Love, Pain, Lost

Thinking of years gone by And how time flies You should have still been by my side. Could you forgive me for the pain I’ve caused? It was never my intent to hurt you. Yes mistakes were made, But he without sin cast the first stone right? My heart aches because you are gone from […]

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Disney Inspired Ratatouille!!!

Happy Tuesday! How often can you say a Disney movie inspired you to cook up something that is not only eye catching, but tasty too.  Better yet, a movie where a rat was dying to become a great French chef.  I must confess, I’ve seen this movie more than 10 times both with and without the intended […]

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Family Time at Our House!

There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to have that proper family time we all deserve. With busy schedules of work, school, gymnastic, tournaments here and there, projects etc, being able to fit in some quality time can be a bit tricky but can be done. We have found that for our family the best […]

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Avocado Aioli

I have never been much of an Aioli fan to be honest. My first encounter was a few years ago at a party we attended in a city car garage surrounded by a rowdy crowd watching the Eroupa Manschaft (German for championship) and of course cheering on our German National team. Maybe this setting wasn’t the best for trying […]

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A Very Berry Ice Cream

Is it really cheating when you find an easier way to simplify a process? Why work harder when you can work smarter. Traditionally, most ice cream recipes call for tempering of eggs or cooking process which can take a bit of time. Its a step I reserve for deeper stronger flavors like chocolate, pecan and […]

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The Ultimate Carrot Cake Cupcakes w/Mascarpone Frosting

What is Easter without carrot cake? Better yet cupcakes? When I was growing up my aunt Bea always made the best carrot cakes. I use to watch so intensely to find out what was the secret to her moist masterpiece. Maybe it was the mysterious blend of spices she sprinkled in, or the ratio of cream cheese to butter she […]

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Cappelletti w/Creamy Tomato and Basil Sauce

The secret is definitely in the sauce! This unbelievably creamy tomato basil goodness will leaving you wanting more. The combination of fresh and sun-dried tomatoes is perfect. Did I mention that I love sun-dried tomatoes. No? Okay then, I love sun dried tomatoes. It gives everything that extra kick of flavor. Once you have tried this […]

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Madeleines with Love

Happy Monday! Kid you not, I have always wondered about these Madeleines. Are they bite size cakes, are they cookies? Which side is up? Needless to say, I love them, whatever they are. Madeleines are similar to sponge cake, but a tad bit lighter. These airy-buttery lemon flavored treats are great for breakfast, brunch, as a snack or a […]

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Crunchy Jalapeno Poppers

I was feeling a bit bored. So I looked in the pantry to see what I can whip up real quick. Came across these Jalapeno Peppers and figured why not make some Poppers. This recipe is pretty basic and will satisfy the craving for something crunchy. There was no need for a special trip to the grocery […]

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Cauliflower Aloo Gobi

Cauliflower is one of those underrated vegetables hiding in the shadows. It is a super power food that is low in calories and loaded with vitamins and minerals.  It has a neutral flavor which is perfect for this recipe. This wonderful spicy side dish has oodles of charm and its quite favorable. There is nothing like a healthy side that is a hassle […]

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Pear Tart w/ Almond Frangipane

Spring makes me feel all happy inside. All I can think about are warm pies and brightly colored fruits. Looking out the window yesterday, I was inspired by the yellow tulips to make something cheerful.  And thought, hmm how about a tart! Tarts are always fun to make. Although the process can seem a bit time consuming, the delicate […]

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