Cashew Butter and Quinoa Crunch Candy Bar

The never-ending deluge of Halloween junk can make it hard to stick to any healthy eating resolutions. I mean Halloween is right around the corner and it’s all about CANDY, CANDY, CANDY! From entire supermarket aisles to office reception desks, the sweet stuff is everywhere!

The Perfect Pumpkin Bread

It’s October! It may not be the nice October that I am used to but… ITS FREAKING OCTOBER! You know what that means, the start of the baking season. Even better? Cooler weather! Well kind of. It rained the past two days and do you know the first thing I did when I saw raindrops…

Salted Caramel Autumn Brittle

Ahh fall, oh how I love thee. When you feel that crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. Every season has an upside to it, but autumn? It has a particular beauty to it that everyone can relate to. Fall has a unique ability to turn the world…

Basil Limeade

It’s been getting hot and muggy lately. Not that type where it’s dry-hot, but super sticky-humid hot. And when it’s this hot I always get a sudden urge to quench my thirst with lemonade. So I walk over to my fridge, open it up and… LIMES… Gross… No lemons? Well… Ugh… FINE I’ll make limeade…

Banana Walnut Bread

I know it has been a while since I last blogged. As you all know, I have been in the process of moving and everything is happening all at once. With no kitchen, it has been quite difficult to make anything let alone have my own vent/counseling session in my kitchen after everything that has…

Whole Wheat Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies

I know, I know, 100% whole wheat cookies? How good could they be? Well believe it or not, these are really tasty. In fact, the cookies were so good that my husband and I finished all 3 dozen cookies in one week. Please don’t judge us… But they were so delicious, we couldn’t stop! Anyway,…

Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken Wings

Sweet and Spicy Sesame Glazed Chicken Wings Eating wings is an 8-finger affair. My pinky fingers are usually pointed up to stay clean and maybe stay a little classy too. 😛 Any wing connoisseur will tell you that each of the 3 parts of the wings is incredibly different. The drumstick end is meaty, easy…

Seared Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus w/ a Wild Mushroom White Wine Sauce

These prosciutto-wrapped spears of seared asparagus are a delicious addition to an elegant dinner or a tapas course. A few spears of asparagus, some slices of prosciutto, and a bit of creamy wine mushroom sauce is all you need to assemble this fancy little side dish. So little ingredients but packs a lot of flavor….

Brie-Stuffed Dates

These dates are perfect as a finger-food appetizer, tapas cheese course or even dessert. These dates are a wonderful fall treat and pair very well with a nice glass of merlot. Perfect for those holiday parties! Which by the way are right around the corner. These little treats are so easy to make and takes only…

Middle Eastern Spanakopita

Growing up, one of my favorite Middle Eastern treats was my momma’s spinach pies or as you all know it spanakopita. This isn’t your typical Greek spanakopita, it has an Iraqi flare with a little more cheese and a whole lot of flavor. You will love it just as much, if not better! As I got…

Roasted Tomato Basil Bisque

On rainy cold days, nothing beats a grilled cheese sandwich dipped in a creamy tomato bisque. This old fashioned tomato soup always warms my heart on a cold and gloomy day. As you all know, fall is slowly approaching, so, you know what that means! Bring out your Campbell’s tomato soup cans! Just kidding, Don’t…

Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

So, it’s almost October and every grocery store in the nation is displaying a mini pumpkin patch in the front aisles for everyone to trip over. Okay, maybe not everyone. Maybe it’s just me… If you are planning an autumn affair, you’ll naturally want to decorate with warm colors and seasonal décor and that includes pumpkins!…