Blueberry Streusel Muffins

I first came across this recipe in the winter of ’91, I believe; though it may have been ’92 or even ’93. I can’t really remember now, but it has been in my binder since the early 1990’s. If anyone saved this recipe from the Milk calendar then maybe you can tell me the exact year!  Continue reading “Blueberry Streusel Muffins” »

Qofte me Patate – Meatballs with Potatoes

Qofte me patate in Albanian translates to meatballs with potatoes. It is one of our family favourite dishes, I like to serve it with rice and salad. A simple and easy dinner.  Continue reading “Qofte me Patate – Meatballs with Potatoes” »

Halva Ice Cream – Tahini Ice Cream

If you are like me and grew up eating halva out of the container then you will love this ice cream! This ice cream for me is nostalgic, it transports me back to my grandparents house sitting around the dining room table with my cousins fork in hand, digging into the container of halva with our grandfather, he loved halva both the traditional Albanian kind and this one.   Continue reading “Halva Ice Cream – Tahini Ice Cream” »

Hot Cocoa with Cardamom and Finish® Dishwashing Cleaner

One of our favourite drinks in the winter is hot cocoa, my daughter Sara loves it the most! The added cardamom and the touch of Turkish coffee makes it extra special!

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce is a lovely wonderful dessert to serve your family and guests. It’s best served warm, if you make it ahead of time you can warm it up in the microwave if you have one, or in the oven for a short time and make the sauce when you plan to serve it. You can top it with freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  Continue reading “Sticky Toffee Pudding” »

Cranberry Orange Madeleines with Pam Cooking Spray

I love a good soft cake-like cookie, dunking it in a hot cup of coffee…oh that’s my kind of breakfast! Since cranberries and oranges are in season, I thought I would add both to this cookie! It turned out so good and they came out of the pan so easily! I have always had an issue with easily removing them out of the pan, but I used Pam cooking spray this time and it was incredibly easy. They turned out to be perfect mandeleines!  Continue reading “Cranberry Orange Madeleines with Pam Cooking Spray” »

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread – Homemade Nutella

I finally got it right! It took a few tries to get the perfect consistency and flavour for this homemade hazelnut spread. The kids loved it; they prefer the texture of Nutella as it is much more smooth, but with the food processor it is as smooth of a texture I could get. Still very good for a homemade Nutella.  Continue reading “Chocolate Hazelnut Spread – Homemade Nutella” »

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I love when we go shopping State side, I always find new things to bake and cook with. This time, I found pumpkin spice morsels by Nestle Tollhouse; they taste like pumpkin pie and they’re orange! I had to try them out for myself, I wish I got more than one bag they are so good! I am excited to share this recipe with you, hope you like these cookies as much as we do! These are excellent cookies to make ice cream sandwiches with!  Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Cookies” »

Hummus with Spiced Beef

Hummus with spiced beef is delicious!  The first time I had it was when I was a teenager, my friend made it with bite size pieces of steak meat; it was so yummy. You can make it with steak meat or ground beef, some of my friends even make it with chicken. What ever you decide to make it with, it will be delicious, I promise!  Continue reading “Hummus with Spiced Beef” »

Etimek Tatlısı – Three Layered Dessert with Melba Toast

This Turkish dessert is made of three layers, it is light tasting and very delicious. You would think it is really sweet, but it is not. This is a really nice dessert to make during the holidays, it is impressive and not to hard to make.  Continue reading “Etimek Tatlısı – Three Layered Dessert with Melba Toast” »