Pureed Broccoli and Carrot Soup

This recipe is flavorful, delicious, oh so creamy and pack with tons of veggies. It’s perfect to accompany any salad, grilled sandwich or a slice of grain bread ( which I made and super excited that my bread came out better than the last attempt). It is one of the first soups I had ever […]

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Fennel & Pear Salad w/ Parmesan & Walnuts

Finally a twinkle of summer is starting to take shape in this indecisive German weather we experience each year. And that calls for a light crisp salad on this warm Spring day. A salad doesn’t always have to consist of the common lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers we are use too. Or the same old bottled […]

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Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff

This Beef Stroganoff recipe is sure to warm your tummy.  It’s one of those comfort foods you eat that makes you go Mmmmm. It’s creamy rich texture, peers perfectly with a healthy serving of pasta, rice or even a side of fluffy mashed potatoes. A satisfying dish fit for any beef lover. This easy recipe can […]

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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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Shrimp Tartar w/Avocado & Quinoa

It’s Finally Friday Folks! This little piece of work will sure to delight. I have a friend coming over today for some chit-chat and thought it would be nice to whip up something quick. Nothing fancy, just a light lunch. Salad would definitely seem like the easiest way to go, but I was craving seafood as […]

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Polenta Cakes Topped w/Avocado, Poached Egg & Sautéed Tomatoes

Its Monday! And I am so happy to be back with you guys! Last week I found myself a bit under the weather. Well more than a bit. Following doctors orders, I had to rest up. Still not 100% but couldn’t stay away another day. The weather is still kind of ugly, so why not […]

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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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Tenderloin w/Celery Puree Crust

  I’ve found that the most juicy tender cuts of meat are the boneless ones. In my house there is no bias. But for this recipe, having a boneless cut not only helps the meat to cook evenly, but also gives a perfect succulent finish. Delicious steaks can be cooked perfect even on a stovetop. With a few perfectly placed ingredients, you […]

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Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Some people wait for special occasions or holidays to try new decadent recipes when there is a crowd to appreciate it. Well not for me. When the craving for chocolate hits, then its an occasion to indulge in a rich piece of chocolate heaven. Sure, I could settle for some Häagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s Ice […]

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