3.22.2017

Death by Chocolate Zucchini Muffins



Death by Chocolate Zucchini Muffins~ are super moist in the center, with a rich chocolate flavor and melted-gooey dark chocolate chips in every bite. To say these chocolate zucchini muffins are decadent - would be an understatement!  The first reaction you'll get from these chocolate muffins will be O-M-G! And, let me warn you, you can't just eat one. These chocolate muffins are SO good, you will want to serve them as a dessert, rather than muffins. Maybe you'll even consider making them for Easter.

3.21.2017

Cucumber and Quinoa Salad



Cucumber and Quinoa Salad~ is made with diced English cucumber, cooked quinoa, crumbled feta cheese, fresh basil, red onion, and tossed with a lemony vinaigrette.  So refreshing, the flavors represents the essence of spring!  Happy First Week of Spring!  To celebrate I made us a healthy Cucumber and Quinoa Salad.

3.18.2017

Italian Cream Puffs for St. Joseph's Day


Italian Cream Puffs ~ are always made around this time of year and especially on March 19th, the Feast of San Giuseppe, St. Joseph's Day.  If you've never had a San Giuseppe cream puff before, you're in for a real treat! These delicate Italian cream puffs are baked then filled with a luscious cream. Yum!

3.17.2017

Healthy Cucumber Appetizer Bites


Healthy Cucumber Appetizer Bites ~ are super easy bite-size appetizer made with cucumber hummus spread on cucumber rounds, topped with dill and a caper.  With 4 ingredients and only 5 minutes to prep, even if you have no confidence in the kitchen, you can pull this appetizer together and impress your guests. Plus, cucumber appetizer can be made hours before your guests arrive.  A win-win, even for non-cooks!

3.15.2017

Frozen Grasshopper



Frozen Grasshopper ~ is a delicious minty milkshake, this one is spiked with a green mint flavored liqueur.  Every year we try to make a special treat to celebrate St. Patrick's Day even though we're not Irish, it's a perfect excuse to have a celebration.

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a green colored frozen treat!  This frozen drink is made with frozen yogurt, creme de menthe, creme de cacao liqueurs and topped with whipped cream, crushed thin mint candies and sugar sprinkles. Yum! The only thing you'll need is a straw.

3.13.2017

Mozzarella in Carrozza


Mozzarella in Carrozza is a classic cheese sandwich made with a slice of mozzarella between 2 slices of bread, dipped into flour and egg and quickly fried. Oh boy this is one delicious cheese sandwich that got its star debut in Naples, Italy from using day old bread and transforming it (with a slice of mozzarella) into a golden brown crispy sandwich.

Growing up, our mom made these mozzarella in carrozzas often, it was our Italian version of grilled cheese sandwiches.

3.10.2017

Baked Vegetable Bird's Nests



Baked Vegetable Bird's Nests are loaded with zucchini, carrots, onion and baby spinach. The carrots and zucchini are julienned and then combined with sliced onion and baby spinach to form these cute little vegetable bird's nests, then baked until golden and crispy.  Tasty vegetable filled bird's nests are not only very appealing and colorful, they're ideal to serve as a festive appetizer!