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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 […]

Farro and Kale Minestrone

Farro and Kale Minestrone

  Minestrone is a style of Italian soup that varies in its ingredients from region to region.  This minestrone utilizes winter vegetables and uses farro (an ancient grain) instead of the traditional pasta.  These soups are always best when served with a nice crusty bread […]

Horchata Panna Cotta

Horchata Panna Cotta

  This horchota panna cotta is a dish that blends two cultures (Mexican and Italian) together in a food dish.  Since horchata already has the cinnamon and vanilla base I knew it would work so well in a custard form like panna cotta.  Actually, Panna […]

Horchata

Horchata

  Horchata is a drink with origins that are believed to date all the way back to the 8th century.  Many countries have their own version of this drink which utilize their countries native ingredients.  This recipe is inspired by the Mexican version of horchata […]


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