Tomato & Basil Pastry with Goat Cheese

I’ve never been much of a breakfast person. But these days I can use all the energy I can get and as quickly as possible. With a young baby in one arm and your hunger in the other, there is just not enough time to prepare a full on, sit at the table and relax […]

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Lemon Zucchini Loaf

As spring begins to wind down, and we enter into sunny summer; I could not resist one of my favorite springy summery delights, Lemon Zucchini loaf. It’s like falling in love with summer all over again. The refreshing taste of lemon is in complete harmony with the tenderness and juiciness of the Zucchini. It makes […]

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Crunchy Coconut Shrimp

Hey love bugs! Yesssss! Its time for seafood again. It is indeed my second love as most of you know. I rarely go a week without it. And with good reason. It has been a staple in my diet my entire life. Growing up in the Caribbean, how could I not love the stuff. I […]

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Raspberry Chocolate Tart (No Bake)

Bless me fellow bloggers, for I have strayed.  It’s been a few days since my last confession. . . I have eating my fair share of desserts but have neglected my first love. I have given into pressures of creating new and interesting things for the sake of others, while my dear chocolate laid patiently […]

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Peach & Blueberry Cobbler Made Healthy

You know summer is almost here when we start breaking out the peach cobbler recipes. After living in the American southern state of Georgia for a few years, I gained a fond appreciation of this deep dish fruit pie. The yummy buttery sweet goodness, is a staple in most restaurants there and dinner tables across the south. […]

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Not Your Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread!

This recipe brings back so much memories from my childhood. My grandmother’s banana bread was packed with so many bananas, walnuts and other goodies that there was no confusion over what you were eating. No mysterious ingredients and no additives; not that it needed any. This bread lasted all of 20 minutes if that much. […]

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Almond Custard Tartlets

Sunday was Mother’s day. A day when we honor the givers of life. Its been a few years since I’ve been able to spend this day with my own mother given the thousands of miles and oceans between us. But I never neglect to honor the woman who has sacrificed so much for me. I could never […]

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It’s As Easy As Pie! Lemon Meringue Pie

Spring always has a way of making me feel all warm inside. Its that happy time of year when the flowers are blooming, the trees are full and every thing is so bright and cheerful. When it comes to dessert for spring, it should be as easy as PIE! Yep, pies are that wonderfully light dessert that you can […]

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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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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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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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Sinfully Delicious Chocolate Cake

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE! Its HumpDay guys! And boy do I have something decadent for you. Okay, most know that I have had a secret love affair for many years. But the secret is out and I am not ashamed to say, I L O VE CHOCOLATE! It should come then as no surprise that chocolate is apart […]

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