A Stroke of Grilliance! #BEEF

fiery beef satay skewers

I haven’t been able to eat meat for a while for various reasons and now because I have high cholesterol, I really can’t eat anything but lean stuff. So when I was asked to host a Beef grilling party I almost said no, until I saw that the entire party is a challenge, basically, for […]

Pain Perdu with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream


Pain Perdu…seems like a fancy term, huh? Pain Perdu in french means “Lost Bread”. It is basically french toast but made with older bread. If you have some staling bread no matter the kind, you have Pain Perdu on your hands! It is pronounced “pan per-do” , there is no pain involved. There are variations […]

Vegetarian Pita Pizza with Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven


I have used many different kinds of cooking methods from gas to induction and more. The last one to try for me was convection. This is actually one of the smartest ways to cook because it lessens cooking time by blowing the hot air in the oven over the surface of the food, cooking both […]

Banana Split Cake


From now until April 22nd, Del Monte is sponsoring a recipe contest called Crown the Cook on Facebook and the prizes are amazing.. If your recipe is selected as one of the top three finalists, not only will you win a year’s supply of Del Monte® products*, but Del Monte will send you and a […]

Baked Ziti

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It’s extremely hard to find real fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter, like right now. I like to buy organic tomatoes but even then they aren’t always picked at the right time, they get picked early and are ripened artificially. I LOVE my fresh tomatoes but when push comes to shove and the good […]

Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers Cupcakes

Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers Cupcakes

One of my favorite candy to eat is whoppers and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the strawberry ones. Artificial flavoring, sure but I love them. I decided to try and make some cupcakes that taste like them. I knew it would be hard I just needed to add malted milk powder to get that malt taste. […]