Baked Breaded Cauliflower Florets


Crispy cauliflower pieces breaded with Panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. Not only are these delicious but they are super healthy and good for you. It's the weekend, so it's time to relax and be silly again. I live for weekends, to have time off, relax and be with my family. And it continues to be gorgeous outside which I am just over the moon with happiness because this means this weekend we are going to go for a drive in the mountains and hopefully get some beautiful pictures. … [Read more...]

Pancetta and Gruyere Breakfast Pizza


As I sit here to write this post and look at these pizza pictures I remember the first time I ever had pizza. I was about 11 or 12 years old at a restaurant in Timisoara with my family. This was when Romania used to be communist and foods like this were not common. Eating at restaurants was not a common thing for us. Back then we had rations on oil and sugar, so it was not often my mom would indulge in baking. Baking was for special occasions like the holidays. But that day was a summer day and … [Read more...]

Corn and Chive Pancakes with Bacon and Eggs


I have the perfect weekend breakfast for you. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these pancakes. They're savory pancakes packed with corn and chives and so freaking delicious. This right here is the breakfast of champions. Now I don't know about you, but I'm a breakfast kind of person. I could eat breakfast food all day long. As a matter of fact there have been quite a few times that we've had eggs for dinner and let me tell you they are great. This breakfast right here though is … [Read more...]

Tripe Soup (Ciorba de Burta)


I know over the years I've brought you some pretty strange recipes, but none as strange as this tripe soup. I hope you stick around and at least read this post about this recipe and hopefully I can convince you to maybe some day give it a try. But I know how you feel. I felt the same way about tripe soup, if anyone ever mentioned it to me, I'd get all grossed out. I don't think I'm helping here, am I? OK, wow 20 years ago, my first trip back to Romania, after the communism had ended, is … [Read more...]

Greek Savory Cheese Pie


We all have our weaknesses when it comes to food, cheese pies are my weakness. For some reason cheese pies are not so popular in North America, they're more of a European treat, which makes me really sad because savory cheese pies are to die for. I have a few versions of cheese pies here and this version here is a Greek Savory Cheese Pie with bechamel sauce. Cheese pies are so amazing, you simply have to try one and you will fall in love.  Although they're not so popular here, I grew up … [Read more...]

Guacamole Deviled Eggs


Well you've probably stuffed yourself until you went into a food coma. At least I have! I made all my favorites for Christmas: my cabbage rolls, my walnut bread, sex in a pan, great big old turkey with mashed potatoes and my favorite salad. And I ate from everything, although we still have a few leftovers. I have to stop making sex in a pan, that thing is dangerous for me. Just knowing that it's in the fridge, I can't stop thinking about it, I dream about it, I wake up and I want it for … [Read more...]

Christmas Morning Wife Saver


Merry Christmas! My gift to you for Christmas is one more amazing Christmas recipe. I certainly cannot take credit for this recipe, it's one I heard from my friend and thought it sounded easy and perfect for Christmas morning or brunch. Apparently this recipe is a Christmas classic, and it will become a tradition for me because it's delicious and there are so many ways to personalize it and make it your own. For now I just wanted to try the basic recipe and next Christmas I'll change it up … [Read more...]

Baked Egg Boats


Do you realize it's only a month till Christmas? For the first time I have actually almost finished my Christmas shopping before the end of November. This never happens to me. I'm usually a December 23rd or 24th shopper. Pretty sad. It's a busy time of the year for everyone, so during this time I'm all about great delicious breakfasts on a weekend morning so that you can go face the day on a full stomach. These baked egg boats are perfect to start your day. I love love love these baked egg … [Read more...]

Breakfast Turkey Stacks


Yesterday I ate some sardines, something I hardly ever eat, but my husband had opened a can of sardines so I tried some. They were not too bad, but as soon as I ate them, my face swelled up and turned red. Luckily we had benedryl in the house so I took some. Today it's better but still not completely back to normal. What the heck, I didn't even know you could have an allergy to sardines and I know I had sardines before and nothing happened. I blame this on getting old, all kinds of weird things … [Read more...]

Sausage, Spinach and Bocconcini Frittata

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Frittata! Frittata! I just love saying frittata! Isn't it a fun word? Frittata! OK, I'll stop. But this frittata is insanely delicious. It has some of my favorite ingredients, sausage and bocconcini. Yes there's spinach in here too, but really that's not one of my favorite things to eat, but seriously in this frittata you won't even taste it, and you get your greens. Seriously! In case you're wondering, I used mild Italian sausages here, yum! Now my friends, if you have not had bocconcini … [Read more...]

Jumbo Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

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Blueberry Muffins are one of my favorites. When I was in university, I used to have a blueberry muffin almost every morning for breakfast in the student center's cafeteria. I did not like any other food there, but the blueberry muffins were the best. I still love them with a cup of coffee in the morning, there's just nothing better. These muffins were huge, they were full of blueberries and they were delicious. I've been trying many recipes since then trying to perfect the blueberry muffin based … [Read more...]

Breakfast Quesadillas

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Before I share with you this amazing recipe for my favorite breakfast quesadillas, I'd like to tell you why breakfast is my favorite meal. There are many many reasons, but here are just a few: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day It can include some of my favorite ingredients like bacon, cheese and eggs It's a great opportunity to get your intake of fruits and veggies It gives you lots of energy to help you overcome your daily challenges Eating breakfast can lower cholesterol … [Read more...]