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Avocado Toast with Aspargus Slaw & Spicy Lemon Dressing

Avocado Toast with Aspargus Slaw & Spicy Lemon Dressing
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Growing up, my mother served us avocado on toast with Italian dressing as a breakfast side or snack. This was a favorite of mine, especially when the avocados came from my Aunt Lydia’s tree across town. So to see this childhood love become an actual restaurant trend is pretty cool (though you will pay $12 […]

Limoncello

Limoncello

An homage to the Sicilian sun. Smooth and bright with zesty lemony notes. Limoncello is an excellent edible gift for cocktail lovers or anyone who wants a quick flavor trip to Sicily. Limoncello brings forth the elements of sun and land into a sweet after dinner liquor to top a great meal. It can be […]

Oatmeal Pancakes with Bananas Foster Compote

Oatmeal Pancakes with Bananas Foster Compote

This recipe was created out of a strong desire for pancakes, the fact that it was brunch on Sunday, and there was no syrup to be found. And, I must say, it turned out pretty darn delicious. The pancakes solo are great but the combination of the sweet soft bananas are excellent! Add this one […]

Peach Strawberry Crumble Bars

Peach Strawberry Crumble Bars

Summer is finally here and that means outdoor eating is upon us. My first beach BBQ is this weekend and I was put in charge of burgers and dessert. Actually I self-appointed the dessert because I wanted to try to make a dessert that doesn’t require refrigeration, heat or à la mode (although it certainly […]

Garlic Toasties

Garlic Toasties

I’ve been asked about these by  multiple people and a friend pointed out yesterday that I’ve never posted the recipe, so I figured I’d get on it before it slipped my mind. The more detailed name of this appetizer and crowd pleaser would be “Mascarpone and Garlic Oil Toasts with Balsamic Honey Reduction,” but “Garlic […]

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw always reminds me of summer BBQs and southern pig roasts. Someone always brings a broccoli salad to a pig roast. And it’s not usually me. I opt to make the mac n cheese or fried green tomatoes or something universally loved. But every time I eat the broccoli slaw at a party, I […]

Sicilian Chickpea Crostini

Sicilian Chickpea Crostini

This perfect party food is rustic, hearty and packed full of flavor. It also happens to be vegan. Sure to satisfy all your guests.   Ingredients: Chickpea Spread 2 large shallots, finely chopped ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I recently did a guest post for a blog called The Historical Cooking Project run by a friend of mine from high school who is based in Montreal. The mission of the blog is to explore recipes from years past and talk a bit about the stories surrounding them. I decided to do a post about […]

Curried Carrot Soup

Curried Carrot Soup

Ingredients: 10-12 young carrots, sliced 1-2 tablespoon canola oil (or part butter if desired) 1 large onion, chopped A largish piece of ginger, minced 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Dash cloves (small dash; cloves can overpower) 1 teaspoon turmeric Cayenne to taste 1 quart good quality vegetable broth 1-2 […]

Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

Growing up, I used to make strawberry shortcake from the Bisquick recipe on the side of the box a lot. It was my “show-off” dessert as a child. I wanted to create a recipe that was just as easy as the Bisquick recipe yet much more delicious. This is truly one of my favorite desserts […]

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