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Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

  These cardamom shortbread cookies are a delicious twist on the traditional shortbread.  The cardamom enhances the richness of the shortbread without taking over the flavor.  The Dark chocolate and coconut dip is an additional optional step that complements this shortbread and dresses it up […]

Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

  This is a classic and easy French dish to add to your dinner rotation.  Unlike many French recipes, this one does not require any special techniques and it’s flavor is amazing.  Fresh tarragon is important when making this dish since it has a sweet […]

Charred Broccoli with Garlic and Fresh Lemon

Charred Broccoli with Garlic and Fresh Lemon

  This dish is very simple with few ingredients but the flavors are amazing.  The simple step of charring the broccoli and then squeezing fresh lemon juice on before serving makes this stand out from all the other roasted broccoli dishes.   [lt_recipe name=”Charred Broccoli […]

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

Basil Olive Oil Cake with Sweet Whipped Cream

  This basil olive oil cake recipe is such an amazing fresh twist on the classic Italian olive oil cake.  The basil lends a beautiful aromatic flavor to the cake without overpowering it.  This is great served in the summer when basil is plentiful but […]

Five Meals to Keep you Going Strong During Your Work Week

Five Meals to Keep you Going Strong During Your Work Week

    Keeping up your energy during the work week can be hard with all of the stresses we face.  Thankfully there are plenty of ways that you can combat the work week fatigue with eating well!  Here are 5 great energy packed dishes that […]

Caramelized Pink Grapefruit

Caramelized Pink Grapefruit

  This dish is a simple way to enjoy grapefruit and end any meal.  The sugar added to to the top of the grapefruit and then broiled adds a sweet twist to the this delicious winter fruit.   [lt_recipe name=”Caramelized Pink Grapefruit” servings=”2″ prep_time=”5M” cook_time=”5M” […]

Spinach with Crispy Pancetta and Shallots

Spinach with Crispy Pancetta and Shallots

  This is an amazing way to eat spinach as a side dish with it’s salty bites from the pancetta, the light flavor added by the shallots and the fresh lemon squeezed over top at the end that brighten the flavors.  You will love this […]

Italian Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Italian Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

  Italian bread pudding is a very simple straight forward dessert which uses stale bread, golden raisins, eggs, sugar and milk.  It is baked in the oven and often topped with a rich sauce.  For this recipe I have simplified the sauce to make it […]

Salad Nicoise

Salad Nicoise

  Salad Nicoise is a classic French salad that you will find all over France.  There are many variations of this dish but most will have hard boiled egg, green beans, tuna and tomatoes served over lettuce.   It is a light and flavorful dish that […]

Homemade Mini Granola Cups

Homemade Mini Granola Cups

  These granola cups are simple and delicious and just small enough to take a big bite and they are gone. This is a base granola recipe with just oats and nuts but dried fruits or chocolate can be added as well.   [lt_recipe name=”Homemade […]


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