Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberries. Beautiful, red, juicy fruit that makes a huge impression in our food and in our hearts. Strawberries are so sweet and delicious. I love them sliced as a dessert and also in various recipes. This particular recipe is very healthy and a great treat for kids and adults and a great on-the-go treat. Strawberries…

Peach Scones

Peaches are one of my favorite summertime fruit. I love them in salads, eaten whole, grilled and when I am feeling a bit domestic, in baked goods like these peach scones. Many people think of scones as some dried out baked goods, but I assure you these scones are very moist and delicately sweet. They…

Strawberry Banana Frozen Treat-Sugar Free

You scream, I scream, we all scream “Woo-Hoo” for ice cream! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s really look at this beautiful recipe and see it is an actual healthier version of ice cream that does not compromise any flavor; just enhances natural flavors of fresh strawberries, milk and bananas for a cool…

Super Duper Chocolate Chip Loaded Cookies

I enjoy baking as a way of stress relief and to put a smile on my loved ones’ faces. Experimenting with new recipes is also fun and incorporating extra chocolate chips and a bit more than usual vanilla are a sure way to see smiling faces! Eating healthy is my usual way of eating, but…

Coconut Almond Macaroons

Happy Easter and Happy Passover! A time of new beginnings, Spring, flowers and warmer weather. There are many Easter and Passover holiday baked treats to prepare but I opted for these delicious, quick and easy coconut almond macaroons. They are truly yummy! They have a slightly crunchy outer layer and a moist, not-too-sweet center. They…

A Special Treat For Me

  Today I had an appointment in Chinatown which is right next door to the famous “Little Italy” in downtown Manhattan. So I decided to explore a bit. I love Little Italy. It makes me reminisce anout Europe and “The Old Country.” The food, the shops are all so Italian. And the food is delicious….

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake with Lemony Glaze

I was so excited today when I went to Whole Foods and saw they had “Organic Blueberries” on sale for $3.99 a pint! Woo Hoo! Organic blueberries on sale! Yes! I love blueberries, actually any berry makes me happy. They are delicious, fun to eat and packed with antioxidants that help keep me healthy. Remember…

Super Moist Lemony Lemon Cakes

Making these  lemony cakes brings me back to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. In Sorrento, you will see lemons everywhere. It’s a yellow heaven of greatness! Lemon trees are everywhere you look, and they are so huge and the lemons are so delicious. And the smell of citrus is everywhere!  Every restaurant makes various dishes…

Chocolate Dipped, Chocolate Chip & Walnut Biscotti

For the love of chocolate, this is it! A twice baked Italian cookie made with cocoa, chocolate chips and toasted walnuts then dipped in more chocolate and a coating of more toasted walnuts!!!! Is that chocolate enough for you? These cookies incorporate some delicious toasted walnuts that are then smacked into small pieces to be…

Apple Yogurt Walnut Cake

So, if you follow my blog (and thank you) you will notice that I love to bake and cook with fruit. It just adds such delicious flavor and texture to your food. Since I had so many apples I wanted to bake some goodies to have on hand for company. And who doesn’t love a…