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What better way to ring in the fourth than with a family gathering and a delicious meal decked out in all the right colors. This easy to do ravioli recipe will help make any dinner table festive. Each ravioli is stuffed with a simple, yet...

Nothing beats the scent of fresh basil filling up the kitchen. When you make a pesto and begin to crush the delicate green leaves together with olive oil and salt the aroma naturally releases and fills the air. I wanted to change things up and...

My first encounter with the term blood orange was actually with the San Pellegrino drink. Not to be confused with the traditional Aranciata flavor, the Aranciata Rossa flavor was introduced to me by one of my fancy food loving best friends. Blood orange has a...

Nothing better to wake up to then a batch of freshly made doughnuts. I remember as a child my family would take a trip to the nearest Krispy Kreme to watch the doughnuts being made. My favorite part was when the workers, with their white...

There is something about the mix of apple, cinnamon, and walnuts that brings a warm feeling to my stomach. These pancakes are light and cakey made with an apple puree and have a crunch from the walnuts. Ingredients: 1 granny smith apple 1 tbls heavy cream 1 cup all...

Everyday I am grateful for the discovery of hazelnuts. This nut is most popularly associated with the sweet Nutella spread but is also used in many baking recipes. Its cute, plump shape and significant crunch make this nut one of my favorites. I have had a...

With Easter only about a week away we decided to get to work and scrounge the internet for last minute essentials. Here is a list of our top 5 favorite items to prepare for Easter festivities: 1. Jonathan Adler Mod Dot Dinnerware $50 for set of 4 2. Crate...

Eggs were always a popular item in our household growing up. The first thing I typically heard every morning as I made my way downstairs was my dad's voice saying "Want breakfast? Want some eggs? I'm making eggs." Half the time it was not even...

[caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="523"] Caramel Biscotti[/caption] Biscotti is amazing but I would say the crunch of it is an acquired taste. When I was growing up, I was a fan of soft chewy cookies and sugar cookies were my favorite. Very opposite of what a biscotti...

[caption id="attachment_308" align="aligncenter" width="523"] S'mores Fudge Pots[/caption] "You're killing me smalls. These are s'mores stuff. Pay attention. First, you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham. Then, you roast the mallow. When the mallow's flamin' you stick it on the chocolate. Then, you...

[caption id="attachment_280" align="aligncenter" width="523"] Chicken Marsala Ravioli[/caption] I grew up working as a catering server. One dish that was always popular for parties was Chicken Marsala. The distinct taste of the Marsala wine paired perfectly with the chicken, mushrooms, etc. was a dish worth remembering. Here,...

[caption id="attachment_270" align="aligncenter" width="523"] Maple Bacon Pear Salad topped with Arugla[/caption] I grew to love the combination of maple and bacon ever since I was a kid and the maple syrup on my pancakes would ooze over onto the bacon side of my plate. The salty...

[caption id="attachment_237" align="aligncenter" width="523"] Goat Cheese Quiche[/caption] I am a huge fan of brunch and brunch items. Here, I've made quiche tartlets composed of goat cheese, roasted red pepper, spinach, and topped with parmesan cheese. The crust has a bit of sweetness to it as I...

[caption id="attachment_250" align="aligncenter" width="523"] Honey Almond Ravioli[/caption] The month of February always brings on an air of love weather you want it or not. With Valentine's day coming up I wanted to experiment with sweet dishes. This one is great if you plan on staying in...