Brunch, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, pudding

Coconut Milk Tapioca Pudding with Rum and Pineapple

Coconut milk is one of the key ingredients when it comes to dairy free, vegan and gluten free desserts. It has wonderful aroma and creamy texture, and is loved by all. Continue reading “Coconut Milk Tapioca Pudding with Rum and Pineapple”

appetizer, Bread, Brunch, Recipes, sandwich

Arepas – South American Corn Bread

Arepas are a type of corn bread, which are a staple food in South America countries, mainly in Colombia and Venezuela. Continue reading “Arepas – South American Corn Bread”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

“Invisible” Apple Cake

As a fan of apple cakes, when I saw a few recipes for one with an intriguing name – “Invisible cake” – it immediately got my attention.

As I started digging into it, I’ve learned that the cake originated in France, and is also quite popular in Japan. Continue reading ““Invisible” Apple Cake”

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”

appetizer, Bread, breakfast, Brunch, Cheese, Recipes, Vegetables

Tomato, Rosemary and Cheese Flat Bread

Most times, when I’m up to baking bread, I opt to my basic focaccia recipe. This time, however, I wanted something different, and started looking around, to see what I can add to the dough I was about to create.

As I had some tomato sauce ready, I was wondering, how it will work as part of the bread itself, rather than as a topping. This led to another idea – why not add some cheeses to the dough, along with it? Continue reading “Tomato, Rosemary and Cheese Flat Bread”

Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Cheese, fruit, Recipes

Orange, Rum and Raisins Ricotta Cheese Cake

Ricotta cheese has a fresh, tangy flavor, and a slight grainy texture. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Mixed with sugar, it makes a tasty filling for sweet pastries, and it is often used to bake cheesecakes, as in the following recipe. Continue reading “Orange, Rum and Raisins Ricotta Cheese Cake”

appetizer, Bakes, Brunch, Cheese, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

Mushroom and Beet Greens Mini-Bakes

Mushroom bakes are a favorite of mine, especially in the winter, and I prepare them often, with different variations. Continue reading “Mushroom and Beet Greens Mini-Bakes”

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”

Beef, Entree, Recipes, Stew

Beef and Chestnuts Stew

With cooking a stew, that will not be too heavy, in mind, I started looking at different ingredients I had at hand. The one that popped right away was a package of peeled chestnuts, which seemed to be a good ingredient to start with. As chestnuts pair so well with Asian flavoring, I quickly decided to go down this route. Continue reading “Beef and Chestnuts Stew”

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”