Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lemon Tart

I have always loved lemony desserts, something about the sweet, but tart flavor is incredibly appealing. I found the recipe for this tart here, it is by Thomas Keller from his Bouchon Bakery and as expected it was perfectly delicious!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hot Cross Buns

Perfect for Easter weekend! Recipe from Donna Hay.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

French Apple Tart

A delicious yet simple dessert. I found this recipe in a Williams-Sonoma cookbook that I have, but you can find it online here. I didn’t decide to make this last night until right before dinner so to save time I used puff pastry for the crust. The whole thing took under an hour to make and the end result was delicious!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A New Favorite…

Mache lettuce, bosc pear, toasted hazelnuts, and goat cheese, drizzled very lightly with a white wine vinaigrette. I tried this salad at a restaurant a few weeks ago and fell in love! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cake For Breakfast

I believe that cake is appropriate at any time of day! When I came across this recipe for a breakfast cake, I knew I had to make it right away. The combination of almonds and raspberries makes it seem almost “healthy.” The recipe is put together for a 6” cake which couldn’t be more convenient when baking for two people. I baked it Friday night in hopes of having it with our weekend breakfasts, however it didn’t quite make it to breakfast. ;)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lentil “Meatballs” in a Lemon Pesto Sauce

My husband grew up vegetarian, so it is very rare that I prepare meat at home and honestly I don’t really miss it! It is definitely harder to come up with new things to cook so I am always on the look out for new recipes. I came across this “meatball” recipe last week and the pictures alone instantly convinced me I had to try making it. We had the meatballs with pappardelle pasta and they were delicious! 

*I’ve never been a fan of fennel, but still decided to follow the recipe and add it, but could have done without it  ;)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee has always been one of my favorite desserts, but this was my first time making it at home. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to make and how delicious it tasted homemade! The recipe I used was from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook. You can find it online here

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Black Bean Quesadillas

I found this recipe in a new cookbook that I recently bought, Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. As soon as I saw the pictures for this recipe, I knew I would be making them. There are quite a few components to the quesadillas, but it all comes together quite easily and in under twenty minutes. They were different from any quesadillas that I have had before, but so delicious and this has now been added to one of our favorite meals!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lunch Perfection

This has been a staple in my family ever since I can remember. It is such a delicious combination and makes the perfect quick snack or light meal. Just toast some bakery bread, top with avocado, season with salt and pepper and add a few slices of parmesan cheese…and you have perfection! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Deliciously Moist Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins were the perfect dessert last night and are a delicious breakfast this morning. I will definitely be saving this recipe because these were some of the best pumpkins muffins I have ever had!