Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cherry Almond Biscotti - Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

A nice recipe from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen.
I saw this and I knew I will make them. You can't go wrong with these ingredients.
Biscotti is the perfect crunchy companion to your cup of coffee.

Click on the link to see the recipe: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen: Cherry Almond Biscotti: This past Saturday, I had to make some items for a bake sale and wanted to try out a new variation of biscotti. That, and I was cleaning out...


Here is what I baked today. My first biscotti :-)

Don't you think cherry and almond is the perfect combination? I've never made biscotti before, I know it takes a while and you bake it twice. Now I found the perfect one. I love dried cherry and almonds, I can't wait to try them.
The kitchen smelled incredible: hmmmm almonds, hmmmm. I had to hide a few for tomorrow morning. 
How awesome is that to wake up and have a cup of espresso and biscotti? 
I didn't change anything, I followed the recipe and this is the result.
Next time I will make a double batch.
Here are some photos for you guys.

And now, after I took these photos it's time to eat.
Biscotti time :-)

Tags: Cherry Almond Biscotti recipe, bisotti recipes, Cherry Almond Biscotti recipes

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Spicy chickpea soup - from Una Semplice Passione

Have you ever had chickpea soup? I am crazy about it. I had chickpea soup only in restaurants, I never tried to make it at home.
I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs Una Semplice Passione. So, I read the recipe and I decided to give it a try. I am sure this will be easy to make and delicious. I can't wait to eat it.

Click here to see the recipe:


Here is a photo with the soup I made today. I am sooooo happy. It looks soooo good and it taste better than it looks. Can you imagine that? :-)

The only change I made was to add 3 carrots, just for a touch of color and a little lemon juice. I wanted lemon juice because this is how I ate it long time ago in a greek restaurant. This is a delicious soup and I will make it again and again and again. This is a keeper.

Tags: chicpea soup recipe, chickpea soup recipes

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hummus - from CosmoCookie

This is how I decide what to cook. I go online and I look around. If I see something I like  will try it.
Today I found this awsome blog with amazing photos, great recipes: CosmoCookie

Click on the link to see the recipe: CosmoCookie: Hummus: Hummus. You've seen it at about every potluck/dinner party these days. You've probably bought a giant tub of it before. You've probably nev...


I made this hummus today. It was so good, it turned my boyfriend into a hummus lover.
This was simply DELICIOUS!

It is so easy to make, in 2 minutes it's ready. I served it with some veggies and pita bread.

No need to buy hummus anymore. Better than any hummus I ever had. Thanks for sharing.

Tags: hummus recipe, hummus recipes, hummus pictures, hummus photo

Monday, October 24, 2011

Banana cereal cookies - from Torview

I found this amazing blog The recipes and the photos are amazing.
Look what I found: banana cereal cookies. I love cookies :-) hmmmm I think everybody loves them. I want to grab one. They look fantastic. I had to bookmark it and I will try to make the cookies this week. I can't wait.

Click on the link to see the recipe: Torview: Banana cereal cookies: Happy holidays to all of you, Have a safe and a wonderful holiday. Cookie cakes with bananas and cereal. Easy, healthy and delicious. 1 1...


I was desperate to try this recipe. I have to tell you this is a keeper. I will make it again and again and again. I made a double batch because I wanted to freeze half of the cookies. No luck with the freezing. We ate them all.
They are super moist, flavorful, and addictive. I had cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner :-)

So, here are the cookies I made:
I followed the recipe, I didn't change anything. When They were ready I just drizzled some melted chocolate on a few, just because I like the chocolate-banana combination.

I wanted to take a photo with all my cookies, but we ate about 7-8 before I took this shot.

Recipe from Torview. Thank you for sharing.

Tags: Banana cereal cookies, Banana cereal cookie recipe, Banana cereal cookies recipes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Raspberries and Cream Charlotte - from Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes

This recipe is from Mary:

Look at this cake. Gorgeous. The decoration, the candles, the colors, the ribbon, everything is o elegant, so beautiful. I had to save this. This is so beautiful, I want a slice right now. hmmmmm

Click on the link to see the recipe: Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes: Sweet...Raspberries and Cream Charlotte from Sarab...: Two of my blog friends and I received the same cookbook for Christmas. We decided to select a recipe and post it for Valentine's weekend. ...


OK. I did it. Here is my raspberry charlotte :-) Loooove it

The truth is that I didn't mean to change the recipe but I didn't have enough raspberries so I decided to make one layer of raspberry cream and top it with whipped cream.
I don't know what I was thinking when I bought the ingredients. When I got home I realised I don't have enough raspberries but I didn't go back to the store.

My boyfriend said this is to die for. I was so happy :-)
This is a simple recipe, a no bake cake. What can be easier than that?

So, if you want to make a very fancy and easy dessert try this one. Awesome. You can't stop eating  :-)

Tags: raspberry charlotte recipe, elegant dessert recipe, raspberry dessert recipes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart

I never had a cauliflower tart before. I found this recipe on Kathy's blog
I am desperate to try it. Next time I buy cauliflower I will make this tart. Hmmm it looks so good.

Click on the link to see the recipe: Bakeaway with Me: Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart: Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart While we're in Florida we will be having friends visit us who live about 6 hours away. My friend a...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Christmas Cookie - From Beyond My Kitchen Window

I bumped into this recipe today and I had to save it. Just look at that photo. It looks like a Christmas card. Gorgeous. I think I had something like this before, with almonds.
I love the presentation. I have to make these for Christmas :-)

Click on the link to see the recipe: From Beyond My Kitchen Window: My Favorite Christmas Cookie...: These little snowy cookies look like they could be a relative to the happy snowman living on this cookie dish. Please try these buttery G...

Tags: Russian tea cake recipe, Mexican wedding cake recipe, Viennese Crescent recipe, Christmas Cookie recipe

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mushroom Soup - Culinary Flavor

I found the recipe on Katerina's blog Culinary Flavors. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

What a great soup. Quick and easy. What can be better than a hot mushroom soup with bread and cheese? 
I am just crazy about it. This is one of my favorite soups.

Click on the link to see the recipe: Mushroom Soup - Culinary Flavor

Friday, September 23, 2011

Salada Avatar - from Arte & Saladas

How cool is this. Yeah, take a look closer. It is a salad. Can you make this? This is awesome.
Check out this blog: You will love it. And if your kids hate salads, try one of the salads Raimundo posted on his blog. I was impressed.

Arte & Saladas: Salada Avatar: (Clique na imagem para vê-la ampliada) Descrevendo - *Primeira camada.* . Alface americana picada; . Rúcula picada; . Cebola picada; ....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rosemary Double Noodle Chicken Soup - Cooking Creation

I love chicken noodle soup. If you are sick it helps you, if you are not sick it makes you happy :-)
Just look at this bowl of sup. It makes me hungry.

Cooking Creation: Rosemary Double Noodle Chicken Soup: The sickness that my daughter had wasn't the flu after all. It was a seven-day stomach virus that has been going around the schools. She i...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Skinny Mocha Mousse

Lindt Bittersweet is my favorite chocolate. Now I have reason to go and buy one. I have to make this dessert. Ohhh I can't wait to try it.
I dream in chocolate.

Click here to see the recipe: . . . Anna and Liz Recipes . . .: Skinny Mocha Mousse: There's always room for a little dessert! Here is an elegant dessert that looks super cool when served in mini cordial glasses! I call ...

Caramelized Onion, Anchovies and Thyme Focaccia

I think even an anchovie hater would give this a shot. Just look at the picture.
I found this recipe on Zoe's blog. Check it out. There are more recipes you will love :-)

Click here to read the recipe and to see more photos:Bake for happy kids: Caramelised Onion, Anchovies and Thyme Focaccia: Hi everyone! I'm back from the busy streets of Hong Kong and Singapore. Our holidays are fantastic but I do miss my baking hobby and my blog...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Darkest Chocolate Crêpe Cake

I found this recipe and I have to bookmark it. Ohhh, this is gorgeous. It brings me back to my childhood and my grandmother. I remember that she made something like this for us when I was little.
Click here for the recipe: The Galley Gourmet: Sunday Dinner: Darkest Chocolate Crêpe Cake

Here is how my grandmother used to make the crepe cakes: layers of crepe with chocolate (it can be nutella) and ground roasted walnuts. I helped her and it we had so much fun. Very simple but delicious. Here is a slice for you. Enjoy it.

Nutella Walnut Crepe Cake
I love this dessert. No bake cake :-)

Tags: crepe cake recipe, crepe cake recipes, nutella crepe cake recipe, chocolate crepe cake recipe

Monday, September 5, 2011

Knitty baker: TCB: Bittersweet Cocoa Almond Genoise

I can't stop looking at this cake. Gorgeous. So pretty. I am in love. Great photos, great recipes, amazing blog. 
I have to add this to my favorites.

Click here to see the recipe: Knitty baker: TCB: Bittersweet Cocoa Almond Genoise: For a New Year's party at a friend's house, I offered to make a cake. Which cake, I have no idea. It took me forever to choose. Do I choose...

BRAIDED WHITE LOAF - from Mumsfilibaba

There is nothing better than the smell of a fresh loaf of bread.
I have to bookmark this recipe. I love to bake bread. This is the next recipe I want to try.

Click here to see the recipe: MUMSFILIBABA: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE AND BRAIDED WHITE LOAF: For me Braided White Loaf is weekend. Saturday, Sunday morning breakfast with family. The warm bread with some butter and a cup of tea. I...


OK I made it and now you can see my braided bread. Gorgeous :-) 
I didn't want a sweet one, so I used half of the sugar listed. After I braided the dough I let it rise for another hour. I put it in a preheated oven, at 350F for 45 minutes.
The only problem with the fresh baked bread is that half of it is gone before it cools.
It was heavenly.

My first braided bread

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup S'mores

I found this recipe and I think this is a brilliant idea: peanut butter s'mores. I wish I came up with this idea. Welcome to my favorite recipe collection :-)

Click here for the recipe: Food Crazie: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup S'mores

Tags: Peanut butter s'mores recipe, Peanut butter smores recipe, pb smores recipe, Reese's Peanut butter s'mores recipe

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Apple Tart on the Food Network

I found this recipe on the Food network website and I decided to try it. I made a few changes, because I wanted something really light. It was fantastic

Click here to see Paula Deen's recipe: Apple Tart on the Food Network

Here is my apple tart. Pretty :-)

Here is how I made it:

Monday, August 29, 2011

Zucchini Shirred Eggs Lower Fat Recipe

I could eat this for breakfast every day. I think the recipe is great. Icooked this and we love it. Guess what... When I first made it, my family requested it 3 days in a row!

Clich here for the recipe: Zucchini Shirred Eggs Lower Fat Recipe – A Whole New Way to Use Up All That Zucchini for Meatless Monday

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Foodness Gracious: Chocolate Chunk Cookies....

I found this recipe and I had to add it to my favorites. Look at those pictures. Don't they look perfect?

Click here for the recipe: Foodness Gracious: Chocolate Chunk Cookies....: Its been a while since I have made cookies. I don't eat them very often and would much prefer a piece of loaf cake or some kind of bar next ...