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”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Cheese, fruit, Recipes

Orange, Rum and Raisins Ricotta Cheese Cake

Ricotta cheese has a fresh, tangy flavor, and a slight grainy texture. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Mixed with sugar, it makes a tasty filling for sweet pastries, and it is often used to bake cheesecakes, as in the following recipe. Continue reading “Orange, Rum and Raisins Ricotta Cheese Cake”

appetizer, Bakes, Brunch, Cheese, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

Mushroom and Beet Greens Mini-Bakes

Mushroom bakes are a favorite of mine, especially in the winter, and I prepare them often, with different variations. Continue reading “Mushroom and Beet Greens Mini-Bakes”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Snack

Multi Grain Spicy Baked Cheese Balls

Pepper Jack is the spicy version of Monterey Jack cheese, a semi-soft cheese that originated in California. It relies mostly on jalapeno peppers for the mild spicy flavor, which works beautifully with its’ creamy texture. This made the cheese a good ingredient to start with, when creating the following baked cheese balls. Continue reading “Multi Grain Spicy Baked Cheese Balls”

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

Collard Greens, Spinach and Beet Greens Cheesy Bake

As much as winter brings cravings for heavier comforting foods, it’s good to remember the importance of green leaves, even when it’s gray and cold outside. Continue reading “Collard Greens, Spinach and Beet Greens Cheesy Bake”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Dips, Recipes

Savory Puff Pastry Pinwheels and Cheese Dip

The following crispy puff pastry pinwheels, are loaded with colorful and flavorful Mediterranean ingredients, that complement each other beautifully: garlic cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Feta cheese, oil cured black olives, sun dried tomatoes, and fresh rosemary and thyme – all create an aromatic and tasty filling for the buttery crispy dough. Continue reading “Savory Puff Pastry Pinwheels and Cheese Dip”

appetizer, breakfast, Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Cheese, Recipes, Snack

Sweet Farmer Cheese Russian Pancakes

The following pancakes are quite different than the more familiar American pancakes, as their main ingredient is curd cheese, rather than flour. Continue reading “Sweet Farmer Cheese Russian Pancakes”