Mascarpone Pie with Fresh Berries and Almond Crust

This Fourth of July, I wanted to make a festive little something to decorate with the good ole red, white and blue! I decided on this fabulous, light and refreshing mascarpone pie, fragranced with lemon juice and zest. It's a no bake recipe, so it set in the refrigerator. I decorated it with sliced strawberries … Continue reading Mascarpone Pie with Fresh Berries and Almond Crust

White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Log

I was inspired by a dessert that one of my aunts had made for us on a visit to New York during the holidays one year. She always made these beautiful rolled cakes in the shape of logs. This is a beautiful dessert that begins on the stove top and ends in the refrigerator. I … Continue reading White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Log

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Mousse

Who doesn’t love the combination of cream cheese and smoked salmon? In New York, we always called it lox. Especially if it came on a bagel! Well here is an elegant appetizer version that is bright, refreshing & barely any carbs at all! And the best of all is that it is actually super simple … Continue reading Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Mousse

Cream Cheese Pancakes (Keto, Grain & Gluten Free)

So I have finally figured out keto friendly pancakes that actually taste as close to the pancakes that my mother used to make us on the weekends, I had to rush on this blog to share it. Granted she usually used Aunt Jemima’s pancakes, and they just always tasted like home to me! Speaking with … Continue reading Cream Cheese Pancakes (Keto, Grain & Gluten Free)

Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

Since I have made the sugarfree blackbery sauce, I have found a few ways to use it creatively. The latest one is this gorgeous blackberry swirl cheesecake! The crust is based in my almond flour pastry dough to which I added cocoa powder. While I do not usually sweeten the pastry dough, adding cocoa powder … Continue reading Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust

Easy Refrigerator Collagen Cheesecake with No Crust

This is a very easy refrigerator cheesecake to which I added collagen peptides for no other reason other than I just wanted to! The collagen adds no flavor, but does add to the nutritional value of the dessert. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is great for your skin, hair, nails, … Continue reading Easy Refrigerator Collagen Cheesecake with No Crust

Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake

This is one of my absolute favorite desserts. It is super light and refreshing. A great summer dessert as it requires no oven, and perfect for those succulent strawberries that are in season! It is low in carbs, keto friendly, and gluten free. Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake It is cream cheese based, and uses gelatin to … Continue reading Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake

Lemon Mastiha No Bake Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

I am so in love with no bake cheesecakes. I have practically created a series of them in many flavors! They are perfect for keto. You can easily create a gluten free/paleo friendly crust. They are easy. And during the hot months, you don’t need an oven! I have found that most home cooks in … Continue reading Lemon Mastiha No Bake Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

Baked Cauliflower Tots with Jalapeño Feta Dip

Like most Greeks, we often eat cauliflower boiled, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & lemon juice. Simplicity at its best! However, since there are two of us in this household, I always have 1/2 a cauliflower left over. Cauliflower tots with jalapeño feta dip What to do with leftover cooked cauliflower? Get creative!!! Baked … Continue reading Baked Cauliflower Tots with Jalapeño Feta Dip