Herb Garden Pizzettas

Herb Garden Pizzettas

Growing up in West Virginia, we always had summer gardens full of fresh, delicious herbs as well as fresh fruit from the local farmers market.
Our local food was influenced by Italian immigrants that had settled in the state – what a treat to learn and eat Italian food from some of my friends grandmother’s when we were in school together.

I have combined these flavors for a yummy garden pizzetta!

Watermelon Goat Cheese “Sushi”

Watermelon Goat Cheese “Sushi”

There is nothing better than fresh watermelon in the summer, or in the other seasons to make you think about summer! I came up with this dish as a fun addition to a sushi themed dinner party and it was a big hit.

White Miso Butter Glazed Salmon and shrimp

White Miso Butter Glazed Salmon and shrimp

This dish is Japanese inspired fusion dish which uses white miso which I buy at the Asian grocery. I make this often because its very quick to make and very easy clean-up for those days when my schedule is hectic. I serve it with roasted asparagus (roasted same time as the salmon) and either mashed potatoes or rice. The salmon come out moist and flavorful with an unexpected umami flavor. The entire meal take less than 30 minutes to prepare and it is delicious and very healthy .

Million Dollar Cupcakes

Million Dollar Cupcakes

I am the birthday baker at work and this is by far the most requested cupcake recipe for any of my co-workers birthdays. Everyone always asks for the recipe, but I have never given it out…until now!

Banana Pudding  cookie

Banana Pudding cookie

A new found favorite for people who love less fat, but still get that southern taste in a cookie. Who wants to ride around eating banana pudding from a cup when you can eat it in a cookie form and be just as guilty. I am all about creativity and pushing the envelope. Being from the south has brought a new perspective to the word “Southern Banana Pudding”