Tea Glazed Chocolate Gingerbread Loaf

This chocolate gingerbread loaf is topped with a sweet gingerbread tea glaze. It’s the perfect holiday sweet treat. For something like 29.5 years, I didn’t care for gingerbread at all ....more

Sweet Potato Spinach Mac and Cheese

This super creamy mac and cheese uses pureed sweet potato, almond milk and two different kinds of cheese. It’s indulgent while being a little healthier for you. Years ago, I was addicted to 30 minute meals, like the Rachael Ray tv show, not actually cooking them or anything ....more

Spicy Hummus Turkey Chili

This spicy hummus turkey chili is creamy, comforting and the perfect one-pot dinner for cold winter days....more

Balsamic Pomegranate Flank Steak

A simple sauce and a balsamic marinade transform this pomegranate flank steak into a flavorful and festive dinner. If it weren’t for rare steaks, I could probably be a vegetarian. I could easily never eat chicken again and not care, pork would be a little harder but doable and I never even liked fish until I was about 15 any way so giving that up would be no big deal ....more

Cranberry Cherry Cinnamon Rolls

These cranberry cherry cinnamon rolls are a grain and gluten free treat topped with an almond cinnamon cream cheese drizzle. A couple of weeks ago I had some family over for my mom’s birthday dinner. I bought a ten pound pork roast the length of a shopping cart that had to be cut into two pieces just to fit in the roasting pan to feed everyone and decided that besides the rosemary garlic rub I slathered all over the top it needed something more ....more

Gingerbread White Russian

This gingerbread white Russian is the perfect holiday cocktail full of rich coffee flavor mixed with a sweet molasses drizzle. Say cheers! The place we’re staying in Grenada is a cute little cottage on a three acre property steps from the beach ....more

Detox Green Smoothie

This detox green smoothie is a great way to get lots of vegetables and nutrients in a tasty way after any big meal or holiday. While Thanksgiving yesterday consisted of a reasonable portion of callaloo stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes and nutmeg sauce here in Grenada, every other 31 Thanksgivings I’ve experienced (and can remember) have left me sprawled out on the living room couch literally rolling around in pain from eating too much willing my body to start digesting. Of course, once it did and the pain subsided, I’d just roll myself back to the table, eat a piece of every dessert and then repeat the process again on the couch swearing I wouldn’t do this to myself next year which of course never happened (unless you count leaving the country this year and not having the opportunity to do so at all) ....more

Greek Potato Casserole

This Greek potato casserole is a lemony oregano filled roasted potato dish filled with all the elements of a Greek salad....more

Barley Butternut Squash Salad

This barley butternut squash salad is filled with pomegranate, dried cranberries and rosemary. It’s tossed with a tangy cranberry vinaigrette dressing and perfect for your holiday table. I’m having an internal debate as I sit here in 80 something degree weather with Caribbean blue skies and water, palm trees swaying and a slew of fun frozen drinks at my disposal ....more

Pumpkin Popovers with Cranberry Relish (Blendtec giveaway)

These pumpkin popovers are easily made in the blender and topped with a tart and tangy cranberry relish also made in the blender. Perfect for Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving 2010 was the first and only time I had previously made popovers ....more