Kale Chips

Here is a healthy little snack.  If you love chips and you always try to find a healthy alternative, well these kale chips will do the trick.  They have that super crunch and crispyness that you want.  You can get fresh kale at the store and remove the stems or you can go ahead and buy the … Continue reading

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Asparagus Hummus

My family and I love purchasing and making fresh hummus in our house.  I was interested in trying to make  a new flavor. So I went ahead and made an asparagus hummus to enjoy with some crackers and veggies.  The flavor of the asparagus really comes out.  I think this is just another way to … Continue reading

Homemade Butternut Squash Gnocchi

I grew up in a household where everything was pretty much made from scratch. My father was a professional baker; so I learned so much from him.  My grandmother was another one who taught me a couple of things in the kitchen.  One of the things I will never forget is how to make homemade … Continue reading

Eggnog with Rum Custard

It’s not the holiday season until you have some eggnog with rum custard. This creamy dessert is sure to impress all those eggnog lovers.  I thought that by making this dessert it would be to rich, yet it’s not.  You can enjoy this on its own or with some fresh fruit or even a nice hot … Continue reading

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Croquettes

December is all about parties with family and friends, and these little guys will have your friends talking at your next party. In Brazil we make these with ground meat. I have had a ham and cheese croquette before too.  I went ahead and gave these a whirl with my own little twist of using … Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Cake with fillings

I know there are so many ways to make this delicious rich chocolate cake, but did you ever think of different fillings?  Well the idea came to me the other night.  Let me make flourless cake filled with raspberries, and another with peanut butter.  The combinations are outstanding each with a different taste.  The raspberries bring … Continue reading

Tres Leches Cake

Sorry I have been MIA the last week or so .  I have been going to different events here in Philadelphia, but I am back. Anyway couple of weeks ago we took 2 great friends of ours to a Brazilian restaurant here in Philadelphia called Picanha. They loved it, but what one of our friends really … Continue reading

Castello Moments-Triple Alps Cheese Souffle

Sponsored Post When you hear the word “Souffle,” you probably think “I can’t do that.  It’s too hard to get that perfect Souffle.”  Well I once thought this too, but it’s easier than you think.  It’s always fun to try things that you haven’t done yet.  Remember practice makes perfect.  I am happy to have had the … Continue reading

Stuffed Sausage Mushrooms

This past weekend we went over our friends’ house, and we brought some appetizers.  I made some delicious little stuffed sausage bella mushrooms.  These little guys are a crowd pleaser.  The problem you will have is keeping them on the table, so make sure you prepare extras.  There are so many different types of stuffed … Continue reading

Mussels in White Wine Garlic Sauce

The holiday weekend has finally arrived.  I am sure a lot of you go on vacation or go to parties.  But lets not forget the important part… the food.  This weekend will be filled with Burgers and hot dogs.  But if you’re looking for something easy and fun to prepare, why not have some mussels on the … Continue reading