Honey Maple Muffins

True story: I moved in 2019 into my current home in the ‘burbs of New York. I saw my neighbors to the back of us had a lot of bees, and admittedly got scared thinking there was a nest and we’d start off on the wrong foot. Thankfully, it’s quite the opposite. My neighbors happen to be local beekeepers, have […]

Rigatoni with Sausage and Broccoli

There’s something about pasta dishes with broccoli that gets me everytime I order at a restaurant. I love broccoli; it’s one of my favorite vegetables. Freshly chopped broccoli florets tossed with pasta, seasoned with garlic and other aromas is a match made in pasta heaven! I bought sausage links a few weeks ago from Whole Foods for this dish, and […]

Beef Enchiladas

I am a sucker for Mexican cuisine. The spices, flavors, and of course a large margarita to wash it down; what’s not to love? When it comes to ordering Mexican food, I am a traditionalist. I tend to order a quesadilla or some tacos, but never enchiladas. I like handheld foods and dislike making a mess when I eat, which […]

Sautéed Shrimp and Brussel Sprouts

I’ll be very honest with you, making seafood is not something I do very often in my house. The reason being, I am the only one who really eats it. I’ll make a tuna fish sandwich from time to time, but salmon? Seldom. Shrimp? Ditto. I challenged myself to make this shrimp dish to test out the flavors, the aromas, […]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Sometimes, the best recipes are straight up easy without any swaps or complications. Making cookies easy and accessible is something I am very passionate about, especially now having an almost 10 month old at home. When I develop recipes, I think about the ingredients I use and how they work together. Oftentimes, I’ll ask myself, “Does this particular ingredient mesh […]