chicken parmesan sandwich , where the chicken is replaced with a patty made with […]

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Soft Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel rolls are soft, chewy and with the classic deep golden brown color! They are just a much plumpier version of the popular knotted one sold at every street corner or mall! These are best candidates for sandwiches/ burgers. Or with plain salted butter for Sophia! She could live of bread and butter alone. Though […]

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Banana-Coconut Bread

  Banana bread needs no introduction! A twist to the traditional banana bread with the addition of coconut and coconut oil adding double the coconut punch! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 […]

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Turtle Tart

No, there are no turtles in the tart! Turtles are candies that has toasted pecans covered with soft caramel and then draped with dark chocolate. An irresistible combination indeed! These simple candies are transformed into a elegant dessert! The base is a soft chocolate layer that is cross between a flourless chocolate cake and a […]

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Broccoli Cheese Sandwich

  Who is a fan of broccoli? Not many! Who is a fan of broccoli cheese soup ? Many many! This sandwich puts that popular broccoli cheese soup between two slices of bread along with tangy sun dried tomatoes and crunchy potato chips. Yes , you will not need a bag of potato chips along […]

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Chocolate Challah

Challah is a Jewish bread , enriched with eggs and traditionally braided. I have enriched the bread further with milk and butter to compliment the chocolatey filling. It is important for the eggs to be at room temperature. Be sure to take the eggs out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour earlier. Best served […]

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Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

  The perfect fall pancake ! Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a crackly streusel topping and served with an unusual milk syrup. If you want to make your own pumpkin puree then cut a sugar pumpkin in half, remove seeds and stringy fibers, place cut side down in a greased baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees […]

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