Peach, Apricot and Pistachio Couscous

July 9, 2012 Salads

And we’re back!  That was a long break, huh? And a hot one. I thought I my skin was going to melt right off the bone on more than a few occasions last week. Whew! So a cool salad recipe sounds right for now. This is one that my friend Lauren made for last month’s [...]

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Pistachio Chai Muffins

April 19, 2012 Breakfast

I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a while. I found it in Cooking Light magazine, tabbed it and then forgot to make it. Typical. My Cooking Light magazine collection is a disaster. Most of the pages are ripped, stained or scribbled on. As are all my other cooking magazines and some of my [...]

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Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Pistachios and Sour Cherries (and Real Whipped Cream)

April 9, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

Ever since visiting Istanbul last year, I have a new appreciation for pudding (and pistachios!). Homemade pudding, that is. None of the instant, powdered J-E-L-L-O  will do for this gal. And it makes sense because pudding is actually really easy to make from scratch and requires the simplest pantry ingredients. I made these little pudding [...]

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Double Chocolate Cookies with Pistachio and White Chocolate

January 21, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

In continuing my love affair with pistachios (more specifically- pistachios and chocolate), I came up with a cookie recipe so decadent it will make your knees weak. I’m talking big, but I tell the truth. These are so rich, you may not be able to eat more than one. And that’s not a bad thing! [...]

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