Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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

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

Etimek Tatlısı

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” »

Chili – A Ricardo Cuisine Recipe


It’s the perfect time for chili as the weather is getting chilly here in Ontario! Chili was one of my favourite meals as a kid, and for many years I have tried to perfect my recipe – and I finally got it! My children were complementing me on the dish, stating that it was better than the regular chili that I make. I guess you can say this recipe is a winner!  Continue reading “Chili – A Ricardo Cuisine Recipe” »

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Finally a new post, I apologize for not sharing for a few weeks. I couldn’t think of anything new to share until yesterday, I had some leftover pumpkin puree and thought I would experiment with these bars. Thankfully it turned out great, a hit with the family!  Continue reading “Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars” »

No-Bake Lemon Jello Cheesecake

No-Bake Jello Cheesecake

If you love a no bake cheesecake, this recipe is for you! It is light and fluffy. Even though it is made with lemon flavoured gelatin you cannot taste the lemon, so if you are not a lemon fan you will not notice it! My Aunt Angela always made this cheesecake when we were kids, it was my favourite.  Continue reading “No-Bake Lemon Jello Cheesecake” »

Grandma’s Albanian Cabbage Stew – Mish me Lakra

Cabbage Stew

This is my grandmother’s recipe for mish me lakra, which translates to meat with cabbage. I don’t like big pieces of meat in my stew so I make it with bite size pieces of tender stew meat. You can use beef or lamb, which ever you prefer. We are not big meat eaters, so I don’t add a lot you may use 1 lb of meat, more or less, I use less.

You can also make this meatless if you wish.

Growing up this is one of the dishes my grandmother made that I really enjoyed. I am happy to share this with you today! Continue reading “Grandma’s Albanian Cabbage Stew – Mish me Lakra” »

Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

One of my favourite summer salads is this tomato and bocconcini salad also known as caprese salad. My kids loved this when they were little, they still do! You can make it all year round, but tomatoes when in season are the best. I get my bocconcini cheese freshly made at the cheese factory in town.  Continue reading “Tomato and Bocconcini Salad” »

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf Cake

Slice of Cinnamon Swirl Loaf Cake

Delicious, moist cinnamon swirl loaf cake, need I say more? If you love cinnamon rolls, or coffee cake you are sure to love this cake too!   Continue reading “Cinnamon Swirl Loaf Cake” »

Peach Pie

Peach Pie

We are really enjoying peach season this year, from cobbler, jam, grilled peaches, and pies we cannot get enough of these juicy and sweet peaches! Too bad it only lasts for a few weeks in August. Today I am sharing with you my peach pie, it’s a family favourite…much like all my pies!

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