Recipes

Sourdough Banana Bread Recipe

Are you gluten intolerant? Try this delicious sourdough banana bread recipe, 98% gluten free. Comforting and perfect for the kids lunch or a snack during the day. Read more about sourdough and its usage here. 

Irish Barm Brack Bread

Irish Barm Brack bread is a yeast bread with raisins. It is traditionally eaten around Halloween, when charms are baked into the dough as part of an ancient ritual. However you can make it anytime of the year. Delicious served at breakfast or as it dries as toast for the week. A pat of Irish butter will do please, you'll find it at Costco! Try me other delicious Irish Recipes, you'll get lucky!
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Sicilian Fried Calzone

Sicilian fried calzone are from Southern Italy. Many homes have ovens that are fired by wood so baking calzone is expensive and inconvenient. Frying calzone in virgin olive oil produces a fluffier texture then baked calzone have. The oil lends an earthy perfume all its own. You must experience the fried calzone for yourself. There is nothing like this fluffy donut like bread. In fact I make donuts out of the dough also!  

Cheese Danish

Freshly baked Cheese Danish will brighten up anyones day. No store-bought Danish can compare. My easy streamline dough is buttery with a flaky finish. The professional technique is to make the night before. It's not a fussy dough. It will look lumpy and chunky, that's just how it is suppose to look. Top the classic cheese filling with a dollop of your favorite jam before baking for a colorful and delicious pastry.   Folding Pinwheel: Place a pastry square on the work surface and spoon a tablespoon of cheese filling on top of it. Using a pizza cutter , cut...Read More

Black Refried Beans

This black refried beans makes a great addition to any meal. Full of protein and flavor, with nutritional benefits  that strengthen bones, lower blood sugar levels, and aid to healthy digestion. Not only do black refried beans taste good they are good for you, I love that!  They go well with my enchiladas or tamales too! 1 cup of cooked black beans contains approximately: Energy: 114 kilocalories Protein: 7.62 g Fat: 0.46 g Carbohydrate: 20.39 g Fiber: 7.5 g Sugars: 0.28 g Calcium: 23 milligrams (mg) Iron: 1.81 mg Magnesium: 60 mg Phosphorus: 120 mg Potassium: 305 mg Sodium: 1 mg Zinc: 0.96...Read More

Authentic Mexican Enchiladas

Authentic Mexican enchiladas are worth making at home. Frying in oil a good quality corn tortilla makes all the difference with flavor. Then they are filled with seasoned chicken and topped with my favorite Mexican red chili sauce.   Experience an authentic flavor with dried chilies and fresh tomatoes that have been roasted. Enjoy the culinary adventure of Mexico for yourself with this delicious recipe.

Mexican Red Chili Sauce

For a flavorful Mexican red chili sauce that will compliment your enchilada, or tamale this is the one.  Flavor shredded chicken for a delicious chicken salad, add to fajitas and quesadillas. The ideas are endless.

Lemongrass Chicken Rice Noodle Bowl

Lemongrass chicken over a rice noodle the perfect Vietnamese comfort food. A spicy recipe from James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Andrea Nguyen.  Simple layers of fresh vegetables and herbs provide a refreshing crunch. The noodles sop up the flavor; and the homemade Nuoc Cham brings the Vietnamese flavors together for a truly authentic meal. Along with other Asian countries, Vietnam prefer the chopstick for their silverware. Use a Western style soup spoon which pairs nicely when served with this dish. If you can't wheeled a chopstick a fork will do in a pinch.  

Ice Cream Mochi Recipe

This ice cream Mochi recipe is one of my grandkid's favorite treat. I had to learn to produce Mochi because the price of them are spendy, and the kids can devour them in a matter of moments. They are not hard to make I guarantee. A good quality ice cream will make the difference. My favorite is green tea and coconut. Try any flavor you desire and make Mochi your favorite ice cream treat.  Enjoy!  
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Apple Sourdough Fritter

Wondering what to do with all that sourdough you are accumulating? Well this apple sourdough fritter is a winner! Apples and cinnamon are quite a pair. Sweet apples with a touch of sugar and your sourdough mother, you'll have the best dessert or breakfast treat on earth.

Hawaiian Mochi Bites

If you love the scrumptious Mochi filled with ice cream you'll want to get this recipe for Hawaiian Mochi Bites. These unique squares of goodness have a coconut flavor that remind some of creme brûlée, buttered popcorn, and crepes. I like the fact that they are gluten free and made from all organic ingredients. I used a sprouted whole grain rice flour that has fewer carbohydrates than white rice. Also, if you want the highest quality of organic coconut milk use Aroy-D .  Organic Evaporated milk is fine in any brand. If you don't want to use evaporated milk, whole milk can be substituted minus the water. For...Read More

Homemade Lasagna

Learn how to make homemade lasagna with every ingredient from scratch. Sauce, pasta, and ricotta all made with love by your own hands. I make the Italian pasta , or gluten free pasta and ricotta for a truly Italian dinner. My recipes teach you the step by step process to making ricotta that will blow your mind and the pasta sheets can't get much easier with the Kitchenaid attachment.

Sourdough Artisan Bread

Why Sourdough Yeast? Do you make your own sourdough artisan bread at home? Well now's the time to make this delicious artisan bread. The results you'll get at home will be unbelievable. This bread is billowing with bubbles and chewy with a thick chestnut brown crust. Your local baker may not even be able to replicate this sourdough artisan bread like you. If you don't make a sourdough starter it's not to late to give it a try, it's easy.  If you don't want to that's okay, just make my No-knead basic bread with the same results! Learn why? The...Read More
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Scandinavian Pancakes

Scandinavian pancakes are made in a peculiar pan called a Aebleskiver. Delicious stuffed with jam and sprinkled with powder sugar they make a wonderful treat for my grandkids. You will need to buy a Aebleskiver pan in order to make these cute pancake balls. You will cherish this unique pan and will use it over and over again. No need to buy a heavy cast iron pan I suggest a medium weight.  I have a link to the one I use below. I find in works well cooking the pancakes evenly on medium heat.  

Hungarian Cottage Cheese Pasta (Túrós csusza)

Pasta became a part of Hungarian gastronomy somewhere at the beginning of the modern era.  József Topits founded the first steam pasta factory in 1859 in Budapest which allowed the large-scale production of pasta. What makes this Hungarian cottage cheese pasta unique is the special combination of  warm pasta cooked with cottage cheese and mixed with hot, crisp bacon strips. This combination is scrumptious as the cottage cheese melts into the pasta. Traditionally the pasta was torn into pieces, I prefer to make my own egg pasta and cut them into soft pillows. Káposztás Tészta is another noodle dish made with...Read More
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