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”

appetizer, Chicken, Entree, Recipes

Spicy Crispy Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are the ultimate finger food, and are great for outdoors entertaining. They can be prepared in many ways (for more recipes, press HERE) and with different flavors. This time, I’ve decided to make them crispier and spicier than usual. Continue reading “Spicy Crispy Chicken Wings”

Cakes and Desserts, Cooked Fruits, Jams, Jelly, Cookies, cupcakes, fruit, Muffins, Recipes

Friands with Lime Curd

Friands (mini almond cakes), are one of my favorite quick and easy type of desserts. In a recipe I posted HERE a few years ago, I used cardamom powder in the batter, and served them with lemon curd. This time, I’ve decided to omit the cardamom, and serve them with lime curd – and the result was just as delicious. Continue reading “Friands with Lime Curd”

Entree, lamb, Recipes, Stew, Vegetables

Lamb Stew with Eggplant, Tomato and Parsley

The following dish was prepared due to the strange weather we had lately. After a few hot days, the weather turned chilly again, and I’ve decided it can be a good time to use the lamb shoulder chops I had in the freezer. I also had some nice eggplants and tomatoes, and decided to let these shine with simple rustic preparation, and just a few more added ingredients to the basic mix. Continue reading “Lamb Stew with Eggplant, Tomato and Parsley”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake

Rhubarb season has just started, and the fresh reddish stalks are hard to resist. As I was about to bake a quick apple and maple cake, it only felt right to reduce the amount of apples, and mix in some rhubarb instead. Apples and rhubarb mix so well together, and both pair beautifully with maple flavor and aroma – so the mix of all was very promising. Continue reading “Rhubarb, Apple and Maple Cake”

CONDIMENTS, Meat, Recipes, turkey, Vegetables

Turkey Patties with Mushrooms, Parsley and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Although I rarely use store ground meat, I’ve had good experience with a local farm product of ground dark turkey meat, and decided to use it once more. This time again, I wanted to add some bold flavors to the somewhat bland meat, and at the same time, add more interesting texture to the patties. Continue reading “Turkey Patties with Mushrooms, Parsley and Sun Dried Tomatoes”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling

As cherry season has just started, I immediately put my mind into using some of the cherries I’ve bought in a cake. At the same time, I, once again, had a couple of ripe bananas that could only be used in a cake. So it made sense to combine the two in one cake, and the result is in front of you. Continue reading “Banana and Hard Cider Cake with Cherry Filling”

Brunch, fruit, Recipes, Soups, Vegetables

Tomato-Pepper Soup with Clementine and Celery

Despite the fact we recently had a few warm days; the weather has changed to a bit colder again, so a warm soup came to mind. However, since it’s really not that cold, I’ve decided to skip the heavier wintry soups, and make a lighter vegetables based soup. Continue reading “Tomato-Pepper Soup with Clementine and Celery”

Entree, Recipes, Sauces, Seafood

Shrimps and Rice Noodles with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce

Coconut milk and peanut butter sauce, in all kinds of variations, is one of my favorites: its velvety texture, and its wonderful flavors, ranging from savory to sweet to spicy and to slightly acidic, always work so well, especially with seafood. So, when I was about to prepare a dinner with a fairly large amount of shrimp, I’ve decided to use the sauce as a base for the dish. Continue reading “Shrimps and Rice Noodles with Coconut Milk and Peanut Butter Sauce”

Brunch, Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, Eggs, Recipes

Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches (i.e. three types of milk) cake, is one of my favorite desserts to order, whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant. The spongy cake is oozing with a tasty milk syrup, and topped with whipped vanilla cream. Granted, it is sweeter than most cakes I’m usually making, but it is also very delicious and irresistible. So far, I was happy enough with only ordering it when at the restaurant, and didn’t make it at home. But with limited restaurant experiences lately, things changed, and I was looking for an authentic recipe, in order to make it at home. When I saw the detailed recipe for it on a blog I follow, Irene’s “My slice of Mexico”, I knew it was the one to try first. Continue reading “Tres Leches Cake”

Chicken, Entree, Recipes, Vegetables

Pan Fried Chicken Breast with Maple and Mustard

When looking for a quick lunch, I usually opt to use chicken breast, as it cooks quickly, and absorbs flavors beautifully. Keeping some vacuum packed chicken breast in the fridge, or freezer, makes it very easy to use them in different ways anytime. Continue reading “Pan Fried Chicken Breast with Maple and Mustard”