Father’s Day : No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Pie

It’s hard to stomach using the oven when the outside temperatures are starting to rise. That’s why any recipe that contains the words “No Bake” in the title should be your go to dessert, especially if you're hosting a party.  After much success with my No Bake Chocolate Pie, I’ve now come to learn that No Bake is synonymous with No Hassles too! It’s important to take advantage of cherries since they have a very short growing season–summer is their peak.  With so many bountiful farm stands in my neighborhood, it isn't hard to pick a nice, … [Read more...]

Cherry Vanilla Bean Clafouti

Baking was my savior today. After having gone to one "Moving Up" ceremony for  kid, I found myself racing around my apartment kitchen,  scavenging for all the ingredients to recreate the Cherry Clafouti recipe that for some reason, always marks the end of the school year, and brings me much comfort. As my kids keep getting older (not me!) maybe baking is my way keeping them in my nest?  I still love nurturing them with food, especially home-baked goods.  There's no better feeling than to watch them sit down at the table, devour a dish, … [Read more...]

Mango Guacamole

Hopefully we're all staring down a few months of barbecues, pool parties, and family get togethers. Don't let your guests eat boring snacks!  Spice things up with this recipe for Mango Guacamole - a refreshing summer twist on the tried-and-true traditional recipe. Guaranteed you'll have to have a large stock of ripe avocados in your drawer because this dish will be in high demand. Enjoy! Save Print Mango Guacamole Author: IMUSA Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Mexican Prep time:  10 mins Total … [Read more...]

Chef Master 19-Piece BBQ Tool Giveaway

Memorial Day is the kick-off to summer which means, if you have a grill, hopefully it's been prepped for months of extended use. Living in the city we obviously don't have the luxury of walking out in our backyard to fire up the grill.   However, when we venture outside the concrete jungle, we almost always opt for any meat and veggies that have been prepped on a grill. For the novice grillers out there, I'm thrilled to have received some best grilling tips from the myriad food-related events along my journey with My Judy the Foodie : … [Read more...]