Sri Lankan Yellow Rice (Kaha Bath)

Sri Lankan Yellow Rice (Kaha Bath)

Picturesque beaches, lively culture, Ceylon tea, precious gems, and exotic cuisine is what comes to mind when you think of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is an island near the tip of India. While small in size, the sum of its beauty and rich heritage is monumental. Sri Lankan cuisine is vivid, intense with flavors, spice, [...]

Zesty Lemon Bars

Zesty Lemon Bars

When you need a dessert pick me up that is refreshing, zesty, and boasting bright lemon flavor these Zesty Lemon Bars will be your automatic go-to! Whenever I think of lemon bars I imagine bold, sweet, tangy, and crowd pleasing. My zesty lemon bars add an extra burst of lemony delight with lemon zest in [...]

Strawberries & Cream Layer Cake

Strawberries & Cream Layer Cake

We had another birthday roll around. Beatrice turned 4, and she has all kinds of 4 year old declarations and opinions now. She was 100% certain that she had to have a dramatic birthday cake that had different strawberries, chocolate, vanilla, and a mix of frosting flavors. Whew, it was a tall order! But wow, [...]

Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta

There is nothing like fresh, homemade pasta noodles. There, I said it. A big sorry not sorry to all of the store brand pastas and Italian restaurants out there, but we don't need you tonight! Homemade pasta noodles have a texture you just cannot buy. And the experience of making fresh pasta is truly the [...]

Best Banana Bread Recipe EVER

Best Banana Bread Recipe EVER

So I know everyone thinks they may have the best banana bread recipe ever, but I'm here to tell you, THIS is the BEST! Maybe it's the splash of rum in the batter? Or that incredibly creamy rum cream cheese frosting? The bread, the frosting, the combo of it all, it is pure perfection! Warning [...]

Spicy Eggplant Marinara Sauce

Spicy Eggplant Marinara Sauce

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. It has a firm, meaty flesh with an earthy and  creamy flavor. Eggplant is a vegetable that absorbs the flavors of other ingredients it's used with while still maintaining a distinctness of its own. It's commonly used as a substitute for meat as a vegetable. When we make [...]