Warm Mushroom Salad

Ingredients: Arugula Butter Lettuce Parsley (Optional) Cremini Mushrooms Salted Pecans Shredded Gruyere Cheese Olive Oil DIRECTIONS: Prepare a bed with the lettuce and arugula. In a small saucepan, saute the sliced mushrooms with some… Continue reading

Backyard Campout Party for Andrew’s 9th Birthday

I love organizing kids birthday parties. It is fun and I hope that my son will always remember that his parents went above and beyond to make his birthday special. I hope he… Continue reading

South Indian Cilantro Chicken Curry

I am asked daily by friends and colleagues for an easy but exotic curry recipe. It is so easy for me to come home from work and quickly throw together some rice and… Continue reading

Squash and zucchini with Parmesan

  Part of my commitment for the New Year is to serve as many healthy, vegetable dishes to my family as possible. I don’t think I liked my vegetables as a child but… Continue reading

Cake Balls

It was Christmas Eve over a year ago that my friend Kyle was telling me how much she liked cake balls. She was telling me how to make cake balls (in theory) and… Continue reading

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache topping

This has to be my favorite chocolate cake – ever. And, guess what? It is semi-homemade. I tried making several chocolate cakes from scratch and to be perfectly frank – it has never… Continue reading

Cookies and Cocoa 2011

Christmas is my favorite time of year …. I think it is my son’s, too.  Andrew had to turn in a school project about traditions and he choose Cookies and Cocoa. I think… Continue reading

Christmas Sugar Cookies

I love baking cookies during Christmas. I love the smell of butter and sugar creaming, and nothing beats the smell of cookies coming out of the oven. I really could live in Christmas-ville!… Continue reading

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

I have always been fascinated by  the secondary, somewhat hidden recipe that is always on the side of cake and muffin mixes. It is like a secret message to a certain group of… Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Every now and then you stumble upon a recipe so simple, so delicious and reasonably healthy – yum.  I ran across the recipe originally on http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-pumpkin-pie-oatmeal/. As always, I made a few modifications… Continue reading