appetizer, Bread, Brunch, Cheese, Food, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetables

Crispy Spelt and Semolina Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes Sauce

Crispy Spelt and Semolina Pizza Ronit Penso

I don’t often follow recipes to the letter, mine included. However, one recipe that I don’t change is the following pizza dough, which I’ve created years ago, and keep preparing it without change. As I prepared it again this week, I’ve realized it’s been quite a few years since I’ve posted the recipe for it, and thought it would be a good idea to re-post it. So, here it is once again. Try it and Enjoy! Continue reading “Crispy Spelt and Semolina Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes Sauce”

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”

breakfast, Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Dairy Free Banana and Blueberries Cake

When I was asked to create a dairy free, low sugar and low fat summer cake, it was quite a challenge. I’ve decided to rely on the natural sweetness of fruit, and the first ingredient that came to my mind was ripe bananas, as their creamy texture mimics well that of butter in baked goods, and their sweetness would allow me to use less sugar in the cake. Continue reading “Dairy Free Banana and Blueberries Cake”

Beef, Brunch, Entree, Food, Recipes, sandwich

Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe is a popular American sandwich, in which ground beef cooked in tomato sauce, is used as the filling. Continue reading “Sloppy Joe”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, cupcakes, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Peach, Yogurt and Cardamom Muffins with Stewed Peaches

As someone who would always prefer winter to summer, I can’t say I’m enjoying this insanely hot summer all that much. However, the fact that juicy and ripe summer fruits are in abundance, makes it a bit more bearable.

This time, I’ve found some beautiful fragrant and juicy peaches at the store, and decided to use them to make some tasty muffins. Continue reading “Peach, Yogurt and Cardamom Muffins with Stewed Peaches”

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”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, fruit, Recipes

Pluot Galette with Pistachios and Cashews

Plums are among my most favorite fruits, and, as the season is now is at its’ peak, there are quite a few types of them to choose from. One type I especially like, is pluot, an extra juicy plump and sweet type, which is actually a cross between plum and apricot. Continue reading “Pluot Galette with Pistachios and Cashews”

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”