Azuki Bean Brownies, No Flour, No Eggs, No Nuts, No Kidding

Yes. Azuki beans in a brownie. No. They don’t taste like beans. They taste like dense, chocolatey, delicious brownies. Brownies! They don’t have flour in them. They don’t have eggs and they don’t have to have milk either. My kids are obsessed with them, especially the babies. I have already had twelve people taste them and not one person could guess the secret ingredient. I … Continue reading Azuki Bean Brownies, No Flour, No Eggs, No Nuts, No Kidding

Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Sandwich

This is the sandwich that I have been thinking about it all week. It is nothing complicated but just the right combination of sweet roasted vegetables and creamy, oozy and slightly tart goat cheese. I use whichever vegetables I can find in the bottom of my fridge; the purplest of cabbage, juicy eggplant, slices of sweet potato and red and yellow peppers. Roasted Vegetable and … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Mini Peanutty Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe

This is a guest post from my friend, Deanna Morauski who will be featured on the Live Well Network this month. She cracks me up time and time again and makes me want to move into her B&B, the Old Hen. You can see Deanna on Joey Fatone’s new show “My Family Recipe Rocks” on the Live Well Network this month on October 27th. Mini … Continue reading Mini Peanutty Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe

How to Make Hummus and More Grilling Tips

It is not every day that I get this excited about sharing a recipe. There is so much that I want to share but most of it gets put aside in my mind while I change another exploding diaper or save a restless child from trying to put a sharp shiny object in its mouth. Life is just like that right now. And then there … Continue reading How to Make Hummus and More Grilling Tips

The New Food Processor Bible and Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. Literally, translated into the “head of the new year”, it is the Jewish new year. Now if you know me, then you know that my posts are far from kosher I eat everything and anything around but when it comes to tradition it is a different story, I love tradition and culture and love the holidays … Continue reading The New Food Processor Bible and Rosh Hashana

Passover Nut-Free Chocolate Covered Matzo with Dried Apricots and Alderwood Smoked Salt

Passover is one of those holidays that is all about nuts. Since there are so many things that you can’t have, it seems like nuts are the substitute for it all. And of course, until you have someone with a nut allergy in the family, you really never notice how they pop up everywhere. Our 2 year old has a recently diagnosed tree nut allergy, … Continue reading Passover Nut-Free Chocolate Covered Matzo with Dried Apricots and Alderwood Smoked Salt

Gourmet Game Night and a Giveaway

Some days it’s all about the finger food.  Cynthia Nims’ new book, Gourmet Game Night is all about bite-sized, mess free eating for board-game parties and other social situations, where you need easy to please food with lots of flavor and not too many utensils.  She has tips on shortcuts, menu planning and menus suited for different crowds such as game night for two, game night … Continue reading Gourmet Game Night and a Giveaway

Sexy Vodka-Tomato Pasta

I once taught a cooking class to bachelors. I really wanted to do something that was easy and not intimidating.  Pasta is always great for new cooks and the Vodka adds a nice kick. Every Friday, I make something totally different. Something that I would eat in a restaurant. We sit down to eat no matter what is going on. Fridays are special in our home.  We … Continue reading Sexy Vodka-Tomato Pasta

Meet the Food Bloggers, Becky Selengut

One of my resolutions for my blog is that I find more time to write. My son just turned one and it’s kind of like the no-more-excuses time.  I am very fortunate to have crossed paths with so many food bloggers and would like to share the wealth . Of course if I feature a blogger, I feel like a recipe is definitely part of the … Continue reading Meet the Food Bloggers, Becky Selengut