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Spicy Summer Arugula Pesto

Spicy summer arugula pesto is a simple and easy sauce to make. It is versatile, adaptable, and delicious. Great for the summer when you do not want to stand in a hot kitchen for hours.  Traditionally pesto alla genovese is with crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, and […]

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avocado aji sauce

Avocado aji sauce is my twist on the standard aji verde sauce that is often served in Peruvian restaurants. Packed with the same vibrant spicy and tangy flavors from jalapenos, cilantro, and lime. However, instead of mayonnaise, I use avocado.  This is one of those recipes that came about out […]

close up Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup in a bowl with chili drizzle

Cold Cucumber and Yogurt Soup

Bulgarian cucumber and yogurt soup (Tarator Soup) is a refreshing and cooling dish. It is simple to make and does not require turning on the oven or stove. Picture this, it is a sweltering hot day and the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or […]

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chocolate olive oil cookies

Delicious and fudgy chocolate olive oil cookies are the perfect sized treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Made with 70% cocoa chocolate and cocoa powder, these cookies provide a rich chocolate taste. They have the perfect texture and bite, you know when you sink your teeth into gooey chocolate goodness […]

Cheddar and Jalapeño Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

These cheddar and jalapeño buttermilk drop are biscuits are big, beautiful and buttery. The perfect accompaniment for brunch or a weekend BBQ. The salty flavor from the sharp cheddar is well balanced with the spiciness of the jalapeños and the tanginess of the buttermilk. This is the type of dish […]

Rosemary and Roasted Garlic No Knead Bread

Rosemary and Roasted Garlic No-Knead Bread

Rosemary and Roasted Garlic No-Knead Bread is a truly delicious bread with a soft center and crusty exterior. As the name insinuates, it requires minimal mixing and is a great bread for someone who is learning about bread making. The other amazing part about making this bread is the smell. […]

Chai Creme Brûlée

Chai Creme Brûlée

Chai Crème Brûlée is a simple dessert to make. It has a fragrant aroma and a warm flavor which balances well into a creamy, sweet custard. Homemade Crème Brûlée will always impress your family and guests. It is a simple custard dessert made with egg yolks, heavy cream, and sugar. […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

I discovered spaghetti squash about 10 years ago and my life has never been the same. My interest was peaked by this mystery vegetable because of its ability to be used as a carb substitute. However, I fell in love with its crisp and light texture and flavor. Make in […]

Thumb Print Cookies

Thumb Print Cookies

Thumb Print Cookies are one of my favorite cookies to make. Make the dough in advance and store it in the fridge or freezer. Personalize the cookies with your preferred jam flavor. This dough is made with cream cheese which creates a soft, chewy, and delicious cookie structure. Additionally, the […]

Best Berry Crumble Cake

Best Berry Crumble Cake

I can not say enough wonderful things about this berry crumble cake. It is light and fluffy but packed with flavor. Well-balanced cake flavored with sour cream and lemon zest. Blueberries and strawberries layers in the cake provide beautiful color and keep the cake moist. The crumble topping adds a […]