Pumpkin Chowder

I called this stew a chowder because of it’s rich creamy thick broth. Traditionally chowders are made with heavy cream and have chunks of seafood. The most common being clam chowder. Nowadays there are many creative versions of chowder recipes and I’m adding one more to the clan! My Pumpkin Chowder is a rich and…

Grape and Brie Quesadilla

Out at Happy Hour one night, I ordered a brie and grape quesadilla off the bar menu. I was hesitant at first but the bartender said it was delicious, so I went for it and it was absolutely delicious! I make them now at home often. They’re great for a quick snack or as an…

Strawberry Oatmeal Pecan Bread

Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 pint fresh strawberries cored and sliced 1/3 cup of butter melted lemon zest and juice from 1/2 of lemon 2/4 cup of sugar 2 tSp vanilla extract few squeezes of agave nectar 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tSp baking soda 1/4 cup instant oats 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/4 tSp salt…

JJ’s Easy Lebanese Mezza

Sometimes I get that craving for some good old down home cooking. For me, that’s Lebanese food. I grew up eating it and it’s definitely my comfort food! However, my family recipes handed down over the generations are not simple recipes to throw  together. They are very delicious and worth every hour spent in the…