Apple Cinnamon Walnut Muffins

These muffins are so good. It’s comforting yet the apples and walnuts reduce any sense of guilt. Plus I don’t use butter and I use skim milk. I’m going to try the same recipe with cranberries and white chocolate pieces. This is my mom’s muffin recipe and I use it for all muffins – chocolate…


Last year I went to a Superbowl Party in Manhattan (Ooo Brooklyn girl goes to the big city). Sadly, the Patriots lost, but on the bright side, I got to eat some delicious chili! My husband works with Nick, our host, and his girlfriend/our hostess Alex was kind enough to share this recipe with me….

Easy Acorn Squash

a nice twist to a traditional dish…just in time for Thanksgiving too! Recipe: for 2 -Cut the acorn squah in half (horizontally). -Then scoop out the seeds as you would a pumpkin. Try to flatten each half by cutting with a knife so the squash can lay flat on a plate. If you can’t cut…

Portuguese Kale and Chourico Soup

Yes! I’m alive! Well, I should feel bad about the lack of blogging this summer but I was away for most of the time mooching off my amazing mom’s cooking. Nothing like a home cooked meal that just miraculously appears in front of you. And dishes? Try having a dishwasher. After eating I rinse the…

Apple Muffins

As you can see by Summer’s recent bridal shower update, it’s been a busy week for me. And I have a backlog of recipes to post!

Fall Bridal Shower Brunch

This weekend we celebrated my sister’s upcoming wedding with a fall bridal shower brunch. What a great day it was for the beautiful bride-to-be!

LC’s Pumpkin Bread

This is a great weekend for pumpkin bread. And if you want to make any baked good better, just add chocolate. Orange and black: perfect for Halloween. Also great if you get snowed in…*sigh*


Oh Linus, of all people, only you seem to truly understand the sanctity of The Great Pumpkin.

Spicy Pumpkin Cornbread

I’m going to come right out and say it: this one might be more for the sophisticated palate. Not for the red-meat-and-white-potatoes set. But anyone who likes their food to be hot, hot, hot will appreciate this recipe.

Earthy and Wholesome Pasta

I know this title probably sounds strange, but it’s all I could think of for this creation I gave birth to last night (too much?). Two nights ago we had a pasta dish, and me being the waste-not want-not person that I am, I had leftover pasta that simply could not be trashed. Actually it…