Easy Chocolate Cake


I needed to make a dessert and I needed one fast.

I needed to make something from the ingredients I had stashed in my pantry and fridge.  There was NO time to run out to the store on a wild goose chase.

Lucky for me, I conducted a quick search online and found this recipe from one of my favorite sites: Donuts, Dresses and Dirt.

I let out a huge sigh of relief.

Although I’ve grown to love baking from scratch, I knew this recipe would taste great, even though it mainly comes from a boxed mix.

Sometimes, when in a time crunch, you have to set your baking morals aside and just rip open that box and dive in.

If you’re looking for a rich, decadent, moist and extra flavorful cake, that you can  prepare and bake in under 70 minutes, you’ve just hit the  recipe jackpot.

Enjoy….I know you will.

Mother’s Day: Kale Frittata

Kale Frittata

Mother’s Day was a big deal in my family when I was growing up.

In retrospect, it’s interesting that we attempted to “gift” my mother through a homemade meal. We would make breakfast and surprise her with breakfast in bed.  Obviously, after the first year it wasn’t a surprise anymore. However, just the idea of forcing Mom to sit back, to take a deep breath, and to enjoy the tables turned as her own children made her some nourishing food was beyond fulfilling.

The tradition exists in my own family as well. Whenever I have a special day (which is usually my birthday and Mother’s Day), I’m greeted in bed with a makeshift breakfast from my kids. Usually it’s no more than a bowl of cereal, a glass of juice, and perhaps a side of yogurt but, witnessing the accomplished looks on their faces as they set up my lap tray is priceless.

They’re proud, bursting with love and admiration and most importantly, appreciation.

That’s how I hope to look and feel every time I’m cooking and sharing a homemade meal for them.

This Mother’s Day, start your day the right way with a healthy breakfast-in-bed option. We do love our eggs and we adore kale so, their merger is the perfect union.

This Kale Frittata recipe is light and tasty and quite nutritious with the addition of the kale (its high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K can’t be beat). Plus, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook. And, if you’ve got some Nature’s Greens cooking greens on hand, they are triple-washed, and ready-to-use so you don’t even need to worry about wasting time washing the leaves.

Wishing everyone a very happy Mother’s Day (today and every day).

Potato Salad

potato salad

It was hot enough yesterday to feel as if it were mid-July, save the terrible pollen count.

Walking around in the concrete jungle is the least desirable place with rising temperatures.

I longed for my own backyard, fresh cut grass, a fired up grill and a cool breeze. Instead, I was sweaty, stuck in the stale air, surrounded by high rises.

To cool me off, I decided to recreate a favorite dish when I got home. I wanted to channel my inner summer. For my family, potato salad [Read more…]

Cinco de Mayo: Homemade Guacamole Video

It wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without another terrific homemade guacamole recipe.

My entire family has become avocado experts. 

In fact, it’s very rare not to be whipping up a new batch of guac every weekend.

Always bought guacamole but never dared to make it? 

Check out my simple video on how to make the best guacamole EVER:


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...