Delicious Chocolate Cake!

Every year for my son’s birthday I am asked to make his favorite chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate frosting. And every year I am happy to oblige. He doesn’t know it but I secretly love the fact that he prefers my homade cake rather than some store bought confection disaster. I have made this same cake I got from one of my many cooking magazines for the last few years and I think I have finally perfected the recipe. It is super moist and delicious. I can’t wait to make it again!

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Indian Roti/Chapati Video

A few weeks ago I taught an Indian Cooking Class. The cooking class was very hands on. All the participants made the dishes on the menu from start to finish. I am so happy with all the positive feedback I received from all who took the class.  It means they really enjoyed the class.  They learned to make something they don’t normally see at Indian restaurants.

After the class I decided to record this video so that people who take my classes in the future can have something to refer to and enforce what they just learned. I hope you enjoy it too!

Shrimp Curry for Dinner

I just made this shrimp curry recipe from a cookbook I’ve had for many years. It is as delicious as I remember but I still always have to make small adjustments to recipes in order to make them as healthy as possible. This time, instead of a side of rice, I made it a side of quinoa and added kale to the curry.

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Eggs & Tortilla for Brunch

Sunday mornings are very relaxing in my home. They are made even easier since I don’t have to think about what meal to prepare for my family. I already know everyone loves to have eggs & tortilla for brunch. The ingredients are always in stock so I am able to make it any day of the week!

My son Evan and I came up with the initial recipe one evening when he was helping me make dinner. After some tweaking, I decided to make it for brunch one Sunday and so the tradition began. It is specially satisfying after a long night of games, movies and sometimes a drink or two.

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Gemelli Pasta With Shrimp

I love to keep a variety of dry organic pasta in stock. You never know when you will need to come up with a super quick meal. It is very versatile and you can add as many ingredients you like or whatever is in season. I kept it healthy and used broccoli, red bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts and shrimp.

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Time For Pizza!

It’s that time of the week when all I want to do is sit in front of the television and watch a movie (or two) while enjoying a delicious slice of homemade pizza. Time to unwind and forget about school, work or anything else that might take some thinking on my part.  I don’t remember when I started making pizza at home, all I know is that it’s a delicious way to mark the start of the weekend. Mangiamo!

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Cardamom Spiced Chai

Sometimes the only thing you need on a cold snowy day is a warm cup of cardamom spiced chai…Mmmm! Just boil equal parts water and milk and add two teaspoons of loose black tea and a pinch of freshly crushed cardamoms seeds. Enjoy with your favorite biscuits!

Cardamom Chai