Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

I’ve been meaning to try this dish from Ina Garten and finally I got over my laziness to peel a LOT of garlic cloves, (who likes peeling garlic anyway ;)) that I even went beyond 40. I love the aroma of garlic when it’s frying, soooo mouth-watering delicious. I never thought that one day I […]

Giada’s Chocolate Zabaglione Recipe

I had some strawberries and the easiest dessert I could think of at that time is chocolate zabalione, it’s easy, no baking or long chilling time ( zabaglione can be served warm or chilled); I prepared this before dinner and put it in the fridge while we’re eating. Zabaglione is an Italian mousse-like custard sauce […]

Pasta alla Puttanesca (Slut’s Spaghetti)

According to Nigella’s blog where I got the recipe, this delicious pasta which originated from Napoli in Italy is said to have been prepared by prostitutes who didn’t have time to go to the market for fresh produce and needed to prepare their dish quickly in between their clients..whether that’s true or not, it doesn’t […]

French Coconut Pie

I’ve mentioned so many times before how nuts I am about coconuts even more so when a recipe is this easy. Although I made my pastry crust from scratch, it’s still easier than this: ..this is the coconut cream pie that I made last week; and while it was delicious, I was  disappointed with how […]

Giada’s Pasta Primavera

This is another favorite pasta primavera recipe of mine; it’s from  Giada de Laurentiis. This the most simple pasta primavera recipe I’ve come across with.    What could be easier than boiling some bow pasta while roasting the veggies, when both are done, just combine and season to taste.  It tastes good too.. very, very good! The natural sugars […]

Kaiserschmarren

What?..what’s that again?!..my kids asked after I told them what we’re having for dessert.. it’s kaiser-something, I said and please don’t ask me anymore because I honestly can’t say it correctly, all I know is that I have to make this after seeing it on Wolfgang Puck’s website because it looks so yummy! Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian dessert that […]

Giada’s Simple Tomato Sauce

This is Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis’ recipe for Simple Tomato Sauce. I always make a batch of this whenever I have the time and store it in the fridge or in the freezer. This is great for those time that I’m too busy (or more likely,too lazy) to cook, I just cook some pasta, […]

Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

One of the best cookies I’ve tried.. it’s chewy, nutty, yummy and healthy.  I didn’t expect I will like it this much because it doesn’t have my fave ingredient: chocolates!!  I was tempted to add chocolate chips but this recipe has great reviews over at the food network site so I decided I will just replace the […]

Nigella’s Chocolate Chip Muffins

A good healthy and hearty breakfast is what we all need and should have every morning but sometimes I like to prepare something quick, easy and yummy-thank goodness it’s not-oatmeal or rice again- breakfast  like these chocolate muffins which my kids and yes, my rice-loving husband too like it very much. These  are so much like […]

Carrot Muffins

One of my favorite carrot cupcake  muffin recipes..it’s simple and easy and healthier than most carrot cupcakes   muffins recipes I’ve tried. This is similar to this recipe but quicker because this one doesn’t have chopped  dates, and that save me extra time  plus I did not make the creamcheese frosting because honestly in my opinion it didn’t need any […]