Apple Tart Squares with Honey Glaze

Today I am sharing my recipe for these delicious Apple Tart Squares with Honey Glaze that really highlights the beauty of this season's bounty of apples with the signature crunch from puff pastry dough. What isn't there to love about puff pastry dough?! First off, the crunch of perfectly baked puff pastry dough makes for a uniquely scrumptious bite and the fact that it can always be stored in your freezer means you are always ready to whip up a dessert for any occasion. Once defrost...

Sesame Chicken with Honey Lime Slaw

During the school year quick and easy to make dinners are a necessity. Lucky for you, I have a new and fun take on the classic chicken dinner that your family will love! This dinner is a meal on a plate of sesame crusted chicken with a slaw full of red cabbage, shreaded carrot, cilantro, thinly sliced chilies and a super tangy dressing. I encourage you to serve the chicken with all your favorite sides! Another reason I love this dinner is because it's gluten free so my mom can eat it! I ...

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Today, I think I have found one of my new favorite cookies of all time, Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. This classic cookie with inspiration from Mexican flavors has all the things you need for a great cookie and more. Just like any great cookie it has a chewy center and a slightly crunchy exterior. While it may look like your typical Chocolate Crinkle Cookie what makes this cookie unique is its flavor. This cookie has a deep chocolaty flavor that pairs so well with the earthy ...

Punjabi Samosas with Mint Chutney

During the summer I like to experiment in the kitchen with more involved recipes than I would typically make during the school year. Today I made these beautifully delicious Punjabi Samosas with Mint Chutney! Samosas are deep fried, cone shaped dumplings that are traditionally filled with a mixture of potatoes or meat. They also happen to be seriously delicious! My personal favorite version of the Samosa is one from Punjab, a state in the Northern part of India. Their version of this ...

Beef Souvlaki Kebabs With Tzatziki Sauce

It's time to bust out your grill because I've got your new favorite beef kebabs! Today we are grilling up some flavor packed Beef Souvlaki Kebobs with a Tzatziki Sauce that will rock your back yard barbecue. Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food that consists of small pieces of meat that are grilled on a skewer over a hot open flame. I am serving it the traditional way with pita bread and tons of tzatziki.  Tzatziki is a Greek sauce typically served with grilled meat that is made ...

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 ...