Wednesday, March 30, 2011

FEELING GOOD, MY NEW BOOK, and NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE

I'm back from Memphis and I'm feeleing WHITE, RED, and BLUE!!!! To celebrate I made some cheesecake, again, but this way the quicker, shortcut way.

I usually do everything the traditional way. But since my life became busy and hectic I'm trying to find ways to make delicious dessert recipes easier and quicker to make. Sometimes there is no way you can skip baking, but with cheesecake it simple- the secret is in INSTANT PUDDING MIX! I found this recipe on eHow Food and adjusted it a bit.
Instant pudding mixes come in so many different flavors, so it is easy to to make the perfect cheesecake for every occasion!


No-Bake Cheesecake My Way on FoodistaNo-Bake Cheesecake My Way

Here are some photos on the way to Memphis:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

MY FAVORITE SWEDISH PAIR

I lived two years in Sweden and I can honestly say that except for one savory and one sweet dish, Swedish cuisine didn't make a great impact on me.
Swedish scalloped potatoes and Bullar are those two dishes, one savory and one sweet.
Sweetness of the onions, creaminess of the cream, and starchiness of the potatoes is a perfect flavor combination for me, that is why I felt in love with Swedish scalloped potatoes at the first sight of the dish. Although I regularly bake bullar as everybody in our family enjoys them, I didn't bake the scalloped potatoes in a long long time as the male part of my family is not so fond of cream or milk joining in to a savory dishes.


Monday, March 21, 2011

SPAGETTI IN THE OVEN

Yeya, I won yet another givaway and it's the first day of spring! Thank you Elisabeth @Food and Thrift Finds! Can hardly wait till my book arrives and I can indulge myself into the delicious pages! Thank you again Elisabeth for sharing!

My husband just loves when the spaghetti are all crunched up in the oven. I'm the total opposite, I like my spaghetti smooth and smoother in enormous quantities of yummy sauce (no matter what kind, white, red, pesto...) So I balance, but as I cook It's me who decide which way it will go, bwahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!  I served my pasta with a side of green salad with black beans and some garlic bread.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

PIZZA DOUGH


We have sun in Nashville now for a few days and it feels amazing!!! I was so happy to see my mint all grown and bright green, and it smell so fragrant and fresh. Yea, I think I can for sure say: "Goodbye winter, sorry but I won't miss you a bit!"  


As I promissed, here is my pizza dough. Everybody has favorite pizza topping, we love ours veggie style. This time: broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, onions, dry cured black olives, pizza sauce, and shredded mozzarela cheese.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CAULIFLOWER SALAD with TOASTED BREADCRUMBS


This is a simple but very beautiful looking delicious salad. It is prepped ahead (the evening before), so when it's time to serve it, you just need about 10 minutes of cooking time and you can already dig in.

Cauliflower Salad With Toasted Breadcrumbs on FoodistaCauliflower Salad With Toasted Breadcrumbs

Sunday, March 13, 2011

PETIT-CHOUER or PROFETIROLES

There is a song about profiteroles: "Profiteroles, exploding taste in your mouth ....." And profiteroles are really delicious flavor bursting delicate bites that everyone just love to indulge. I filled mine with instant pudding and they were wonderful.

   

Petit-Chouer Or Profetiroles on FoodistaPetit-Chouer Or Profetiroles

SCRAMBLED OMELET

This was an easy and quick prepared dinner after a busy day. I'm starting to feel little sad for not having enough time anymore to spend as much time in the kitchen as I would like to :(


I made one large scrambled omelet and share it with my daughter, but you can make smaller individual ones.
We enjoyed our scrambled omlet with taosted pita wedgies an dry cured black olives.

Scrambled Omelet on FoodistaScrambled Omelet

Monday, March 7, 2011

I WON A GIVEAWAY!!!

I was the lucky subscriber who won an accusplit pedometer @WellJourn! YEEPEE! Tabitha and her team are promoting healthier life habits, so do not hesitate and visit their site for tips and healthy recipes. Their recipe for last week Eggs & Spinach Whole Grain Goodness was not just healthy but also very delicious!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

NEW LOOK AND A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING WITH YEAST DOUGH

Since I made some radical changes in my life, I decided to change the look of my blog too. Change is good and so is life :-D

I love to work with yeast dough. It is amazing watching it huff and puff and then you can create the most wonderful things, sweet or savory, creativity is the clue! Every one has probably their own favorite recipe for yeast dough that came from granny or aunt or mother or sister (those recipes are the most valuable to me), so I won't share the recipe, I would just like to share some photos of my latest yest adventures.
Just one more thing: I always wondered why the pizza dough in the restaurants is so elastic and stretchable and I was truly shocked when I discovered that the big secret is a tiny addition of white vinegar to the dough!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

MINT TOPS

Those who read my post about Friday date night saw these cookies. Now it is time to post the recipe. These are delicious, melt in your mouth kind of cookies. The recipe is really simple and I love the dough because it resembles play dough. If you wanna have some fun with kids in the kitchen the possibilities with this dough are endless: color it as you like, let your kids set their imagination free, and bake the sweet creations to show off and indulge! 



Friday, March 4, 2011

TOMATO BARLEY SOUP

How to make kids eat more grains? Put them into their favorite soup and they will gulp them down as if they won a first prize! And this soup is so easy to prepare yet so delicious and eye appealing with that dollop of sour cream and soup crackers on the top...who can possibly resist to dig in?