Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

      Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is an ancient grain dating back over five thousand years to the Inca civilization of South America. The Incas referred to this beautiful grain as the  “Supergrain”  because of its’ unique qualities. It contains more high quality protein than any other grain and its one of the best sources…

Buffalo Style Stuffed Chicken Breast

It’s the weekend, a time to kick back and relax. Enjoy some good food, visit with friends and family, go to a kids weekend game or just stay home and relax.  When I think of weekend food, I think either barbecue or Buffalo chicken wings. The problem though with Buffalo chicken wings is that they…

Bruschetta

Every time I make Bruschetta, it reminds me of Positano, Spring, fresh, blooming flowers, a warm breeze and a lazy afternoon. That’s what beautiful food does, it just takes me away to some beautiful, relaxing place. (In my mind, that is). These are such delicious complimentary flavors, extra virgin olive oil, aged Parmesan Cheese, fresh,…

Prosciutto Wrapped Pears Filled with Parmesan Reggianno Cheese

  This is a very beautiful anytime snack to serve when you are in the mood for something sweet and savory. These beautiful, sweet pears become sweeter when baked and are a compliment with with salty prosciutto and delicate parmesan reggianno cheese. I topped them with some fresh rosemary for that woodsy taste that goes…

Yvette’s Empanadas

Yvette’s Empanadas are a mix of Spanish and Italian recipe. I used empanada store bought round disc dough and used an Italian beef filling with a tomato sauce for dipping. This makes a great Hors d’oeuvre or a dinner. You can make these ahead of time and then freeze them, them heat them in the oven…

Croissant With Egg

Today is Valentines Day, a day for love. So I decided to treat myself to a lovely, festive breakfast, an over easy egg, sitting on spinach, topped with some Gruyere melted cheese, all nestled beautifully inside a buttery croissant! Happy Valentines Day to me! To continue the celebration of my day, I will now go…

Chelsea Market

I absolutely love living in New York City! Since I first arrived here from Europe I fell in love. The lights, the buildings, the culture, the people and the variety of things one can purchase. To me, one of my favorite places I love going to in New York City  is  Chelsea Market on the…

Tomato Carrot Ginger Soup

I enjoy making and eating soups! Growing up we had soup almost everyday and always fresh. Most tomato soups are just that, tomato. So I decided to add some other wonderful ingredients that are packed with nutrients, especially helpful for this time of the year. I added ginger, which aids in digestion, carrots, packed with…