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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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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Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Yesterday was Vatertag (Father’s Day) here in Germany. A day most rarely put much emphases on. My husband never expects anything on this day, but I always try to make the day special for him as he is the only father in our home. Some men rarely show how much this day actually means to them because in […]

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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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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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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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