Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies

Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies

Rich chocolate and luscious raspberries come together in these delicious Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies to create a deeply satisfying summer dessert. These truffle-like brownies have a creamy cheesecake and raspberry layer that is swirled between two layers of raspberry infused...

Colorful Summer Chickpea Salad

Colorful Summer Chickpea Salad

When the weather gets hot, cool down with this simple and delicious Chickpea Salad with fresh vegetables, lemon and fresh herbs. I love chickpeas. I throw them into salads, roast them in the oven, even eat them by...

Triple Berry Pie

Triple Berry Pie

It seems that every summer I find myself with a refrigerator packed with summer fruits. I just can’t seem to make it through a trip to the grocery store without at least one container of fruit showing up...

Cuban-Style Black Beans

Cuban-Style Black Beans

Traveling through South Florida last month we had our fair share of delicious Cuban food. In the Cuban restaurants it seems like everything is served with black beans and rice. Packed with protein and delicious flavor, Cuban-style black beans...

Cuban Street Tacos

Cuban Street Tacos

Last month my husband and I were down in Key West on vacation and had lunch at Bagatelle on Duval Street. There I had the most amazing Cuban Street Tacos I have ever tasted and I knew that I...

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream has been at the top of my list of ice creams to make since we bought our ice cream maker last summer. Since temperatures have been soaring here in Illinois (103 degree heat index!)...

Raspberry Lemon Scones

Raspberry Lemon Scones

The past few days my parents have been in town helping us settle into Peoria. I have really enjoyed cooking and baking for them. I wanted to make something quick, easy and satisfying for breakfast so that...