San Gimignano, Italy

“Escape is such a thankful word,” Emily Dickenson One of my favorite parts about traveling is getting deep into the crevices of the little cities surrounded by locals.   I venture off, not just when traveling but when hiking too- “Oh look, a split off, it’s just another 2 miles.”  “Hmm…I wonder where this path will…

Beer Battered Crispy Salmon Fish Tacos

I’ve never cooked Salmon in batter before,  it is so delicious in my beer (Lager) batter.  I found this awesome recipe from food blogger Foodness Gracious.  The avocado Cream Sauce is very tasty too.  The only addition I did was drizzle some Sriracha Powder on top the fish after it’s cooked with green cabbage and sauce….

Spiced Chops with Chickpea Puree

This recipe comes from the same magazine I got my Goat Cheese Salad recipe from.  This is a Dec/2013 Jan/ 2014 issue of Fine Cooking.   After skimming through the pages this one caught my eye, I replaced using Lamb for Pork meat.  I loved this recipe the Chickpeas are so tasty and creamy.  I also…

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving turned out to be a success, the 2 turkey’s were a hit at the dinner table and we cleaned one of them to the bone.   I bought two different Turkey’s one of them Orangic and Brinned- and that one turned out to be our favorite.   I found a pretty awesome simple recipe…

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with a hint of peanut butter

This is by far my favorite use of ripe bananas recipe.  I think this is why I spend so much time browsing around on Pinterest there is always something that catches my fancy or that I can relate too 😉 This banana muffin recipe is moist and so tasty- I used 3 bananas one of…

Turkey Lettuce Wraps Topped with Kimchi

This is my own recipe using ingredients that I love.  I have little kids and I like to work veggies in their diet any way I can so I have over the years got playful with plain rice by adding in frozen corn or peas and now my little ones actually love those veggies.  So…

Miso Cod

Cod is my favorite fish, I love the butter like texture unfortunately I can’t always get this fish at the market but when I see it I take advantage of it.  I found a quick, simple and tasty recipe from Food and Wine.  Let this fish Marinate over night as indicated in the recipe it…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Sauce

Okay…..this one hits my favorite list of new recipes I’ve tried this year so far.  Wow….packed with flavor!  I didn’t skip a step, I did everything as they did with the only exception of adding thinly sliced Zuchinni to the Slaw.   Incredible! Kids loved it too!! I love finding new recipes and as always…

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Salmon with Crispy Vegies

So I’ve been wanting to use this Thai sauce for awhile now and I decided to do a search for it with Salmon.  This is so flavorful and sweet, add some crushed pepper to the mix and it works perfectly!  It’s a simple 3 ingredient process and done in minutes.  3 Tbls Soy Sauce, 6…

Dark Chocolate Coconut mini bites + Pie

I was bored….so I got creative and played around with this cold dessert for these hot summer days.  I decided to make dark chocolate mini bites as well as a pie using Coconut Milk, Dark Chocolate and a Graham Cracker crust with 3 Tablespoons of Coconut Sugar.  I honestly can’t taste the coconut all that much…

Grilled Ahi Tuna Burgers with Spicy Mayo

I eat so much fish during the summer months, at least 3 times a week and mostly Salmon.  One of my favorites is Ahi Tuna and I saw some thick meaty pieces at the market this week and decided to find me a tasty Ahi Tuna Burger recipe. Leave it to Guy Fieri from the Food…

Banana Bread with Reeses Peanut butter and Chocolate chips

Fruits disappear quickly in my house as quick as I buy them but those bananas, I can tell when everyone gets sick of that banana taste and my eyes are fixed on them everyday as they start freckling up and drooping and I wait but those little hands won’t touch a banana with spots. :))  I decided to…