Poached Sole in Tomato Tarragon Sauce

As temperatures cool I find myself craving foods that are conforting and rich in flavor. This recipe is one of my favorites! It's super simple, takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish and it is simply Scrumptious!  Best of all it's full of stuff that's good for you without empty calories. So you can enduge without any guilt whatsoever. Sole is a wonderful white fish with great … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Breadless Turkey Stuffing

No Thanksgiving meal would be complete without a scrumptious turkey stuffing! Although I grew up in Paris, I was blessed to enjoy the beautiful tradition of Thanksgiving each and every year. Mom who is a Mexican-American from Texas  always prepared a fabulous Thanksgiving feast. She prepared this meal like she did every other meal -- one hundred percent from scratch :-) I am my mother's … [Read more...]

Lavender Hazelnut Brownies and Fit Body Bakery Giveaway

There is something about a delicious freshly baked brownie, with a soft, creamy inside and a hint of crunch on the outside that is simply irresistible... And if you're like me, one bite is just never enough. That's why I was really excited to try out the Burnin Brownie mix from Fit Body Bakery... Because as much as I love indulging in a sweet treat every now and then, I am even happier when … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Potage with Roasted Red Peppers

It's fall and though temperatures are still in the three digits here, I could not resist buying my first pumpkin! I love pumpkin and though I will most likely get annoyed with all the pumpkin flavored products that will soon line the shelves of grocery stores everywhere, I will happily enjoy a lot of fresh pumpkin :-) Not only do I relish the taste but it is such a wonderfully rich food when … [Read more...]

Black Kale and Peppers Scramble #PowerBreakfast

There's no denying that one of my favorite ways to start the day is with a delicious breakfast scramble. I love eggs any style but pairing them with some of my favorite, nutrient rich veggies is simply divine. This kale and red peppers scramble is  loaded with vitamins and mineral to kick start your day in a fabulous way! As always use the freshest ingredients you can find. Kale and peppers … [Read more...]

Herb Smothered Chicken

I don't cook a whole chicken very often... I'm not sure why as it is such an efficient and cost effective way to feed a family.... But when I found an organic, pasture raised chicken at my health food store last week, I was inspired to come up with a simple, healthy way to prepare it. And I was thrilled when my 7 year old who was practically licking her plate, asked "Mommy, pleeeaaase put this in … [Read more...]

Tailgating with Armetale, Review, Recipe and Giveaway!

I received an Armetale Classic Medium Bowl for review. The opinions expressed here are 100% mine. When I was asked to review an Armetale Classic Medium Bowl l I was delighted! I've been intrigued by these beautiful serving dishes for some time.  I love their sleek beautiful lines that are classic and contemporary at once. Equally appealing to me is the fact that these pieces are made from … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Veggie Pasta Sauce

Mom would always make pasta sauce from scratch and it was a family favorite. She added a glass of red wine which gives a wonderful, rich flavor and transforms a simple pasta sauce into a gourmet one. I make this often for the girls and they love it.  I switch out the vegetables with whatever I have on hand so play around and use your favorites. Kale and spinach are great substitutes. Always use a … [Read more...]

Simply Scrumptious Chocolate Mousse

This is a family favorite recipe that my brothers shared with me a few years ago.  Originally inspired by the Nestlé recipe printed on the packs of chocolate we would buy in France, I've tweaked it a little bit to reflect my preference for a very chocolaty chocolate mousse.  The quality of your mousse depends entirely on the quality of the chocolate you use so make sure you pick a good quality … [Read more...]

Fruits Déguisés

These delicious treats can be found in the finest of patisseries all over France this time of year.  They were always a favorite of mine growing up and my mom, siblings and I had so much fun making dozens and dozens of these for our annual open house. I now enjoy making these with my girls.  This is a super simple "no-bake" recipe that even young kids can master quickly and the results... … [Read more...]

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