appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Entree, Pasta, Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

Pasta Salad With Broccoli and Feta Cheese

Finding a new, at least for me, type of pasta, was a good enough reason to think about making pasta salad, which I haven’t made much during the extra hot days of summer.

This type of pasta, called “Mafalda” looks like a mini version of the larger lasagna pasta sheets, with their crinkly edges. I thought this unique shape could work well in a salad. Continue reading “Pasta Salad With Broccoli and Feta Cheese”

appetizer, Brunch, Recipes, Salad, Seafood

Calamari Salad with Lime, Cilantro and Jalapeno

Calamari salad with parsley and lemon (click HERE for the recipe), is a favorite summer dish, that I like to serve on a hot summer day. Continue reading “Calamari Salad with Lime, Cilantro and Jalapeno”

appetizer, Brunch, Dips, Recipes, Sauces, Seafood

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Mini Cakes with Asian Vinaigrette

Bacon wrapped shrimps are a popular appetizer, and with no wonder, as the bold flavor of the crispy-salty-smoky bacon, pairs beautifully with the more delicate flavor of the shrimp. Continue reading “Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Mini Cakes with Asian Vinaigrette”

appetizer, Bread, breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, Recipes

Cornbread with Fresh Corn, Andouille Sausages and Cheddar Cheese

Fresh corn season is at its’ peak, and I find myself using it as much as I can. Of course, there’s always frozen corn, or even canned corn, but freshly picked corn is by far the best. Continue reading “Cornbread with Fresh Corn, Andouille Sausages and Cheddar Cheese”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, fruit, Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

Summer Salad with Greens, Crispy Vegetables, Fruits and Halloumi Cheese

Halloumi cheese is one of the rare cheeses, that can be fried, or grilled, and still keep its shape, while obtaining a wonderful new flavor and color. It is one of my favorite cheeses to use as an addition to salads. Continue reading “Summer Salad with Greens, Crispy Vegetables, Fruits and Halloumi Cheese”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

Puff Pastry Tart with Caramelized Peppers, Cheeses, Mustard and Honey

A package of best quality butter puff pastry in the freezer, can be used in so many ways, and makes preparing delectable various dishes quick and easy.

The following tart is a good example of that. Using the puff pastry as a base, only a short list of ingredients is needed to create this beautiful and tasty tart. Continue reading “Puff Pastry Tart with Caramelized Peppers, Cheeses, Mustard and Honey”

Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Salad, Sauces, Vegetables

Spring Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

With the weather starting to warm up, and fresh produce is easier to find, preparing salads is so much more enjoyable. The following salad is one example of that. Continue reading “Spring Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette”

appetizer, Bakes, breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, Recipes, Vegetables

Breakfast Spinach, Cheese and Ham Mini Bakes

Starting the day with an egg dish is always a popular choice. However, when there’s a need is for more than one or two, things can get a bit more complicated. Continue reading “Breakfast Spinach, Cheese and Ham Mini Bakes”

appetizer, Brunch, CONDIMENTS, Dips, Fish, Recipes, Seafood, Vegetables

Savory Shrimp, Kimchi, and Rice Noodles Pancakes

Kimchi, a Korean fermented and pickled cabbage condiment, is one of my favorite condiments. I’m always on the look for new brands of it, and new ways to use it with. This time, my plan was to make kimchi-shrimp pancakes. Continue reading “Savory Shrimp, Kimchi, and Rice Noodles Pancakes”

appetizer, Bread, Brunch, Recipes, sandwich

Arepas – South American Corn Bread

Arepas are a type of corn bread, which are a staple food in South America countries, mainly in Colombia and Venezuela. Continue reading “Arepas – South American Corn Bread”

appetizer, Bread, breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Vegetables

Tomato, Rosemary and Cheese Flat Bread

Most times, when I’m up to baking bread, I opt to my basic focaccia recipe. This time, however, I wanted something different, and started looking around, to see what I can add to the dough I was about to create.

As I had some tomato sauce ready, I was wondering, how it will work as part of the bread itself, rather than as a topping. This led to another idea – why not add some cheeses to the dough, along with it? Continue reading “Tomato, Rosemary and Cheese Flat Bread”