Ultimate Herbed Brie Cheese Burger

 

 Ever had the winter blues, right after the excitement of the holidays are over? It was January 10th and I was definitely wishing for summer. The weather was frightfully cold outside so I decided to make burgers inside. Burgers are generally synonymous with Summer – grilling them is how I make most of my burgers….

Penne Carbonara with Chicken and Sausage

 

 This is not your typical Italian Carbonara. Unlike traditional Carbonara that uses fettuccini or spaghetti pasta, this dish uses penne. The combination of the chicken breasts with the hot turkey sausage packs a palate pleasing robust flavor punch. I also use thyme instead of parsley – just because I love thyme and I think it…

Almost Jambalaya

 

 This is a recipe that was inspired by my love for Cajun and Spanish food. It’s not your traditional jambalaya as I added a Spanish twist by using sriracha and jalapeño for the touch of spiciness. I also did not use green bell peppers since I don’t like the taste. This is an excellent one…

Butterscotch and Sea Salt Caramel Chips with Walnut Cookies

 

 This is a must try moist and delicious cookies. Chocolate chips cookies are a favorite amongst my family and friends. This cookie dough is a great baseline for any chocolate chip type cookie. Depending on the occasion, the type of chips used in the dough changes. This particular Butterscotch and Sea Salt Caramel Chips is…

Brioche

 

 The Brioche bread is a very highly enriched bread.  It has aspects of a pastry dough because of its high eggs and butter content and some sugar and milk. Fruits can be added to the dough to make it even richer.  This particular recipe is for a simple pan loaf style Brioche. It’s incredibly delicious…

Lamb Loin Simmered in Coconut Curry Broth

 

 Lamb meat was considered a delicacy during my childhood. We used to refer to this delicately delicious high-protein meat as mutton.  One of my Dad’s trade was a butcher, so needless to say, we always had the freshest of lamb. Lamb is a meat rich in vitamins that is usually overlooked – it’s rich in…

Pane Alle Patate

 

 Homemade bread is truly a delicacy and a treat in my household. The smell of fresh bread permeating throughout the house makes the home feel loved, warm and cozy.  I have been cooking bread since I was a child; my very first bread was baked using a recipe on the back of the yeast package….

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimps and Mushrooms

 

 One of the easiest and most versatile food to cook is pasta.  This particular dish was inspired by my trip to the Saratoga Springs in New York while my son was in orchestra camp.  The angel hair pasta with exotic mushrooms and shrimps dish was good but I had to ask, “Where is the shrimp?”…

Cherry Chamomile Tea Smoothie

 

 Whether you are a tea lover or not, you will want to try this anti-inflammatory and nutrient-rich smoothie. Chamomile tea is considered a very good anti-inflammatory agent and it also acts as a sleep aid.  I am working on developing a multitude of smoothies that does not contain dairy since many of my family, friends…