Pineapple Chicken

Pineapple Chicken

Since I have been on this lighter, less fat diet I have become a little creative with my dinners lately.

I have always enjoyed pineapple with chicken and I usually make this sauce for my chicken balls. I also love my stir fry with chicken, so I combined both dishes into one fabulous dish!  Continue reading “Pineapple Chicken” »

Lemon Chip Cookies

Lemon Pudding Cookies

Lemon chip cookies, yes there is such a thing as lemon chips! They sell them at the bulk store in town and they are so yummy! I had some taste testers try these cookies out, to see if they are lemony enough or not, and well I got mixed views! Continue reading “Lemon Chip Cookies” »

Simit -Turkish Sesame Bread

Simit - Turkish Sesame Bread

If you have ever traveled to Turkey you may recall seeing Simit being sold on the streets and bakeries. My mom said they sell them on the streets in Macedonia, growing up she loved them so much. My husband says simit in Turkey are the best, yet we still never went there as a family, since I never traveled to these wonderful places I never got to try the street simit experience!  Continue reading “Simit -Turkish Sesame Bread” »

Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookes

These cookies remind me of a black forest cake, chocolate and cherries and oh so very delicious. These cookies are so soft and tender, they’re great for ice cream sandwiches too! My kids love it with vanilla ice cream, you can use sweetened whipped cream as well that would be totally yum!  Continue reading “Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies” »

Turkey Salad

Turkey Salad

We had our bayram celebration this week, we celebrated with family and friends with a turkey dinner! Surprisingly we didn’t end up with much leftovers, we did end up with some leftover turkey which I was happy about! The kids asked for turkey salad sandwiches for dinner, turned out great since I made soup earlier that day, it was a soup and sandwich kind of day. Continue reading “Turkey Salad” »

Cheese and Tomato Pide

Cheese and Tomato Pide

We love our pides! I have a variety of recipes for them on the blog, this one is simply made with tomatoes, cheese and peppers.

You can use what ever pepper you have on hand, you can also just make it with cheese. For this pide you will need Spanish or Chicago cheese found at Middle Eastern or Mediterranean stores, if you can’t get your hands on it you can use mozzarella (or bocconcini)  or a white cheese that is squeaky and salty, that is the best way to describe it.  Continue reading “Cheese and Tomato Pide” »

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

Strawberry shortcake ice cream, the name says it all! Its creamy, has texture and is oh so delicious! My daughter wanted strawberry cheesecake ice cream, I wanted strawberry shortcake so we met each other half way, and boy did it ever turn out wonderful!  Continue reading “Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream” »

Bulgur and Lentil Salad

Bulgur and Lentil Salad

This is a light and tasty salad, perfect for a summers day picnic or lunch food! I don’t really measure when I make foods like this, I just throw stuff in a pot and cook it! Its really simple and you cannot go wrong with a recipe like this.  Continue reading “Bulgur and Lentil Salad” »

Lemon Strawberry Loaf Cake

Lemon Strawberry Loaf Cake

It’s still strawberry season here in Ontario, but not for long. I made enough batches of strawberry-freezer-jam to last till next June! Froze some for smoothies and made mini strawberry-pies, I also made this delicious lemon strawberry loaf cake three times!  Continue reading “Lemon Strawberry Loaf Cake” »

Strawberry Fun Grad Party

Strawberry Pop Floats

Just seven days after my sons grad party we hosted another party this time for my youngest daughter. She graduated the same week, back to back, it was one hectic week I tell ya.

The parties were the fun part! She wanted a strawberry themed party, I of course had no objections to that, anyone who knows me knows that I super love anything to do with strawberries!   Continue reading “Strawberry Fun Grad Party” »