Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes

This memorial day weekend, my mother in law is hosting a big family get together, and is doing all of the cooking, which I always love! (She’s amazing!) But of course, I wanted to do my part too, and help her out–so I asked what I could bring. She asked me to make cupcakes since she was short on dessert, but I didn’t have anything to make cupcakes with! Then I remembered a recipe I once saw on pinterest that called for boxed cake mix with pudding mix, and thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it. Neither of us had chocolate pudding mix on hand, but she had an oreo cake mix, which I thought was even better! So I went home and invented an oreo cupcake recipe, and it turned out SO amazing, I couldn’t wait to share it!! These are by far, the BEST cupcakes I have ever made. They’re moist and light and the frosting is seriously addictive! This will definitely be a go-to recipe in my house! <3

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Seared Scallops with Spinach Orzo and Roasted Tomato Sauce

Seared Scallops with Spinach Orzo and Roasted Tomato Sauce

I have wanted to try cooking scallops for a really long time now–but they intimidate me. They’re kind of weird, so I’m never exactly sure how to cook them, or what to do with them. They’re also expensive, so I don’t want to mess them up, and yet they can be so easily-overcooked and turn rubbery. Then the other day as I was flipping through my much-raved about carrabba’s cookbook, I saw a recipe for seared scallops with orzo that looked SO divine, I decided it was worth getting out of yet another cooking comfort zone and finally attempt to cook them.

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Pasta primavera with Italian Sausage

Pasta primavera with Italian Sausage

This spring, I am loving cooking recipes that use fresh, seasonal produce–and there are few dishes that use it as well as Pasta Primavera (which literally translates as “spring pasta”).

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Luxury Hummus Recipe & Tahini Sauce

Luxury Hummus Recipe & Tahini Sauce

I just wrote a Blog post about all the delicious mediterranean food I made last night. Since there was a lot, and I didn’t want to put it all in one gigantic post, I just thought i’d write the Luxury Hummus and tahini sauce recipes up here. I LOVE both of these recipes! Super simple, SUPER healthy and of course, super delicious too.

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Home made pitas & Falafel with Cucumber Tomato Salad

Home made pitas & Falafel with Cucumber Tomato Salad

I love mediterranean food. Growing up, my family travelled to the mediterranean quite a bit, since it was right next door to England where I grew up–and even as a kid I loved trying all the different kinds of foods whenever we travelled. Then this weekend my husband and I went on a date to a delicious mediterranean restaurant/winery in tricities, and although we were probably the only ones there not drinking wine, we absolutely loved everything they served! There’s just something so perfect about mediterranean food in the Spring and summer, which is why I had to go home and learn how to make some!

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