A Cloudy Day Gingerbread

I was in the mood for Gingerbread. It’s been raining here a lot and the grey makes me want a warm cake full of spices. I looked through all my cookbooks for a recipe that used the ingredients I had in my pantry. It turns out I had ALMOST everything for it… almost. I finallyContinue reading “A Cloudy Day Gingerbread”

Watermelon Feta and Mint Salad

This is a salad that I grew up eating at my grandmother’s house. It was the most refreshing thing and even as a kid I liked the onion! This is a slightly different version than Grandmother made. It has the kick of the hot sauce in the dressing, which to me sends this recipe overContinue reading “Watermelon Feta and Mint Salad”

Orange Juice Coffee Cake: Dairy Free version

Last week I shared a new recipe I had discovered and really enjoyed: Orange Juice Coffee Cake. Because we had enjoyed it so very very much I wanted to make it again. A friend was visiting us from the US and she cannot usually eat dairy so I adapted the recipe to be dairy free. ItContinue reading “Orange Juice Coffee Cake: Dairy Free version”

Orange Juice Coffee Cake

Today was a coffee cake day. It’s summer and we are in lazy mode. :p What is better for brunch than an orange juice coffee cake?! Nothing. Light and refreshing this is a great treat for brunch or tea! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2/3Continue reading “Orange Juice Coffee Cake”

Chocolate Port Cake

This is a recipe I have wanted to try for quite some time. The original can be found here. I thought today would be the perfect day. I was not disappointed! Fortunately a friend came over to help me eat it 😉 It is definitely a cake for the over 21 crowd, as there isContinue reading “Chocolate Port Cake”

Avocado Brownies

Sometime the oddest things turn into the best things. My grandmother is the queen of interesting ingredients. She bakes the most wonderful things! As a little kid I would eat and enjoy her baking only to find out there was a can of tomato soup in her spice cake (Mother’s Conversation Cake)  or beets inContinue reading “Avocado Brownies”

A Week of Smoothies

Since it is getting so beautiful and summery here , I have taken to having a smoothie for lunch after my workout. It is the best way to  cool down and hydrate.  Using what ever fruit is on sale at the local store keeps me from feeling like I have the same smoothie over andContinue reading “A Week of Smoothies”

Chicken Caesar Casserole

This morning  I got a request for a casserole. They are John’s favorite things. I thought “hmmm… what sounds good at this moment?” The answer: Chicken Caesar Salad sounded delish. So I decided to adapt a casserole to fit my wish for Chicken Caesar Salad. 🙂 Here it is!