Dec 15, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs & Jalapeño Cucumber Relish

This is, hands down, the best relish I’ve ever had and it will become a serious staple in our home. It’s a flavour explosion like no other: sweet, sour, slightly salty, fresh, crunchy, spicy and so darn flavourful. It really packs a punch. This simple and fast relish from the Tacolicious book alone makes the gazillion calories in this bacon wrapped ‘hot dog’ totally worth it. While the original recipe…

Dec 10, 2013

Easy Pizza Pitas

This isn’t really a recipe, that first. Mainly it’s just a simple snack that my son has been hooked on since the first time I made them. The kid’s a pizza junkie. There’s just no other way to put it. If it even remotely looks or tastes like pizza, he’s game. The thought of using a few pre-made pitas as at the basis for a quick, easy and totally satisfying…

Aug 26, 2013

Indonesian Potato Croquettes

Or Kroket Kentang, as they’re officially called. Kroketten are the best snacks in the world. I adored these as a little girl; the crunchy exterior forms a wonderful contrast against the fluffy mashed potatoes, and then you hit the jackpot and taste that slightly sweet, salty and savoury beef that brings everything together. Unfortunately, this was one of the rare Indonesian recipes that neither my mom nor grandmother made. So…

Jul 23, 2012

Jalapeño & Cheddar Cookies

When your dream suddenly comes true, and you can almost bathe yourself in these shiny, fiery, dark-green jalapeños… you can get a little crazy. I make everything jalapeño these days. And so I made these cookies and let me tell you: this is probably the best jalapeño recipe ever from my hand. Okay, my Cherry Coke & Jalapeño Meatballs and Chicken, Jalapeño & Cheddar Casserole are pretty good, too. But…

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…