appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Salad, Vegetables

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 “Romaine Lettuce Salad with Halloumi Cheese”

appetizer, Cheese, Food, Recipes

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 “Blue Cheese, Rosemary and Pecan Crackers”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Food, Recipes, Snack

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 “Burekitas – Sephardic Savory Pastries”

appetizer, Cheese, Dips, Food, Recipes, Salad

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 “Belgian Endive, Apple and Blue Cheese Dressing”

Bakes, Cheese, Food, Recipes, Vegetables

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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Brunch, Cheese, Food, Recipes

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. Continue reading “Goat Cheese Mini Quiches”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Vegetables

Boyos – Sephardic Savory Pastries

Boyos Ronit PensoAfter the quick and easy recipe post of last week, this week I have for you the very opposite…
The recipe here, from the fabulous traditional Sephardic cuisine, requires some preparation and practice. However, the result is so tasty and unique, that I’m sure that once you’ll make and taste these wonderful savory pastries, you will see they are well worth the effort.
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appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Entree, Food, Recipes, Vegetables

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 “Brie, Peppers and Prosciutto Tart”

Cakes, Cheese, Food, Recipes

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 “Yogurt, Dried Apricots and Pistachios Squares”

appetizer, Brunch, Cheese, Food, Recipes, Salad

Colorful variation on Caprese Salad

Colorful variation on Caprese Salad Ronit PensoIt’s hot outside, so I thought about preparing a nice quick salad that doesn’t require cooking, and yet is filling like a cooked dish. Caprese is exactly this kind of salad. Continue reading “Colorful variation on Caprese Salad”

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Cheddar Rosemary Crackers

Cheddar Rosemary Fingers Ronit PensoThe following cheddar crackers will delight anyone who loves cheese crackers, but doesn’t want to munch on the commercial ones (which, actually hardly have any real cheese in them!).  Continue reading “Cheddar Rosemary Crackers”