Crispy Oven-Roasted Chicken

 

 It doesn’t get any better than this – a very simple chicken that makes deep fried chicken look pale in comparison. I created this recipe several years ago; I usually make it once a year during the holiday season when I have a crowd over at our house. It never fails to delight the palates…

Deep Fried Shrimp Balls with Buffalo Marinara Sauce

 

 This is an easy and delicious appetizer recipe that is excellent for Super Bowl game night or any gathering. This shrimp ball reminds me of the shrimp fritters my Mom used to make. They pack a tremendous amount of flavor and the Buffalo Marinara Sauce is to die for (not literally). This sauce is also…

Oven-Roasted Wild Salmon

 

 Salmon – just what the Doctor ordered – I have been eating wild salmon for many years now and my choice is always the wild Pacific type. I find it to have a very buttery-like flavor. My love-affair with salmon started when I noticed that I no longer suffered from three to four sinus infections…

Omega-3 Green Tea Smoothie

 

 Omega-3, antioxidants and other nutrients are what this smoothie is all about. The Omega-3 comes from walnuts, which is plant-based. This type of Omega-3 is known as ALA and it is listed amongst the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. [MedicalNewsToday] For extra health benefits, I used green tea as the foundation which makes it…

Berry Persimmon Smoothie

 

 One of my favorite things to do is to create amazing and interesting smoothies that are filled with antioxidants and nutrients. They have always worked well for me right after my intensive workouts – I can put away a meaningful portion that keeps me filled for hours. During this past holiday season, I served cut…

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 jalapeƱo 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…