Classic Bruschetta

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My obsession with tomatoes is well-known and one of the best ways to enjoy really good tomatoes, is of course, in the form of something fresh. I am also too tired and lazy to cook up a storm on an average weeknight so this bruschetta is the perfect thing to haveĀ and I usually end up […]

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are the epitome of holiday indulgence. Buttery, nutty, with smooth preserves and chewy texture, they have it all. Let me start off by saying that I do not bake cookies – I’m just not a cookie person, not to mention the caloric havoc they wreak. So when undertaking this task, for the […]

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Puff Pastry Apple Roses

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These are an Internet sensation, so it’s not like I made this creative recipe myself…at all. I did test out using green apples vs. red apples, and of course, red apples are more impressive visually. Please, I beg you, do not use Red Delicious. You can use anything but. Try Roma, Gala, Braeburn, really anything […]

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Roasted Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta and Goat Cheese

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This is a wonderfully-balanced, flavorful, yet delicate savory tart. If you know me, you know I am obsessed with tomatoes…that’s an understatement. I finally purchased myself a tart pan – now my baking arsenal is complete – and decided to break it in with this tart. The recipe inspiration came from this recipe. Yes, it’s […]

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Grilled Cod with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

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I typically wouldn’t grill cod, because I wouldn’t consider it a grilling fish, since it’s very tender and falls apart easily…BUT…I REALLY wanted to grill dinner and cod was the freshly-bought fish in my fridge. It came out just fine, but you really have to watch it because it is such a tender fish. Make […]

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Ratatouille – French Veggie Stew

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This weekend I was really craving something vegetarian and I just happened to stumble upon French Guy Cooking’s recipe for ratatouille. I’ve actually made it a very long time ago and had completely forgotten about this delicious veggie stew. Another awesome thing is that this is a one-pot dish, which I always love…mainly because I […]

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