Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing

Snow Pea Shoot-Cranberry Salad with Crispy Rice & Spicy Pecan Dressing -- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and a spectacular centerpiece for a holiday table!

This beautiful salad is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free -- and it's the perfect centerpiece for a special event or holiday meal table! Last week I shared my love of baby bok choy from Jade Asian Greens, and today I'm sharing  their Snow Pea Shoots (Dau Miu), which I think are one of the most stunning and interesting … [Read more...]

Bok Choy Shiitake Mushroom Gratin

Bok Choy Shitake Mushroom Gratin Recipe

This vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free Bok Choy Shiitake Mushroom Gratin is absolutely lovely for Easter, or any other celebration.When you invite a crowd, there will almost always be someone who has special dietary needs.  And I want to make those guests just as happy as everyone else!And guess what?  In one fell … [Read more...]

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

15 Over-The-Top-Delicious Easter Brunch Menu Ideas

Easter Sunday is the perfect day for brunch!  From a bright spring salad and beautiful fresh citrus, to unique and colorful eggs and scrumptious French toast bread pudding -- there's something here for everyone!  I think my dad has turned not one, but two corners.  The first is that he's no longer taking any steps … [Read more...]

Passion Fruit Chocolate Ganache Bars

Passion Fruit Chocolate Ganache Bars -- Sweet, tart and oh-so-chocolaty! Rich, creamy and oh-so dreamy! It's the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

Sweet, tart and oh-so-chocolaty! Rich, creamy and oh-so dreamy! Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate and passion, right?I’m sure we can definitely agree on at least the chocolate!  Either way,  this passion fruit chocolate ganache dessert is perfect.This dessert can be made into these bars, as a pie or tart.  … [Read more...]

Salami-Provolone-Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe With Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach

Salami-Provolone Pork Loin Recipe With Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach - a show stopping main course that's full with delicious flavors, and it's a lovely centerpiece on a holiday table.

Salami-Provolone-Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe With Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach is a show stopping main course that's full with delicious flavors, and it's a lovely centerpiece on a holiday table.I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely and talented Sara Moulton at Melissa's Produce last week.I was so happy to get a … [Read more...]

Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée Recipe

Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée -- It's rich, creamy and full of delicious bites of fruit. Beautifully presented, this is an elegant and festive dessert for the holiday season.

Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée is rich, creamy and full of delicious bites of fruit.  Beautifully presented, this is an elegant and festive dessert for the holiday season. I have a friend who wins every contest she enters.  Every one! (You know who you are!) Whether it's for a delicious recipe she's created or simply … [Read more...]

12 Gifts For the Cook Who (You Think) Has Everything – 2016 Guide

Gifts for the Cook Who you Think Has Everything

Awesome holiday gift ideas for the cooks in your life who you think have everything.  (This is not a sponsored post — I’m featuring these brands because I love these items!)Now that you have my 2016 guide of 20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20, I’m sharing my 2016 guide guide "for the cook who has … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies are the ultimate gluten-free holiday cookie!  They're perfect to bring to parties, to have for an afternoon snack, and Santa will love them!      It's been almost eight years since my oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease -- he was only five-years-old at the … [Read more...]

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – 2016 Guide

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide

It's here!  The best gift guide for foodies and cooks for under $20!  As I do every year, I'm presenting a few of my favorite things . . . I've hand picked some really cool and super fun gifts for your foodie and cooking friends and family this year. I'm sure they'll all be a hit (I either have them or want them!), and … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie Recipe

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie Recipe -- Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie is warm, smoky, sweet and over-the-top delicious! It's the perfect appetizer to get your guests ready for the Thanksgiving feast!

Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie is warm, smoky, sweet and over-the-top delicious! It's the most scrumptious holiday appetizer your guests could hope for!This is a show stopper, my friends!  Your Thanksgiving guests will be in wowed before they even sit down to the main course.Just look at these stunning … [Read more...]