Recipe Archives

Classic Meatloaf with Ketchup-Brown Sugar Topping and Butter-Parmesan Egg Fettucine with Peas and Parsley

There are two kinds of people in this world- those who absolutely abhor even the thought of meatloaf and those who could easily slip it into their weekly rotation of dinner recipes, eating it for lunch the next day placed atop soft white bread that is slathered with mayo. My mom is in the latter…

Cranberry Almond Christmas Cake

Every year at Christmas time, my family makes cranberry almond cake- a soft, moist cake studded with ruby red cranberries and imbued with sweet almond flavor. It is absolute perfection and for quite some time, I didn’t think it required any changes. However, when I saw that Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes adds almond paste to…

Cinnamon Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Grand Marnier and Orange Zest

Homemade cranberry sauce is a must for Thanksgiving dinner and this is not just any cranberry sauce. It is flavored with Grand Marnier, orange juice and zest, and just a dash of cinnamon. It is fantastic served alongside turkey and mashed potatoes but also makes a wonderful condiment on your leftover turkey sandwiches the day…

Creamy Italian Soup with Cheese Sacchetti, Bacon, and Fennel

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right… you guessed it. It’s Fall!! And I just made the most perfect soup to usher in these cooler Autumnal days. It is loaded with cheese-filled sacchetti, perfectly poached chicken, creamy broth, and tons of Italian flavors like basil, oregano, and fennel. Plus, there’s bacon. In…

Frittata with Crispy Potatoes and Sautéed Pepper and Onions

This beautiful and simple Frittata has all the savory flavors you expect in your morning breakfast. The eggs are seasoned with Pink Himalayan Sea salt, parsley and scallions, made fluffy with the addition of milk. Sauteed onion and peppers, and crispy potatoes flavored with slightly spicy paprika round out the dish. Even better, it reheats…

Tropical Green Juice

In the heat of the summer, there is nothing better than a cool, refreshing green juice. This hydrating glass of healthfulness has tropical notes due to the addition of kiwi. The banana lends a nice creaminess and the cucumber and romaine lettuce provide plenty of hydrating power. The chia seeds provide loads of health benefits.…

Ricotta Scrambled Eggs with Berries and Rye Toast

These soft scrambled eggs with a creamy dose of ricotta cheese are my new favorite breakfast obsession. I have taken to making these eggs several times a week for breakfast but they are also a perfect impromptu dinner when you don’t feel much like cooking. Cooking the eggs at a high heat while stirring constantly…

Cucumber, Carrot, and Avocado Sushi Roll with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

I was a tad apprehensive to try making sushi at home, having heard rumors that chefs trained for decades to become consummate professionals. Imagine my excitement when I found that making sushi at home is not quite as difficult as one would imagine. It’s far less expensive than going out for a sushi dinner and…

Raspberry, Almond and Nectarine Bostock

First things first… what is Bostock? Bostock dates back to 1930s France, where a genius patisserie combined day-old brioche or challah, sweet almond frangipane, fruit, and a generous dusting of confectioner’s sugar to make an ideal brunch or dessert pastry. Somewhere between French toast and an almond croissant, this Bostock makes full use of ripe…

A Note on Tisane

I first heard of tisanes from my favorite fictional detective Hercule Poirot who made use of the herbal infusions to stimulate the ‘little grey cells.’ While true tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, tisanes are water-based infusions of herbs and spices. This Orange and Mint Tisane helps to settle the stomach and is wonderful…

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