The blog is back! And this time it comes with booze for St. Patrick's Day!!!
Hey! It's the end of the month and I'm totally broke again! Trying to save money sucks, but at least I can have some party food anyway! This time I've made Pizza Sticks, or if you are in Turkey, you can call them Pizza Borek. This little invention of mine is made using very very convenient store bought everything! So it's cheap, it's easy and it's fast, just my thing!
Valentine's day is almost here and if you don't know what to give your bff, your bf/gf or just have around the house for that party you're gonna have Saturday night I give you Nuttela Truffles with white and red sprinkles.
Good Points about these pies : 1) They are super cute , 2) They taste super nice 3) They are rather cheap and 4) They are super easy to make! So let's get started on our Christmas Cheesy Green Peas and Tomato Pies.
And you did read the title right, I am baking Sweet Bean Pies, one of my favorite Portuguese traditional pastries. And now you would be like BEAN PIES? BEAN? REALLY? Yes, yes, white bean fucking pies! THEY'RE GREAT!! Ok, I'm getting too excited about this.
So this week I wanted to share with you an experiment I did last Sunday while trying to figure out what I wanted to cook as much as I wanted to eat. I didn't want sweets but also I didn't want a massive dish that I wouldn't be able to eat because I can't seem to be able to cook for less than 4 people that are extremely hungry. I wanted something salty that I could snack on, and that would last for around 3 days without going bad. So I remembered Brazilian Cheese Bread...
So what can I cook that works as a desert/snack/cake, but it's nice and cold? Cheesecake! Yeah! So I did it, and I made it a banana cheesecake with chocolate cookie base, because banana and chocolate. No baking needed (no more heat in the kitchen) and it's so easy!
I'm back and I bring breakfast with me. If you never traveled to Turkey you are missing their amazing BREAKFAST. I can easily and surely say that, for me, this is the best Turkish culinary treat.
End of the month cooking means (at least for me ok?) stretching those last cents until a beautiful new paycheck gets to my bank account. And I don't wanna eat pasta all the time,ok? Yes you can have too much pasta, it's possible. In come Express Pizzas! No it's not take away!
CHOCOLATE AGAIN? YES PLEASE! Brazilian traditional party food calls for Brigadeiros! And if you don't know what those are, you are about to learn!
This time I baked tuna, red pepper and cheese mini quiches and they were SUPER DELICIOUS!
Strawberries everywhere! Isn't it awesome? Well I think it is! So this being the season to get some good strawberries at a reasonable price, this weekend I decided to put together a nice combo of Strawberry Cupcakes with Yogurt Frosting !
So there Easter goes and with it a full weekend full of delicious things to eat. For me it was no different, so I baked a Crunchy Chocolate Carrot Easter Cake.I made the cake version of this awesome moist Portuguese recipe for carrot cupcakes and I added to eat a bitter chocolate cookie frosting. Omg … Continue reading The Rabbit Side
End of the month right? Guess most of us are totally broke around this time, and I'm not an exception, definitely. So when it comes to cooking it's kinda awesome if you can bake something using mostly items you already have around the house and spare some bucks. So I managed to bake Banana Cupcakes with Devil's food frosting.
Home sickness hits sometimes and for that I have food to make me feel all better. And if it's not home sickness I'll just find another reason to make this pie because I love it. And it gets so much extra points for making all the house smell like baked apples.
So I have been having a bit of a cookie monster phase, in that, I can't stop eating these Chocolate Nutella Cookies I made! They are crunchy , chocolaty and filled with Nutella, it just kinda makes it impossible for me to just leave them there sitting on the table. It has been also quite hard to edit these pictures without eating them at the same time.
So I found myself in a bit of a planning/cooking madness last week and that turned into a weekend of baking to test frosting and cupcake recipes and all that jazz. Result: 36 cupcakes on the table!
So Valentine's day came along and I guess chocolate is a must, right? Either if you are alone or you have a significant other, this day is just a good excuse to indulge on super moist fluffy cupcakes.
Everyone has those days that you want to eat cozy home made food but you really don't want to be chopping and stirring for an hour. So this is what I do : Creamy Mushroom Pasta. I must say it's not the healthiest recipe of all time, but when you have your lazy mode on, who cares?
So the cold has set in and that makes it ok to drink more wine and eat more cheese. Sorry that's the truth. For this same reason I ended up cooking this cheese appetizer twice this past week. Yes I have a thing with calories too, deal with it. It's the best thing ever, really. You can make it in around 30 minutes, no hassle and really not that much dirty dishes. You can pick on it while sitting in your couch with your friends and be warm and happy. Goes well with red wine, off course.
Getting a bit off topic today, so bare with me will you? Even if this will in fact be served with a side of a delicious recipe, today I'm up for showing you another side of my life instead, hence the title.
Winter has come and my nose decides it's the official time to be runny and disgusting! Omg super cool ! Ok I'll stop with the sarcasm. I'm sick for like a week now and it's super boring. And what's not boring you ask? Is that it gives me an excuse to cook up some soup!
It was one of those days that I really wanted some salty and tasty guilty pleasure style of a treat and I had nothing on the fridge, as usual. I also had people coming over, didn't want to spend a butt load of money or had that much time to cook for that matter. So I came up with this recipe.
I'll start with one of my latest cooking whims.