The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!!  ...more

A Child's Look at the White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more

8 Great Snacks to Serve Poolside This Summer

Most community pools have a snack bar, but rather than resorting to buying endless microwaved hot dogs and candy bars for your kids this summer, how about packing some delicious homemade snacks to keep them fueled between games of Marco Polo and Sharks and Minnows? Here are eight ideas for snacks—both savory and sweet—that will make a big splash when the lifeguard clears the pool for adult swim. Savory Snacks Ham and Dill Pickle Bites ...more

Grilled Vegetable Gyros

I'm always in favor of Greek food, and through the years I've certainly gobbled down plenty of gyros made with meat. ...more
Greetings All!! I am of Greek heritage (big time) go to "Cheffie Cooks" and become a member of ...more

A Child's Perspective on the 2014 White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July 18, 2014. ...more
Melissa Ford Bronwyn Joy Please tell me you'll put that into a separate blogpost!! I'd love to ...more

Dinosaur B'day party...Manav turns 3 - ROAR!

Our Lil’Appu turned a roaring three year old on July 11th. He has grown into a tall yet skinny boy who is jumping around all the time, making mommy and dada also jump around with him…hehe! He is the helper of his class at daycare and knows all his friend’s names and even our friend’s names ....more

The South In Your Mouth

   The South In Your Mouth ...more

Corn Jalapeño Dip

So I wanted a dip to go with this taro chips here and could not think of a better dip than corn dip. You know why? Cause it is Corn season and they are dirt-cheap at the supermarket or farmer markets right now ....more


Beach weekends are the best weekends! Make them even more entertaining by packing a picnic to sip and snack in front of the ocean while enjoying the sea breeze. Once you’ve made your menu of food, and we have some ideas for you from our Backyard Picnic Soiree, you’ll need these four essentials to make your beach spot better than the rest....more

Best Ever Guacamole by Luna

Guacamole is a staple in our house. We eat it 3-4 times per week. Now that avocados are in season and I am trying to get lots and lots of folic acid we have been incorporating them even more! Read more about avocados and pregnancy. Read this if you want to know a little more about my healing FOOD JOURNEY....more

The "Engagement" Sandwich

"Ladies, share this one with your single friends. It could be just the thing to get that engagement going!"...more

Rosemary Foccacia (grain free and nut free)

I’ve been working on this recipe for a while, with a number of batches that either stuck to the pan, crumbled too much, or ended up a little too brown around the edges....more

Showcase Your Talent Thursday #122

Thanks for joining us for Showcase Your Talent Thursday #122 It's only a month until back to school time, can you believe it? So far we have had a pretty fun summer, but we are going to continue to cram in as much fun as we can over the next month before my daughter starts preschool. Have you done anything exciting or noteworthy this summer? ...more

Frozen Lime Margaritas with a Sangria Swirl

This lime margarita with a swirl of sangria is just about the most refreshing summer cocktail I’ve ever had! The addition of Casa Noble tequila takes it to the next level of margarita heaven! #NationalMargaritaDay Last week I was on vacation in Victoria, British Columbia....more

Ultimate banana bread

At least once a week, my husband asks me, "Why aren't we in Hawaii right now?" And my usual answer is that we have a 4-year old so travel to our favorite islands is a bit difficult at the moment. Then the conversation usually turns to food - malasadas, ahi tuna poke, Dole Whip, laulau, and other Hawaiian specialties.Banana bread is also on the list. When we talk about banana bread, there is one place that is essentially the Holy Grail of banana breads ....more