Middle Eastern “Tacos”
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Middle Eastern “Tacos”

Flavor alchemy is one of my favorite parts of being in the kitchen. This recipe has been waiting in the wings, and we had it tonight – it was terrific. Juicy, savory, with a hint of sweetness and tartness. Take a journey to a different place with these family-friendly Middle Eastern “tacos” that are truly delicious. Continue reading

How to Throw a Delicious Party that brings out EVERYONE’s Creative Side: the Master Dessert Chef Challenge
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How to Throw a Delicious Party that brings out EVERYONE’s Creative Side: the Master Dessert Chef Challenge

A year ago, I threw a **surprise**birthday bash for B. In typical “me” style, I wanted it to be 1) fun 2) memorable 3) delicious. If you know B, be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday today!! It was a wonderful team effort – I couldn’t  have pulled it together without the love of … Continue reading

“All-gone!” Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Cake 
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way / Holidays

“All-gone!” Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Cake 

I’ve been making this for friends and family for the past several years, based on a dear friend’s recipe that I LOVE when she makes it. I’ve been trying different ways to make it even better with special and flavorful elements and this is where the recipe is now! No one knows it’s gluten free … Continue reading

Mashi – Egyptian stuffed pepper recipe, by an Egyptian 
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way

Mashi – Egyptian stuffed pepper recipe, by an Egyptian 

Ever wonder what Egyptian cuisine is like? Read on and try this recipe to find out a healthy and flavorful addition to your weeknight menu: Mashi stuffed peppers, written by an Egyptian chef. Continue reading

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake with Citron Glaze 
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake with Citron Glaze 

With Easter brunch coming up, a delicious cake with nutritious ingredients is a definite must. This week, I tried making this terrific recipe, but made a few modifications to snazz it up. + I added organic blueberries (about a 1/2 cup). + I also used french vanilla whole milk yogurt (who doesn’t like french vanilla?). … Continue reading

Honey Roasted Pistachios over Asparagus with Dates and Goat Cheese {recipe}
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Food / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way

Honey Roasted Pistachios over Asparagus with Dates and Goat Cheese {recipe}

Despite my affinity (in theory) for vegetables, getting them into me can sometimes be difficult. Veggies go bad faster than you can say “vegetable” sometimes and it can get frustrating. This, however, this recipe is sweet and salty AND chock full of vegetables, that rise as the star of this dish. It is exciting. It is … Continue reading

Tiny Toasts: Pear and Ricotta with Honey or Balsamic Glazes
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way

Tiny Toasts: Pear and Ricotta with Honey or Balsamic Glazes

Any weekend entertaining coming up for you all? Here’s a super simple suggestion. You can dress them up in a myriad of ways, plate it in a fun way, serve at wedding or bridal showers, or even serve it to little ones – two tiny, pear-loving taste testers who visited last night munched away at these … Continue reading