documenting recipes of real food and great ingredients

Author: Melissa

Pasta with Chickpeas Spinach and Lemon

Pasta with Chickpeas Spinach and Lemon

Pasta with chickpeas spinach and lemon is a bright, vibrant and full of flavor pasta dish. This pasta chickpeas recipe also makes a great mid-week meal because it cooks up in under 30 minutes. You may not think of pasta and chickpeas as two ingredients 

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

Cardamom Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Coconut

These cardamom shortbread cookies are a delicious twist on the traditional shortbread.  The addition of cardamom enhances the richness of regular shortbread that I make without taking over the flavor which lets you still taste the buttery and rich shortbread flavor.  The ingredients for these 

Will You Be My Bittersweet Valentine Cupcakes

Will You Be My Bittersweet Valentine Cupcakes

I think the name says it all with these delicious bittersweet chocolate valentine cupcakes with buttercream frosting.  This recipe was adapted from the original Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe and it is so simple to make and so delicious that it makes the perfect valentine gift 

Easy Homemade Belgium Yeast Waffles

Easy Homemade Belgium Yeast Waffles

These easy homemade Belgium yeast waffles are my go to recipe when I want to make a special breakfast for friends or family. The yeast in the waffles adds the most wonderful home baked flavor and helps give some rise to the waffles. You may 

Southwestern Style Hummus

Southwestern Style Hummus

Southwestern style hummus is a great loaded hummus recipe that is full of bold flavors. Just buy your hummus and throw on tons of delicious toppings to make this easy appetizer. Hummus and pita chips has to be the easiest appetizer to throw together when 

Quick and Delicious Crunchy Asian Salad

Quick and Delicious Crunchy Asian Salad

Well, if you are anything like me you are always looking for that yummy lunch to turn to that takes minimal effort.  This quick and delicious crunchy Asian salad is just that! That something to look forward to mid day that brings you joy just 

Pork Chops with Za’atar Cream Sauce

Pork Chops with Za’atar Cream Sauce

Pork chops with a creamy za’atar sauce is a wonderful. easy and tasty recipe that makes a great entertaining dish or regular week night meal thanks to its quick cooking time. This dish uses boneless pork chops making cooking time really fast. It is a 

Homemade Golden Milk Ice Cream

Homemade Golden Milk Ice Cream

This homemade golden milk ice cream uses a vanilla ice cream base with the addition of golden milk spices to add warmth and flavor. You can use this recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream as well and it is so delicious. Golden milk ice cream 

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri

Grilled Steak Tips with Rojo Chimichurri sauce is a full of flavor dish that everyone loves who I serve it to. If you have been following along with me for a while then you know I love grilled meats with sauces!  Now most people are 

Chicken with Tarragon and Cream Sauce

Chicken with Tarragon and Cream Sauce

Chicken with tarragon and cream sauce is a classic and easy French dish that you will want to add to your dinner rotation.  Unlike many French recipes, this one does not require any special techniques and it’s flavor is amazing.  This chicken with tarragon dish