Banana Yeast Dough Cakes with Chocolate-Almonds Filling

The following tasty cakes are a version of THIS recipe, for banana yeast dough cakes. Continue reading

Condensed Milk Dough Filled Cookies

The following tasty cookies were inspired by THIS blog post. Though the cookies looked very tasty, I was mostly intrigued by the dough, which listed condensed milk as one of the ingredients. The use of condensed milk in pastry dough was new to me, and I wanted to give this unique dough a try. Continue reading

Potatoes, Chicken, Onion and Herbs Patties

The following tasty patties are my variation of “Aruk”, potato-herbs patties from the Jewish-Iraqi cuisine, which are popular in Israel. Continue reading

Lemony Poppy Seeds and Frangipane Cake

Recently, I’ve baked THIS poppy seeds tart, and THESE Pithivier pastries, and, once again, I didn’t need the full amount of both types of filling. I could have easily freeze both for future use, but then decided it would be more interesting to use them to create an entirely new cake. Continue reading

Shredded Braised Skirt Steak with Tomato-Parsley Rice

Skirt steak is one of the most flavorful beef cuts. The outer part is mostly suitable for pan-searing or grilling (see recipe HERE), while the inside part is more suitable for slow cooking, which is the method I used in the following recipe. Continue reading

Chocolate Chips and Roasted Salted Peanuts Cookies

The following “all in one bowl” cookies will delight anyone who enjoys sweet and salty flavor combinations. The tasty and fragrant chocolate cookie dough is enhanced with crunchy salted roasted peanuts and dark chocolate chips, and the result is the following irresistible cookies. Try them and enjoy. Continue reading

Multi Grains and Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia is a fairly quick bread to make, and it doesn’t require any special pans. So, it’s no wonder that I make it quite often. While I usually use my basic recipe (check HERE for the post), I sometimes like to experiment with different types of flour (as you can see HERE), even if they’re taking the recipe very far from the authentic Italian version. Continue reading

Lamb Stew with Black Beans

As the weather gets colder, hearty stews are often on the menu. Their initial cooking time is fairly short, and then all that is needed is to place the pot in the oven for a few hours. Continue reading

Candied Pomelo Rind

The following recipe came from my maternal grandmother, who was raised in the Sephardic Jewish community of Izmir. The making of jams, confitures and sweets was an important part of every household, and the guests were greeted with an assortment of small plates of these delicacies, along with coffee. Continue reading

Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Chestnuts in Red Wine Sauce

The following tasty dish is quick and easy to make, and will fill your kitchen with amazing earthy fragrances. Continue reading

Walnut and Raw Cacao Cookies

I recently realized that, while I use walnuts in various recipes, I don’t use them as often when baking cookies. With this in mind, I was set to create cookies with walnuts as the main ingredient. Continue reading