Tzatziki Sauce

I absolutely love Mediterranean food.  It is so fresh and flavorful.  This sauce is so easy to make and is perfect on almost anything--pita, vegetables (it's really good with french fries), chicken, beef, seafood... the list goes on and on.

Homemade Pita Bread

I have the great honor everyday of being a home health Speech-Language Pathologist.  I get to meet some awesome patients and help them with their speech, language, and swallowing problems. Some of the patients I meet make such an impact that we become very close friends.  I really do love them dearly and am so sad when our time comes to part.  I had the great pleasure of working with a lovely Lebanese woman who had a stroke.  She wasn't able to cook any longer, but her sister made up for it. Her sister is definitely a character.  She is in her mid 90's and basically runs around the house  cooking, speaking Lebanese loudly, and telling all kinds of stories. I completely adored them both. Every single time I visited she would have something cooking--Kibbeh, Falafel, Kunafeh, and of course pita.  This is the recipe she shared with me.

Happy Hour-Mimosa Bar

Brunch, brunch, brunch--the absolute best meal of the weekend.
Who doesn't love brunch??  And who doesn't love a Mimosa Bar??

This is absolutely one of my favorite kinds of cocktails to make for a party.  It's simple (with a juicer) and can be prepared ahead of time. I made two different juices-pineapple mango and honeydew.  I also prepared a carafe of hibiscus rose syrup.  The colors were perfect for spring.

Travel Diary--The Royal Hideaway in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

A few months ago, we hopped on a jet plane and travelled down to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with some of our best friends. We stayed at Barcelo Royal Hideaway Resort.  This was our third time to visit this resort and it was just as beautiful as the first time we visited.

The beach at the resort is wide and resembles powdered sugar white.  They provide chairs with individual covers to protect you from the harsh Mexican sun.

Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake with Whipped Mascarpone and fresh berries

My most-favoritest food forever and ever are pancakes, especially blueberry pancakes.  Now, I know that "favoritest" is not a word, but I needed to describe the depth of my feelings for pancakes.  So, with that being said, let's get on with this fantastic version of pancakes.

Chicken Marsala with Mascarpone Dijon Sauce

Don't you just love this time of year.  I know I do.  I actually get home from work with a little daylight remaining.  Whenever spring rolls around, I always find myself cooking a little more during the week.  This Chicken Marsala is a very easy after work meal that comes together in less than an hour.

Happy Hour-Blood Orange Martinis

I was so shocked when my husband came home from the grocery store a few nights ago with a bag of blood oranges.  He said "I thought that you would want these".  What a great surprise!  Heck yeah I wanted them.  I absolutely love blood oranges.  I thought we were way beyond their season, but who am I to complain.  When your husband gives you blood oranges, you make cocktails.  And I must say, this is a really good cocktail. 

So a few nights ago, a few of my girlfriends joined me for cocktails on the patio and I decided that they would get a test run on this martini.  They loved it!!  We had so much fun making, drinking, and photographing this martini.  I'm very surprised that the photos aren't upside down.