Lemon Iced Tea

Lemon Iced Tea

One of my  favourite summer time drinks is Lemon Iced Tea, its refreshing and easy to make, and best part its homemade! You can make it with lemon, you can add fresh mint, ginger what ever you like. You can make it the night before, or early in the day so that its ready for when you need it.

Continue reading “Lemon Iced Tea” »

No Bake Brownies

No Bake Brownies

I was inspired to make these no bake brownies because I am in need of boosting up my iron levels, and needed a fun way to do it! I basically took the idea from my walnut-date-balls and turned them into brownies.

I wanted a frosting to go with it, and I have heard of banana frosting and avocado frosting, so I experimented with both and found that I like the avocado more than the banana. I found that I wasn’t able to mask or hide the banana flavour, whereas I was able to mask the avocado. You can try it out yourself and see which you like best.
Continue reading “No Bake Brownies” »

Leftover Chicken and Peppers

Peppers and Chicken


Got leftover chicken and not sure what to do with it? I got just the recipe for you! This taste best if its leftover rotisserie or barbecue chicken. Its simple to make and it really is tasty. Continue reading “Leftover Chicken and Peppers” »

Green Beans with Roast Beef (Mashurka me Mish)

Green Beans with Roast Beef

Ever wonder what to do with your leftover roast beef? This is a tasty and delicious meal, I prefer to bake it in the oven, however you can cook it in a pot on the stove top, but it does taste better baked in the oven.

I don’t really measure anything for this kind of dish, you just use what you have and put all together in the pan and cook.  Continue reading “Green Beans with Roast Beef (Mashurka me Mish)” »

Ditalini Pasta and Meatballs

Ditalini Pasta and Meatballs

Ditalini pasta and meatballs is such a tasty and easy meal to make, using one pot! I used to make this for my kids when they were younger, I didn’t always make meatballs, I would just crumble the ground beef up…either way it’s really delicious! I don’t really measure when I made dishes like this, I just eye it, in the recipe below I basically write up how to make it and what is needed, you may need more of the ingredients if you are making a lot.  Continue reading “Ditalini Pasta and Meatballs” »


Turlu -Vegetarian Stew

My first post of the new year! Turlu, basically it is the Balkan version of Ratatouille! I have other versions of turlu posted on the blog, they are all different recipes, this one is vegetarian and is such a delicious and comforting dish…especially in this cold  frigid weather!   Continue reading “Turlu” »

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding- Albanian Rice Pudding

Albanian Rice Pudding-Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

I learned how to make rice pudding from my Albanian grandmother, I wrote a post about it a few years ago, this time I made it in the slow cooker! I had to make it in the slow cooker three times till I got it perfect! The first time it thickened up too much, too much rice not enough milk, the second time it did not thicken enough, too little rice and too much milk, I had to add some rice flour to thicken it up near the end, the third times the charm, turned out  perfect!

I usually make rice pudding when my milk is near the due date or on the date, its a great way to use all that milk up before it gets bad!  Continue reading “Slow Cooker Rice Pudding- Albanian Rice Pudding” »

Orzo with Veggies served with Chicken and Broccoli

Orzo with Veggies

This is just one of those dishes that is easy to make and tastes great! I use frozen organic broccoli for this as the fresh broccoli is too expensive, $5 for one bunch!  Sometimes its $3.99 but even that costs too much for one small bunch of broccoli, the frozen is convenient as well, I can use how much I want and when ever I need it. You can use fresh if you have it. Another good thing about using frozen broccoli is you can grate it, and it will be hidden, the kids will never know! Continue reading “Orzo with Veggies served with Chicken and Broccoli” »

Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough

My daughter Dina had a business project with a partner, her job was to come up with a edible playdough and her friend was in charge of marketing, they had to present it to the class as if they were on one of those shows like the Dragons Den or Shark Tank. The project was a succsess! I decided to write a post about it and share the recipe with you,  as I had wished I knew of a homemade recipe when my kids were little. I really can’t stand the smell of store bought dough, and how it sticks to everything and always having to watch the kids making sure they weren’t going to eat it.  With homemade dough, no worries about any of that! Continue reading “Homemade Playdough” »

Kol Burek me Presh- Swirled Burek with Leek

Leek Burek

Kol Burek me Presh or Swirled Burek with Leek is one of my favourite bureks! Well, I actually grew up with it as Lakror which is a traditional Albanian type pizza, I actually wrote a post on it when I first started my blog, I have to update it…which I will do soon, as I have plenty of leeks in the garden! Using filo dough just makes it easier and lighter.  Continue reading “Kol Burek me Presh- Swirled Burek with Leek” »