Savory Summer Dutch Baby

Savory Summer Dutch Baby

A Dutch Baby is so much easier to make than it looks. It is light, eggy and delicious and looks very impressive, yet it takes only a few simple ingredients! I would describe it as a mix between a popover and a frittata.  The secret is in the hot skillet, the hot butter and a hot oven! It is the perfect dish to serve for a leisurely brunch because some of the fun is in the process and seeing the beautiful result of such a simple recipe. Often you see a Dutch Baby…
Summer Crab Cakes with Sriracha Aioli & Peach Slaw

Summer Crab Cakes with Sriracha Aioli & Peach Slaw

One of my favorite things to order at a restaurant in the summer is crab cakes.  In fact, I judge the quality of a restaurant by how they make their crab cakes! They have to be full of lump crab meat with not much filler, crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside. It's even better if they are served with some type of slaw or chutney on the side. Yum, I get hungry just thinking about these!  So I decided to make these for my husband's birthday because he…
Green Hummus with Watercress & Fresh Herbs

Green Hummus with Watercress & Fresh Herbs

Unique and delicious looking hummus combinations seem to be popping up everywhere! And why not, everybody loves hummus and it is very easy to change it up a bit just by adding a few additional ingredients. I decided to try a "green" hummus by adding healthy mineral rich watercress & fresh herbs like basil, parsley & mint from my garden. I also switched out the chickpeas for white beans and edamame. So it really is a healthy snack since the beans, edamame & tahini have lots of fiber and protein. By adding raw…
Red Potato Salad with Minced Vegetables, Hard Boiled Eggs & Old Bay Seasoning

Red Potato Salad with Minced Vegetables, Hard Boiled Eggs & Old Bay Seasoning

Memorial Day weekend is here! If you are attending or giving a pot luck picnic with everyone contributing a dish, this is always a great one to bring. Potato salad is served cold so you can make it ahead of time. It goes well with grilled meats and fish and everybody loves it! I like to put a heathy spin on it by adding lots of crunchy minced vegetables and a light dijon vinaigrette dressing rather than lots of heavy mayonnaise. I also put lots of chopped hard boiled eggs in it to…
Chickpea Cakes on Greens with a Yogurt Harissa Topping

Chickpea Cakes on Greens with a Yogurt Harissa Topping

One of my favorite types of food to eat is Mediterranean style. The ingredients are healthy, colorful and savory and I love the combinations of spices used. These Chickpea Cakes on Greens are an example of what I like to eat on a regular basis and it is simple to put together for lunch of dinner. For the Chickpea cakes: (makes 2 - 4 servings) one can of garbanzo beans 1 - 2 cloves of garlic 2 TB. of lemon juice 1 teas. pf cumin 1/2 teas. of turmeric 1/2 teas. of smoked…