Lemon Garlic Roasted Pork Loin

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I want to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's day and I hope you all spend it with your loved ones, eat good food and have fun. Personally, it's Friday, it's Valentine's day, and I have a super long 4 day weekend. Life is great. The month of February is all about love, and I love and appreciate all my readers and to show you my love I have one of my favorite Sunday dinner recipes here for you. Growing up every Sunday we used to have a big meal, nothing fancy, usually roasted potatoes … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Lemon Icing

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You guys, I promise you will love this amazing lemon poppy seed bread. I told you before I don't usually like Starbucks, but when I do go there there are 2 things I always get. It's either a non-fat latte or my favorite there, their lemon poppy seed bread. But I guarantee you that my lemon poppy seed bread is way better than Starbucks! This here my friends, is one yummy and delicious lemony, moist poppy seed bread. That icing, oh that icing is to die for! So if you like lemony desserts you … [Read more...]

Goat Cheesecake with Figs, Pecans and Honey

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Did I ever tell you I hate Mondays? Well I do! It's all about waking up early in the morning after sleeping in on the weekend. I keep pressing that snooze button but I know that if I press it one more time I'll be late for work. I guess this is what happens after having a great weekend, you don't want it to end. And a great weekend I had. Part of this great weekend was making this gorgeous cake. Isn't it pretty? It's adorable I know. Now I love a good cheesecake and this cheesecake  is … [Read more...]

Lamb Souvlaki

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This recipe is for the true meat lover. Or not! Let me start by saying that I don't really like lamb. Seriously! Until I made this lamb souvlaki! I. Love. This. Lamb. What's so special about this lamb, you ask? It's simple. I marinated this lamb in this totally greek marinade for 24 hours. I love greek flavors, so my marinade was simple, olive oil, lots of fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic, onion and a little bit of Emeril's Essence. Well after 24 hours, the meat was infused … [Read more...]

Summer Fruit Salad with Lemon Dressing

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A great refreshing fruit salad is all you need on a hot summer day. You don't need a recipe for a fruit salad. Most of the times you just throw a bunch of fruits in there and call it a day. But this fruit salad is a bit special. I love this lemon dressing, it's like a very strong lemonade poured over my favorite fruits. For the lemon dressing, I used the zest from a lemon, the juice from a lemon, some sugar and water, boiled it all together until it thickens up a bit and let it cool. Then you … [Read more...]

Beef Soup (Ciorba de vacuta)

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Today I'm going to share with you my husband's favorite beef soup recipe.  This is a very Romanian soup and very traditional.  It's very easy to make, just time consuming because you need to boil the beef for 2 or 3 hours until tender. You could speed up the process by boiling the beef in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes, just make sure you save all the beef broth and add that to your soup. Beef Soup (Ciorba de vacuta)   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 3 hours Total … [Read more...]

Lemony Tilapia Fish Sticks

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Every once in a while I get in the mood for fish. Not often, I'm not a big fish eater, though I do like lobster and sushi and all that. But fish not so much. I do know that fish is good for you though, especially tilapia. It's such a lean fish, very high in protein and just good for you. It's not fishy at all, that's why I love this fish. There are so many ways to cook tilapia, but why not bake them and save yourself some calories. This is a very simple recipe and a perfect opportunity for me … [Read more...]

Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Mushrooms

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Sunday night is the end of your weekend. Sad for some, as you have to mentally get ready for work the next day as Monday is not a favorite of many people. This is why you want to relax on your precious Sunday night and you do not want to slave in the kitchen over a hot stove making a fancy and complex dinner. This is my favorite Sunday dinner meal has always been; roast chicken and potatoes. It is an easy dinner to make, but it's one that leaves you happy, satisfied and fulfilled. But you know … [Read more...]

Luscious Lemon Pudding

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Last year there was a new show on the Canadian foodnetwork channel. The show is called Recipe To Riches and it's about ordinary people showcasing their favorite family recipes in front of some popular judges and they battle to have their recipe become a President Choice product to win $25,000 and ultimately win the grand price of $250,000. Last year's winner for the grand prize was this cute little old lady, 80 years old, who came on the show with this delicious luscious lemon pudding that won … [Read more...]

Halibut Soup

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In the month of May I'm going to be featuring only vegetarian recipes and some of them will include seafood. My mission is to prove to myself mostly, that there are many options when it comes to vegetarian dishes. To start this off, I've made this yummy halibut soup. I don't make fish soup often but sometimes I get in the mood for something different and recently I've been wanting to make a fish soup for quite some time. This halibut soup in particular is similar to a Romanian fish soup that … [Read more...]

Baked Tandoori Chicken

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I love Indian food and just recently went to an Indian restaurant with my husband. He really enjoyed the tandoori chicken there and I thought I'd attempt to make it home. Now obviously making it at home will never turn out as it does in restaurants, because I don't have the right oven, but this recipe which I found here, with a couple changes of my own, turned out quite good . You get all the right smells of the Indian flavors as you bake the chicken, which I just love. Tandoori chicken is … [Read more...]

Blackberry, Raspberry and Pomegranate Cheesecake

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My favorite dessert in the whole wide world is cheesecake. I love any type of cheesecake. And I have to say I make a pretty damn good one at that. Normally I make it with cherry topping, but my husband has been asking me to make something with the pomegranates we've had in the fridge for a few days now so I thought they would be perfect for a cheesecake topping. I also used blackberries and raspberries because I had some in the fridge and they made a lovely combination. I used to make … [Read more...]