Vegan Sweet Rolls

These vegan sweet rolls have been on my to-do list for months. While I am not vegan or vegetarian, I’m always on the lookout for healthier recipes. Light and airy, you’d never know there was no dairy,...

slow cooker italian beef stew

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

A couple of weeks ago I purchased my very first slow cooker and I decided to test it by making a hearty Italian beef stew. The slow cooker makes this classic Italian beef stew very...

sandwich bread with tangzhong

Sandwich Bread with Tangzhong

I love crusty artisan bread but, once in a while, I enjoy a nice slice of sandwich bread with butter and jam or peanut butter and jelly. When I came across the tangzhong method on other blogs I...

healthy no-bake granola bars

Healthy No-Bake Granola Bars

These healthy no-bake granola bars are the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack and will keep you satisfied until your next meal. They are chewy, delicious and packed with good-for you ingredients.They are also vegan, gluten-free...

spaghetti alla puttanesca

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is a very popular Italian dish and it literally translates to “whore’s style spaghetti”. There are several colorful legends concerning its origins, one of them is that prostitutes would cook this dish to...

mixed berry detox smoothie

Mixed Berry Detox Smoothie

Happy New year! 2015 has now officially started, it’s time to get back into a health and fitness routine! Even though our body has its own natural way to eliminate toxins,we can help things...

easy apple cake

Easy Apple Cake

A few months ago, I came across this easy apple cake recipe on the blog “Anice e Cannella”. It looked so delicious, I knew I had to make it. Sometimes you need a simple cake that can...

italian hot chocolate

Italian Hot Chocolate

When the weather starts getting cooler, I love to curl up with a big mug of homemade Italian hot chocolate. Italian hot chocolate is thick, creamy, decadent and very rich, halfway between a drink and a...

chopped brussels sprouts salad

Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Chopped brussels sprouts combined with kale, quinoa, pomegranate and toasted pecans, tossed with an orange vinaigrette……. this salad is top notch, so tasty! It combines healthy and flavorful ingredients in a light-yet-filling meal. The pomegranate adds a nice pop...

lemon poppy seed muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

You are going to love the moist texture and zesty flavor of these lemon poppy seed muffins. They are sweet, tangy and so lemony. I have made these muffins a few times, adjusting the...