Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate “Truffle” Mousse Cake

A friend, a baby, and a Chocolate Mousse Cake. Most of us cook, not only because we love food, but because we love people. We cook because it makes our family smile or warms...

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

How to Make Marshmallow Fondant

I am not a pastry chef, nor do I own a bake shop. However, I can show you How to Make Marshmallow Fondant. This easy recipe tastes better than most fondants and will definitely...

Slow Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs

Slow Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs & Giveaway!

Is it possible to eat good ol’ American comfort food on The 4 Hour Body Diet, AKA The Slow Carb Diet? These amazing Slow Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs are proof that miracles never cease.

Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries

Double Chocolate Cookies with Ginger and Cherries = No Willpower. I have this bad habit of whipping up batches of cookies at say… 11:43 pm. You know the story. Diligence and healthy choices from...

Grilled Corn Avocado Salad with Smokey Paprika Vinaigrette

Grilled Corn Salad with Smokey Vinaigrette

Corn and tomatoes are still growing strong here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This Grilled Corn Avocado Salad with Smokey Paprika Vinaigrette is a fantastic way to use up your “end of season” produce.

Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies

Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies

The marriage of two glorious addictions ~ Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies. Lemongrass is like catnip for me. I want to eat it, drink it, inhale its bright earthy aroma… Heck, I’d be happy to roll...

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Mustard

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Mustard

Dinner in a pinch ~ butterflied Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Mustard. As much as I love to cook, there are nights when dinner is a complete hassle. After a day loaded with work,...

Tabouli with Feta and Endive

Tabouli with Feta and Endive

A new-found love for Tabouli, with Feta and Endive. We all have those things we wouldn’t eat as a kid. Then slowly, as we bloom into maturity, our palates develop a mind of their...

Nutty Coconut Caramel Brownies

Bribe-the-Teacher Brownies

AKA Nutty Coconut Caramel Brownies. The kids went back to school this Tuesday. With a sigh of relief and a sniff of remorse, I watched them walk timidly into their classrooms.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Red Pepper Puree

Breaking tradition with Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Red Pepper Puree and Coconut Rice. When you think of Chile Relleno, what comes to mind? Fried. Heavy. Spicy. As someone who avoids frying like the plague,...

Blueberry Pizza Appetizer

Sargento Natural Cheese and Blueberry Pizza

Choosing quality cheese and Savory Blueberry Ricotta Pizza. Don’t you just love getting a package in the mail? Last week I got a box of Sargento cheese to sample. I can never, EVER pass...