Homemade Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Tater Tots

A few months ago I posted a homemade tater tots recipe and it turned out to be a huge success! This time around I wanted to try another version using healthy sweet potatoes. And…wow, let’s just say I feel really sorry for my husband…because I ate them all! ...more

Healthier Chocolate Pecan Pie

When we visit my family in Pennsylvania, sometimes we stop by the Amish store to pick up a few of their baked goods. One time we got a freshly baked pecan pie and wow, it was AMAZING. We finished it that night and it instantly became my husband’s favorite pie ....more

Cranberry and Pecan Couscous with Orange Vinaigrette

I must admit…I’ve been neglecting WishfulChef and haven’t posted in months! This Summer has been hectic with work, family functions and a trip to Germany, I just didn’t find the time. But September has begun and now I can breath and finally post a recipe! ...more

Eggplant Hummus Veggie Burgers

It’s that time of year again to crank out the charcoal! My husband and I are enjoying our new garden space and have been grilling with friends every weekend. My friend Diana and I experimented with different ingredients to put on the grill like Lacinato kale and even Asian dumplings! ...more

Healthy Yogurt Fudge Pops

Summer is here…..I thought it would never come! In my previous post I mentioned that we moved into a new apartment. We love it and there’s so much more space ....more

Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

I’ve been quite busy and it’s been a while since my last post! My husband and I recently moved into a bigger (for NYC standards) apartment. The past few weeks have been hectic with packing, unpacking and trips to furniture stores…so I’ve been cooking quick and easy meals every night at our new place ....more

Homemade Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Scallion pancakes are one of my favorite Chinese take-out appetizers. Finely chopped scallions layered into dough that’s thinly rolled out then pan-fried into a crisp golden brown perfection…what’s not to like? Two years ago I made my own version but added seasonal ramps ....more

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Who’s got a craving for something sweet?? This giant chocolate chip cookie is baked in one of my favorite kitchen tools, my cast iron skillet! It’s so versatile, you can cook pretty much anything in it, like German spaetzle or homemade pizza ....more

Quick and Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

Have you ever tried cooking with clam juice? If you’re not familiar, it’s the liquid strained from freshly shucked clams and has a briny, almost smoky flavor that complements many dishes. This recipe was my first experience and I absolutely loved it! ...more

Farro Soup with Mushrooms

This soup may not look or sound like anything special but WOW. It’s honestly one of my favorite soup recipes I’ve made by far! It’s packed with so much bold flavor you don’t even need to add any special garnishes ....more