DIY SNACK STADIUM

DIY SNACK STADIUM

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGlory #CollectiveBias I have always been fascinated with snack stadiums so when I got the opportunity to make on for game day, I was beyond excited! Not only do I get to make this awesome centerpiece but I will share with you how I did it. I headed to Walmart to collect all my necessary supplies; I needed building material and snacks to fill...Read more …
MAPLE DIJON SALMON

MAPLE DIJON SALMON

Happy New Year to all! I’m kicking off the new year with one of my favorite recipes to make for my family. I prepare my Maple Dijon Salmon pretty often and thought it was time to share the recipe with you all! It’s delicious and takes less than 30 minutes to make, what’s not to love? I usually serve this with a seasoned rice and roasted vegetables like green beans or aparagus. Maple Dijon Glazed Salmon 1 1/2 lb salmon...Read more …
CARIBBEAN RUM CAKE

CARIBBEAN RUM CAKE

If you’re not familiar with the famous Tortoga Rum Cakes then you are in for a treat! I first had a taste of these moist, buttery cakes a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. I’ve been searching the internet for a version that comes close but most were made with a cake mix. I was looking for a version that was made from scractch when I stumbled on this recipe from King Arthur Flour. Let me tell...Read more …
EGGNOG CHEESECAKE

EGGNOG CHEESECAKE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturallyCheesy #CollectiveBias With Christmas rapidly approaching, most of us are entertaining more than ever. The one thing that you always want to avoid when entertaining is spending too much time in the kitchen! We have all been there at one point or the other; the guests are outside dining and drinking while you’re stuck in the kitchen trying to crank out dishes. The key...Read more …
ROAST DUCK

ROAST DUCK

Who else is excited that Christmas is around the corner?  This is my favorite time of year, and I’m sure it is for many of you too.  The next couple of weeks will be a cookie filled blur for me; it all goes by very quickly.   What I’m most excited about it the food!  I start planning my Christmas menu fairly early.  For the past couple of years I’ve always cooked a leg of lamb but this year I may...Read more …
OUT AND ABOUT: COOKING CLASS

OUT AND ABOUT: COOKING CLASS

  I was invited to Cook Warehouse at their midtown location to attend a hands-on Holiday cooking class with dietitian Marissa Moore and Sprouts Farmers Market.   Marisa demonstrated easy holiday appetizers and cocktails; she gave us tips on how to entertain at home by creating simple bites such as her crostini with roasted grapes and a basil and walnut goat cheese and a salmon cake.   We were treated to a cocktail made with prosecco, pear puree and dices of fresh...Read more …
APPLE COBBLER

APPLE COBBLER

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I hope that you all have your menus ready! I’ve shared a few recipes all month that would be perfect for those of you who are still planning. The last Thanksgiving recipe that I’m sharing is Apple Cobbler. If you love apple pie but are intimidated by pie crust then this recipe is perfect! A sweet, buttery biscuit like topping covers the cinnamon apple filling. It has all the flavors of apple pie but is less work!...Read more …
CINNAMON SWIRL PUMPKIN PANCAKE

CINNAMON SWIRL PUMPKIN PANCAKE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #12DaysofPancakes #CollectiveBias When the holidays roll around I’m usually in a frenzy looking for new recipes.  I like to switch it up each and keep the menu fresh.  I also like to surprise my family with a special breakfast.  On Christmas, we have the traditional Pepperpot and bread for me and my son while my husband has ackee and saltfish.  As though that...Read more …
CARAMEL APPLE COOKIE BITES

CARAMEL APPLE COOKIE BITES

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NestleHolidayBaking #CollectiveBias When it comes to holiday entertaining I’m a firm believer in taking shortcuts when you can. You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen to create a masterpiece! I hopped into NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Harvest Apple Refrigerated Cookie which is the base of my Caramel Apple Cookie Bites. Whether you’re a novice or expert baker, NESTLÉ® has all of...Read more …
VEGETABLE CURRY

VEGETABLE CURRY

In a effort to cut back on our meat consumption, I’ve been incorporating more meatless meals into our diet.  It can be a challenge creating meals that are satisfying enough that meat isn’t missed.   I’ve found that that’s the key is to make sure the meals are outstanding and it bold on flavor.   This recipe has been sitting in the archives for quite a while; I somehow forgot to post it. I’ve made this exact recipe quite a few times...Read more …