• 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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Bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers

Bacon wrapped peppers

 

Each time you host a dinner party or cook dinner for your family with special occasions you want to impress them with your skills. This is a normal thing to want and these bacon wrapped-stuffed jalapeno peppers are just the perfect way to start a surprising dinner. They are stuffed with cream cheese, some more peppers, ground beef, onion and garlic and then wrapped in one slice of bacon – delicious, month watering, and I could go on with the compliments about this appetizers.

Try it to understand what I am talking about – a surprising and delicious combination!

 

Bacon wrapped peppers

 

Each time you host a dinner party or cook dinner for your family with special occasions you want to impress them with your skills. This is a normal thing to want and these bacon wrapped-stuffed jalapeno peppers are just the perfect way to start a surprising dinner. They are stuffed with cream cheese, some more peppers, ground beef, onion and garlic and then wrapped in one slice of bacon – delicious, month watering, and I could go on with the compliments about this appetizers.

Try it to understand what I am talking about – a surprising and delicious combination!

 

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Candy bar fudge

Candy bar fudge

 

Christmas is coming and you can see this buy just looking around you: the shops are already full of Christmas decorations, candy, presents, you can see decoration hang on the city streets and TV commercials are Christmas related.
Since time flies so fast and one month will pass extremely quick, I started looking for Christmas treats, dinner decoration ideas, etc.  And I found the perfect first treat: candy bar fudge.
Fudge are easy to make and sooo delicious: 3 layers of milk, peanut butter, chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, peanuts and caramel candy…like I said just perfect! :) The hardest thing about this treat is stop eating it! :D

Enjoy!

Candy bar fudge

 

Christmas is coming and you can see this buy just looking around you: the shops are already full of Christmas decorations, candy, presents, you can see decoration hang on the city streets and TV commercials are Christmas related.
Since time flies so fast and one month will pass extremely quick, I started looking for Christmas treats, dinner decoration ideas, etc.  And I found the perfect first treat: candy bar fudge.
Fudge are easy to make and sooo delicious: 3 layers of milk, peanut butter, chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, peanuts and caramel candy…like I said just perfect! :) The hardest thing about this treat is stop eating it! :D

Enjoy!

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beaucoup seafood chowder

seafood

 

For those of you who do not know what a chowder is, it is a stew made either with seafood or vegetables and often served with cream or milk.
This one even it looks so sophisticated is extremely easy to make and extremely tasty and full of flavors. And it will taste as better in the second day after preparation, as it will right before you cook it. It seams a lot of ingredients but most of them are just herbs that will emphasize the dish taste.

Ingredients:

  • 2 diced medium onions
  • 1 diced potato
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 diced stalks of celery
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 l milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 500 g white fish
  • 500 g shellfish  (ex. scallops and lobster or shrimps)
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. In a large pan, melt the butter.
  2. Add the onions and the celery and saute them just for a few minutes.
  3. Add the potato and some water (enough to cover the vegetables) and cook until the potatoes are a little tender.
  4. Add the Tabasco sauce, basil, salt, pepper, paprika and oregano and then layer the white fish and the shellfish on top, add water just to cover everything and cook until the fish barely flakes.
  5. Now is time to add the cream and then the milk, just enough to fill the pot.Cook until the cream and milk is warm.
  6. Serve the chowder warm.

Bon appetite!

 

 

 

seafood

 

For those of you who do not know what a chowder is, it is a stew made either with seafood or vegetables and often served with cream or milk.
This one even it looks so sophisticated is extremely easy to make and extremely tasty and full of flavors. And it will taste as better in the second day after preparation, as it will right before you cook it. It seams a lot of ingredients but most of them are just herbs that will emphasize the dish taste.

Ingredients:

  • 2 diced medium onions
  • 1 diced potato
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 diced stalks of celery
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 l milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 500 g white fish
  • 500 g shellfish  (ex. scallops and lobster or shrimps)
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. In a large pan, melt the butter.
  2. Add the onions and the celery and saute them just for a few minutes.
  3. Add the potato and some water (enough to cover the vegetables) and cook until the potatoes are a little tender.
  4. Add the Tabasco sauce, basil, salt, pepper, paprika and oregano and then layer the white fish and the shellfish on top, add water just to cover everything and cook until the fish barely flakes.
  5. Now is time to add the cream and then the milk, just enough to fill the pot.Cook until the cream and milk is warm.
  6. Serve the chowder warm.

Bon appetite!

 

 

 

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Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the turkey will be again the star of the table. If you would like to do something else, and serve a moist,tender and tasty turkey then you should try cooking the Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey. Like the author said even if it sounds weird, the turkey will not taste at mayonnaise at all and this ingredients only helps keeping the bird moist and much more tastier. Season the turkey with different types of spices and herbs and the result would be wonderful.
Read the article if you want to learn how to make it and some interesting things about how you can better cook a turkey.

Enjoy!

Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the turkey will be again the star of the table. If you would like to do something else, and serve a moist,tender and tasty turkey then you should try cooking the Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey. Like the author said even if it sounds weird, the turkey will not taste at mayonnaise at all and this ingredients only helps keeping the bird moist and much more tastier. Season the turkey with different types of spices and herbs and the result would be wonderful.
Read the article if you want to learn how to make it and some interesting things about how you can better cook a turkey.

Enjoy!

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Asian Inspired Flat Iron Steak Recipe

Asian Inspired Flat Iron Steak Recipe

 

This dinner idea is inspired from a “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels book” a well known chick flick lit book and is a perfect idea for a dinner in two (in the book this dinner is prepared to her loved one). You can either make the book version with flank steak or the adapted version presented by the article’s author with flat iron steak (more juicier).
Whatever you prefer or if you just want to read a good and funny article. I strongly recommend you to read it!

Enjoy!

Asian Inspired Flat Iron Steak Recipe

 

This dinner idea is inspired from a “Black Heels to Tractor Wheels book” a well known chick flick lit book and is a perfect idea for a dinner in two (in the book this dinner is prepared to her loved one). You can either make the book version with flank steak or the adapted version presented by the article’s author with flat iron steak (more juicier).
Whatever you prefer or if you just want to read a good and funny article. I strongly recommend you to read it!

Enjoy!

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Chocolate croissants

Chocolate croissants

Nothing scream French pastry better then croissants. These are the most popular French pastry products in the whole word and everyone from all around the world has the habit to eat them for breakfast.
So instead of buying croissants from your corner pastry shop why not make them in your own kitchen?
These beautiful chocolate croissants are the real French thing, tasting exactly how they should and so so creamy inside. Not to mention the wonderful smell that will envelop your entire house. :)

Serve it with a hot coffee with milk and enjoy a true French breakfast!

Chocolate croissants

Nothing scream French pastry better then croissants. These are the most popular French pastry products in the whole word and everyone from all around the world has the habit to eat them for breakfast.
So instead of buying croissants from your corner pastry shop why not make them in your own kitchen?
These beautiful chocolate croissants are the real French thing, tasting exactly how they should and so so creamy inside. Not to mention the wonderful smell that will envelop your entire house. :)

Serve it with a hot coffee with milk and enjoy a true French breakfast!

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

cheese and garlic bread

Until a few months ago I used to buy my bread but since I bought a bread making machine I love to make it. All types of bread, sweet bread with are the perfect comfort food, salty cheese ones which are wonderful for breakfast or as a side dish for any lunch or dinner. Most of them I prefer to make with whole grain flour and all sorts of seeds.
I have already posted a few of the bread recipes I have tried, like Zucchini-Banana bread, bread with Gorgonzola, with lemon and blueberries or pumpkin bread.
This one is one of my favorite recipe ever. You can find in all supermarket frozen baguettes with cheese and garlic but since they are so easy to make what not try them at home? You do not need to have a bread making machine. My grandma did not had one and made wonderful bread in the traditional oven.

 

cheese and garlic bread

Until a few months ago I used to buy my bread but since I bought a bread making machine I love to make it. All types of bread, sweet bread with are the perfect comfort food, salty cheese ones which are wonderful for breakfast or as a side dish for any lunch or dinner. Most of them I prefer to make with whole grain flour and all sorts of seeds.
I have already posted a few of the bread recipes I have tried, like Zucchini-Banana bread, bread with Gorgonzola, with lemon and blueberries or pumpkin bread.
This one is one of my favorite recipe ever. You can find in all supermarket frozen baguettes with cheese and garlic but since they are so easy to make what not try them at home? You do not need to have a bread making machine. My grandma did not had one and made wonderful bread in the traditional oven.

 

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No baking rolls with raisins and jam

 

jam rolls

A simple no-baking, dairy free dessert, perfect for vegetarians and not only. It will really remind you of the desserts grandma used to make (I learn this rolls recipe from my grandma :) ).

Ingredients:

  • 200 g raisins
  • 400 g biscuits
  • 100 g butterine (margarine)
  • 100 g jam
  • 1-2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions:

  1. Grind the biscuits in a bowl. Add the margarine, jam, rum and raisins (finely chopped) and mix everything until you obtain a smooth composition.
  2. On a try sprinkle the granulated sugar and then add the biscuits mixture. Roll it until you obtain a salami shape.
  3. Wrap it into a food wrap or cellophane and place it in the fridge.
  4. Serve it cut into pieces.

You can also add cocoa and nuts into the composition. Also feel free to use whatever jam you like more :).

Enjoy!

 

Image credit: diginhobart.blogspot.ro

 

 

jam rolls

A simple no-baking, dairy free dessert, perfect for vegetarians and not only. It will really remind you of the desserts grandma used to make (I learn this rolls recipe from my grandma :) ).

Ingredients:

  • 200 g raisins
  • 400 g biscuits
  • 100 g butterine (margarine)
  • 100 g jam
  • 1-2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions:

  1. Grind the biscuits in a bowl. Add the margarine, jam, rum and raisins (finely chopped) and mix everything until you obtain a smooth composition.
  2. On a try sprinkle the granulated sugar and then add the biscuits mixture. Roll it until you obtain a salami shape.
  3. Wrap it into a food wrap or cellophane and place it in the fridge.
  4. Serve it cut into pieces.

You can also add cocoa and nuts into the composition. Also feel free to use whatever jam you like more :).

Enjoy!

 

Image credit: diginhobart.blogspot.ro

 

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