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Avocado Salad

18 Sep

Avocados are delicious. Seriously.. my brother is an avocado hater! how is that possible? I don’t. get. it!!!

They’re so healthy too. Did you know that? They are a power food and a “good” fat!

My family makes them several ways. I will post below!

Version 1
4 avocados mashed
dash of lime juice
Salt to taste

Version 2
4 avocados mashed
1 hard boiled egg diced
salt to taste

Version 3 (my personal fave)
4 avocados mashed
1 sweet onion, diced
dash of lime juice
salt to taste

We serve it in bowls and leave it out with pita chips or bread for spreading. I made myself a sandwich today as I had avocados handy and some leftover challah bread! Sooooo easy. Try it!



Caprese Salad

12 Jul

Theres a really nice market here in brooklyn called Union Market.

Union Market

They sell so many cheeses, fresh veggies, and organic food galore. I decided to make one a great classic – the caprese salad. My family eats this at so many of our events, and its so simple and so delicious and italian!

Do you want to impress your hubby when they get home? Make this salad, its like making dinner instantly fancy just because its so pretty.

Buon Appetit!

Caprese Salad

Fresh Mozzarella, Sliced in 1/2 inch thick pieces
Tomatoes, Sliced same as above
Fresh Basil Leaves
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
Balsamic Vinegar, for drizzling
Salt and Pepper

Slice the mozz cheese and tomatoes into 1/2 inch thick pieces. To make caprese salad, layer it as follows:

Bottom: Cheese
Middle: Tomato
Top: Basil

Drizzle the EVOO and Balsamic liberally. Salt and Pepper on top.

Enjoy!!! you can arrange them any way, and even put greens in the middle if you arrange the layers in a circle. Delish!


Whiskey BBQ Sliders with Jalapenos

15 Feb

Link To Recipe

mmmmmm…..mmmmmmmm…. omg this recipe is SO good. If you love spicy food, messy burgers, and so much flavor – you must try this dish. It was really easy and really fun actually. Dave even helped me make them!


Ground Beef
4 Tbsp Butter
1 Onion, diced
1/2 cup of Whiskey
1 cup of BBQ sauce (I used sweet baby rays)
Jarred Jalapeno Slices (to your liking)
Slider buns or small rolls


Form patties with the raw meat, quite small (see pics). Sprinkle salt and plenty of pepper on both sides. Melt the butter in a grill pan over medium high heat and then cook the patties until they’re almost fully cooked. Remove the patties onto a plate temporarily. Throw in the diced onions and stir letting them soften for about 3-5 minutes. Pour in the whiskey slowly and stir. Let the whiskey reduce by half (see pics) and then stir in the jalapenos and BBQ sauce. Reduce the heat to low and put the patties into the mixture. Let the sauce simmer, be sure to flip the patties over to get them sauced on both sides.

I buttered up the rolls and put them in the oven for a little. Put the patties on the rolls and enjoy the messy deliciousness. YUM! so full of flavor

shhhh…. we added cheese! but it fell off. haha


Russian Salad – “Salat Olivier”

8 Aug

You want to be daring and try something new? and DELICIOUS? try this easy russian salad recipe – a family tradition that has been passed down since the days of communism in the former USSR =P

Dice all ingredients except for the peas

Salat Olivier

2 Medium Sized Potatoes (Peeled and Boiled)
2 Eggs (hard boiled)
2 Pickles (any kind!)
1 Jar of Sweet Peas and Diced Carrots
Mayo – Amount 2 tbsp.
Salt to Taste (a pretty decent amount!)

A lot of people enjoy this salad with meat, most people use diced bologna, but some use diced chicken. Add it if you wish!

Mix and Enjoy with bread or alone!