Make-Ahead Feast Worthy Cranberry Pear Compote! 

This recipe has been in my culinary repertoire for over two decades. It’s my absolute favorite! Loose the canned cranberry sauce- trust me on this one. Just like everything Thanksgiving– it’s better the next day; especially smothered all over your leftover turkey sammy! There is quite a bit of sugar in the recipe because theContinue reading “Make-Ahead Feast Worthy Cranberry Pear Compote! “

Chef Gigi’s Kabocha Spiced Rum Cake ! 

Looking for that perfect dessert this Winter? Kobocha is the Japanese word for squash. This  squash has a nutty, earthy flavor with a touch of sweetness. So delicious and versatile ! Kobocha squash can be used in sweet and savory applications. This Spiced Rum Cake will be the perfect addition to your holiday!  Kabocha SpicedContinue reading “Chef Gigi’s Kabocha Spiced Rum Cake ! “

How to Make Your Halloween Sugar-Free in Five Minutes or Less!

Halloween is just around the corner and you might be cringing at the thought of your child coming home with that giant bag full of candy. Honestly, who says treats have to be candy? Make life easier for you and healthier for the kids in your neighborhood. Purchase party favors in bulk via mail-order insteadContinue reading “How to Make Your Halloween Sugar-Free in Five Minutes or Less!”

The BEST Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. 

I have ever so slightly adapted the very, very famous- New York Times, chocolate chip cookie recipe. Enjoy!  Ingredients: 8½ ounces cake flour 8½ ounces bread flour 1¼ teaspoons fresh baking soda 1½ teaspoons fresh baking powder 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 10 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature 10 ounces dark brown sugar 8 ouncesContinue reading “The BEST Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. “

Empanadas- Savory Hand Pies

So many cultures have a recipe for meat wrapped in pastry. – I just love bold flavored, slow cooked juicy meats and veggies wrapped up in flakey pie crust served piping hot. Mmmmmm. Comfort food.  I also love pasta sauce and Italian sausage or yellow curry and potatoes, but that’s a whole nother set ofContinue reading “Empanadas- Savory Hand Pies”

High Protein, Low Carb Almond Crepes- Have your Crepe, & Eat it too! 

If you are watching your macros, and counting carbs while increasing fats – this is definitely the crepe recipe for you! These are so yummy! I usually double the recipe.  Ingredients: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature  4 large eggs 3/4 cup almond flour 2 tbsp granulated coconut sugar or sugar substitute  1/4Continue reading “High Protein, Low Carb Almond Crepes- Have your Crepe, & Eat it too! “

Cloud Eggs – An Eventful Mothers Day Breakfast Even a Kid Could Make! 

Cloud Eggs- A culinary staple in egg cookery but are all the rage right now. So fun to make, and eat! Perfect for a surprise breakfast treat!  Ingredients: 4 large eggs Pink Himalayan or Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese.( Fine grate ) 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives,Continue reading “Cloud Eggs – An Eventful Mothers Day Breakfast Even a Kid Could Make! “

Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!

Oooooh La Lahhhhh! It’s National Chocolate Cake Day here in America, why not celebrate with … well,…. A CHOCOLATE CAKE! I’m craving a chocolate flourless cake so here it is! Chocolate Flourless Cake with Chocolate Ganache You’ll Need 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet good quality chocolate chips such as Guittard 1/2 cup, ( 4 ounces orContinue reading “Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!”

Pommes de Terre Gratinées ~”Potatoes with Cheese”~

  A Gratin is a culinary technique in which a casserole recipe is topped with a browned crust, from breadcrumbs, grated cheese, sometimes eggs and or butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine, and is usually prepared in a shallow cooking vessel. The flavors are rich and delicious. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus additional for preparingContinue reading “Pommes de Terre Gratinées ~”Potatoes with Cheese”~”