Pumpkin bread

RECIPE – PUMPKIN DATE CRANBERRY BREAD

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Hello!!!
Fall equals pumpkin mania! It seems every food product is adding pumpkin just to get in on the hype. I love pumpkin and I’m not letting the gimmicks upset my happy time. This is a very easy loaf bread that tastes like fall. It’s dense and moist and is perfect for brunch or with a … Continue Reading
BAKED SHRIMP

RECIPE – EASY BAKED SHRIMP WITH SNAP PEAS

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HELLOOOOOOO EVERYONE!!!
What’s for dinner? Always the magic question. Sometimes it’s hard to muster the time and energy to cook. Well here I am to help with a SUPER easy and SUPER quick shrimp with snap pea recipe. Marinate it in the fridge and go from fridge to oven. Done!
This is also excellent for a large … Continue Reading
Chicken with apples

RECIPE – CHICKEN WITH APPLES 3 WAYS

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HI EVERYONE!
It’s fall! Seeing apple cider and gorgeous apples in the stores (yay) inspired me for this dish. We eat a lot of chicken so I’m always trying to mix it up and make it interesting. We use apples three ways in this dish – apples, apple cider and apple cider vinegar. How do you … Continue Reading
Choc bundt cake

RECIPE – Chocolate Rum Bundt Cake

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Hi cake lovers!
“Daddy’s great! Give us the chocolate cake!” – Who can forget the hilarious story from Bill Cosby of how happy his kids were when he gave them cake for breakfast? Cake is good. And chocolate cake is even better. And what’s even better than THAT is that this recipe is so easy, you … Continue Reading
Roasted fruit and veggie soup

RECIPE – ROASTED FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SOUP

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Hi ladies!
Fall is coming!!! My favorite time of the year! That means it’s time to make soup. I love soup as a meal for lunch or for dinner with a simple salad or just some big slices of crusty bread. This is a very easy, delicious soup that is a little something extra over your … Continue Reading
Cheese crackers

RECIPE – HOMEMADE CHEESE CRACKERS

HAPPY LONG WEEKEND LADIES!!!
My Grandmother was not a great cook but she was a fantastic volunteer! I found this recipe in one of her cookbooks put together by her Massachusetts Eye and Ear volunteer committee. What’s more gourmet than homemade crackers?? These melt in your mouth and are a great appetizer or perfect served with … Continue Reading

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Dogs walking

WHY DOGS ARE A LOT LIKE KIDS

Hi ladies!
 I LOVE MY DOGS. My husband and I are dog people. I could never imagine my life without dogs. Our dogs are always a part of our annual Christmas card and they have Halloween costumes, which they hate wearing, but oh well. We spoil our dogs by giving them fresh chicken every day and … Continue Reading

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Choc chip cookie

RECIPE – THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

Hello ladies!
The cookie monster was a smart guy – what’s better than a cookie? Almost nothing. The chocolate chip version is a classic and this recipe makes the perfect one – perfect balance between crisp and soft, rich, buttery and satisfying.
Here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncEXocGSWd4
YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 … Continue Reading

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Melon Cucmber soup

RECIPE – MELON CUCUMBER MINT SOUP

Happy weekend everyone!
Juicing is sooooo Spring 2014. Summer 2014 is all about the cold soup! Now you can have your juice and eat it too. This is a terrific light appetizer to serve with a heavier meal like steak or fried chicken. It’s also super easy to double or triple the recipe for a large … Continue Reading

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Ice cream - raosted lemon

RECIPE – ROASTED LEMON MINT ICE CREAM

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Happy Sunday Ladies!
Are you still buying store-bought ice cream? Shame on you! With an ice cream maker (I like the one from Cuisinart), it is so easy and fun to make ice cream. Plus, it is less expensive when you make it at home and you can become a mad scientist and add anything you … Continue Reading

RECIPE – F@*#FACE SALAD

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Hi Ladies!
I bet the name of this one caught your eye! Haha. My friend dated a real creep and he stomped on her heart BUT she did get this great recipe out of it.  It’s low calorie, refreshing, super easy and fast to make and goes great with fish, chicken – anything!
Here is the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUp5edd6LGk
 
YOU … Continue Reading

Key Lime Pie

RECIPE – KEY LIME PIE

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Hi Ladies!
Want a super easy, delicious dessert recipe? Well hear ya go! Key Lime Pie is an all-time favorite. It’s sweet and tart – my favorite combo. I use shortcuts which makes this soooo easy and fast. if you buy the key lime juice and the crust, you can keep these as pantry staples and … Continue Reading

Gazpacho

RECIPE – GREEN GAZPACHO

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HAPPY WEEKEND LADIES!!
I love soup but a hot soup in summer can make you wilt. Thank goodness for gazpacho!! It’s so refreshing and light AND it’s good for you so you can feel a lot less guilty when you eat those ribs and hot dogs knowing that at least you got your vegetables!
You can make … Continue Reading

Cheesecake terrine

RECIPE – CHEESECAKE TERRINE

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Hello ladies!!
Cheesecake is a lovely dessert – and this smaller version is also no-bake!! So no need to sweat it out with a hot stove this summer. This is so easy but looks super fancy.
Here’s the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T5dLvpSjTg&list=UUbopJm-9s2EURunuKFRyr9g
YOU WILL NEED:
1 ½ cups mascarpone cheese
½ cup heavy cream
1 package cream cheese (8 oz), room temperature
1 lemon – … Continue Reading

Sangria

RECIPE – White Wine Sangria

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Hola chicas!
It’s cocktail time! Sangria is a great, light and refreshing drink for a summer soiree. It’s so easy, it’s festive and if you put a lot of ice and club soda or pellegrino, you can drink it all day long!
Here’s the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YjgodJszCc&list=UUbopJm-9s2EURunuKFRyr9g YOU WILL NEED:
2 bottles of white wine – I like pinot grigio
1 beer … Continue Reading