Gingerbread Cookies

How adorable are these cute little gingerbread men and women? I couldn’t resist…as with every year I have to make my special gingerbread people.  It’s a fun, festive ritual that I take part in and enjoy every second of the process from grading cutting shapes with my cookie cutters to decorating the clothes and features … Continued

Musselman’s Apple Sauce Holiday Side Dish and Giveaway Gift Basket

Recently I was contacted by Musselman’s Apple Sauce to create a holiday side dish using their apple sauce.  To say the least, I pretty much inhaled the complimentary 2 jars they sent to me.  Delicious is an understatement and I had a fabulous time in my new kitchen devising a holiday recipe side dish. And … Continued

Cherry Almond Yogurt Muffins and Old Bay Recipe Contest

Well, there you have it…this is the last of my week stretch of Stonyfield yogurt recipes.  I saved the best for last, of course.  These tasty muffins pack a healthy dose of fiber and protein thanks to the oats, whole wheat flour and cherries and almonds. Whip these up for a morning treat, toasted with … Continued

Winter Whole Wheat Cranberry Bread

Gotta love dried cranberries and cashews…two of my favorites, so I thought I’d toss them into my whole wheat bread recipe.  To my surprise, the bread was fantastic and the tender cranberries and ground cashews were the perfect touch to this warm winter bread.  I served each slice with an additional dollop of Stonyfield Oikos … Continued

Tasty Tortillas

These babies are tasty enough to knock your little socks off, I just couldn’t get enough of them last night and after one bite, I was in tortilla heaven. I love experimenting in my tiny Manhattan kitchen with odds n’ ends that I have in my pantry. It keeps my meals exciting and my taste … Continued

Chilled Poppy Seed Pasta

With the sun shining and the heat blazing (it’s well over 90 degrees here in Manhattan today), it’s nice to have some make ahead dishes that can be served chilled on a hot summer evening.  I love how easy it is to prepare; all you need to do is simply cook your favorite pasta, chop … Continued

Chipotle Bean Burgers n' Carrot Slaw

These are not your everyday burgers…my unique combination of crunchy slaw atop avocado and bean patties (with a touch of sweetness and a kick of spice) will have your taste buds dancing! Ingredients 1 can black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed 1/2 can kidney beans, drained, rinsed and mashed 1 avocado, peeled, cored and mashed … Continued

Dark Chocolate Avocado Muffins

These tasty muffins pack in a load of antioxidants from the dark chocolate as well as the creamy, rich taste of the avocado.  Avocado is considered the world’s healthiest fruit because  of its nutrient contents such as Vitamin K, dietary fiber, folic acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and copper.  Moreover, avocados provide us with ‘oleic … Continued

Nifty Nut Butter Wrap

This is one of my clients’ favorite Go-To Snacks!  Bananas are not just a good source of B vitamins, they are low in sodium and contain Vitamin C and A as well as high levels of Iron and Potassium.  The natural fiber in bananas also contributes to numerous health benefits.  For instance, bananas contain Trypophan, … Continued

Tasty, Tangy Taco Supreme

I made these tangy soft tacos last night and I couldn’t resist sharing them with all of you.  The touch of cilantro and lime juice tops these babies off with a pungent kick that will have your taste buds dancin’…(the secret that makes this dish so fantastic is the crushed peanuts cooked with your choice of protein)…Let me … Continued