A dear friend shared this recipe with my family many years ago and it has changed the way I prefer my Baklava. This recipe has been the center of attention at many family and friend gatherings as well as a requested banquet and bakery pastry item at the hotel I worked for.
Would you believe me if I told you that my picky 3-year-old used to scream for me to buy brussels sprouts when we went shopping at Trader Joes? The cashiers and people standing in line would question me in disbelief, “what do you do to those brussels sprouts to get a 3-year-old to beg for…
Cornbread is the perfect transition into the cold season. Sweet, sunny and bright, reminding us of summer days. At the same time, cornbread is cozy and comforting to go along with a steamy bowl of chili or soup. Everyone must have a great cornbread recipe.
In our house granola bars, fig bars, protein bars all fall under one name: Snack Bars. Ever since the boys started talking they affectionally referred to anything in bar “form” as a snack. Bars are such a great way to pack full of healthy additions like flax, omegas, and protein.
A flavorful wrap or a grilled quesadilla can be a welcoming change from a traditional sandwich for lunch. The key to a fantastic wrap or quesadilla is ingredients. You can customize it to your preferences but keep in mind a few essential details.
Does the beginning of a new school year bring a flood of anxiety and dread when it comes to your kids’ school lunches? Do you stress every night or every morning over what to pack for your child(ren) that would be nutritious, fun, and waste-free?
Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat consisting of a delicately crunchy wafer cookie that sandwiches indulgent dark chocolate or raspberry filling? Kids and adults alike favor the “Milano Cookie” made by Pepperidge Farms for its satisfying rich butter taste and delicate flavors.
Growing up in a traditional Russian home meant that our “fast” food was more like savory Piroshki and chicken liver sandwiches instead of burgers and hot dogs. For most Americans, the lure for a great burger can be traced back to a nostalgic childhood food sold at almost any street corner of their hometown, available…
Белочка, which literally translates “Squirrel” from Russian, is a quicker and easier version of the Russian Honey Cake. My first encounter with this cake was the day before my wedding. To solve the problem of running out of dessert, (which would be catastrophic for a Russian wedding) my quick-witted bridesmaid aptly whipped up a dozen…
This spring has especially drawn me to fresh salads, herbs and all things grilled. I’ve been excessively using my newly found favorite garlic sauce, Toum, from CosettesKitchen.com .