Chocmeister banana pound cake

  My kids love chocolate, so when I was presented with the opportunity to partner up with one of our favorite brands (Peanut Butter & Co.) we were all over joyed.  Peanut Butter & Co. has created a chocolate hazelnut spread with 25% less sugar and more protein than the leading brands of chocolate hazelnut … Continue reading

Saffron Risotto with Shrimp

Some people hear the word risotto and they think that’s it’s just too complicated to cook. Well it really isn’t that complicated, but time consuming maybe. In the end you will not be disappointed. Risotto pairs beautifully with shrimp, fresh herbs and seasonal veggies. This dish will be perfect for your next gathering. Ingredients: 1 small … Continue reading

Key West Largo

A favorite destination for Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, and many more, Key West is known for its palm lined streets and fish that is fresh enough to draw any committed culinary traveler. With a distinct mixture of cultures, the island is not only home to a strong seafood scene, but a tantalizing fusion of cuisines. … Continue reading

Kerrygold Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese to me is a staple of comfort food. I haven’t made homemade mac and cheese in a while, so I wanted to give it a try with one of my favorite brands of cheese and butter Kerrygold. I used Kerrygold aged cheddar and creamy dubliner cheese wedges. For the base of the … Continue reading

Spinach and Kale Pesto

Entertaining guests in the summer months is one of my favorite past times.  I love making fresh pesto especially with fresh ingredients from my garden or farmers market. I have always loved a traditional pesto and so does my family. For a little more nutrition, I added spinach and kale to the mix. This pesto can be used … Continue reading

Cheesy Zucchini and Summer Squash

Let’s get cheesy with zucchini and summer squash. Tis the season for vegetables that keep on giving.  We plant zucchini, and it’s one of those vegetables that we end up with so much.  This recipe is a great side dish to any meat or poultry platter.  It gets even better when you add some Gruyere cheese, which … Continue reading

Grilled Pineapple spinach salad

I’m excited to be part of the Food Network dish series called “Sensational Sides.”  In this post I wanted to share a delicious green salad with grilled pineapple.  Adding fruits to the salad gives it that extra delicious flavor.  This is great as a side or for a main course.  Try grilling different fruits and … Continue reading

Homemade Garlic Bread

Being that my father is a baker, we always had bread around the house growing up.  One of the things he would make would be homemade garlic bread.  Everyone knows this pairs up great with a pasta dish and a glass of vino.  This recipe is simple and the fresh herbs really stand out.  Once you … Continue reading

Gnocchi

This recipe just takes me back to childhood. I remember seeing my grandmother make gnocchi for the first time. This recipe is egg free so anyone that has an allergy to eggs worry no more. Making gnocchi can be a fun family cooking experience. I love to get my kids involved. After making this gnocchi … Continue reading

Corn Fritters

I remember as a child my mom and dad making banana fritters, corn fritters and even left over rice fritters. I haven’t had corn fritters in a very long time so I figured I would give it a try and have my kids try them too. I decided to use coconut oil to fry them, … Continue reading