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…

Vanilla Glazed, Crumb Top Apple Muffins

Apples, cinnamon, buttery crumb topping, vanilla glaze, yum, yum and yum! And what a perfectly baked, fresh out of the oven morning treat this was on such a wintry day. After the weather has maintained its’ record low of freezing weather, today was our first winter blizzard here in New York City and most of…

Cold Day Cannellini Bean & Vegetable Soup with Orzo Pasta

Baby it’s cold outside!  And it’s getting colder by the hour. This past New Years Eve was one of the coldest in record. Brrrrr. Tomorrow, snow, 1-3 inches. So how is one to stay warm? Well, how about with some delicious, hearty, packed with fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins and great tasting “Cold Day Cannellini Bean &…

Happy New Year & Happy Birthday to Me!

  Reflecting back on 2017  I said to myself, “Whoa, where did the year go?” It really did fly by, almost with a blink of an eye. Although, there are so many wonderful memories and with those fond memories family, friends and  great food are commingled . I do pray and look forward to a…

Delicious Italian Wedding Soup

Soup is such a great meal to prepare, especially when it’s cold outdoors and you want something healthy and satisfying to eat. I love soup! Growing up we had soup almost everyday, even in the summer. It’s just a great meal that is packed with vitamins, nutrition and taste. Coming home from school and walking…

Mushroom Risotto

  Everyone has their own version of comfort food, but Mushroom Risotto is one of mine. It’s creamy, nutritious, comforting and delicious! And making this is also very calming. You stir, mix and add fragrant ingredients and then enjoy a magnificent meal. This risotto is packed with so much flavor from all of the fresh…

Pear & Almond Tart with Fig Glaze

I enjoy baking especially around the holidays. It is such a great time of the year and it’s the perfect weather to turn your oven on and allow the aroma of baked goods to scent your home! If you follow my blog, which I hope you do, I usually bake with fruit or chocolate ingredients….

Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Seeds & Crispy Sage Leaves

It’s Autumn, a beautiful time of the year. The time for cooler weather, wearing sweaters,  snuggling near the fireplace, shopping at your local farmers market and enjoying the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. It’s also a great reason to eat more delicious and warm soup. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you can prepare…

French Apple Tart

It’s that time of the year for fresh, crisp, sweet, tart and juicy apples. It’s Fall or Autumn season, depending on your word preference, the coziest time of the year. It is apple picking time and pumpkin picking time. A time to celebrate and enjoy the weekends with our loved ones in nature. Apple picking…

Oatmeal, Banana, Cranberry Cookies

So, you are trying to eat healthier but all you can think about is a cookie. Who hasn’t?They are everywhere! On TV, in magazines, on billboards, grocery stores, bakeries and even your children’s books. (Hello Cookie Monster)Cookies, cookies, cookies!!!! It’s as if you were hypnotized to think about cookies all day! There is no escape….

Red & French Green Lentil Burgers

  Are you trying to go meatless but turn your nose up at the thought? Thinking it won’t be satisfying or taste great? Hmmmm, well, I assure you that this recipe will make you a huge fan and not even miss the meat burger. May I introduce you to the amazing lentil burger? It is…

Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend is “The beginning of Summer”, the kickoff to summer. But let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day-a day on which those who died in active military duty are remembered. The symbol of the white rose is of peace, sympathy and spirituality. It’s a symbol of honor to our heroes who have…