Nutella Stuffed Banana Bread Muffins

Quarantine CookingNutella Stuffed Banana Bread Muffins   We have some extra time on our hands to cook and bake as a family. This ‘stay at home order’ or ‘self isolation’ has been so good for us to just slow down and enjoy all this time together. One thing I’ve been making a lot of are these Nutella Stuffed Banana Bread Muffins. My kids love to open them up and find the […] Read Full Post

Slow Cooker Bolognese

Classic Italian Meat SauceSlow Cooker Bolognese An Italian classic, meaty bolognese sauce couldn’t be easier to make, with the help of a slow cooker. Rich, meaty sauce tossed with pasta and fresh basil and a sprinkling of grated parmesan, this is classic comfort food in a bowl. The best part is you can toss it in the slow cooker so after a long day you have dinner on the table within minutes. Click […] Read Full Post

How to Make Authentic Falafel and Israeli Chopped Salad

Falafel and Israeli Chopped Salad
When my family and I go back to Israel, our first stop is a little roadside falafel stand in Haifa, on the Carmel. Hot, crunchy with a bright green center, it’s stuffed into pillowy pita bread, chopped Israeli salad, pickles and drizzled generously with tangy tahini. It’s possibly my favorite food on the planet and I have finally perfected my recipe. Enjoy it as much
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Fourth of July Foods to Feed a Crowd

I’ve compiled some of my favorite summer recipes and punched up the flavor but adding tons of fresh herbs – Tarragon Lemon Chicken, Mediterranean Pasta Salad and a Fruit Pizza with Mint Mascarpone. Below are some of the easiest summer recipes that can be made ahead of time and can be enjoyed throughout the season. For other summer cooking and entertaining ideas, check out this Pistachio pesto crudité platter and […] Read Full Post

New Twist on Classic Summer Dishes

Summer is the perfect time to relax, throw some food on the grill, and casually entertain. I stopped by Great Day Houston to share some tips for summer cooking and show how simple changes can really elevate your game. Pistachio Basil Pesto and Crudite Platter   For the Pesto: 2 cups packed fresh basil 1/4 cup roasted, salted pistachios 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic juice of […] Read Full Post

Tzaziki Chicken Skewers

Summer Picnic Foods Tzaziki Chicken Skewers Chicken Tzaziki Skewers What could be more cooling on a hot summer day than cold yogurt Tzaziki sauce, slathered on grilled chicken skewers? This is one of my favorite dips, I doubled it to make a marinade for the chicken as well. After grilling, I skewered the chicken with thin slices of Persian cucumbers, and a cherry tomato on top. Perfect for snacking by […] Read Full Post

Mediterranean Shrimp Orzo Salad

The Best Shrimp Orzo Salad
This Mediterranean Shrimp and Orzo salad is anything but your standard pasta salad.  Lemony  shrimp, tiny orzo pasta, crunchy cucumbers and plump tomatoes and the creamiest feta cheese give this refreshing salad a delightful flavor. I love to serve it by the pool or outdoors under the patio on warm spring and summer evenings. Hearty enough for a complete meal but light enough to eat
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Shrimp Scampi in 5 Minutes

Shrimp Scampi was one of my grandmother’s favorite dishes. She always ordered it when we went to an Italian restaurant. And while it tastes decadent, there are only a handful of ingredients that go into making it and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. I am all about shaving time off my weeknight dinner routine, so I cook my spaghetti ahead of time, toss it with olive oil […] Read Full Post

Simple and Delicious Salmon Burgers

Basil Pesto Salmon Burgers 2 – 8oz. cooked salmon filets 2 tbsp fresh basil pesto 1/4 cup mayonaise 1 tbsp dijon mustard 1 green onion, sliced thin small squeeze of fresh lemon juice 1 cup panko, Japanese breadcrumbs light olive oil for pan frying 4 hamburger buns arugula for garnish Directions: In a large mixing bowl flake the salmon gently, add the other ingredients, and gently toss to combine. Do […] Read Full Post