Cakes, Cakes and Desserts, fruit, Recipes

Chocolate Date Banana and Walnut Cake

After all the fruity cakes and desserts that I’ve made this summer, it felt it was time for a chocolate-based cake, using dark cocoa powder, along with chocolate chips. Continue reading “Chocolate Date Banana and Walnut Cake”

Food

Cottage Cheese and Dill Rolls and Bread

While I most often prefer to come up with my own recipes, when I saw a recipe for “Caraway Puffs” in THIS blog, I knew I had to make it. Continue reading “Cottage Cheese and Dill Rolls and Bread”

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”

Chicken, Entree, Recipes

Spicy Sweet Roasted Chicken Wings and Baby Potatoes

 

The combination of roasted chicken and potatoes is a popular one, and it’s always enjoyable to create another version for this tasty combination. The following dish is yet another example for how tasty it can be. Continue reading “Spicy Sweet Roasted Chicken Wings and Baby Potatoes”