A Mixture Of Colours With Vietnamese Rice Paper Salad (Bánh Tráng Trộn)

So much for my adventures in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Now it is time to turn the attention to my culinary experiences in Vietnam!...more

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta

While I was searching through my fridge for dinner options, and I came across some almost too sad baby artichokes and leftover cooked spinach. This is when it hit me. Why not make dinner with all of the flavours of spinach and artichoke dip in the form of pasta!This spinach and artichoke pasta comes together in less than 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight meal and it's so addictively good!FYI I thought this was some groundbreaking pasta dish but apparently others are a sharp as me. ;) LOL!...more

Just 15 Minutes to Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the dark chocolate. And all that with just four simple ingredients. This is a win-win ice cream. ...more
I'll surely try this one! Thanksmore

Strawberry Shortcake Parfait

Civil War Macaroni and Cheese

Old Fashioned recipe for homemade Macaroni and Cheese comes from 1861 Civil War recipes cookbook “Civil War Recipes: Receipts from the Pages of Godey’s Lady’s Book“. The most unusual thing about this recipe is that macaroni are cooked in milk. I haven’t tried that before, but I can tell you that it is a very good idea. The pasta soaks milk flavor while cooking and you don’t need to make sauce separately. And it is all done in one pot....more

Amish Potato Salad

Amish Potato Salad goes with practically anything, from picnics to lunch to dinner! This good old-fashioned deli salad combines cooked potatoes with creamy yellow sweet and sour dressing enriched with hard boiled eggs, sour cream and mustard. What’s different about Amish Potato Salad is that it is much sweeter than regular potato salad, but you can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. You’ll be surprised how simple it is to make this recipe. Just mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl and toss over boiled potatoes. That’s it!...more

Roasted Chickpea Snack

Roasted Chickpea Snack is wonderfully addictive. And healthy, too! Crispy, crunchy and nutty. They are great as a snack or served with drinks. With high protein levels, low GI index and low in fat, they are perfect for weight watchers, diabetics and pretty much everybody else. Sweet or savory, any flavor combination will do. I used two of them: olive oil/cajun seasoning/red pepper flakes combo and butter/garam masala flavor. I’m planing to try cinnamon/honey, brown butter/brown sugar and Moroccan spice mix....more

Colcannon

Colcannon is an old fashioned Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and kale or savoy cabbage with addition of milk, butter and scallions or chives. It is traditionally served with boiled ham or bacon. Every Irish family has its own version or this classic dish. Colcannon recipe is from the bubble ‘n’ squeak family and traditionally it is served on St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween, but can be equally enjoyed throughout the year because it is so quick and easy to make and healthy at the same time....more