The Breakfast Club

I had my monthly “bitchin’ book club” meeting last night, and we discussed our disturbing book choice while nibbling on different breakfast foods and (strawberry) mimosas. Alongside our overwhelmingly delicious mimosas (Andre Strawberry + orange juice = Heaven.), we selected from vegan almond coconut balls, mini vegetable or bacon and egg frittatas, delicious and crisp home-fried potatoes, granola, […]

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Almond Angel Food Cake

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, avoiding grocery stores and drug stores, and ignoring all sorts of social media, you know Mother’s Day just passed. If you weren’t aware of that and you missed it, then perhaps you should save yourself the desperation and guilt, and consider a culinary treat for your mum rather […]

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Winesday de Mayo

I have to admit…I have a real addiction to cheese. I’m not kidding. I’ve been trying to give it up and get it out of my life for quite some time now, but I physically need to have a little bit everyday. It’s not exactly healthy, often lacking any real nutrients and loaded with saturated […]

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Cinco de Cupcake

It’s Cinco de Mayo this weekend as well as the Kentucky Derby. Other than tequila, mint juleps, and big floppy, flowered hats, I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than festive foods. With that said, holy mole, these are my favorite cupcakes in the world. No cupcake shoppe I’ve ever been to has made […]

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Fall Flavored Cake Still Works in the Spring

Certain flavors and foods are associated with specific seasons-strawberries in the summertime, gingerbread in winter, pumpkin in the fall. I’ve always thought of anything spiced, pumpkin, or really anything else with an orange hue as an autumn treat, but I recently came across a few delightful recipes that I had hidden away that incorporated some […]

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Dad’s Ice Box Pie

For as long as I could remember, my father’s favorite desserts in the world have been Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and ice box cake. When I was little, I always pictured “ice box cake” as being some kind of deliciousness you’d pull out of your freezer to snack on, but it turns out that ice box cake, […]

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What a Winesday

Hello! It’s been so long since I’ve blogged 😦 I’m not going to write about food or wine today (weird) because I haven’t had a normal Winesday in so long. I thought it was because of busy schedules, but it turns out that my friends were avoiding spending too much time with me for one […]

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Boston Cream Cake

Hello friends! It’s been too long since I’ve written 😦 but I promise I have a grrrrrreeeat recipe to make up for it! My brother-in-law is a fantastic chef from Italy who can do everything but dessert. I promised him that the next time we came over for dinner, I’d bring him a Boston cream […]

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The Luck of the Irish (Car Bomb)

Happy belated St Patty’s Day to all those who like to pretend to be Irish every March 17th…or the weekend before March 17th…or the weekend after… I am not Irish. I’m proudly Portuguese and Italian with a little Russian mixed in, but I do enjoy a lovely Irish beer now and then. On special occasions, […]

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Chewy Vanilla-Orange-Cranberry-Coconut (With White Chocolate) Cookies.

I know it’s Winesday, and this isn’t a post talking about Winesday or wine. It’s talking about cookies. Maybe cookies are lame compared to wine, but hey, we can’t all be perfect. Sip on a glass of wine while reading this to deal with the disappointment, and enjoy my cookies. As I said in my […]

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