Holiday Centerpiece

Calling all procrastinators! Looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive centerpiece for Christmas day?  This is the one! If you're anything like me, then you probably have most of these items at home which makes it even easier. You can make this as long or as big as you need to, based on the size … Continue reading Holiday Centerpiece

Fruit Cake

Rum Rum Rum in my Cake Cake Cake! My all time favorite cake! Everyone knew how obsessed I was with fruit cake growing up and I still am. Both my grandmothers made extra cake just for me because I would have so much! Now I can make it myself and while good, totally not the … Continue reading Fruit Cake

Pastelle

Well this is going to take you some time! LOL! My recipe for Pastelle, although time consuming, makes all the difference mainly because of how I prepared the meat. I've already gotten several "best pastelle I ever had" comments. For those of you who don't know what this type of Pastelle is, here are the … Continue reading Pastelle

Sorrel Drink

My husband loves sorrel so of I was going to make it this Christmas! Sorrel is a drink made and enjoyed during Christmas time from the flowers of a sorrel plant. The drink without added sugar is extremely sour due to the nature of the plant. I ate a lot of sorrel leaves growing up, … Continue reading Sorrel Drink

Snowflake Charger

  This past week I'd been trying to put together a festive tablescape for Christmas day dinner. Luckily, I had everything I needed for the centerpiece, (I'll be posting next week) but I wanted to go the extra mile with cute chargers. After looking through Amazon, Pier 1, Ikea and pretty much all over the … Continue reading Snowflake Charger

Last Christmas

It'll be hard to top last Christmas. My sister, her boyfriend and my mom flew from Trinidad to spend it with us. Only person missing was my mother-in-law. My husband was the only one of us that had ever been skiing or snowboarding before, so we decided to get an airbnb to spend it near … Continue reading Last Christmas

Mediterranean, Moroccan, Madness

Truly the perfect plate! Everything goes so well together. My Moroccan inspired chicken gyro, aromatic Indian rice, Greek tzatziki, and good ole sautéed veggies. The Rice: Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 cup rice chicken broth or stock 1 cinnamon stick 3-4 cloves 1 bay leaf 4-6 saffron threads 1 tbsp butter 2-3 tbsp golden raisins 2-3 … Continue reading Mediterranean, Moroccan, Madness

Chicken Gyro At Home

I seriously can't resist gyros, so when I saw a video floating around facebook about homemade gyros in the oven, I had to recreate it myself. I used a spice mix that I stumbled over a long time ago called Ras El Hanout, which originates from Morocco. A couple years back, I tried making grilled … Continue reading Chicken Gyro At Home