Eggs en cocotte
Breakfast/Brunch

Easy Baked Eggs that are Perfect for Brunch

Baked eggs are perfect to serve at brunch. Simple to make, but look so pretty and delectable in their individual serving cups. I was getting tired of eating hardboiled eggs for breakfast. They are boring. I was on a self-imposed detox diet that would only allow me either yogurt or eggs plus fruit for breakfast. […]

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Roasted cauliflower steaks with scallion dressing
Sides

Hate Cauliflower? Here’s How to Change That.

Roasted cauliflower steaks is a game-changer for me! Try it and see why. A few years ago I finished a round Whole 30. In a nutshell, it is an elimination diet that lasts for 30 days. Grains are not allowed, so I had to say bye-bye to rice. I needed to substitute something for rice. […]

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cooked black rice in blue and white ceramic bowl
Sides

How to Cook Black Rice on the Stove

 No rice cooker? Cook black rice on the stove!  Is something burning? My husband asks. I sniff the air, and I got a whiff of the unmistakable scent of burnt rice! I rushed into the kitchen, opened the pot on the stove and was greeted with a gust of smoke and a slightly burnt popcorn […]

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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Feta Cheese and roasted broccoli
Dinner

Stuffed Bell Peppers (with Feta Cheese!)

Stuffed bell peppers are some of my favorite things to eat. I learned this recipe from a dear friend who once made it for us. As soon as I took a bite, I immediately asked him for the recipe. That was many years ago, and I have been making stuffed bell peppers regularly since then. […]

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Tortilla pizza
Dinner

Tortilla Pizza – quick and easy to make at home!

Are there days when you just want an easy and no-fuss dinner? Of course, you do! Then tortilla pizza is the answer to that! Tortilla pizzas are very easy to make, and when done right have that lovely crunch from the tortilla and all the deliciousness from your pizza toppings! This is one meal that […]

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Appetizers

Creamy Chicken Spring Rolls with Salsa

Don’t you just love the crunch of a crispy spring roll? When I saw this recipe for creamy chicken spring rolls in very old meal planner I got from a friend years ago, I knew that I should make it. I’ve adapted the ingredients to what I had on hand and I was very happy […]

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tractor cake with fondant accents
How Tos

Tractor Cake Tutorial (with Fondant Accents)

My friend’s son, Elio, is turning 3 years old and he had an advanced birthday celebration last weekend. He likes tractors and his mom asked me to make a tractor cake. I made a 2-tier (10-inch and 8-inch) buttercream cake with fondant tractor accents for him. It has been a while since I made fondant […]

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Homemade Marshmallow Fondant with Butter
Desserts | How Tos

Homemade Marshmallow Fondant with Butter

Making homemade marshmallow fondant with butter (MMF) is quite easy to do. I am making it with butter only because I don’t know if the shortening available in Germany or Switzerland is the same as Crisco (which is the only shortening I’ve ever used.) Also, butter is tastier than shortening and I always have butter […]

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