Honey Dijon Beet Salad with Chevre Cheese

I’ve met my fair share of beet haters in my time (my husband being one of them) and I have a perfect track record of converting them once I actually get them to try something made with fresh beets. When I bring up the word “beets” to anyone, I automatically see a wrinkle in their…

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…

Basil and Walnut Pesto

I wish I could say my basil is growing like a weed this summer, instead it’s doing the opposite. It’s short, skinny and just looks so depressing. I mean what can I say, I do have the black thumb of death. I guess it’s just one of my curses that I will have to endure…

Fresh Homemade Pasta

I’m back! I know it has been almost 3 months since I last blogged, but so many good things have been happening! New job, new city, new house, and most importantly NEW KITCHEN. So, more blogging and recipes will be coming soon, I PROMISE! I love herbs and when I moved into my new home…

Rosemary and Kalamata Olive Artesian Bread

This rosemary and kalamata olive bread is authentically delicious! Whether you mix the bread in a bread machine or by hand, this is a fabulous bread for any olive-lover. Serve this bread with balsamic flecked olive oil rather than butter and make tribute to the Mediterranean diet. Trust me you will love it and I promise…

Spaghetti Squash Bake

This recipe utilizes one of falls most beloved treasures, spaghetti squash! I’ll be honest, I had no idea what a spaghetti squash was until I stumbled upon one at the grocery store two months ago. No, seriously, I actually tripped over one as I was getting trampled in the aisles while getting to get my…

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!…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Sage & Brown Butter

Forget store bought gnocchi; make your own with this incredible, melt in your mouth, recipe! I was walking through the isles at Trader Joe’s and saw a package of premade gnocchi. I thought I would grab it and put it in my cart to get some inspiration for my next recipe. Well, then I passed…

Blueberry and Lavender Scones

So, are you planning a tea party or a ladies brunch? Make these scones! In one word I would describe these scones as “lovely”. In more words, they are sweet, flaky and elegant. These blueberry and lavender scones are beautiful to look at and delightful to eat. The sweet, tart blueberries pair pleasantly with the floral…

Tomato, Basil and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Bruschetta is so easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. The popularity of this Italian favorite is no surprise, as it’s not only a simple appetizer, but also an ‘upscale’ finger food. While there are the traditional tomato-and-basil recipes, there are many more bruschetta varieties. There is something about tomatoes and basil that just…