Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing

Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing

Oh you fancy huh? It may sound a little gourmet, but this salad is easy to make at home. It’ll impress anyone you serve it to – including yourself. The recipe below serves one, but I recommend multiplying it and serving it at a dinner party or, if opportunity knocks, as part of a home-cooked date night meal. It has a romantic feel to it, […]

Pita Pizza with Butternut Squash, Kale, Feta & Walnuts

Pita Pizza with Butternut Squash, Kale, Feta & Walnuts

I’ll be honest: in all my years of cooking, I’ve never mastered the art of making pizza from scratch. Whether I make the dough myself or buy it from Trader Joe’s, I manage to mess it up every time. What usually happens is the dough gets too tight and I have a hard time stretching it out to make a thin enough crust. When it […]

Lemon Spaghetti with Spinach, Feta & Walnuts

Lemon Spaghetti with Spinach, Feta & Walnuts

Fact: I can’t live without pasta. I would probably starve without it. I’ve been known to eat some form of pasta almost every day, sometimes for both lunch and dinner. It’s inexpensive and comforting, and somehow I’m always in the mood for it. The smell of it boiling reminds me of my favorite day of the week when I was a kid: Monday, believe it […]

How to Make a “Baked” Apple in the Microwave

How to Make a “Baked” Apple in the Microwave

Baked apples are a Fall staple. Their smell alone is enough to give you that “It’s definitely Fall” feeling. It’s one of those things we crave but never get around to making, because it’s assumed to be something you make for a crowd on a special occasion. Thanks to the almighty microwave, that doesn’t have to be the case. I actually came up with this […]

Drunken Spaghetti with Olives, Capers & Shaved Parmesan

Drunken Spaghetti with Olives, Capers & Shaved Parmesan

Who says pasta has to be boiled in water? Why not…red wine anyone? Sure, why not. In Italian it’s affectionately called Spaghetti All’Ubriaco, or “drunken spaghetti”. It’s one of the simplest pasta dishes out there, has HUGE flavor, and what better presentation than that vibrant purple hue? It also takes about 15-20 minutes to make, uses only two pans, and is a delicious way to […]