Crispy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

We are always looking for quick snack recipes, things we can make and have later for snacks, and chickpeas are one unexpected ingredient that can be crunchy, spicy, and tasty. ...

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

How many biscuit recipes could I possibly try? And how many biscuit recipes can I post on this little blog? Well, if you are a biscuit lover, then the answer ...

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Doesn’t this look delicious? I know you probably won’t believe if I tell you that I made these mini pineapple upside-down cakes in just one hour. If I tell they ...

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Cupcake Liner Flowers

Knowing when to stop is something I’ve always taken to heart. I used to tell my boys when they got a bit crazy and couldn’t behave, “You just don’t know when to stop.” And that’s exactly what I should have told myself when I started making these paper flowers. I made one, loved it so […]

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Lime Shortbread

Cookies to welcome Spring! For me, there’s nothing more refreshing than a dessert or cookie made with citrus. Spring is finally here, for weeks I have surrounded myself with pastel colors, yellow flowers, and anything that screams Spring, because in a few months it will be hot. We may as well enjoy the beautiful weather […]

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Dressing Up Your Toast

Let’s pretend this blog is a book, a book where we can assign a whole chapter to talk about the many ways to eat toast. Perhaps I talk too often about comfort foods, but there’s no doubt that toast is on the top of my list as one of my favorite things to eat. Both […]

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Pancake Mix

Oh, the conveniences of the modern age! Canned food, TV dinners, instant mashed potatoes, cake mix and my personal favorite, the pancake mix. These were great inventions. Some of them we love, and some of them make us scratch our heads. Yes, pancake mix is my favorite because I love the idea of having a […]

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All-Purpose Ancho Spice Rub

Even though I cook a lot, I sometimes find myself making the same recipes too often. So last night, with my iPad in hand, I decided to look for inspiration. I looked through some of my books as well as several magazines. I found some great salads and a flat bread recipe that I plan […]

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Wild Rice and Wheat Berry Salad

I once heard someone say that when it comes to food it’s okay to hate or dislike a few things. In fact, they said most people dislike five foods. I don’t think I dislike many things.  I do know I didn’t love my mom’s liver and onions, I don’t enjoy red meat, and super spicy […]

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Blood Orange Shortbread with Chocolate

Thank God, Trader Joe’s is just the name of a store and not a real person. Can you imagine if he was a real person? He would have his fans following him everywhere, all them adoring him and loving everything he puts on the shelves of his stores while thinking to themselves, I know he […]

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Carrot, Honey & Cream Cheese Sandwich

I guess I can say I have a lot of explaining to do. Where have I been these past couple of weeks? Did I take a long holiday here? Maybe I just got tired of cooking and sharing with you and gave up blogging after less than two years? Or maybe this or this showed […]

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Do you want an easy and super comforting sweet treat that you can make in minutes? Then let’s make some Zeppole. If you are waiting for me to tell you to take out your flour and of course eggs, milk, instant yeast, sugar, etc., that’s not going to happen. By now you may be thinking […]

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Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Let’s talk about Garam Masala. If you read this blog, you may wonder why I love this ingredient so much. Garam Masala appears often in my baking recipes–never as an afterthought but instead as a necessary ingredient that makes everything better. When most cooks and bakers are incorporating allspice, pumpkin spice, ginger, and a few […]

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