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Karen's Gooseberry & Tomatillo Salsa

Karen’s Gooseberry & Tomatillo Salsa

Naturally tart gooseberries pair with roasted tomatillos bursting with a unique, sweet-sour flavor. Wonderful on tacos, fish, chicken or your favorite chips. You’ll love this flavor combination! Take advantage of the gooseberry season – now available at Farmer’s Markets and better grocery stores.  About Gooseberries:  Gooseberries have a pleasant sweet-tart zing! They have a rich source […]

Karen's Roasted Beet Dip with Za'atar Bread Flatbreads

Karen’s Roasted Beet Dip with Za’atar Bread Flatbreads

A Hearty and Healthy Beet Dip with a Rich Roasted Flavor. Add Homemade Seasoned Flatbread for the Perfect Mezze Starter! I served this recipe as a welcome hors d’oeuvre at my last Cooking Class: Spring Fling: Cooking with the Season to rave reviews! (Greenwich CT.) A delicious dip & mezze spread with a dynamic magenta […]

Karen's Middle Eastern Za'atar Flat Bread

Karen’s Middle Eastern Za’atar Flat Bread

This easy freshly baked manakish dough is topped with Za’atar seasoning and EVOO. Puffs beautifully with golden crisp edges. Perfect even for a beginner! I LOVE Making flatbreads in my kitchen! The process is easy and gratifying. I like the feel of the dough; smooth and silky – and the aroma of bread baking in […]

Brined & Grilled Perfect Chicken Breasts with Quick Buffalo Hot Sauce Glaze

Brined & Grilled Perfect Chicken Breasts with Quick Buffalo Hot Sauce Glaze

It’s GRILLING SEASON! An Easy Brine Produces Tender and Succulent Chicken with A Zesty Buffalo Hot Sauce Glaze Brined Chicken creates a juicy, succulent chicken! It’s EASY and takes only 30 minutes! Simply grill chicken (that has been brushed with oil & smoky paprika or chiles) – then pour over the 5 minute Buffalo Hot […]

Karen's Rhubarb & Bing Cherry Pie with Dot Pastry Crust

Karen’s Rhubarb & Bing Cherry Pie with Dot Pastry Crust

There is nothing like a homemade pie in Summer! Rhubarb pairs beautifully with fresh dark cherries under a flaky and buttery foolproof pie crust. Enjoy the art of pie baking! A wonderful deep ruby colored pie with natural fruit filling. My perfect pie dough is flaky, easy and delicious Rhubarb teams beautifully with other fruits […]

No-Cook Heirloom Yellow Tomato Sauce with Pasta

22 Healthy & Creative Summer Cooking Recipes – A Zest for Life

The first week of Summer has arrived… my favorite season! Get cooking with some of MY FAVORITE Early Summer Dishes and savor the fresh flavors. The Best Pasta Dish of the Summer Season! Marinated Candyland Tomatoes are tossed with Pasta, Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs, Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Softened Red Onions and Fresh Basil Leaves. Candyland Tomatoes: […]

Spiced Herbal Grilled Red Fish with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis close-up

Spiced Herbal Grilled Redfish with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Marinated and Barbequed Grilled Fresh Local Redfish is adorned with a simple Red Pepper Coulis and topped with Summer Herbs. Simply Delicious and Healthy! Make the Red Pepper Coulis ahead of time and dinner is ready in a snap! Marinated Fish will cook quickly in a fish grill basket – The basket holds the fish […]

Karen's Red Pepper Coulis

Karen’s Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

A rich and decadent tasing sauce that is light and delicious! Eat with my Spiced Grilled Red Fish or drizzle over eggs, chicken, veggies & fish. Enjoy this wonderful Coulis! Endless possibilities to serve it with. Karen Available Now ~ Check out my Farmers’ Market Jute Bag! It is designed by me with a zesty-flair and […]

Grilled Halloumi Skewers with Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce

Grilled Halloumi Skewers with Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce

Bronzed, Grilled Halloumi teams with Asparagus and Shallots  – in this easy preparation. Dazzle with a Balsamic Reduction with Local Spring Strawberries. When grilled, Halloumi has a golden brown, crispy exterior, a soft, gooey interior – and a wonderfully salty-savory flavor. The quick Balsamic-Honey reduction is enriched with a few tablespoons of crushed (minced) local […]

Karens's Very Veggie Pasta Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette

Karen’s Very Veggie Pasta Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette

THE pasta salad for any gathering, picnic or barbecue. Healthy Veggies surround Pasta and a Zesty Parsley Vinaigrette. See all my methods and tips for success! Perfect for your Memorial Day Celebration! Also See: 22 Spring Memorial Day Recipes How to make the BEST Pasta Salad: Choose the right pasta – a small sized on […]

Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Burger with Zesty Ranch

22 Spring Memorial Day Recipes

Fantastic, Healthy & Creative Recipes to Celebrate the Holiday with Friends & Family! See NEW: THE Pasta Salad you should be making! Nothing could be a more typical, totally American dessert than Strawberry Shortcake! I’ve reworked the ingredients using Rhubarb and Blueberries. The perfect ending to your Memorial Day Celebration. Let’s Get Cooking! Celebrate Memorial […]

Crispy perfectly cooked Shaved Asparagus White Pizza - ready to cut and enjoy

NEW Cooking Class ~ Spring Fling: Cooking with the Season

Join me for my next Cooking Class with a seasonal Spring Menu with local ingredients! Cooking Class Testimonials (here) Article: Greenwich Free Press Registration below Registration – space is limited: Venmo: @Karen-Sheer  Zelle: karen@azestforlife $105 class fee (includes tax) Email Karen / questions or concerns: [email protected] Classes are not refundable, unless your space is filled, […]

Karen's Weeknight Simple Coconut Rice

Karen’s Weeknight Simple Coconut Rice

Fluffy yet Creamy Coconut Rice ~ the perfect Side Dish! Delicious, Vegan and a snap to make in less than 20 minutes. What to LOVE: Fragrant, Delicious with a lingering natural coconut flavor Cooks perfectly separated, yet a creamy texture – in less than 20 minutes! Never gluey or mushy Reheat beautifully! Options to add […]

Sesame Sea Scallops with Gingery Asian-ish Glass Noodles

Sesame Sea Scallops with Gingery Asian-ish Glass Noodles

Crispy Sesame Coated Scallops are teamed with Sweet Potato Noodles, a Gingery Dressing and a Bevy of Healthy Vegetables. Glass Noodles are naturally gluten free, beautifully slippery and a little chewy. This recipe is in Four Parts ~ You will learn: How to Cook Glass Noodles Perfectly Recipe for quick Gingery Asian-ish Dressing Simple & Quick […]

Burst Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes over Pasta & Shrimp

Marvelous Recipes for Mother’s Day – A Zest for Life

Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day with some delicious home cooking. Always healthy, inventive ~ using the finest ingredients. Spring seasonal flavors all will love! 27 Recipes to choose from. CREATIVE SALADS: A Cool Asian Noodle Salad includes a healthy mix of ingredients and a Sensational Blender Sesame Dressing – Gluten Free.What a delicious salad for Spring – […]

Karen's Pea & Coconut Risotto (with a Salmon Kebab)

Karen’s Pea & Coconut Risotto (with a Salmon Kebab)

A creamy stirred irresistible Risotto with the added sweetness of peas; purée adds color, texture and flavor! Coconut is subtle yet adds a complementary sweet-nutty edge. Risotto is a traditional Northern Italian dish, and a common way to cook rice in Italy. It’s a creamy & tender mixture made from a starchy short or medium-grained […]

Asparagus, Rice Noodle & Pulled Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

Asparagus, Rice Noodle & Pulled Chicken Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

A Cool Asian Noodle Salad includes a healthy mix of ingredients and a Sensational Blender Sesame Dressing – Gluten Free What a delicious salad for Spring – especially when asparagus has been freshly harvested on a local farm. There are a few components of the salad that can be made AHEAD OF TIME! Cooked Rice Noodles: I […]

Karen’s Gluten-Free Matzo Balls – Large and Mini

Karen’s Best of Passover Recipes 2024 ~ For the Seder and Beyond!

Healthful and Hearty Passover Recipes you can make with confidence. For the Seder and through the Eight Days… Brighten up the holiday with some creative, colorful and healthy dishes ~ from Soup to Dessert. Find all the inspiration you need here to plan a Passover menu that you and your guests will love. This recipe […]

Karen's Persian Love Cake Gluten Free

Karen’s Persian Love Cake – Gluten Free

There is a lot to LOVE about this cake! Rose water (my recipe) adds a bloom of floral notes to this super-moist cake adorned with pistachios and dried rose petals. Gluten free and adaptable for Passover.  I Simply ♥️ This Cake! Flavor: Lingering Rose Water essence/fragrance, floral notes but not overpowering Hints of Lemon and […]

Karen's Roasted Vegetables with Tahini-Garlic Drizzle

Karen’s Roasted Vegetables with Tahini-Garlic Drizzle

How to Successfully Season, Roast and Serve an Assortment of Vegetables. Healthy and delicious – great for weeknight meal building, or serving a crowd. This recipe make a LARGE platter of assorted Vegetables! ~ Perfect for any holiday and can be made early in the day. Think: Easter, Passover, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Mother’s Day […]

Karen's Composed Chicken Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Composed Chicken Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

A thick Blender Dressing with healthful ingredients adorn this easy, tasty and visually beautiful Salad! Use a Rotisserie Chicken and slice – add Lettuces, Veggies, Walnuts, Green Goddess Dressing and a dusting of Pink Peppercorns A Comforting Healthful Chicken Salad made easy with Rotisserie Chicken Breasts *see what type of chicken I buy! Layer the […]

A cut piece of Greek Leek Pie, ready to eat

Karen’s Leek Pie (quiche) with a “Magic Crust”

A Creamy Savory Pie includes Sweet and Juicy Leeks dotted with Feta and Fresh Tarragon. It’s crustless! Gluten Free Flour is added to the custard and forms and unique magic crust! The “Magic Crust” forms on the bottom of the pie plate thanks to some flour in the custard. I have used Gluten Free Flour… […]

Speedy Greek Sautéed Shrimp with Fennel, Herbs & Ouzo

Speedy Greek Sautéed Shrimp with Fennel, Dill & Ouzo

A wonderful shrimp sauté with a harmonious balance of flavors. Wonderful topped with Greek Feta Cheese, lots of Dill and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine. A Quick Sauté: Rub Shrimp with seasonings; set aside as you cook the vegetables Cook shrimps in EVOO until golden on both sides, but not cooked through Sauté Fennel […]

Karen's Lucious Orange-Lemon Bars

Karen’s Lucious Orange-Lemon Bars

A Creamy and Glossy Zesty Filling sits on top of a Press- In Shortbread Crust. Orange together with Lemon naturally flavors the bars with the happiness and look of sunshine! My Orange-Lemon Bars features a Press-In Buttery Shortbread Crust with a Tangy & Zesty Curd with a smooth creamy consistency. The Method: The Curd ingredients […]

Goat Cheese Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette - Inspired by Alice Waters

Goat Cheese Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette – Inspired by Alice Waters

Goat Cheese Medallions are Coated with Crispy Quinoa over Lettuces and Vegetables and Drizzled with a Zesty Blood Orange Vinaigrette. Gluten Free. This vibrant salad is one of my favorites. My take on Alice Water’s Goat Cheese Salad served at Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA. Alice’s iconic salad coats the goat cheese medallions with breadcrumbs and […]

Karen's Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Karen’s Blood Orange Vinaigrette

A Tart- Sweet Vinaigrette with a Gorgeous Hue and lots of Zesty Favor! Simply whisked together. Adds a super pop of color to all your salad creations! A very juicy vinaigrette with just enough extra virgin olive oil to emulsify. I squeeze my own blood oranges! I like a little pulp in the vinaigrette. I […]

Karen's Moroccan Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Harissa Vinaigrette

Karen’s Moroccan Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Harissa Vinaigrette

Easy – Gorgeous & Healthy Roasted Carrots are topped with Sprouts & Endive and bathed in a Hearty Harissa Vinaigrette The EASY Method: Scrub Carrots, trim ends – add to a roasting sheet pan Add Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Chili Flakes Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turn over, cook 5 minutes more […]

Best of the Mediterranean Cooking Class, March 10, 2024 - Leicht Greenwich CT

New Cooking Class: Best of the Mediterranean

I’m excited to introduce my next Cooking Class! “Best of the Mediterranean” Sunday, March 10, 1 – 3:30pm; Leicht Cooking Studio Greenwich  Menu and details are below. I’m focussing on the fresh flavors of this healthy cuisine from this magnificent region. It have been fun and enjoyable testing new recipes and hope you will enjoy this culinary […]

Classic french Onion Soup in white modern crocks on a wooden board with vintage linens

Best Winter Soups! Healthy, Comforting & Warming

21 Soups to Make right now in Winter’s Cooler Months. Creative, original soup recipes with wholesome ingredients bursting with flavor. A wonderful collection – get cooking! Oh-La-La ~ Warm up with a Classic Crock of Onion Soup with a Secret Ingredient – Shiitake Mushrooms! Using Vegetable & Chicken Broths – no beef broth. A bowl […]

Karen's Chicken, Wild Rice & Veggie Soup

Karen’s Chicken, Wild Rice & Veggie Soup

A Healthy & Hearty Soup loaded with vegetables – start by making homemade chicken broth…. nothing better than that! A nutrient-dense soup with good for you ingredients in every bite; so comforting. Pulled chicken teams with Wild & Brown Rice, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Carrots, Celery, Leeks and Fresh Corn  The Method: Cook in-bone Chicken Breasts […]

Toasted Coconut on Grapefruit Sherbert

Karen’s Valentine’s Day Delicious Desserts

14 Delicious Dessert Recipes to Fall in Love With! Creative, Crave-Worth and Lightened-Up Love is in the air with tempting recipes you can successfully make at home! NEW: Karen’s Vegan Milk Chocolate Pudding Creamy and delicious with added chopped toasted hazelnuts – easy, done in under 10 minutes! Perfect for Valentines Day! I’m adding Caramelized […]

Karen's Vegan Milk Chocolate Pudding

Karen’s Vegan Milk Chocolate Pudding

Creamy and delicious with added chopped toasted hazelnuts – easy, done in under 10 minutes! Perfect for Valentines Day! I’m adding Caramelized Sugar Shards with Freeze Dried Strawberries. See my pick for the BEST Vegan Milk Chocolate! It is not easy to find a good Vegan Milk Chocolate! Milk Chocolate contains milk… d-a-i-r-y! And almost […]

Caramel Sugar Shards with Freeze Dried Strawberries and Hazelnuts

Caramelized Sugar Shards with Freeze Dried Strawberries and Hazelnuts

A wonderful, beautiful confectionery decoration that is simple to make with a luminescent glow. Make one sheet and break apart to decorate cakes, cupcakes and – my milk chocolate pudding. So simple to prepare – make a GORGEOUS impact when broken into shards with a glass-like look. Has a stunning amber stained glass look – […]

Karen’s Roasted Winter Kumato Tomato Salsa

15 Super Bowl Party Food Recipes – And Yes – They’re a Little Healthier

Crowd-Pleasing Updated Party Foods with a Healthier Twist that all will enjoy. I might not be your source for Chicken Wing Recipes… BUT  here are some SPECTACULAR Game-Day party suggestions with Less Calories, Carbs, Sodium, Fat & Preservatives – Will help you feel good without sacrificing flavor! A nice shift from the same old appetizers and heavy, uninspired so […]

Orange-Chipotle Glazed Salmon

Outrageous Orange-Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon

Salmon Fillets Beautifully Caramelize in a Pan for an Easy Weeknight Dish. The Zesty Orange-Chipotle Glaze doubles as a marinade – less work for you! It’s Citrus Season and oranges are bursting with juicy flavor! The Flavors: Rich citrus orange flavor from the Freshly Squeezed Juice and Orange Rind Smoky essence from the Chipotle Peppers […]

Easy Russet Fries with My Sazón Seasoning

Karen’s Oven Fries! Three Recipes: Seasoned Russets, Celeriac and Sweet Potatoes

My go-to weeknight staple… oven fries! Crispy and tender inside – cooks quickly and perfectly seasoned. Unlike fried potatoes -oven fries retain their vitamins and minerals Sazón Seasoned Russet Oven Fries: Crispy and Full Of Flavor – Toss with a little EVOO and my seasonings for the ultimate Oven Fries! Delicious Option: adding Parmesan & Parsley. […]

Sazón Seasoned Russet Oven Fries with parmesan & parsley

Easy Russet Oven Fries with My Sazón Seasoning

Crispy and Full Of Flavor – Toss with a little EVOO and my seasonings for the Ultimate Oven Fries! Option: adding Parmesan & Parsley. For a Vegan option, sprinkle on Nutritional Yeast, replacing the parmesan. Keep the skins on for extra fiber! With potatoes you get the energy, potassium (more than a banana) and vitamin C you […]

Karen's Cajun Celeriac Fries

Celeriac Oven Fries with Cajun Seasonings

A fabulous low-carb alternative to potatoes with a nutty-celery flavor. Roasted to perfection with golden edges and just the right amount of heat. Crispy and easy to prepare! Cut the Peeled Celery Root into batonettes (thick chunky-cut) – add them to boiling water to soften and cook for just 3 minutes; drain and pat completely […]

Karen’s Ultimate Veggie Plant-Based Burger

These Burgers are Not Impossible to make and enjoy and Beyond Delicious! This Plant Based Burger is better than any store bought product without a bevy of unwanted ingredients. Gluten Free. Why Make your own Plant-Based Burgers? Use healthful real food, not chemicals – compared to processed commercial plant-based burgers Mine includes: Legumes: Lentils & […]

Peruvian Grilled Chicken Paillard with Citrus, Herb & Aji Amarillo Pepper Marinade

Fabulous Salads to make now in Winter

Healthful Salads using the Freshest Ingredients available in Winter. Hearty and loaded with fiber and natural goodness. Say NO to boring salads! Learn how to combine crisp ingredients with special vinaigrettes to make Winter blues a little more exciting & delicious!  Salads with Chicken: Packed with Zesty Flavor, Crunchy Texture – a Salad to Savor! […]

Spatchcocked Smoky Chili Seasoned Chicken

Karen’s Spatchcocked Smoky Chili Seasoned Chicken

A well seasoned Spatchcocked Chicken (flattened) that produces a crispy skin and unbelievable tender meat. Dry Brine for 24 hours, add whole lemon & garlic bulb halves and simply roast. So Delish! My Smoky Chili Seasoning & Rub adds incredible flavor! Which do you prefer Light or dark pieces? Both well seasoned and delicious. The Biggest […]

Karen's Smoky Chili Seasoning & Rub

Karen’s Smoky Chili Seasoning & Rub

A well-rounded blend with four different chilies and spices that’s nice and smoky and perfectly blended with a good kick, but not fiery hot. I’m loving it rubbed all over chicken be roasted. Use with coarse salt when dry brining… amazing crispy skin results! Created to add a deep-smoky, spicy aura to many of your […]

Karen's Thai Tomato Coconut Soup with Lentils and Silken Tofu

Karen’s Thai Tomato Coconut Soup with Lentils and Silken Tofu

A creamy delicious Vegan soup that boasts a bevy of protein with Panang curry flavors. The toppings make it most special! Packed with healthy ingredients and zesty Thai seasonings.  Yes ~ Creamy Deliciousness… I blend half the soup until smooth, leaving some wonderful texture. Winter is here, and it’s SOUP-MAKING-TIME in my Kitchen! Love soup […]

Southwest Style Green Shakshuka with Hatch Chili Oil

My Favorite Brunch Recipes for New Year’s Day

Ring in the New Year with some Home Cooked Delicious and Healthy Food you make yourself! Stay in and enjoy a leisurely brunch – many recipes can be made ahead of time. Try these NEW RECIPES: Breakfast Fried Egg Tacos with Karen’s Bloody Mary Hot Sauce AND learn how to make you own fabulous Hot Sauce! […]

Breakfast Fried Egg Tacos with Karen's Bloody Mary Hot Sauce

Breakfast Fried Egg Tacos with Karen’s Bloody Mary Hot Sauce

Wake up your taste buds with these savory tacos! Sunny side up fried eggs top tacos and a bevy of veggies and Mexican cheeses. Top with my homemade spicy hot sauce for the perfect chile-tang Why Do My Egg Yolks Look Super-Orange in Color? I use Pasture Raise Eggs! Free range hens that have access […]

Karen's Somewhat Spicy Bloody Mary Hot Sauce

Karen’s Somewhat Spicy Bloody Mary Hot Sauce

An Easy to Make At-Home Hot Sauce with a great tang and just the right heat! Addition of horseradish, celery seeds, worcestershire sauce and lime juice lends a definite Bloody Mary taste profile. Simple to Make! Add water to your Chili Flakes and let the flavor bloom I love these Sichuan Chili Flakes. Bright red, spicy and […]

Holiday Rocky Road Candy - Gluten Free

2023 Holiday Cookies and Desserts that are Crave Worthy!

Get baking with my line up of Holiday Cookies & Desserts to Eat, Share & Enjoy! You’ll love my new Rocky Road Candy plus 22 more creative & delicious recipes. (Press on titles for recipes) For the holidays – do not miss: More Holiday Party Nibbles & Hors d’oeuvres for 2023 This classic Rocky Road recipe is studded […]

Holiday Rocky Road Candy - Gluten Free

Karen’s Holiday Rocky Road Candy – Gluten Free

This classic Rocky Road recipe is studded with nuts and marshmallows ~ makes many sliced squares for eating, serving & gift giving. I’m adding traditional Shortbread Chunks ~ see my Gluten Free delicious recipe! An Easy & Fun Recipe to make! Melted chocolate are encased with nuts, marshmallows & cubed shortbread. I do not use […]

Karen's British Shortbread Squares - Gluten Free

Karen’s Crisp & Crunchy Shortbread Squares – Gluten Free

An easy press-in dough recipe that produces a Crispy, Light & Buttery Shortbread. Cut into easy squares ~ eat & enjoy … drizzle them with chocolate, or crumble them into my Rocky Road Candy the way the Brits do! What make them Gluten Free? I’m using Oat Flour, Fine Almond Flour and a Gluten Free […]

Skewered Shrimp Scampi Appetizer

More Holiday Party Nibbles & Hors d’oeuvres for 2023

Must-Make Crave-Worthy Appetizers for People Who Love Party Food! 32 of them! Includes my favorite Creative & Healthier options from Latkes to Crostinis. Get the party started!  Latkes: Hanukkah Latkes are that ethereal treat; a potato mixture made by dropping large tablespoons into a skillet of shimmering, hot oil. Karen’s Best Latke Latkes are crispy, naturally […]

Karen's Winter Pesto ~ Arugula + Parsley

Weeknight Cooking – My Favorite Recipes to Learn, Eat & Repeat

My favorite Weeknight Dinners you’ll want to make these over and over again… Weeknight cooking does not need to be bland, unimaginitive and boring – or take hours to prepare. Some inspiration if you are out of ideas – and cook the same dishes over and over again!  Here is what I like to stir […]

The BEST Russian Dressing for Roast Turkey & Beyond

Karen’s After Thanksgiving Recipes with your Leftovers

Here’s what I’m cooking up with the holiday’s leftovers. Soup, Salad, Throw-back Casserole, Tacos, Chef Salad, Savory Cranberry Chicken Thighs, The Best Russian Dressing for Roast Turkey and more – create new meals for the week with minimal effort.  NEW RECIPE! Perfectly Seasoned Chicken Thighs team with a luscious Cranberry Sauce with Rosemary & Thyme. […]

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Savory Cranberry Sauce (using your leftover cranberry sauce!)

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Savory Cranberry Sauce (using your leftover cranberry sauce!)

Perfectly Seasoned Chicken Thighs team with a luscious Cranberry Sauce with Rosemary & Thyme. Use up your leftover Chunky Cranberry Sauce for this lucious meal! (Mine has ginger and pineapple in it.)  Why I LOVE this Recipe: A great use for your leftover Cranberry Sauce (I know you have some!) Learn how to make CRISPY […]

NEW RECIPE: Party Caramelized Red Onions & Apple Baked Brie

Karen’s Appetizers / Hors d’oeuvres & Soups for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here – time to organize and cook delicious, homemade food! Here are my best-loved appetizers to make ~ from inventive to classics… with healthy twists! Cheesy Options: A crowd-pleasing Melty-Cheese Appetizer that’s easy to make and fun to eat! Sauté Red Onions low & slow, add apples and seasonings and simply top […]

Caesar Salad Tacos with Parmesan Crisps

NEW Cooking Class: Holiday Hors d’oeuvres – From Tostadas to Tapas

Come join me for my next Cooking Class at Leicht Kitchen Studio, Greenwich CT. Get in the Holiday Spirit – learn & eat four tempting & delicious recipes in this beautiful modern kitchen. Space is limited, registration below.   Venmo: @Karen-Sheer Zelle: karen@azestforlife Or, you can kindly send me a check to: Karen Sheer 14 Montgomery Lane, […]

Karen’s Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Basted with Fruit Juices and Marsala Gravy

Turkey Talk + Thanksgiving 2023 – All the Delicious Recipes!

The Countdown to Thanksgiving is Upon Us – Create the most memorable meal with my creative, original & well tested recipes! See all: APPETIZERS, SOUPS, SALADS, SIDE-DISHES, TURKEY WITH THE BEST GRAVY & DESSERTS! Let’s Talk Turkey! What type of turkey buy? The different types of Turkeys available for Thanksgiving can be a little overwhelming… […]

Karen’s Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Basted with Fruit Juices and Marsala Gravy

Karen’s Thanksgiving Recipes: Turkey, Gravy and All the Sides to Make, Serve & Devour!

Thanksgiving is upon us ~ One of my favorite times to cook delicious food for friends and family. Here are my best-loved dishes to cook ~ classics with healthy twists! Also see: Karen’s Appetizers / Hors d’ouevres & Soups for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Desserts! My Favorite Scrumptious Holiday Recipes! Thanksgiving Recipes Start Here! I’ve got you covered […]

Karen's Duchess Potatoes with Butternut Squash Swirl

Karen’s Duchess Potatoes with Butternut Squash Swirl

Make these Gorgeous Potatoes ahead of time for the Perfect Thanksgiving Side-Dish. Enriched Mashed Potatoes are piped with a Butternut Squash Swirl for a Beautiful Presentation, that’s actually easy to make. Crispy outside, light & airy inside. A wonderful Potato Side-Dish I’m’Serving for Thanksgiving! How I came up with this Recipe: So, I’m writing my list […]

Party Caramelized Red Onions & Apple Baked Brie

Party Caramelized Red Onions & Apple Baked Brie

A crowd-pleasing Melty-Cheese Appetizer that’s easy to make and fun to eat! Sauté Red Onions low & slow, add apples and seasonings and simply top a wheel of brie and bake. THE Perfect Appetizer for Thanksgiving… and any holiday! Get the Party Started! To serve ~ have fun assembling, add the Baked Brie to a […]

Pecan Pie Bars (with a Secret Ingredient)

Thanksgiving Desserts! My Favorite Scrumptious Holiday Recipes!

Delicious Desserts – Something for Everyone! What would you think is the quintessential holiday dessert? See my picks – 18 to choose from. Creative &  Updated Classics with Healthy Twists! Something Apple: An impressive freeform type of apple pie – sliced apples are placed on a round of flaky dough, edges get folded over then baked until […]

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