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” »
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” »
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” »
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, five dollars 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. Continue reading “Orzo with Veggies served with Chicken and Broccoli” »
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 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” »
Quince Marmalade or Jam, Recel Ftoi in Albanian is my moms favourite! Growing up I called them dunja pronounced dunya, as my mom grew up in Macedonia, so that is what she always calls them…just recently I found out in Albanian they are called ftoi, for the jam I grew up and still call it marmalat which is how it is said in Albanian as well as recel. Quince are delightful smelling fruit that are not edible raw, but they do make tasty jams and fillings for cookies or pies. Continue reading “Quince Marmalade – Recel Ftoi” »
I shared my recipe for sweet potato pie years ago on a Facebook page I once had, then I shared it on my fan page a few years ago, now finally it has made its way on the blog! What took so long you may ask…I don’t know really! Well its here now, and its a great recipe! My youngest daughter loves it! Its light and fluffy, that is what I like about it. Continue reading “Sweet Potato Pie” »
I posted the picture for this a few weeks ago on my Facebook fan page, I asked if you would like the recipe and many of you said yes, so here it is! This is my mama’s recipe, its funny cause in Albanian this is called Qofte me tiganisur meat with gravy, either way you call it, it is a family favourite! Enjoy!