fast and fabulous

Sesame Garlic Green Beans

by angelika on March 13, 2012

Weeknights can pose a challenge for us sometimes. Mr Fabulous often works long hours, and I can feel exhausted after a day working and then wrangling the kids. Like most of you, we have days with canned soup and sandwich dinners. Even better is when I can come up with a delicious vegetable side that is ready in 15 […]


Stuffed Dates

by angelika on December 30, 2011

Yesterday I was looking through my photos and realized I had several recipes I forgot to post! These stuffed dates are one of my favorite new party foods. They are so easy to make, the dates are filled with goat cheese and then baked; the flavors remind me so much of my time in the […]


Lightning Fast Rapini Pasta

by angelika on December 21, 2011

If you are anything like me, there are many nights you either need or want to feed yourself and your family fast- but you still want it to be healthy. Now I’ll admit, I have a freezer full of Amy’s burritos and frozen pizza for nights I just can’t get it together. However, with 15 […]


Carrot Dip

by angelika on November 16, 2011

Dips are a mainstay in our home. The kids love the process of dipping anything, and I love the fact that they eat things like raw vegetables and whole grain crackers with their dips. I have one picky eater and one who will eat anything. My picky eater tries to shun vegetables. (so don’t go […]

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Balsamic Marinated Strawberries and Ice Cream

by angelika on August 25, 2011

The easiest dessert that knocks your socks off is Balsamic Marinated Strawberries. One of my all time favorite recipes is for shortcake with balsamic strawberries and lemon scented whipped cream. I have been testing several recipes a night, and I didn’t have time to bake shortcake, but thanks to a recent episode of Barefoot Contessa […]


Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Radish Salsa

by angelika on August 1, 2011

In the middle of summer, nothing is better than fresh corn. It is so sweet and succulent. I am a huge fan of fresh corn eaten, well any which way. The funny thing about corn, growing up in the midwest it was abundant, a real staple crop, right? Well my European grandparents were horrified that […]


Penne and Asparagus in a Lemon Cream Sauce

by angelika on April 23, 2011

Asparagus is fresh at our markets these days, and my local Whole Foods had it on sale. I bought four! bunches. I love asparagus, truly love it. I have so many recipes that have been waiting for its return, I couldn’t decided which to make first. Tonight it was pasta. For Easter it will be […]


Black Bean and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

by angelika on January 30, 2011

This has been a week of quick and easy for me. My Dad was in town which usually means a lot of eating out, which is honestly just getting to the doable state with two small kids. It’s so funny how just when the little one is finally ready to go out and be really […]


Chickpea Soup

by angelika on January 28, 2011

One of my favorite super fast and easy meals is this Chickpea Soup. If you have canned garbanzo beans, it takes less than 30 minutes start to finish. It is so light and yet satisfying at the same time. There is a beautiful creaminess that makes you wonder if it is a cream soup, which […]



by angelika on November 15, 2010

What do you do with leftover butternut squash risotto? You make Arancini! I hate to waste food, and risotto isn’t great the second day…unless you stuff it with cheese and deep fry it of course!  Arancini Left over risotto cheese, I used chèvre panko bread crumbs frying oil, I used peanut I did not take pictures […]