Southeast Asian Longan Fruit

Longan Fruit. How beautiful, dainty, exotic and sweet is this South Eastern Asian fruit? It is a hidden gem that I found in Chinatown section of New York City; sold on every street corner by the food vendors. At first glance I thought this small round brown fruit was lychee, but to my surprise it…

Roasted Beet, Fennel & Orange Salad with a Champagne Orange Vinaigrette

  Roasted beets are natures “candy” vegetable. Yes, I did say candy, but it’s not actual candy, just a sweet vegetable that your kids will love! Roasting beets, as with most vegetables brings out their natural sweetness. Makes them a lovely treat for everyone to enjoy. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and…

Rustic Raspberry Tart

  It’s National Raspberry Tart Day! What a lovely and delicious holiday! And baking this fruity tart scents your home with the most enticing and aromatic scent ever—-red raspberries. Red raspberries are my favorite fruit. I remember as a child going to pick raspberries with my grandmother-such a beautiful memory. That is partly the reason…

Happy, Safe & Healthy 4th of July!!!!

Hello everyone, and Happy July 4th! Today is a celebration of our Independence here in the United States from England, celebrated in 1776.  But to get that independence we should honor and not forget the people that fought for this liberty and who even lost their lives. They were very courageous people. Today, we still…

Moist Strawberry & Cream Scones!

You are either a scone lover or hater. But I trust you will love this scone because it is very moist, almost like a cake, unlike your typical scone. Just a pinch of sweetness but packed with the fresh strawberry taste we all  crave in the summer. All you need is a good cup of…

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles, Yum!!!

Who does not love a creamy Popsicle on a hot summers’ day? It is creamy, refreshing and healthy too. Shhh, we don’t have to tell anyone they are healthy. Heck, you can eat this as a meal on the go! These Popsicle’s have no added sugar, no food coloring, no syrup-just all organic  yogurt and…

Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

 Looking for an impressive yet simple appetizer to serve to your family or guests? How about some sweet, healthy medjool dates stuffed with creamy goat cheese and wrapped in some salty bacon? Yes, I did say bacon!!! Who can resist that? These beauties are also a great treat to make if you do not feel…

Big Muffin Top Blueberry Muffins

Right now I wish I could share the scent in my apartment—-it smells like blueberry muffin heaven! Wow, it really smells amazing and the muffins look pretty good too. I’m a cook, and  an occasional baker, but sometimes I enjoy baking something nice especially if I just want one or a taste , because the…

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles with Fresh Berries & Whipped Cream

  There is no better scent to wake up to than freshly made waffles (or anything freshly baked) from your kitchen. The aromatic scent can wake even the hardest person to wake up in the morning. Add in some freshly brewed coffee and you will feel like you are in the most romantic Bed &…

Martha Stewart Denver Omelet Cups

 Happy Easter everyone! And if you do not celebrate Easter, then, Happy Spring! Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather starts to turn warmer, the flowers start to bloom, more people are smiling and there is this amazing scent in the air-it’s the smell of beauty. Springtime and Easter are…

Lemon Broiled Salmon Steaks with a Mango Sauce

Salmon is a great source of your omega-3 intake . It provides so many beneficial nutrients for your skin, hair, eyes and heart. Salmon  is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of…

I’m Not Sharing My Apple Almond Pie- Pie

This evening I originally decided to follow a recipe from Facebook for apple crisps. Since I had plenty of granny smith apples that needed to be utilized, I figured this would be a nice snack to make. Well I have to say the recipe needed much adjustment, basically the time needed to make these apple…