Mini Fillo Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

These raspberry cheesecake bites are just as fun to make as they are to eat—you can pop the whole thing in your mouth to enjoy the combination of crunchy, creamy, and tart all in one bite.

I love to develop new dessert recipes with my daughter, Celia. We typically come up with the concept together. She then creates the recipe and our whole family spends time tasting and rating them together.

A while ago, we thought a healthy little cheesecake bite would be a fun light dessert to go

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Rosemary-Garlic Pork Roast with Whipped Sweet Potatoes

This pork roast recipe is flavorful and perfect with sweet potatoes. Enjoy it as a holiday meal…or a tasty touch to a weeknight!

My friend Kim Tilley, who comes from the Midwest and is a phenomenal cook, serves this flavorful pork roast to her family.  The sweet potatoes are the perfect complement to the savory pork. Serve it with simple mixed vegetables.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes + Cook Time: 30-40 Minutes

6 servings

Ingredients: 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. boneless pork loin roast or pork tenderloin, or

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A New Hanukkah Recipe: Indian Potato and Carrot Latkes (Aloo Latkes)

This year the kids are both away for Hanukkah, which makes Andrew and me too sad to even light the menorah. But we couldn’t go through Hanukkah without eating latkes at all, so I decided to throw my emotions into creating a new recipe. I’ve been on an Indian cooking kick lately, and I realized that Indian flavors would meld well with traditional potato pancakes.

If you make the batter ahead of time, refrigerate it until you are ready to cook them, and drain the excess liquid from the bowl

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Easy Recipes for Entertaining: Ring in The New Year with Good Friends, Family and Food

I remember that when I was a teenager and young adult, there was so much build-up to New Year’s Eve and a lot of (self-imposed) pressure about making it a really special night. 

Maybe it’s age, maturity, or just comfort with where I am in life, but that pressure has essentially vanished.  I’ve become very content with the idea of gathering with a few close friends or family and having a nice dinner and some good cocktails or wine. 

Of course, the most important element of a New

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An Easy Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Caramel Apple Martini

This easy holiday cocktail recipe, Caramel Apple Martini, will enhance your celebrations and add a flavorful flare to your party.

While some people know me as a family dinner expert, one of my favorite hobbies is mixology. I have a great time mixing cocktails and someday I hope to write a book of easy and fun cocktails and appetizers, which I have been developing for years.

I am a member of a professional culinary organization called Les Dames d’Escoffier, and when they were looking for

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