Goat Cheese Mousse with Grapes

One of my favorite ways of relaxed entertaining is serving cheese platter, or baked cheeses, with stewed fruits, nuts and more (check THIS recipe for an example).
However, as the days get warmer, this option becomes a bit too heavy for the weather. So, my solution is to switch to lighter cheeses, and serve them with fresh summer fruits. Continue reading

Vegetables Loaded Tuna Salad and Open Face Tuna Melt

Tuna salad is too often a boring and heavy blend of canned tuna, mixed with too much mayonnaise, a bit of celery and not much else.
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Baked Brie with Quince in Spiced Red Wine

Baked Brie is a festive and easy to make dish. The warmed, creamy cheese is served with crackers, fruit and nuts, and the combination of salty, sweet and creamy flavors is irresistible. Continue reading

Romaine Lettuce Salad with Halloumi Cheese

On a hot summer day, a fresh salad with some filling additions is all that is needed for lunch or dinner. This colorful salad is full of flavors and textures, and is the perfect example for such a dish. Continue reading

Blue Cheese, Rosemary and Pecan Crackers

Homemade crackers are so much better than any store bought ones. Not only that when you’re baking them at home you can control the quality of ingredients used, you can also prepare them exactly to your liking. Continue reading

Burekitas – Sephardic Savory Pastries

Burekitas – Sephardic Savory Pastries Ronit PensoBurekitas are a type of small hand pies that are well known in any Sephardic household. Continue reading

Belgian Endive, Apple and Blue Cheese Dressing

Endive Apple and Blue Cheese Dressing Ronit Penso
This post is not about a recipe per se, but more about how to create different looking dishes by using the very same ingredients. Continue reading

Mushrooms Tart with Potato Crust

Mushrooms Tart with Potato Crust

While we can get mushrooms year round, for some reason, winter always seems like a more appropriate season for mushroom dishes.
This easy and tasty tart is a good example for such dishes. It is hearty yet not too heavy – just perfect for a cold days lunch or dinner.
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Goat Cheese Mini Quiches

Goat Cheese Quiche Ronit PensoThese beautiful and tasty goat cheese quiches will fill your kitchen with amazing aroma, and even more so, if you choose to use the mature goat cheese on top of the fresh one in the filling.

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Brie, Peppers and Prosciutto Tart

Brie, Peppers and Prosciutto Tart Ronit PensoThis easy to assemble tart has layers of flavors and colors: buttery and crispy puff pastry, topped with delicately salted prosciutto, roasted peppers and onions, creamy Brie cheese and crunchy pistachios. Continue reading

Yogurt, Dried Apricots and Pistachios Squares

Yogurt, Dried Apricots and Pistachios Squares Ronit PensoCheese cakes are my favorite cakes, but, at the same time, I find them quite heavy and too sweet, not to mention it takes quite a bit of time to prepare and bake them properly.
So, I went on a mission to create a quick, lighter and less sweet version of cheese cake. I tried low-fat cream cheeses, but didn’t like the taste or texture. Instead, I’ve decided to try to bake a cake using thick yogurt, and just loved the results. Continue reading