Monday, January 31, 2011


In the last 10 days I got meself three awards from my foodie friends! My sincere thanks go to Sandra @Welcome to Sandra's Easy Cooking, Medeja @Cranberry Jam, and Brandie @The Country Cook. You can check the official appreciation @My Awards page.

From Sandra                        From Medeja and Brandie 

I already wrote how FoodBuzz is a wonderful community of food loving people who are willing to share their "secret" ingredients with everyone. Has anybody seen "The Kung-Fu Panda" animated movie? But of course you did, what a silly question!!! At the end of the movie, when Po looses all his confidence and hope to fulfill his destiny as the Dragon Warrior, his father, Mr. Ping- the noodle master, reveals to him that the secret is that there is no secret ingredient in making the special soup:
Mr. Ping: "The secret ingredient is... nothing! .... You heard me. Nothing! There is no secret ingredient. .... To make something special you just have to believe it's special."
So what there is, is a lot of dedication and lots and lots of love and imagination. Yes, imagination! For without imagination, there would be no Duchess Potatoes or Veggie and Parmesan Cake or Sandra's Monday breakfast. What can possibly transform milk, flour, and eggs into a delicious cake, pancake, or waffle... than the imagination of a foodie? Who sees a nice piece of raw meat, a potato spud, and broccoli floret, and immediately visions a plate with juicy steak laying beside some roasted potatoes, and steamed broccoli drizzled with lemon juice? So yes, in my opinion foodies are the artists who transform raw into delicious indulgent mouthwatering creations no one can resist!!!!!!!!!!!!  Foodies are really a nice bunch of creative imaginative generous people. Thank you again for the awards, for nice encouraging comments, and support!

And here we finally reached the cheesy lasagna! 
I don't remember anymore what the exact measurements were, because I forgot to write them down while cooking. But I do remember that it was super delicious. I cook this kind of food when my daughter and I are home alone. Just a loving gesture to show her how much I appreciate her being in my life!

tomato sauce
feta cheese
shredded mozzarella
sour cream
dry Greek oregano
lasagna sheets

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  1. I love cheese and im sure this would have been real lasagna...

  2. Congrats on other awards, and you totally deserved one from me! I love Kung-Fu Panda..I watched probably 40 times, no kidding!:)) also I love love lasagna..looks fabulous and delicious!!!

  3. Your top crust is so perfectly baked! So crunchy and chewy looking, I want to make one right this instant!

  4. Hi Mateja-You are so funny, I'm the same way, with the lasagna, can't remember exactly how much of this and that, but in the end it all works out. Love your take with the feta cheese, and the sour cream in it! Yumm!
    What a coincidence, I too have the same award for you to claim, that Sandra gave to you, and me, and now, back to you!
    Sisters we are, and through the love of food, we all come together. This is so important!
    Hugs to you!

  5. Oh, yummy!!! What a fabulous version of can anyone resist that crusty cheese topping???

  6. Congrats on your awards and that's some serious cheese on top!

  7. Yum! Lasagna is one of my favorites.

  8. I love that quote!!!
    Congratulations on the well deserved awards! Your blog is lovely and deserves to be recognized.
    As for the lasagna... wow! My son was just asking for lasagna the other day, looks like I've found my recipe!!

  9. Your blog is definitely worth all awards :)
    Your lasagna is really cheese and looks really filling and good :)

  10. Congrats! well earned! How do these blog awards work anyway?

  11. Congratulations on all of your awards. Your blog is fun to read, and see your "recipes". A lot of us out there, cook that way sometimes:) My grandma never used a recipe ever.

  12. This lasagna looks uber cheesy and I'm sure I would love it! Congrats on all your awards! They are definitely well earned!

  13. Oh this post is wonderful, Mateja, and so true!! I love it! Congrats on all the awards! And thank you sooooo much for the recognition - I truly appreciate it!

  14. You deserve all those awards and more. I really enjoy your recipes and I loved the Kung Fu Panda quote because it is perfect and so true!!

  15. Congratulations on the awards. And that lasagne! It looks wonderful with all of that cheese.

  16. Thanks for the award Mateja, it was my first and I really appreciate it! Thanks for your constant support & inspiration, keep it coming!!
    I've given you one right back at my blog if you've got room in your trophy cabinet!;p

  17. Melty, cheesy heaven! Looks delicious!

  18. Congrats on the awards! The cheesy lasagna looks perfect and mouth watering!

  19. Congratulations on all your awards!! and your lasagna looks delicious!