Turkish Apricots Stuffed with Sweet, Thick Yogurt

February 25, 2015

After our little trip to Istanbul a few years ago, my already well-established love for Turkish food went into overdrive.  I collected cookbooks, sought out restaurants, and even found a Turkish grocery store near my old office. I’ve dabbled here and there with a few dishes, but I had never attempted to make a dessert. […]

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*CLOSED* “Skinnier” Lasagna + Red Gold Tomatoes Lasagna Kit Giveaway

February 1, 2015

A hearty but healthier lasagna with lean ground beef, mushrooms, spinach, low-fat cheese, flavorful tomato sauce and whole wheat noodles – doesn’t this sound like the perfect comfort food for all this cold weather we’ve been having recently? I hope everyone’s been keeping safe and warm, especially those of you in the Northeast affected by […]

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Game Day Recipe Round-Up!

January 28, 2015

One of the problems with me not really being into sports is that anything big like say the World Cup, the Olympics, or the Super Bowl always sneaks up on me and then it’s here before I know it.  So it shouldn’t be a surprise that it completely slipped my mind that the Super Bowl […]

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A New Normal

January 13, 2015

A very belated Happy New Year to all of you! I meant to write sooner, but would you believe I threw out my back on New Year’s Eve and spent the next few days resting up?  I even had to cancel my New Year’s lunch party that I’ve done the past few years! Luckily I’m […]

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Don’t Be a Jerk Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Chips + Cooling Yogurt Dip

December 31, 2014

I’ve been going through a potato chip phase lately.  Usually my chips cravings tend towards the nacho cheese tortilla chip spectrum (the store-brand generic ones have MUCH more flavor!), but for the past few months, potato chips have captured my tastebuds. Jalapeno kettle chips, dill pickle flavored chips, Limon (like a spicy tangy lime), cheddar […]

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A Slice of Paradise – Soufriere, St. Lucia Sights

December 12, 2014

We’ve been back from our much-needed trip to paradise for a few weeks and yet every time I look at pictures, I feel like we were just there. And now that it is getting chillier outside, I especially like to fondly remember the beautiful warm weather! Now I must confess that I never did do […]

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Gingersnap Smoothie

December 8, 2014

So when you see “Gingersnap Smoothie,” you are probably already thinking this one of those decadent “smoothies” that is one blurred line away from really being a dessert.  Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but you’re wrong!  As smoothies go, this one has plenty of redeeming nutritional qualities: you get calcium and vitamin D in […]

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Trip Tease — Soufriere, St. Lucia

November 25, 2014

In case you couldn’t tell from my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram activity last week, we were in St. Lucia belatedly celebrating our 10th anniversary! We stayed at the Fond Doux Resort &Plantation in Soufrière, St. Lucia and saw some sights and had lots of tasty bites during our stay. I’ve uploaded most of the pics I took and plan […]

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Easy Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust

November 14, 2014

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these cute mini pumpkin cheesecakes – they even come with their own gingersnap cookie crusts! This is a variation of the Raspberry Lemon Mini Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust that I posted a few years ago. The original version is pretty darn good, but this pumpkin version […]

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Fall Favorites Recipe Round-Up!

November 4, 2014

Well, well, well, so we meet again. It’s been a crazy and interesting past few months for me.  Let me give you the quick catch-up version. After thinking about it on and off the last 5 years or so, I finally decided enough was enough and it was long past overdue for a career change. […]

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