Dec 18, 2013

Roasted Pepper & Feta Spread

Complicated Christmas recipes make me nervous. I’m just not one for extravagant dishes; it makes me feel uncomfortable and I’m always afraid I’ll mess things up with no way to replace whatever it is that went wrong in a reasonable time span. So I stick to what I know and I run with it. Beige. Boring. Plain. Call it whatever you want, but it works for me and it makes…

May 6, 2013

Cube It!

Even though I’m pretty good at rolling sushi the traditional way, if I say so myself, still I got all excited over this bright red and fun gadget I got to test for Fonq. What is it? It’s a rice cube and it’s the best thing out there for sushi loving nori haters. I tolerate nori but am not crazy about it, far from it, which is why I prefer…

Feb 27, 2013

Mahogany Meatballs

Meatballs in Mahogany sauce, I was told this recipe is about as old-school as it gets. It was new to me. The sauce itself is amazing in all its simplicity: sweet and sour with the richness of bacon and the zing of fresh garlic and onion. I couldn’t find a single jar of grape jelly in any of our supermarkets, the only thing that came somewhat close was pie filling….

Jun 11, 2012

Kayotic Chicken Drumsticks

It’s that time of the year again: EK 2012. I’m not a big soccer fan and traditionally I only watch those games in which I see a lot of orange shirts on the field… and when Portugal plays; those guys are seriously handsome. Anyway, I, too, watched the tragedy unfold before my very eyes last saturday when NL played against Denmark. I don’t want to talk about it. *wipes tears*…

Feb 7, 2012

Beer Cheese Fondue

What on earth could be better than dipping pieces of crusty French bread or crunchy vegetables, mini hotdogs and meatballs into hot, melted cheese? I was so happy when Boska, a Dutch company responsible for gorgeous and trendy cheese products, send me this amazing tapas fondue set (Yes, you can envy me now. I’l wait). My guy took a long hard look at the fondue, you know, the kinda look…

Jan 31, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates

I made these for a friend of mine. She’s a huge fan of sickening sweet foods. Something I’m not. Quite the opposite, really. I didn’t want to deprive her of her beloved dates all together, but I wasn’t gonna eat them like this for sure. To counteract the somewhat overwhelming sweetness (and that’s putting it nicely), I stuffed them with cream cheese—to which I added a fresh note—and then wrapped them in…