Udon Noodles with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

I made this dish up as I went along, and until the second it was plated and ready to go, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was making. When I planned my menu for the week, I thought that this was going to be a chilled salad, but when it came time to eat them, […]

Fun With Granola

I love the concept of Mix My Granola – picking out all sorts of fun stuff to include in my mix was a blast, and there were a lot of options that aren’t particularly cheap or easy to find. My mix included muesli, dried blackberries, gogi berries, hazelnuts, and chocolate covered espresso beans. Delish! It […]

Mexican Cannolis with Homemade Ricotta

The cannolis may look innocent, but the pack a surprise punch with tequila and chilis! When he heard that I had been tasked with creating a dish that used chili, chocolate, and cheese, my husband suggested that I make a cannoli with chilis. Since I’m a big fan of Mexican chocolate, I thought it sounded […]

Matzo Ball Soup

Last November, we went to NYC for a few days and I had an awesome bowl of matzo ball soup at the Manhattan Diner, which was across the street from our hotel.  I’m not normally the biggest fan of chicken soup, but it came free with my sandwich so I figured I’d give it a […]

Meat-Free Friday: Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Trust me when I say that this pizza taste way better than it looks. I recently received some samples of all-natural whole in the wall pesto to try out. This stuff is AMAZING!! It comes in all sorts of neat flavors, and I look forward to trying them all, but the one that immediately caught […]

Rugelach Rolls

Deb over at Smitten Kitchen is a genius when it comes to desserts. I blogged about her rice pudding not too long ago, and when I saw the recipe I knew right away that i would have to try it to. When I was a little kid, one of my uncles would always bring rugelach […]