Meyer Lemon Bars

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Sometimes you just have to roll with the classics. I have made all sorts of twists on the classic lemon bars but hesitated to ever share my recipe for classic meyer lemon bars. So far I’ve done a Hawaiian twist with passion fruit (which will make a re-appearance this summer in Hawaii…counting down the days) […]

Plantain, Black Bean and Havarti Arepas

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PARTNER POST – Get creative with any of Castello’s uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece. You can imagine my excitement with Honest Cooking asked me to create a recipe with cheese! Yes, of course I will be home to receive your package of multiple blocks […]

Caprese Blintzes

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I’d like to think of this caprese blintz as the epitome of my blended upbringing. Classic Italian flavors rolled up into my favorite childhood breakfast. You wouldn’t catch me blending and mashing up my cultural food because I thought you had to keep it “authentic” But who am I kidding? We are in 2015 now […]

Pomegranate Cheesecake

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There is nothing better than cooking with your best friend! Every 2 years or so, one of my bff’s, Dominee flies down to Cali for our birthdays. Mine is on Halloween and hers is 10 days later, so we always say it’s “our birthday”.  Dominee and I have been friends for 15 years…maybe it’s 16 […]

Vegetarian Red Pozole

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Well this year has started off pretty awesome and it’s only going to get better! #1, I remembered to add cabbage to the pozole, which was HUGE! Let’s just say I got a lot of grief the last time I made pozole. All my Mexican friends were saying “But there’s no cabbage”, “It’s not pozole […]