Puff my Pastry! Why I love appetizers


Particularly appetizers that involve creamy mozzerella cheese and buttery puff pastry.  Not that I discriminate but these are good.  They’re fast and easy and you’ll be popping one after another – no lie. I scooped up some puff pastry to make these appetizers in honor of the NFC Championship game two weeks ago.  They were […]

Wordless Wednesday: Healthy Platters

Moroccan Dessert Traditional Salad Platter

Meatless Monday: Cumin Cauliflower

Why is it that I am the only one who likes cauliflower in this house?  I don’t just like it – I love it!  Raw, cooked, mashed, steamed, you name it there’s no way I don’t like it!  When I made chicken tikka the last time I had a head of cauliflower taking up real […]

Eid al-Adha Celebration

Please forgive my absence the last week or so.  My day job has had be putting in many many hours at the office and at home we’ve been eating dinners that I’ve made ahead of time and frozen.  (Thank goodness for that!).  Things should be settled down now, and I am so grateful.  Mixed into […]

French Fridays with Dorie: Potato Gratin

I have been dying to share this all week.  I was on top of my game this week and made Dorie’s Potato Gratin on Monday night and it was ahhhmazing!  Even my kids were gobbling it up, gruyere cheese and all!  I also may have cheated and made next week’s recipe (a delicious roast chicken) […]

Arabic Style Rice Pilaf

I’ve always wanted to give this style of rice a shot.  I’ve found that my family is more receptive lately to the idea of rice and other starches in place of bread.  That’s a good thing because I get really tired of so much bread!  This is my first attempt at an Arabic style rice […]