Pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate mousse and dark chocolate ganache

Piece of pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate mousse and dark chocolate ganache

Here in the USA we celebrated Thanksgiving last week, as many of you already know. The holiday really is a celebration of family, friends, and good food. So, of course I had to bring a special dessert to the gathering with my family! I had a dessert recipe in mind since October and was determined … Continue reading Pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate mousse and dark chocolate ganache

Simple puff pastries with jam

Plate of puff pastries with raspberry and apricot jam

It's been a little while that I've wanted to try my hand at puff pastry. For a lady with a toddler and a husband busy with medical school, rough puff pastry seemed to be the better one to start with. I say it's better because it is less time-consuming than traditional puff pastry, but not … Continue reading Simple puff pastries with jam

Baked chicken and “taters” with fresh dill

Baked chicken, potatoes and fresh dill

This recipe became an immediate favorite with my family when I created it about 3 years ago, and it's really quite easy to put together. I jokingly called it "chicken and 'taters'" and the name has stuck. I love that it is basically a meal all in one, as it has a starch (potatoes), vegetables … Continue reading Baked chicken and “taters” with fresh dill

Mini pumpkin cakes by Preppy Kitchen

Yesterday my husband, daughter and I went to an autumn gathering at the home of some friends of ours. We brought an adorable fall dessert that - to my delight - many people at first misconstrued to be gourds for decoration! My sister found a video on youtube about these adorable cakes and she passed … Continue reading Mini pumpkin cakes by Preppy Kitchen

Keeping it simple, keeping it real

Yesterday I wanted to cook. I don't always cook anymore because it's hard to do with a toddler sometimes. So, I washed a bunch of little red and white skinned baby potatoes, tossed them on a tray with olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Here they are ready to go: Then I washed, cut into … Continue reading Keeping it simple, keeping it real