• Chicken pot pie cupcakes

    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!

    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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Plum dumplings

plum dumplings

This is an incredible delicious dessert remaining me of home like fewer things so :) Pure taste of childhood :)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 tablespoons  bread crumbs
  • 15 plums
  • 100g butter
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Wash, separate in two  and gently take out the plum seeds.
  2. In a bowl combine the sugar with cinnamon and put about ½ teaspoon of this mixture in each plum.
  3. Meanwhile boil the water with a pinch of salt and oil. When the water begins to boil add gently the flour and stir vigorous.
  4. Leave the flour mixture to cool a little and add the eggs, one by one, stirring after you add each one of them.
  5. Cut the obtained dough so you can obtain about 15-16 bowls needed for the dumplings.
  6. Wet a little you hand and make dumplings from the dough balls. In each bowl place a plum.
  7. In a pan filled with water, boil the dumplings for about 10 minutes each, over medium heat.
  8. In a frying pan, slowly brown the bread crumbs and mix it with the remained sugar with cinnamon.
  9. Melt the butter, and pass the dumplings in the melted butter and then in the bread crumbs.

Enjoy a wonderful dessert! :) It goes great with sour cream.

 

Image credit: showtellshare.blogspot.ro

 

plum dumplings

This is an incredible delicious dessert remaining me of home like fewer things so :) Pure taste of childhood :)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 tablespoons  bread crumbs
  • 15 plums
  • 100g butter
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Wash, separate in two  and gently take out the plum seeds.
  2. In a bowl combine the sugar with cinnamon and put about ½ teaspoon of this mixture in each plum.
  3. Meanwhile boil the water with a pinch of salt and oil. When the water begins to boil add gently the flour and stir vigorous.
  4. Leave the flour mixture to cool a little and add the eggs, one by one, stirring after you add each one of them.
  5. Cut the obtained dough so you can obtain about 15-16 bowls needed for the dumplings.
  6. Wet a little you hand and make dumplings from the dough balls. In each bowl place a plum.
  7. In a pan filled with water, boil the dumplings for about 10 minutes each, over medium heat.
  8. In a frying pan, slowly brown the bread crumbs and mix it with the remained sugar with cinnamon.
  9. Melt the butter, and pass the dumplings in the melted butter and then in the bread crumbs.

Enjoy a wonderful dessert! :) It goes great with sour cream.

 

Image credit: showtellshare.blogspot.ro

 

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Simple Meat Marinade Recipe

marinated meat

Along the years I have tried many marinaded recipes, but this one is the easiest  and appropriate if you want to serve a tender and delicious meat based dinner. You only need 4 ingredients: garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
You can find more about this marinade if you follow the link below.

Enjoy! :)

 

Image credit: tasteofhome.com

marinated meat

Along the years I have tried many marinaded recipes, but this one is the easiest  and appropriate if you want to serve a tender and delicious meat based dinner. You only need 4 ingredients: garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
You can find more about this marinade if you follow the link below.

Enjoy! :)

 

Image credit: tasteofhome.com

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Pizza Cones

pizza cones

 

This is a different why to present you pizza, not on a plate but in a glass in form of a cone :). Serve them as a snack when you are hosting a game night, as they are easy to make and everybody will love them..

Ingredients:

  • refrigerated classic pizza crust (or you can make your one – I prefer making it: you need some flour, water (less then half of the quantity of flour you are using, fresh yeast, one tea spoons sugar, salt and little olive oil – mix all together until you obtain a beautiful pizza dough)
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • you can either use mini meatballs (cooked and frozen) or cooked  little cubs of beef
  • peperoni slices
  • ¾ cup  shredded cheese (I used cheddar and Mozzarella)
  • 2 chopped green or yellow bell peppers or both

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 200°C and prepare paper cones – wrap them with no stick foil.
  2. Using a rolling pin, spread the dough on the working surface and then cut it into squares – as many as the paper cones you prepared.
  3. Wrap each square around each cup and press to seal the edges. Place the pizza cones on a baking tray and bake them for about 8-10 minutes, or until they become golden brown. When they are cool enough remove the no stick foil.
  4. In the bottom of each cone, place ½ of the meatball or beef quantity.
  5. In a bowl, mix  ¾ of the pizza sauce with the pepperoni, bell pepper and the other half of the meatball/beef. Cook this in a pan until everything is hot (in the original recipe it is used the microwave but I am not a fan of it so I prefer not to use it).
  6. In the pizza cones place the above composition and then top with shredded cheese.
  7. Serve with the remaining pizza hot, while the pizza cones are still hot.

Bon appetite!

 

 

pizza cones

 

This is a different why to present you pizza, not on a plate but in a glass in form of a cone :). Serve them as a snack when you are hosting a game night, as they are easy to make and everybody will love them..

Ingredients:

  • refrigerated classic pizza crust (or you can make your one – I prefer making it: you need some flour, water (less then half of the quantity of flour you are using, fresh yeast, one tea spoons sugar, salt and little olive oil – mix all together until you obtain a beautiful pizza dough)
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • you can either use mini meatballs (cooked and frozen) or cooked  little cubs of beef
  • peperoni slices
  • ¾ cup  shredded cheese (I used cheddar and Mozzarella)
  • 2 chopped green or yellow bell peppers or both

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 200°C and prepare paper cones – wrap them with no stick foil.
  2. Using a rolling pin, spread the dough on the working surface and then cut it into squares – as many as the paper cones you prepared.
  3. Wrap each square around each cup and press to seal the edges. Place the pizza cones on a baking tray and bake them for about 8-10 minutes, or until they become golden brown. When they are cool enough remove the no stick foil.
  4. In the bottom of each cone, place ½ of the meatball or beef quantity.
  5. In a bowl, mix  ¾ of the pizza sauce with the pepperoni, bell pepper and the other half of the meatball/beef. Cook this in a pan until everything is hot (in the original recipe it is used the microwave but I am not a fan of it so I prefer not to use it).
  6. In the pizza cones place the above composition and then top with shredded cheese.
  7. Serve with the remaining pizza hot, while the pizza cones are still hot.

Bon appetite!

 

 

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Pancetta Brussels Sprouts

brussel-sprouts-pancetta

 

As I promise you here is another side dish ides for Thanksgiving and not only. The Pancetta Brussels sprouts will work wonderful for any family dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg Brussels sprouts
  • 100 g chopped into little dices pancetta
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (sherry vinegar)
  • 2  diced shallots
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • sea salt and fresh grounded pepper
  • balsamic glaze

Instructions:

  1. In a large frying pan, saute the pancetta and shallots, over medium heat, until they are crisp and brown.
  2. Meanwhile, peal the Brussels sprouts until you have only a pile of single leaves.
  3. In the frying pan where you cooked the pancetta and shallots, without removing the fat (after you set aside these two ingredients) add the Brussels sprouts leaves, salt, pepper and vinegar and cook over medium heat. Cover the pan, and from time to time stir.
  4. When the leaves are soft, put back in the pan the pancetta and shallots and toss everything together.
  5. Season if necessary, garnish with toasted pine nuts and drizzle with the balsamic glaze.

Bon appetite!

brussel-sprouts-pancetta

 

As I promise you here is another side dish ides for Thanksgiving and not only. The Pancetta Brussels sprouts will work wonderful for any family dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg Brussels sprouts
  • 100 g chopped into little dices pancetta
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (sherry vinegar)
  • 2  diced shallots
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • sea salt and fresh grounded pepper
  • balsamic glaze

Instructions:

  1. In a large frying pan, saute the pancetta and shallots, over medium heat, until they are crisp and brown.
  2. Meanwhile, peal the Brussels sprouts until you have only a pile of single leaves.
  3. In the frying pan where you cooked the pancetta and shallots, without removing the fat (after you set aside these two ingredients) add the Brussels sprouts leaves, salt, pepper and vinegar and cook over medium heat. Cover the pan, and from time to time stir.
  4. When the leaves are soft, put back in the pan the pancetta and shallots and toss everything together.
  5. Season if necessary, garnish with toasted pine nuts and drizzle with the balsamic glaze.

Bon appetite!

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Roasted Green Beans with dried Tomatoes – Thanksgiving side dish

roasted-green-beans

In this time of year, as Thanksgiving is approaching, I think many of us are looking for different recipes for sides dishes that works with the wonderful roasted turkey we are going to prepare. To diversify and give your whole family a chance to find a favorite one on the Thanksgiving table, I am sure you will cook at least 3 side dishes. So let me help you with some ides.

This fist one is one of the most healthier ones – made with fresh green beans, dried tomatoes, olive oil and pine nuts is perfect, delicious and keeps you slim and fit :).

Enjoy!

roasted-green-beans

In this time of year, as Thanksgiving is approaching, I think many of us are looking for different recipes for sides dishes that works with the wonderful roasted turkey we are going to prepare. To diversify and give your whole family a chance to find a favorite one on the Thanksgiving table, I am sure you will cook at least 3 side dishes. So let me help you with some ides.

This fist one is one of the most healthier ones – made with fresh green beans, dried tomatoes, olive oil and pine nuts is perfect, delicious and keeps you slim and fit :).

Enjoy!

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Spinach and Feta Puffs

spinach and feta puffs

I am glad I found the recipe for these spinach and feta puffs. Thanks to Bon Appetite I manage to bring Mediterranean cuisine, which I love so much and is one of the healthiest and  balanced diets I know, on my plate. Spinach and feta brought together for a easy and delicious appetizer which will remind you of the famous Greek pastry called Spanakopita.

Enjoy!

 

Image credit: heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.ro

spinach and feta puffs

I am glad I found the recipe for these spinach and feta puffs. Thanks to Bon Appetite I manage to bring Mediterranean cuisine, which I love so much and is one of the healthiest and  balanced diets I know, on my plate. Spinach and feta brought together for a easy and delicious appetizer which will remind you of the famous Greek pastry called Spanakopita.

Enjoy!

 

Image credit: heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.ro

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Turkey and Potato Pockets

thanksgiving-pockets

 

Thanksgiving is the time you should think about all the things you are thankful for in your life. At least once a year we could stop thinking about our problems and just be thankful for all the beautiful smalls or big things that surround us. The food you will find in front of you is one of these little things.
So let’s try make it even more special and prepare dishes that will remind us of this day you spend with your family.
The turkey and potato pockets aka Thanksgiving pockets are perfect as an Thanksgiving appetizer. Simple to make, with few ingredients, you will find in just one bit everything you normally do on the table: turkey, mashed potatoes and sweet ones, gravy and dressing. Just the perfect pastry product for this holiday!

Enjoy!

thanksgiving-pockets

 

Thanksgiving is the time you should think about all the things you are thankful for in your life. At least once a year we could stop thinking about our problems and just be thankful for all the beautiful smalls or big things that surround us. The food you will find in front of you is one of these little things.
So let’s try make it even more special and prepare dishes that will remind us of this day you spend with your family.
The turkey and potato pockets aka Thanksgiving pockets are perfect as an Thanksgiving appetizer. Simple to make, with few ingredients, you will find in just one bit everything you normally do on the table: turkey, mashed potatoes and sweet ones, gravy and dressing. Just the perfect pastry product for this holiday!

Enjoy!

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Spinach Gratin

Makeover Spinach Gratin

Thanksgiving is coming and it is one of the most important holidays of the year. Many of you will prepare a wonderful dinner, maybe the same recipes you prepare every year and your whole family loves.
But way not try something new along with the classic turkey that needs to me on the Thanksgiving table? I propose you a spinach gratin side dish, delicious, healthy, creamy -works amazing with the roasted turkey you will have on your table.

Enjoy!

Makeover Spinach Gratin

Thanksgiving is coming and it is one of the most important holidays of the year. Many of you will prepare a wonderful dinner, maybe the same recipes you prepare every year and your whole family loves.
But way not try something new along with the classic turkey that needs to me on the Thanksgiving table? I propose you a spinach gratin side dish, delicious, healthy, creamy -works amazing with the roasted turkey you will have on your table.

Enjoy!

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