Christmas Cookies

Vanille Kipferl aka German Christmas Cookies

This Christmas we had these German cookies in the office and I just fell in love with the taste – right amount of crispy and crunchy with a taste of … Continue Reading →


meatballs

Italian meatballs

 As the weather is getting colder, I start to cook more and more hearty meals: soups, stews and Italian meatballs of course. In my family every single person loves meatballs. … Continue Reading →


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Apple Tart

Every fall we go apple picking and bring lots and lots of apples back home. Some of those apples will get baked into pies, but my absolute favorite is apple … Continue Reading →


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Steak With Pizzaiola Sauce – The Slow Cooker Way

Steak with Pizzaiola sauce is a traditional Italian dish that consists of slow cooked beef in simple tomato sauce that is absolutely perfect when served over spaghetti but can also … Continue Reading →


tortellini in brodo green dish

Tortellini in Brodo in 10 minutes and under $10

Every now and then everybody needs a meal option that is very quick to make. While takeout is a perfectly acceptable, it may take some time to wait for delivery, … Continue Reading →


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Asparagus Risotto with Oyster Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

Thinking of what to cook everyday I can’t help but think of pasta, but eating pasta everyday is probably not such a good idea … at least for my waist … Continue Reading →


roasted chicken

Roasted Cornish Hens – Rotisserie Style

  Rotisserie chicken is popular with my family but unfortunately none of us own a rotisserie. I settle for the second best – roasted chicken. There is nothing difficult with … Continue Reading →


kebabs on the grill

My Best Beef Kebabs with Vegetables

Summer is my most favorite season of the year. I love the warm weather, swimming, gardening and of course BBQ. New York winters can be quite brutal and we often … Continue Reading →


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Beet salad with prunes and walnuts

I think beets are so hugely misunderstood. I struggle to understand why they are not more popular. I mean they taste great, they are high in vitamins,help with digestion and … Continue Reading →


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Frozen Blue-Green Margarita

I have tried many pre-made drink mixers and I am yet to find one that I really like. To me pre-made drink mixers taste somewhat artificial and too sugary, and … Continue Reading →