Bakes, Entree, Pasta, pork, Recipes

Mac and Cheese with Peppers and Bacon

One of the first dishes I have in mind when the days start to get colder, is Mac and Cheese. While the basic combination of cooked pasta and cheese sauce is always tasty and warming, to make it more interesting, Continue reading “Mac and Cheese with Peppers and Bacon”

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”

Entree, Recipes, Seafood, stir-fry, Vegetables

Spicy Pan Fried Shrimps with Vegetables

The following tasty quick dish was created with busy days in mind: it can be prepared in less than half an hour, yet it is healthy and nutritionally balanced. Continue reading “Spicy Pan Fried Shrimps with Vegetables”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Banana, Persimmon and Coconut Cake

Persimmon season has begun, and it is delightful to use these bright orange color tasty fruits in different ways. I most often use them fresh, on their own, or as a part of fruit salad, but this time I wanted to use them as an ingredient in a cake. Continue reading “Banana, Persimmon and Coconut Cake”

Entree, pork, Recipes, Sauces

Pork Meatballs with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Curry Sauce

With the days finally getting a bit cooler, it feels it’s time to start cooking warmer dishes. However, it’s still not really cold enough for heavier and heartier dishes, so I’ve decided on meatballs with a relatively light sauce. Continue reading “Pork Meatballs with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Curry Sauce”

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”

Chicken, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

Lemon and Herbs Roasted Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Roasted chicken with lemon is a favorite dish, which I make often, while adding different ingredients to the basic combination. Continue reading “Lemon and Herbs Roasted Chicken Thighs and Potatoes”

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, CONDIMENTS, Recipes, Salad, sandwich, Side dishes, Vegetables

Sephardic Eggplant and Tomato Relish

The following tasty eggplant-tomato relish, or side dish – called “alburnia” in Ladino – comes from the Sephardic cuisine, which I’ve mentioned here quite a few times. Continue reading “Sephardic Eggplant and Tomato Relish”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Honey and Applesauce Tea Cakes, with Coconut and Rum

The Jewish New Year is celebrated tomorrow, and this brings back memories of traditional foods. One of the culinary traditions for this event, is to dip a slice of apple in honey, and eat it as a symbol for a sweet New Year. Plenty other sweet dishes are added to the table as well, in order to emphasize this hope for a sweet New Year. Continue reading “Honey and Applesauce Tea Cakes, with Coconut and Rum”

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”