Hazelnut Coffee Flavored Marshmallows

It all started with a shovel...a snow shovel.After last year's tremendous amount of snowfall, our snow shovel bit the dust.If only I had taken a picture....more

Homemade Smoked Salmon (Lox) Recipe

If you’ve never had lox, it is cured smoked salmon. Lox is a popular bagel topping in NYC, but it seems like people from other parts of the country have never heard of it (including Aldo from right across the river from NYC). And this is so sad, because salty smokey lox with cream cheese on a bagel is just so so good!...more

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Cupcakes because cake.  Cupcakes because chocolate. Cupcakes because I love you.I’m almost 99% sure that this recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes is not authentic Mexican at all really, and that you’d be hard pressed to find it anywhere south of the border. However, these little buggers channel all those wonderful flavors that we love about Mexican food :chiles, vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate....more

Low Carb Faux "Potato" Soup

It’s a cold, gray day in our little corner of Tennessee. I firmly believe that cold, gray January days should always include snow; sadly, however, today is not a snow day. Snow or no snow, I love winter–I always have!...more

Butter Chicken

Can you believe I had never tried Indian food until after college? I know, I totally missed out. My first experience with Indian food was when I was living in Washington, DC. My friend was visiting me from out of town and we decided to be adventurous. It was the best choice we could have made. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and Indian cuisine was no longer a mystery....more

Low Carb Spinach and Artichoke Mini Muffins

Spinach and artichoke dip has pretty much always been one of my favorite appetizers at restaurants; I wanted to take the flavors and represent them in a new way that is both low carb-friendly and absolutely delicious.  Of course, you could make a traditional dip and serve it with celery, cucumbers, bell peppers or maybe even pork rinds, but these muffins are my new favorite way to enjoy the taste of spinach and artichoke hearts....more

Low Carb Crunchy Cinnamon Crackers

One teaspoon of cinnamon contains 28 mg of calcium, almost one mg of iron, over a gram of fiber, and quite a lot of vitamins C, K, and manganese. Several studies have shown improved insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control by taking as little as ½ teaspoon of cinnamon per day. It also has a mild anti-inflammatory effect. So if you are a real cinnamon fan feel free to experiment with the amounts you use....more

Mocha Cappuccino Fudge

The Holidays are over and a new year has started, but that doesn't mean the sweets are disappearing.I am on a fudge run! Ok, this might seem like something new to you because I haven't shared any fudge recipes but I have been baking fudge at home.Yes, I made fudge and haven't blogged about it. Does that make me a bad food blogger? I'm sharing it now so that counts for something, right? {smiling}....more

Gerolltes Kräuterbaguette (Rolled Pesto & Pistachio Baguette)

Just a simple bread recipe, kneaded and rolled up. Stuffed with cheese and nuts. For those of you who enjoy savoury tasting breads, this would be a whole new flavour to attempt at home....more

Lemongrass Chicken Meatballs