Pumpkin Waffles

Not many people can resist a waffle for breakfast. Unfortunately, most waffles are usually part of any diet. However, I’m here to tell you this pumpkin waffle recipe is!  I started a 30-day Paleo challenge weeks ago and the item I miss the most is bread, so instead of cheating, I created this recipe. I…

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Cinnamon Peach Dessert

Have you noticed how craving dessert after a meal becomes more pronounced when you are trying to lose weight? If you do not then you are lucky, because it seems to happen to me a lot! It’s almost as if a meal is not complete unless you finish it with a dessert. However, what I…

Spinach and Cheddar, Crustless Quiche

Quiches have always been a crowd pleaser and I love to experiment with the flavors. They are also extremely easy to put together so you can make a few different flavors to ensure that all taste buds are accounted for. By definition a quiche is a baked flan or tart with a savory filling thickened with…

Roasted Garlic Green Beans

Green beans don’t look like the most appealing veggies but they can actually be quite tasty with right ingredients and seasonings. Green beans don’t look like the most appealing veggies but they can actually be quite tasty if you make them right. They are also very good for you…they are low in calories and fat…

Coconut Rum Macaroons

Coconut, Coconut, Coconut! This is such an amazing ingredient and not only is great for food, you can also use it for scrubs and fragrances. I have another blog that is titled toasted coconut, and this is great to have and top other dishes off with them. I can guarantee that I will have plenty…

Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Spinach is absolutely one of the most versatile ingredients and it may be due to the lack of flavor that it has when eaten alone and it will adjust to the flavors that are added. I use spinach in shakes, desserts, salads, breakfast, etc. It also is one of the healthiest foods you can eat….

The Best Black Beans

Not sure what everyone makes for Noche Buena, but since we are a Cuban family, we make your typical Lechon asado, black beans and rice, yucca, etc. This recipe is tried and true and is actually in my up and coming cookbook as a side dish. I usually try to make dishes from scratch and…

Homemade Choco-Mint Cookies

So I am not much of a baker, but I cannot tell a lie, these were pretty good. My son wanted cookies instead of a cake for his birthday and he is on a mint kick, so he asked me to add peppermint chocolate also to the cookies. This recipe was really rich and loaded…