• Chicken pot pie cupcakes

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    Who said cupcakes should only be served as a dessert with chocolate, vanilla and some other sweet ingredients? Well, they make for a perfect appetizer as well if you combine the ingredients in the right way.
    Take for example, these chicken pot pie cupcakes, presented by Heather: many of us are a sucker for chicken pot pie as this is a real comfort food, and the fact that with only few ingredients and few time you can make an amazing appetizer makes you wanna try them even more.
    I have done them for New Year’s eve party and everyone enjoyed every bite of them! :D

    Bon appetite!

    Mini Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes-crop-vert

    Who said cupcakes should only be served as a dessert with chocolate, vanilla and some other sweet ingredients? Well, they make for a perfect appetizer as well if you combine the ingredients in the right way.
    Take for example, these chicken pot pie cupcakes, presented by Heather: many of us are a sucker for chicken pot pie as this is a real comfort food, and the fact that with only few ingredients and few time you can make an amazing appetizer makes you wanna try them even more.
    I have done them for New Year’s eve party and everyone enjoyed every bite of them! :D

    Bon appetite!

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  • Tomato Basil Chicken

    Tomato Basil Chicken

    The best way to make a pasta sauce is to make it yourself with fresh ingredients you definitely have at home or can find in every store. It is much more healthier and you will prepare a much more tasty sauce.
    On menumusings website I found this simple and great idea of how to prepare some pasta with chicken cooked in a tomato basil sauce. Tomato and basil works wonderful together and I believe basil is also a key ingredient when cooking pasta because it this combination taste so good.
    The recipe is wonderful due to its simplicity and great taste and you will be able to make it with just a few healthy ingredients:

    • chicken breasts
    • fresh chopped tomatoes
    • fresh basil and minced garlic
    • extra virgin olive oil
    • butter
    • Parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper

    Visit menumusings to find out more about the necessary quantities and instructions.

    Bon appetite!

     

    Tomato Basil Chicken

    The best way to make a pasta sauce is to make it yourself with fresh ingredients you definitely have at home or can find in every store. It is much more healthier and you will prepare a much more tasty sauce.
    On menumusings website I found this simple and great idea of how to prepare some pasta with chicken cooked in a tomato basil sauce. Tomato and basil works wonderful together and I believe basil is also a key ingredient when cooking pasta because it this combination taste so good.
    The recipe is wonderful due to its simplicity and great taste and you will be able to make it with just a few healthy ingredients:

    • chicken breasts
    • fresh chopped tomatoes
    • fresh basil and minced garlic
    • extra virgin olive oil
    • butter
    • Parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper

    Visit menumusings to find out more about the necessary quantities and instructions.

    Bon appetite!

     

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Cream of mushroom soup

mushroom soup

You will need:

  • 500 g mushrooms
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 big potatoes
  • 1 celery
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parley
  • salt and pepper

You will need:

  1. Peal and cut the mushrooms into strips.
  2. Peal then cut the onion, celery, carrots and potatoes and boil them together with the mushrooms in 1,5 l of water, at medium heat for about 30 minutes.
  3. Put aside some of the mushrooms strips. Mix in the blender the rest of the mushrooms together with the other ingredients until you obtain a smooth paste.
  4. But the obtained composition together with the mushroom strips, oil, salt and pepper in a pan and boil them for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve the mushroom soup hot with slices of toasted whole grain bread and sprinkle some parsley on top.

Bon appetite!

 

 

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mushroom soup

You will need:

  • 500 g mushrooms
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 big potatoes
  • 1 celery
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parley
  • salt and pepper

You will need:

  1. Peal and cut the mushrooms into strips.
  2. Peal then cut the onion, celery, carrots and potatoes and boil them together with the mushrooms in 1,5 l of water, at medium heat for about 30 minutes.
  3. Put aside some of the mushrooms strips. Mix in the blender the rest of the mushrooms together with the other ingredients until you obtain a smooth paste.
  4. But the obtained composition together with the mushroom strips, oil, salt and pepper in a pan and boil them for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve the mushroom soup hot with slices of toasted whole grain bread and sprinkle some parsley on top.

Bon appetite!

 

 

Image credit: retirementlife

 

 

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Dry Spiced Aloo

Dry Spiced Aloo

 

If you are out of dinner ideas and you enjoy a good vegetarian dish and also Indian spiced food, then maybe you will find this worth trying.
You surly have some potatoes in your kitchen, and if you love Indian food then some Indian spices will be there as well. Beside the potatoes, add some shallots, red chilies, ginger, coconut milk, and loooots of spices (use your imagination) and in no time you will have on your table a fantastic and full of Indian flavors, vegetarian dish.

Enjoy! :)

 

 

For more details, please visit the following link, where you will find all the ingredients and instructions: pickyin.blogspot

Dry Spiced Aloo

 

If you are out of dinner ideas and you enjoy a good vegetarian dish and also Indian spiced food, then maybe you will find this worth trying.
You surly have some potatoes in your kitchen, and if you love Indian food then some Indian spices will be there as well. Beside the potatoes, add some shallots, red chilies, ginger, coconut milk, and loooots of spices (use your imagination) and in no time you will have on your table a fantastic and full of Indian flavors, vegetarian dish.

Enjoy! :)

 

 

For more details, please visit the following link, where you will find all the ingredients and instructions: pickyin.blogspot

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Grilled Shrimp and Lobster Gremolata

Grilled Shrimp and Lobster Gremolata

 

If you are planning a special dinner for two this may help you. Is fingers licking delicious and so simple to make.
Made with fresh seafood, garlic, parsley, tomatoes – definitely a dish you and your loved one will enjoy and remember.

You will need:

  • 500 g shrimps
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bunch of parley
  • zest from 2 lemons and juice from 1 lemon
  • red pepper flakes
  • a handful of grape/cherry tomatoes
  • pasta
  • olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Boil the pasta at instructed on the package.
  2. In the food processor put the garlic clove, the parley and mince them together very well.
  3. In a bowl, mix the minced garlic and parley with lemon zest and lemon juice or olive oil, until you obtain the wanted consistency.
  4. With this mixture/marinate rub the seafood and leave them to rest for about 20 minutes.
  5. Heat your grill at medium heat. You will cook the seafood in a “pan” made of aluminum foil right on top of the grill. In the aluminum pan add the marinated seafood, some tomatoes, red pepper flakes, lemon sliced and toss in some olive oil.
  6. Add some pasta to the gremolata and serve!

 

Bon appetite!

Grilled Shrimp and Lobster Gremolata

 

If you are planning a special dinner for two this may help you. Is fingers licking delicious and so simple to make.
Made with fresh seafood, garlic, parsley, tomatoes – definitely a dish you and your loved one will enjoy and remember.

You will need:

  • 500 g shrimps
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bunch of parley
  • zest from 2 lemons and juice from 1 lemon
  • red pepper flakes
  • a handful of grape/cherry tomatoes
  • pasta
  • olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Boil the pasta at instructed on the package.
  2. In the food processor put the garlic clove, the parley and mince them together very well.
  3. In a bowl, mix the minced garlic and parley with lemon zest and lemon juice or olive oil, until you obtain the wanted consistency.
  4. With this mixture/marinate rub the seafood and leave them to rest for about 20 minutes.
  5. Heat your grill at medium heat. You will cook the seafood in a “pan” made of aluminum foil right on top of the grill. In the aluminum pan add the marinated seafood, some tomatoes, red pepper flakes, lemon sliced and toss in some olive oil.
  6. Add some pasta to the gremolata and serve!

 

Bon appetite!

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

A stylish salad that can be easily served into a five stars restaurant. Why not serve it in your five stars kitchen? :)

You will need:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 garlic clove – crushed
  • olive oil and red wine vinegar (for the vinaigrette – 3 parts olive oil and one red wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • feta cheese
  • oregano, black pepper and salt
  • toasted nuts (pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, etc)

Instructions:

  1. First you need to make the zucchini ribbons: with a vegetable peelers cut thin strips of the zucchini.
  2. Cook you zucchini strips on a grill or you can saute them with a tablespoon of olive oil. Before you add them to the salad leave them to cool.
  3. Use the arugula as the salad base. Toss it in the vinaigrette, add the mustard, the crushed clove of garlic, oregano salt and pepper.
  4. Lay the zucchini strips and sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese and the toasted nuts.

Bon appetite!

 

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

A stylish salad that can be easily served into a five stars restaurant. Why not serve it in your five stars kitchen? :)

You will need:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 garlic clove – crushed
  • olive oil and red wine vinegar (for the vinaigrette – 3 parts olive oil and one red wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • feta cheese
  • oregano, black pepper and salt
  • toasted nuts (pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, etc)

Instructions:

  1. First you need to make the zucchini ribbons: with a vegetable peelers cut thin strips of the zucchini.
  2. Cook you zucchini strips on a grill or you can saute them with a tablespoon of olive oil. Before you add them to the salad leave them to cool.
  3. Use the arugula as the salad base. Toss it in the vinaigrette, add the mustard, the crushed clove of garlic, oregano salt and pepper.
  4. Lay the zucchini strips and sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese and the toasted nuts.

Bon appetite!

 

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Coconut Potato Curry with Basil and Cashews

Coconut Potato

 

This coconut potato curry dish is so addictive and so full of flavors that you will want to make it again and again.
Imagine this: potatoes combined with cashews, green beans, cherry tomatoes, coconut milk and lots of spices (coriander, cumin seeds, cayenne pepper, basil, salt, garam masala…
Can you imagine the flavors and the taste buds joy when you eat this wonderful dish? I can and I did try it and I will surly try it again and again and again :) Not to mentions how fast you will get this on your table.

 

For more details please visit the following link, where you can find all the ingredients and instructions: joanne-eatswellwithothers

Coconut Potato

 

This coconut potato curry dish is so addictive and so full of flavors that you will want to make it again and again.
Imagine this: potatoes combined with cashews, green beans, cherry tomatoes, coconut milk and lots of spices (coriander, cumin seeds, cayenne pepper, basil, salt, garam masala…
Can you imagine the flavors and the taste buds joy when you eat this wonderful dish? I can and I did try it and I will surly try it again and again and again :) Not to mentions how fast you will get this on your table.

 

For more details please visit the following link, where you can find all the ingredients and instructions: joanne-eatswellwithothers

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Peaches Flambéed

peaches flambe

You will need:

  • 4 big peaches
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 little packages vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cognac

Instructions:

  1. In a frying pan melt the butter and then cook the peaches (after you peal them, cut them in two and take the seeds out). Each peach half needs to be cooked for  about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  2. On top of the peaches add the lemon juice, vanilla sugar and saute them for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the cognac and flambe.
  4. Separate the dish into 4 plates, add the cinnamon and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Bon appetite!

 

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peaches flambe

You will need:

  • 4 big peaches
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 little packages vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons cognac

Instructions:

  1. In a frying pan melt the butter and then cook the peaches (after you peal them, cut them in two and take the seeds out). Each peach half needs to be cooked for  about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  2. On top of the peaches add the lemon juice, vanilla sugar and saute them for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the cognac and flambe.
  4. Separate the dish into 4 plates, add the cinnamon and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Bon appetite!

 

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Cream, Ham and Peas Pasta

penne

Everyone loves a good pasta recipe and you definitely will enjoy this one.
Is simple and tasty, perfect for a quick dinner.

You will need (for 4 portions)

  • 300 g penne (I prefer to use whole grain ones, but you can use whatever pasta you prefer)
  • 100 g ham or prosciutto
  • 200 ml sweet cream
  • 30 ml milk
  • butter
  • 150 g peas
  • 3o ml olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan boil some water, with a teaspoon of salt. When the water reached the boiling point, add the pasta and boil for about 7-8 minutes, or as it is said on the package instructions.After they are al dente, place them under cold water for a little bit, so they will not stick to each other.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the ham/prosciutto into little cubs.
  3. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil and melt the butter. When the butter is melted add the ham cubs and saute them for about 4 minutes. Add the peas, mix well and saute everything for about 3 more minutes.
  4. You need to mix the milk with the cream. Add the composition over the ham and peas and cook for about until it reaches the boiling point.
  5. When it begins to boil add the pasta and mix everything until you obtain a homogenized mixture.

Bon appetite!

 

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penne

Everyone loves a good pasta recipe and you definitely will enjoy this one.
Is simple and tasty, perfect for a quick dinner.

You will need (for 4 portions)

  • 300 g penne (I prefer to use whole grain ones, but you can use whatever pasta you prefer)
  • 100 g ham or prosciutto
  • 200 ml sweet cream
  • 30 ml milk
  • butter
  • 150 g peas
  • 3o ml olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan boil some water, with a teaspoon of salt. When the water reached the boiling point, add the pasta and boil for about 7-8 minutes, or as it is said on the package instructions.After they are al dente, place them under cold water for a little bit, so they will not stick to each other.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the ham/prosciutto into little cubs.
  3. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil and melt the butter. When the butter is melted add the ham cubs and saute them for about 4 minutes. Add the peas, mix well and saute everything for about 3 more minutes.
  4. You need to mix the milk with the cream. Add the composition over the ham and peas and cook for about until it reaches the boiling point.
  5. When it begins to boil add the pasta and mix everything until you obtain a homogenized mixture.

Bon appetite!

 

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Scalloped potatoes with ham

cartofi frantuzesti

Evey dish that contains ham is much more better than one without ham :)

You can serve this scalloped potatoes as a salad appetizers or as a side dish, either way the recipe is full of flavor.

You will need:

  • 7 eggs ( 3 raw and 4 boiled)
  • 6 potatoes
  • 50-70 g ham
  • butter
  • 100 g grated cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • salt and pepper

Indications:

  1. Boil 4 eggs and cut them into little cubs, cut the ham into little cubs, great the cheese.
  2. Boil the potatoes and after they are cooked, peal them and leave to cool.
  3. Cut a baking try with butter and spread the bread crumbs.
  4. After the potatoes are cold, cut them into bolts and place them one next to each other into the try.
  5. On top of the potatoes, place the eggs, the ham and half of the cheese. Add salt and pepper, place another layer of potatoes bolts and the other half of the grated cheese. Again add salt and pepper.
  6. Beat three eggs with the cream and add the composition over the layers, in the try.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, at 180°C.
  8. Serve them with cream in top.

 

Bon appetite!

 

Image credit: 2.bp.blogspot

cartofi frantuzesti

Evey dish that contains ham is much more better than one without ham :)

You can serve this scalloped potatoes as a salad appetizers or as a side dish, either way the recipe is full of flavor.

You will need:

  • 7 eggs ( 3 raw and 4 boiled)
  • 6 potatoes
  • 50-70 g ham
  • butter
  • 100 g grated cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • salt and pepper

Indications:

  1. Boil 4 eggs and cut them into little cubs, cut the ham into little cubs, great the cheese.
  2. Boil the potatoes and after they are cooked, peal them and leave to cool.
  3. Cut a baking try with butter and spread the bread crumbs.
  4. After the potatoes are cold, cut them into bolts and place them one next to each other into the try.
  5. On top of the potatoes, place the eggs, the ham and half of the cheese. Add salt and pepper, place another layer of potatoes bolts and the other half of the grated cheese. Again add salt and pepper.
  6. Beat three eggs with the cream and add the composition over the layers, in the try.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, at 180°C.
  8. Serve them with cream in top.

 

Bon appetite!

 

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