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  • I am a web designer by day and a food enthusiast by night. I'm originally from the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area but moved to the west coast (first Oregon ans now California) three years ago. Prior to that I spent two years in France and Spain. Living in Europe not only made me a much more experimental cook, but also taught me about the importance of improvising in a recipe -- because on most days I could never find all of the ingredients I needed!

    I try to use fresh/seasonal market ingredients when available and I add hot peppers to pretty much everything (so watch out!). I hope you enjoy my recipes and feel free to share.

    Have fun browsing and even more fun cooking!

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Walnut Zucchini Bread

Because I refuse to let food go to waste, I end up experimenting with a lot of different recipes. I’ve tried zucchini bread before and it was delicious so I attempted to make one and it exceeded my expectations! Served warm with a smidgen of...

by admin on July 3rd, 2014
No Comments  Dessert, Vegetarian


Key Lime Pie

I absolutely love key lime pie, though I can never eat more than one slice because of the tartness (which IS a good thing!). I made this delicious recipe recently for a surprise bridal shower I threw for a friend because there is no better...

by admin on April 15th, 2014
No Comments  Dessert


Faux Lemon Cheesecake Topping

When you have a leftover soft cheese, such as mascarpone, this is a great way to utilize it before its expiration date. This faux lemon cheesecake topping is great on french toast (See my recipe for saffron-infused french toast) or spread on top of graham...

by admin on August 24th, 2013
No Comments  Dessert, Dressings, Garnishes & Toppings


Non-Alcoholic Lemon Sorbet Spritzers

This is the perfect light dessert (or non-alcoholic after dinner drink) for the summertime. It takes a slight twist on the traditional wine spritzer. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 cup lemon sorbet 2 cups soda water   Directions: Spoon lemon sorbet into two tall champagne glasses....

by admin on August 10th, 2013
No Comments  Dessert



There is nothing better than waking up late on a Sunday and enjoying a delicious meal of crêpes. The thing I love most about crêpes is that you can make them either savory or sweet by adding a variety of toppings from the standard jam...

by admin on July 28th, 2013
No Comments  Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert, Vegetarian


Lemon Curd

Lemon curd is a delightful thing to eat in the summer, spread on shortbread cookies or even lightly baked on top of homemade crust. Ingredients: 4 large eggs 4 large egg yolks 1 cup granulated sugar Zest from 5-6 lemons 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice...

by admin on July 13th, 2013
1 Comment  Dessert, Vegetarian


Devonshire Cream

This is my grandma’s not-so-secret Devonshire Cream recipe, a delicious topping that makes any cake or tart extra tasty. It reminds me of the holidays of my childhood so what a better way to celebrate than making some on the Fourth of July! Serves: 4...

by admin on July 4th, 2013
No Comments  Dessert


Frozen Greek Yogurt & Berry Pops

What’s better on a hot summer day than an icy cold and refreshing popsicle? This tasty treat is not only delicious but it is also a healthy alternative to preservative-laden store bought popsicles. You’ll need popsicle molds, similar to these for this recipe. Serves: 4-6...

by admin on June 29th, 2013
No Comments  Dessert