Nutty Homemade Granola

Happy Monday! I hope you all had the chance to relax and spend some quality time with loved ones this Thanksgiving! We had a lovely week, full of fun and food, and now I’m ready to get back on the healthy train so I can do it all over again in less than a month for ChristmasRead more

Filipino Lumpia

As one holiday ends another holiday is coming up, and that means more food! Growing up, New Year’s Eve always involved a very elaborate dinner spread, including some type of pancit (noodle) dish (to represent a long and happy life in the new year), twelve types of fruit (one for each upcoming month), and alwaysRead more

Herb-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Aioli

Herb-Roasted Filet of Beef Tenderloin

Happy 3 days until Christmas Eve, everyone! I’m so excited to celebrate with good company and of course, good food! Boy, do I have a goodie for you today!! If you’re hosting Christmas dinner at your place, might I suggest this beautiful and impressive Herb-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Aioli. Sounds super fancy, right?Read more

Spinach Bacon Cheddar Palmiers

Christmas is NINE days away, guys – how the heck did that happen?? Amidst the scramble to check off your shopping list and decorate the house, I’ll bet you’re knee-deep in holiday parties aren’t you? And for some of them you might have to bring some kind of side dish. Well I’ve got an impressive, yet simple and yummy,Read more

Perfect Hot Chocolate

I couldn’t let December come and go without a Hot Chocolate recipe. When you think of Christmas and the holidays, isn’t hot chocolate always part of that picture?? In my head it goes…..family, tree, snow, Christmas music, hot chocolate 🙂 I’ve always wanted to make it from scratch, even though those instant packets aren’t terrible.Read more