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” »
Has this ever happened to you? You have a big dinner and you end up with leftover mashed potatoes and sides? I usually end up with leftover corn or peas or both combined. Here is a great way to make use of the leftovers and have a whole new side dish for dinner! Continue reading “Potato & Corn Patties” »
Tired of the same old mashed potato as a side dish? I got just the thing for you! I love these scalloped potatoes, its easy to make and its so yummy! Its always a hit at my dinner parties, everyone loves it!
Leeks usually come in batches of three, what I do when I get them from the store is prepare them all and freeze the extra, that way you always have them ready to use for your next leek dish, that is if your not planning on using all of them at once!;) Continue reading “Scalloped Potatoes with Leek” »
What a perfect day for a lovely BBQ dinner with family and friends! The theme cheeseburgers! From dinner to dessert it was all about the beloved summer favourite!
The kids loved the cake, the adults loved it too! It is such a fun cake, not too hard to make either, using ready fondant really makes it easy! Will be sharing some pictures from the BBQ and some recipes as well:) Continue reading “It’s a Cheeseburger Party! Cheeseburger Cake” »
Had my cousins over for dinner tonight and I made a delicious homemade spaghetti sauce (served with spaghetti of course)…was in need for a side dish, had some rapini but not enough to feed 2 families with! Needed to ‘bulk’ it up a bit! Since I was craving potato salad today, and was planning on making rapini…I came up with this delicious salad! I get this pesto sauce from an Italian delicatessen, its called ‘Berni’ Pesto al Basilico made in Italy and it tastes so good! Of course nothing beats homemade pesto, but I like to keep a jar of this stuff for an easy dinner or side dish starter! Continue reading “Pesto Rapini and Potato Salad” »
My Grandfather made a pot of yogurt every week, he loved yogurt! He would eat it with everything….reminds me of my daughters! I don’t think I can go a day with out having some in the fridge! I like my Grandfather make a pot every week using the same pot he made his!
I like to make it with 3.25% milk, you can make it with any % milk you prefer. I use pyrex bowls with lids, for storage. You can use jars what ever you have.
Homemade yogurt is simple to make, but it can also be tricky! I have been making it for years and grew up watching my Grandpa making it so I have learned the tricks for a good yogurt base! Continue reading “Yogurt” »
Its a 100 degrees outside and I am craving scalloped potatoes! What is a girl to do? Turn the oven on and actually bake in this heat….well I did turn the oven on a few days ago to make pizza…yes I was crazy that day! The problem is my house! Its hot in here even with the A/C on, cooking in my kitchen is like cooking in a sauna!
Since I was barbecuing the steaks I needed an easy side dish, I had made beans in the crock pot cause that is what my kids like…but I like potatoes with my meat! I had red skin organic potatoes that I put to boil and thought I would just eat it with some butter and salt as I like potatoes like that. Continue reading “Potatoes with Herb Garlic Sauce” »
In Turkish its called Cacuk (pronounced ‘gaguk’), in Albanian its called Tarator, and in Greek its called Tzatziki, in what ever language you wanna call it….its delicious! My children love it, if they don’t like whats for dinner, this is usually what I make for them!:) Continue reading “Tzatziki” »