Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust

One of my absolute favorite desserts has got to be a Peanut Butter Pie. My first introduction, as far as I can remember, is a Peanut Butter Silk Pie that I had from a Perkin’s.  Actually, my most awesome  cousin was working at a Perkin’s in Minnesota and I visited her at work and ordered … Continue reading

Potsticker Soup

Again with the winter theme – soups are IN 😀 One of my favorite things to make are potstickers! These are simple (sometimes slightly time-consuming) and super easy to change up to your preferences of the day.  I have yet to make my own dough for the potstickers, so for now I just go to … Continue reading

Simple Minestrone Soup

As it starts to get cold, I find myself more and more drawn to soups! Easy to make and they will keep you warm; it feels so nice to curl up on the couch with a pipping bowl of steaming hot scrumptious soup. Tonight, I made Minestrone.  Minestrone is a very versatile Italian soup.  Vegetables, … Continue reading

Huancaina – A Peruvian Sauce

Traditionally, huancaina is a Peruvian sauce typically served cold over potatoes and lettuce.  Papa a la huancaina is a popular Peruvian appetizer served before a main dish in Peru. However, I LOVE this sauce on just about EVERYTHING! Though, again usually served with potatoes, I love to eat it over rice.  This is one of … Continue reading


I made a wonderful friend while teaching fitness classes at a senior center.  I have been to Mass with Consuelo and most recently she was generous enough to teach myself and my boyfriend how she makes tortillas, which has been passed on to her from her own parents (her mother :D) So far I have … Continue reading

Bringing the delicious Soft Pretzel into your Home!

So, one of my favorite experiences as a child was going to visit my great-grandfather.  He would always take my family to the ‘big mall’.  I remember that while there I was introduced to Preztelmaker, and fell in love with the fresh, soft pretzel!  I either like it buttery and garlic-y or sprinkled heavily with … Continue reading