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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Poached Fish w/Sherry Tomato Sauce

The simplest dishes can remind you of home. And nothing says home to me like seafood. Seafood is one of the quickest, healthiest, and easiest dish you can prepare. It is my go to when I want something light, fresh and that looks elegant. I’ve cooked a lot of Seafood over the years. But fish is my favorite […]

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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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Braided Apple Strudel Made Easy

If you love Apple Pie like I do, then you would really appreciate this one. This is one of those quick easy dessert recipes that you must simply have in your rolodex.  It has all the taste of a traditional strudel, but with half the work in half the time. The secret to easy is puff pastry! Puff […]

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Easy Thai Curry Soup

I’m a creature of habit. At least when it comes to foods I love. Twice a month we would order Asian take-out. Without fail, I order the same Thai Curry Soup every time. I once made the mistake of saying to the hubby, I want to try something else. And that something else he brought […]

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Quick Breakfast Salad w/ Poached Egg

I have never been much of a breakfast person, but I am starting to appreciate that any great day starts with a healthy breakfast. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just something that you will enjoy and have a few minutes to spare to prepare. Mornings are what I consider “my time”. When the […]

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WHILE I FANTASIZE

Swim behind my eyes While I fantasize Entangled in your gazes of passion Where I draw from you, my strength Igniting the love once lost in me That I thought my past had swallowed forever   Swim behind my eyes While I fantasize A smile, like a single sheet of music Probe strings on the […]

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LONELY

With a gentle blink of an eye Trickles down a smooth blushed path Drifting pass the tunnel where the air flows free Slowly and softly brushes over lover’s lane Breathtaking isn’t it, some might say Approaching the point of no return There isn’t anywhere else to go Holding on ’till the very last At the […]

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