Janine’s Lemon Chia Seed Cookies: Spring Dessert Perfection

Spring has sprung and I don’t know about you but when the seasons change so do my tastebuds! My husband Jonathan and I were walking our dog through Central Park last weekend and the air was light and a little less brisk, I saw buds on trees and even a few daffodils peeking through the  … Read more


Chocolate Bark: Festive and Fabulous

Now that Halloween is over, all I can think about is the holidays; all the fun, all the family time, all the delicious food!  Every year around this time, I try to come up with a festive homemade treat that I can serve to my family and friends over the holidays but also gift to  … Read more


Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins

“Pumpkin spice and everything nice…” isn’t that the saying I see printed on everything under the sun this time of year?  Pumpkin flavored everything is a sure sign that Fall has arrived, am I right? There’s pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice cream cheese, pumpkin spice bagels and yogurt and even Oreo’s! Well I can’t say  … Read more


Janine’s Maple Apple Loaf: A Fall Favorite

Hi, my friends. It’s been so long since I have had the chance to sit down and share with you in this space–one of my favorite things to do.  The Summer was busy! Busy in the best way possible but busy! And then came Fall. There’s something about Fall that feels like a clean slate.  … Read more


Janine’s Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Just the other day, the sun was shining, Spring was in full force in NYC and like every other day of the year, my family and I had a craving for something sweet. We wanted something light and fresh to match the weather so I headed straight for our kitchen and went to work. I  … Read more


Janine’s Bakewell Bars

Today I’m sharing what I think could be the most delicious part of your Easter or Passover meal. Yes, those holidays are right around the corner and yes I’m already planning what we are eating!! My homemade Bakewell Bars are dreamy. They are almondy, jammy, buttery crust baked goodness and unlike anything I bet your  … Read more


Janine’s Apple Berry Crisp: Tried and True

Hi, friends! I’m back today with a recipe that I’ve been wanting to share for a long time. It’s seasonal, very “fall,” healthy, full of flavor and it’s an oldie but a goodie. If you’ve been following me for a while here, you may remember that years ago I wrote a book called, “Get a  … Read more


Janine’s Fabulous Fall Apple Cake

Happy Fall, Friends. As much as I love the beach, I have to say that the Fall holds a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s the crisp air and the beautiful changing leaves. Or maybe it’s the cozy feeling I get sitting next to a warm fire. I think it’s all of that coupled  … Read more


Janine’s Very Oaty Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and An Update

Hello, Friends. I haven’t shared in this space for quite some time now. I’m going to be really honest with you here today. The current state of our nation, our world, our city has been weighing heavily on me. During my absence here, I thought of this space and of all of you often. As  … Read more


My Recipe for Banana Date Cake

Happy Monday, friends. I hope that everyone had a healthy, relaxing weekend. Today’s post is short and sweet…literally! Over the past couple of weeks I’ve had an outpouring of requests for recipes to help satisfy that sweet tooth that we all have without consuming a ton of fat and calories. Well ask and you shall  … Read more