Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies

A few weeks ago we had a fun day in Connnecticut where we went blueberry picking and out to dinner for delicious kosher Indian food for with Naomi Nachman's family.  It was a jam packed and super fun day catching up and , of course, talking a lot about food! Both the blueberry picking and the Indian food are what inspired to make this out of the box dessert...Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies.  I mean, can a Southern classic with an Indian twist be any more on brand for me?!?&nb...

Watch Me On Food Network….Again!

I have been waiting so long to tell you this news! I am going to be on Food Network again!  Yeah that’s right! Not only am I back on the Food Network but this time I am competing on my life-long cooking idol Guy Fieri’s show, “Guy’s Grocery Games”! I never thought I would say that! Am I dreaming? It has been so hard to keep this secret from you all for almost a year. I am so excited that I am finally able to tell you!  Best of all, I will be on the "Superfans" episode, which ...

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Salad

Today I have teamed up with my all time favorite spice company, SpicesForLess.com, to give you this gorgeous Jamaican Jerk Chicken Salad recipe! A few months ago they had sent me some of their spices for me to try and I instantly fell in love with their products. We agreed that we had to work together so I been playing with their spices. Their Jamaican Jerk Seasoning really stuck out to its to me because its deep and complex flavors. All you have to do is slather the spice mix onto some ...

Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze

Hands down Tomato Bruschetta is my all time favorite appetizer, this summer! This classic Italian antipasto consists of a toasted slice of bread topped with a mixture of tomato, red onion, basil, garlic, balsamic vinegar or glaze, salt, and pepper. It is the perfect appetizer for summertime entertaining. It’s also a great use of stuff often picked up at a farmer’s ingredients that are easy to work with, fresh and delicious.  I am sure after making this it will instantly ...

Cheesy Mushroom Flatbread

This recipe is a result of what I call a "Pantry Dinner", a dinner made with just what you already have in your pantry, fridge, and garden. A few weeks ago, I was hungry around dinner time and I looked in the fridge and saw we had mushrooms and cheese. We had a red onion, and some flatbreads in the pantry and fresh thyme in the garden. I immediately knew what I had to make, the cheesiest, yummiest, and mushroomiest flatbread EVER! I sauteed the onions and mushroom with some olive oil ...

Rustic Berry Galette

This delicious dessert that isn't easy as pie, it's easier! Let me break it down for you...Galette is a French term that refers to a variety of flat, round cakes, typically made with a flaky pastry/pie dough. As opposed to a tradtional pie, where the dough is places in a pie dish then the filling is places inside and finaly topped with more dough, a gallet is assembled differently. Instead, the filling is placed directly on top of a sheet of rolled out dough and then the edges of that ...

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

There is nothing better on a hot summer day to cool down with than a nice ice-cold glass of lemonade. Something magical happens when you mix lemon juice, water, sugar, mint, and cucumber, that makes the most refreshing beverage EVER! I almost exclusively drink water, which I should do a blog post about soon, but I make an exception when it comes to my lemonade.  I have been making lemonade ever since I was young. I have never been into the powders and love squeezing my own ...

Party-Trick Peanut Butter Cake

Today I am sharing a recipe from the newest cookbook I have added to my collection. The recipe is called “Party-Trick Peanut Butter Cake” from Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh. I have been looking forward to this post for so long and am pumped it is finally time to share it with you. Just in case you are living under a rock and never heard of Molly Yeh before, and by the way it’s pronounced “yay” not “yeah”, I am honored to introduce her  to you.  Molly is a mega ...

Thai Chicken Summer Rolls

Today, I am bringing you the freshest, most refreshing, light, and the summeriest (yes I invented that word just for this recipe) dish that is perfect for this summer. These beautiful Thai Chicken Summer Rolls are what I am talking about! They are really easy and quick to make. So make sure to put the ingredients on your food list because you'll want to make these for dinner this week!  To make these Summer Rolls, you start by soaking a sheet of rice paper in some ...

S’mores Pizza

Last week two of my friends, Manny and Sam, came over to study math with me for the big math final the next day. Before they came, I made some pizza dough so that we could make pizza for lunch. After we ate the yummy pizza, we had some leftover dough and used it to make a S'mores Pizza for dessert. We had all the ingredients for it in the pantry so it was perfect! I have alway loved s'mores and consider pizza one of my favorite foods so I was excited to try this different ...

Grilled Romaine Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

For as long as I can remember, I have not been into salads. I would always go for the carbs instead of the salad any day of the week. But recently, I had been trying to eat healthier and I have started eating salads. While a slice of pizza with fries is way tastier, I just overall feel better after eating a bowl of salad. After adding in salads into my diet I have just felt more energetic and its overall helped my productivity. As a proud workaholic, I will do almost anything to increase my ...

The Teaneck Farmer’s Market

Today I took a trip to the local Farmer's Market! I live in and have grown up in a beautiful town called Teaneck. Teaneck is a large town just 15 minutes away from Manhattan located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It is a pretty quiet town with lots of parks and nice tree lined streets. We have a huge diverse Jewish community and I am lucky enough to live just a few blocks away from all the kosher restaurants located near and around West Englewood Avenue. I often walk down by ...