Homemade Pita Chips-EASY!!!!

Hi everyone, Please don’t waste food! If you buy 3 bags of fresh and delicious pita bread and they get old and hard because the kids in your house say they love pita but then don’t eat it and you get really annoyed because you work so damn hard to keep the inventory moving and […]

Bingeing On Healthy Food

Some of us, sometimes, binge. I know I do. I recently met a cookbook author who was hell bent on sharing the info that if we just make a slight mental shift, we can binge but not necessarily set ourselves into a tailspin of eating garbage for the rest of the day, night, week or […]

Mimi’s Banana Bread

Hi everyone! I just got back from Rhode Island where I got to have my yearly visit with my friend Deb from graduate school. She travels across the state to see me and it’s always a treat to catch up on the year. It’s even more of a treat to pick up right from where […]

Caraway Seeds For a Cause-Give Me 25 Bucks for an Exoneree

Hello everyone! St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and you know what that means-time to get your Irish Soda Bread on! And no, not while you are drunk like all the people near my street at the holiday parade. You will prepare the bread fully sober. Now, if you are anything like me, you buy […]

Healthy Date Nut Scones

Hi everyone! Below is a great recipe for those of you who want a carb-y yet healthy snack. I make a big batch of these, cool them and then freeze them. I then take one or two, put them in the toaster oven and spread some butter on them. Yes, it is indeed delicious. Don’t […]

Chick Pea Bread (Farinata, Socca)

Thanks to my sister Alice, I discovered this fantabulous recipe that is great for those who want a substantial bread-like substance without all the empty calories and carbs. This bread is made out of chick pea flour and is fun to make. It is a bit involved so read the recipe before making it. If […]

My Version of the Life Changing Bread and Events!

Hi everyone! I recently returned from an amazing trip to Seville and before I post some amazing tapas recipes for you in the near future, I need to share my version of the Life Changing Bread from the My New Roots website that I brought with me to keep me healthy :-). Also, while I […]

Jelly filled Shortbread and Turning A Lack of Ingredients into A New Recipe!

 Hi everyone! Think you can’t make a delicious dessert treat in a pinch for a guest, a dinner party or bakesale? Think again! Better yet, why don’t you make them for the Haiti fundraiser concert and Bakesale on Feb. 2nd that I am organizing?? Please email me for details at alma@takebackthekitchen.com. With just a few […]

You-Can-Do-It French Toast With Nutella and Bananas

Hi everyone! As I always say, if our minds are open, we can pick up recipes in the most unlikely of places. Take my Pediatrician’s office for example. Cindy Medina who assists our Dr. loves to cook and often shares her recipes with me when we have a check up for the kids. At this […]