Creating Little Chocolate Truffle Balls Of Endorphins

It’s how I amuse myself amidst the restiveness of dissertation writing.Read more from 'Creating Little Chocolate Truffle Balls Of Endorphins'....more

Cherry and Ginger Brandy Jam

I like pairing jams with different brie appetizers or with cream cheese and hot peppers ... peanut butter can't have all the fun! Last year, I made a bourbon peach jam and i loved the flavors. The kids still got to enjoy the peach jam on occasion, but most of it I kept for appetizers. ...more

Tempting Tiramisu: This luscious melt-in-your-mouth Italian layered cake is ready to serve

Also known as a “Tuscan Trifle,” tiramisu, which translates to “pick me up,” is a luscious melt-in-your-mouth Italian layered cake....more

(Secretly Healthy) Brownie Batter Dip

Hey there, how’s everyone’s Sunday going so far? :)It’s actually a little chilly and rainy here and it makes me want to just bake and watch movies the rest of the evening!...more

Gorgeous Butternut Squash Falafel Recipe

Falafel is something that me and a few of my friends at work absolutely love but usually they are rather unhealthy. Because of this I decided to try and create a more healthy falafel recipe that would taste just as good as the full fat kind and the result was amazing! This falafel can be served in a wrap with salad or as part of a normal salad with lots of vegetables and leaves. It would also be great with my harissa roasted vegetable salad! You can find more pictures, serving suggestions and comments for this recipe on my Facebook Page 'Laura's Skinny Kitchen Secrets' or on my healthy cooking blog '

Hawaiian Kalua Pork Sliders

Lobster Roll

I’m ashamed to say I had never heard of a Lobster Roll until I moved to New York City. ...more

Homemade Pesto Recipe

Pesto is one of the simplest sauces to make, and all you really need is five ingredients—garlic, nuts, Parmesan, olive oil and the star of the show, basil. I started growing my own basil in the backyard because it’s easy, and I love using it in a variety of recipes. One might think that it’s only good on pasta. Simply not true. Here are other ways to use pesto: Spread it on crackers or bread Swirl it into Greek yogurt or cottage cheese Drizzle it on eggs, pizza or sliced tomatoes ...more

Blueberry Scones

This morning my husband and I made breakfast together and sat on the back porch and drank coffee and ate our peaceful meal together.....okay maybe it wasn't as peaceful as he had hoped. We have officially reached that stage with our son where he is realizing he cannot control everything and cannot always have his way. Boy is this a challenge and really tests our patience from time to time. His biggest struggle right now is eating. He longs to play 24/hr a day without breaking to eat. It's odd, he really has no love for food....more