Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Muffins, Recipes, Snack

Spiced Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Muffins, with Chocolate Frosting

As often happens, I found two ripe bananas in the kitchen, and decided to use them as a base for quick muffins. Continue reading “Spiced Banana, Walnut and Chocolate Muffins, with Chocolate Frosting”

Chicken, Dips, Entree, Recipes, Snack

Crispy Chicken Tenders with “Everything” Seasoning Mix

Chicken tenders are a favorite of mine when it comes to frying. Though they are basically a part of the chicken breast, they don’t require cutting into portions, they are juicier and have firmer texture than that of the breast itself. Continue reading “Crispy Chicken Tenders with “Everything” Seasoning Mix”

Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Recipes, Snack

Spiced Sugar Puff Pastry Twists, with Spiced Whipped Cream

Buttery, sugary and crispy puff pastry twists, are quite irresistible. At the same time, they are very quick and easy to make, and require only few ingredients. Continue reading “Spiced Sugar Puff Pastry Twists, with Spiced Whipped Cream”

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”

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

Spiced Pear Muffins

Spiced pears are one of my go-to quick yet elegant desserts (click HERE for recipe), and a version of them is what I had in mind when I bought some nice juicy pears.

However, I then remembered I still had some leftovers cooked ones already in the fridge, so, very quickly I changed the plan, and decided to bake spiced pear muffins instead. Continue reading “Spiced Pear Muffins”

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”

Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Recipes, Snack, Sweets

Freezer Butter Cookies with Hot beverages Flavorings

Butter cookies are always a favorite, and it’s always good to have a few prepared dough logs in the freezer, ready to be cut and baked. Continue reading “Freezer Butter Cookies with Hot beverages Flavorings”

Cakes and Desserts, Recipes, Snack

Puffed Kamut Squares with Tahini, Cocoa Powder and Maple

Puffed rice squares are popular commercial crispy treats, though unfortunately, not the healthiest ones. A couple of years ago, I’ve prepared a homemade healthier version of them (click HERE for recipe), using tahini (sesame paste) and honey, a version which I’ve prepared every now and then since. Continue reading “Puffed Kamut Squares with Tahini, Cocoa Powder and Maple”

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

Lemon and Almond Cookies

Lemon cookies are always a delight – not overly sweet, and full of wonderful citrusy aroma. I often add some crunchy ingredients into the dough mix (poppy seeds, or pistachio nuts). This time, I chose to add almond flour to the basic buttery dough, for its creaminess and unique texture. Continue reading “Lemon and Almond Cookies”

appetizer, Bakes, Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, Muffins, Recipes, Snack, Vegetables

Corn and Cheese Mini Bakes

With fresh corn season about to end, I chose the next best thing, frozen corn, to make the following tasty mini bakes. Continue reading “Corn and Cheese Mini Bakes”

Cakes and Desserts, Cookies, Recipes, Snack

Oatmeal, Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are always popular, and the same goes for oatmeal cookies, and chocolate chip cookies  – which made me think that it could be a nice idea, to combine all three in one bowl and see what happens. Continue reading “Oatmeal, Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies”