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Dreamy Whipped Cream Cake

Dreamy Whipped Cream Cake

Our community is under a lot of distress right now. Hurricane Harvey may be gone but what is left behind is beyond description. I’m sure all of you have seen on the news images of houses and entire neighborhoods completely flooded. But now that the waters have receded and people started working on their homes, what you see is even worse:… Continue Reading

Easy Weeknight Dinner: No-Guilt Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Easy Weeknight Dinner: No-Guilt Creamy Chicken Alfredo

I’m sure that you can’t wait to find out about the ingredients for this recipe, so, I will skip the usual introductions, prologues and opening sentences and will get straight to the point: this recipe uses a can of evaporated milk and a little yellow mustard instead of the regular heavy cream! I promise you the… Continue Reading

Rigatoni With Marinara Sauce & Melted Fresh Mozarella

Rigatoni With Marinara Sauce & Melted Fresh Mozarella

  Get ready for your next pasta dinner with this dish of mine, accredited with all the mmmms and wows that every cook longs for. The recipe is my own version of a pasta dish that we used to order at an Italian restaurant during our vacation on the island of Rhodes, Greece some 25 years… Continue Reading

A Healthy Winter Recipe: Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Bowl

A Healthy Winter Recipe: Almond & Cranberry Quinoa Bowl

Just like any other meal, a good quinoa bowl must have the colors and the flavors of the season. My recipe is super easy to prepare but absolutely rich in taste: a little sweetness from the cranberries and a little salt from the soy sauce, somehow crunchy from the almonds, and fully aromatic from the dressing. As… Continue Reading

How To Reuse The Tiny Hotel Breakfast Jam Jars

How To Reuse The Tiny Hotel Breakfast Jam Jars

Over the years, I’ve saved quite a lot of these empty tiny jam jars that often come on a hotel breakfast tray. I’ve never had a good use for them, although I’ve ~ maybe ~ used a couple to store beads or small sewing supplies, or as a mini vase for a bloom. I’ve searched on… Continue Reading

Vegan Banana Chocolate Cake

Vegan Banana Chocolate Cake

This rich and moist cake is made of humble ingredients and is as easy to make as 1-2-3! It does not contain any eggs, milk or butter, so it’s good for when you want to watch your diet, or those with dairy allergies. You will not find this recipe elsewhere, it is one of my… Continue Reading

Garlic Mussels au Gratin

Garlic Mussels au Gratin

Mussels au gratin is such an impressive and classic appetizer, yet quite inexpensive and very easy to prepare! Your guests will be thrilled with this little hors d’œuvre that beautifully fills every buffet, any time of the year, but especially during summer times.  There are quite a few recipes that you can find online, here is how I like… Continue Reading

Martha Stewart’s Vanilla Sheet Cake With Lemon Cream-Cheese Frosting

Martha Stewart’s Vanilla Sheet Cake With Lemon Cream-Cheese Frosting

The June 2016 issue of the Martha Stewart’s Living magazine was a celebration of food and summer gatherings. Amongst everything, I found an all-american recipe that I couldn’t wait to try: The Vanilla Sheet Cake With Cream-Cheese Lemon Frosting. It seemed to be so summery and refreshing, that I promised myself (and my family) that it… Continue Reading

Almond Milk Rice Pudding

Almond Milk Rice Pudding

Rice pudding. Sweet, creamy and rich… simply delicious. If you have ever prepared rice pudding at home, then you certainly know this: the amount of time you have to devote in the kitchen, stirring constantly above a hot pan, can exceed 45 minutes! This is why I don’t make rice pudding very often, but when I… Continue Reading