Sriracha Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Sriracha Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Marinating chicken or meat with yogurt tenderizes and makes your meat or chicken moist, been doing it for years, what I haven’t done till now was add sriracha. Oh boy have I been missing out! I am a little late on joining the sriracha train, but I am here now and am loving it! I add it to mayo, stir fry, marinades, it’s full of flavour and adds a little heat.  Continue reading “Sriracha Yogurt Marinated Chicken” »

Ambrosia Cake

Orange Ambrosia Cake

It was the spring of 1995, my mom got me The Lion King vhs and my grandfather and I had planned a movie night, just the two of us, since my mom and grandma had plans to go out. I wanted to bake something for the occasion, I looked into the pantry and found everything I needed to make this cake! Continue reading “Ambrosia Cake” »

Turkish Delight Marshmallows

Turkish Delight Marshmallows

Two of my favourite childhood sweets in one, Turkish delight marshmallows! My grandfather Haxhi was a lokum expert, he would make a huge pan of them, they were soft, gooey and delicious. He never made marshmallows, I myself just learned to make them in December.  Continue reading “Turkish Delight Marshmallows” »

Funfetti Pancakes – Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Funfetti Pancakes

Snow day, we were stuck inside today, no school, no work, only some fun and play. Made these funfetti pancakes for the kids and they loved it, who wouldn’t love colourful fluffy pancakes covered in maple syrup on a snowy winter day?

It was the perfect energy food to get us going, and brave the snow and dig ourselves out!  Continue reading “Funfetti Pancakes – Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes” »

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

A few weeks ago I made this cake, on a night when I was to bring dessert to a friends house, of all things to happen I forgot to add sugar! I was thinking why isn’t this cake rising, and then it hit me! After it cooled, I tasted it and thought now what? I did manage to save it, I had some icing and I broke the cake up and made them into cake balls! They turned out fantastic, I would have much rather it turned out right the first time, but it was a good save! Continue reading “Lemon Cake” »

Broccoli and Spinach Pizza

Broccoli and Spinach Pizza

This a delicious, different kind of pizza filled with veggies and cheese. They have something similar to this at the middle eastern bakery in town, they are called spinach pies or hand pies in some bakeries they make them with broccoli. I have a recipe for that as well on the blog. I like to make it like this, reminds me of lakror Albanian style pizza.

My daughter Dina loves this as do I, hope you try it and like as much as we do!  Continue reading “Broccoli and Spinach Pizza” »

Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

One of my favourite cakes to make when guests come over is coffee cake, it fills the house with a lovely scent of cinnamon. Every time someone visits they tell me how cozy my house is, I wonder if it’s the house or the aroma coming from the kitchen.  Continue reading “Apple Crumb Coffee Cake” »

Gingerbread Men Cookies and a Winter Wonderland Party

Gingerbread Men

It’s a winter wonderland! My girls are December babies and just love winter! We had a winter wonderland/Frozen themed party this past weekend and the girls had a blast! My youngest daughter was in on the surprise and helped make the cookies, it was the first time making royal icing, decorating cookies and making gingerbread men, I also made homemade marshmallows this week! It’s been a week full of new adventures and I am really happy with the new recipes I have learned, and will continue to make.  Continue reading “Gingerbread Men Cookies and a Winter Wonderland Party” »

Coconut Revani – Coconut Cake

Revani-Coconut

This is the forth recipe for revani that I am sharing with you, what can I say I love my revani! This coconut version is absolutely delicious, you can really taste the coconut after a few hours and especially the next day.  Continue reading “Coconut Revani – Coconut Cake” »

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

If you a regular reader of my blog you will know that I had gallbladder/stones issues this year, update I did end up having it removed in September. During the time before surgery (5 months) I had to change my diet, and that meant no or little fat, no red meat, no eggs, butter or sugar! Since then I am still on a red meat free diet, I have been trying to reintroduce it to my diet this past two weeks (in very small amounts) but it doesn’t agree with me. Not sure if it’s permanent or temporary.  Continue reading “Lentil Soup” »