Get creative in the kitchen. In this brownie recipe I rely on the sweetness of the sweet potatoes and just a little honey alongside 72% dark chocolate to give these treats the light sweet property you expect in a brownie, yet you can feel good about the indulgence.
The aromas of apples and cinnamon waft through the house, a comforting aroma, dancing around like a flute piping a summertime jubilee. It is hard to beat the classic homemade American Apple Pie. It has this magical ability to take us back to our childhood, corn fields and hay rack rides. Reminding us of Friday […]
There is nothing more decadent than a fresh baked, hot-out-of-the-oven cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting. It is Saturday morning, and what better way to start the day?! Okay, it does take a little time, approximately 2 hours, give or take, and you will be sipping a strong coffee and enjoying the most mouthwatering homemade confection. […]
Okay, beets may not top your shopping list, well, ever. If you are like me, when I used to live back in the states I NEVER even saw them in the grocery store, though, I am sure they were there either fresh or in the canned variety, shredded or whole. Honestly, I didn’t come to appreciate […]
This salad could not be any simpler, carrots, shallot and parsley with a lovely honey, lemon, Dijon vinaigrette. This salad reminds me of the variety of delicious summery dishes my Polish mother-in-law Teresa makes on Sundays when the entire family gathers around the table or any night of the week really. Poland had topped my bucket list for many years, […]
Last week I prepared an Italian Chickpea Salad and this “Greek inspired” salad runs along the same lines. It is quick, using simple, fresh ingredients that are not hard to find and rather inexpensive. A great accompliament to burgers or steaks on the barbeque or thrown together for your next family pot luck. My philosophy […]
Ever since I studied culinary arts in Italy back in 2004, I have adored the country, its people, and of course its cuisine! I have been back time and time again, making every excuse to indulge in the finer things in life, wine, fashion, and the arts! The Italians have living the la Dolce Vita […]
I am a Mexican food junkie. After living in Europe for a little over three years, where coming by good Mexican food is like trying to spot a purple cow, it is nearly impossible if not for in your dreams. My love for all things “South of the Border” has turned into a border line […]
A healthy rendition of one of my personal favorites, the traditional lemon bars with shortbread crust. I am not the type of girl that craves chocolate, but would rather indulge in a pastry made with fruit or nuts, and this little gem hits the spot, satisfying my ever incessant sweet tooth! The chewy crust is a bit unusual incorporating […]
We often get so caught up in living and keeping pace with our busy lives that we often become out-of-touch with ourselves and what gives us grounding and a sense of being. It is like we set the car on cruise control and we are speeding down the road of life without noticing the beautiful […]
HELLO! MY NAME IS
EMILY DAWN SZAJDA
I am a professional chef, writer, yoga & meditation instructor, sports nutritionist and adventurous traveler.Discover more
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