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Easy Beef Marinade

Easy Beef Marinade

This is a great marinade for bone in beef. I used a pressure to cook my meat and in 35 minutes the meat was so juicy and tender. Ingredients: Red wine Olive oil Creole Seasoning Montreal Steak seasoning Bay leaf Beef Instructions: Season your meat 

Smart Grocery shopping tips + Simple Sandwich for Lunch

Smart Grocery shopping tips + Simple Sandwich for Lunch

The one thing I have finally learned over the years is how to grocery shop and stop wasting food. I honestly don’t go to the store until my fridge looks completely empty. Here are some tips that helped me Buy enough vegetables for 3 days 

Georgian Lobia with Beef

Georgian Lobia with Beef

This is my version of Georgian lobia. This is a great side dish, full of flavor

1 medium size steak

1 can kidney beans

1 cup of ground walnuts

1/2 bunch of cilantro

2 cups of water

1 small onion

3 garlic cloves

1 tea spoon cumin

1 tea spoon coriander

1 vegetable bullion cube

1 tea spoon chili paste ( or Georgian adjika)

Salt

Pepper

2 bay leafs

Instructions

  1. Sauté beef, add onions, garlic, salt and pepper
  2. Add water , bullion cube , all the seasoning including bay leaf. Cover to simmer for 30 min
  3. Add beans , ground walnuts, chopped cilantro and more seasoning if needed
  4. Cook for additional 30 min at low heat and constantly stir.
  5. Serve with fresh cilantro as a garnish
Banana Puff Pastry Tart

Banana Puff Pastry Tart

1 sheet of puff pastry 3 bananas 2 table spoons brown sugar Half stick of butter 2 table spoons of almond flour or chopped almonds Vanilla ice cream Caramel sauce Cut out 4 small round tart shapes Press the puff pastry onto mini tart pans 

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Makes 4 servings 4 table spoons of butter 2 chicken thighs cut into small pieces 1/2 cup of sweet potatoes 1/2 cup of Brussels sprouts 1/2 cup potatoes 1/2 cup of frozen vegetables mix 1/2 Small onion chopped 2 garlic gloves 1 knorr chicken stock 

Mini Pavlovas

Mini Pavlovas

Raspberry cheesecake Pavlova

Ingredients:

3 egg whites

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tea spoon cream of tartar

1 table spoon white vinegar

1 package cream cheese

1 cup of powdered sugar

1 cup of heavy cream

Raspberry jam

Instructions:

Eggs must be at room temp !

Beat egg whites , as soon as it starts to foam at cream of tartar.

Slowly add sugar and continue beating with mixer

Add vinegar and beat till stiff shinny peaks

Using a piping bag, pipe onto a parchment paper or silicone mat round ball looking shape. About 2 inch apart

Bake at 275 for 2 hours .

Turn off oven after done and leave in oven to cool for hour or two

Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and heavy cream till stiff peaks ( make sure cream cheese was at room temperature)

Using a piping bag make a rose on top of the pavlova. Heat jam till it becomes liquid and pour over the cream (jam should not be hot )

You can top it with fresh fruit instead of jam.

Leftovers Transformation! Using Tomato Basil Soup

Leftovers Transformation! Using Tomato Basil Soup

This Dish is perfect!! And so easy! Going from lunch to dinner and no one will know you used your left over soup. This also great for smart meal planning and not throwing away your left overs . I made so much of Tomato basil 

Chicken Potato Bake with Cabbage

Chicken Potato Bake with Cabbage

Ingredients: 5 Potatoes 4 Chicken thighs Mushrooms 1/2 Onion 1/2 of a Cabbage Garlic 4 tea spoons Dill 2 cup Heavy cream 1 cup Tomato Ragu Salt Pepper 1 chicken bullion cube Instructions: Pre heat oven to 350 Sauté chicken thighs, season with salt and 

Nutella Mousse Cups   ( No bake Dessert)

Nutella Mousse Cups ( No bake Dessert)

This dessert is perfect for when you have people coming and you don’t have time to bake or go to the store to buy sweets . These ingredients most people have in their pantry, I know I do . We always have Nutella.

2 cups of heavy whipping cream

1 cup Nutella

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts toasted

1 cup graham cookie crumbs

2 tea spoons of butter

  1. Beat heavy whipping cream
  2. with a spatula mix 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream and Nutella . Set aside.
  3. Toast hazelnuts.
  4. Combine nuts , graham crumbs and butter.
  5. Add cookie mix into each glass. Press down with a shot glass to make it more packed
  6. using a piping bag add Nutella mousse
  7. with a different piping bag add whipping cream and garnish with more chopped toasted nuts

Meat lovers Pizza

Meat lovers Pizza

• Pizza dough Recipe: • 1 teaspoon sugar • 1 envelope instant dry yeast • 2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1 1/2 cups water, 110 degree sun F • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons 3 1/2 – 4 cups of flour Directions • 

Breakfast Smoked Sausage Frittata

Breakfast Smoked Sausage Frittata

Ingredients 5 eggs 1 Russell potato with skin on Smoked sausage (about 1 cups sliced smoked sausages ) Feta cheese Dill 1/4 cup milk 2 tea spoons melted butter Garlic salt seasoning Instructions: Sauté potatoes cut into little cubes with sausage until golden brown. Beat 

Creamy Beef Chili

Creamy Beef Chili

1 can 1lb 12 oz can of Diced Fire Roasted tomatoes

1 can 15 oz corn

2 cana 15 oz black beans

1 can or garbanzo beans ( optional)

8 cups of water

2 cups of tomato sauce

2 pieces of steaks chopped or your favorite beef

1 tea spoon paprika

1 tea spoon coriander

1 tea spoon cumin

1 tea spoon chili spice

Salt

Pepper

1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce ( embasa brand 7 oz can, use one pepper )

1-5 slices of jalapeño ( canned or fresh ) depends how spicy you want your chili

Half of yellow onion

3 garlic cloves

1 package of 8 oz cream cheese

Toppings

Squeezed lime wedge

Cheddar cheese

Avocado

Cilantro

Corn chips

Sauté meat , add onions , garlic, spices. When onions are soft add fire roasted tomatoes, 4 cups of water. Salt and pepper to taste . Add jalapeños and chipotle pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 min. Add beans, corn and cook for additional 30 min. Turn off the stover add cream cheese mix well till all dissolved and serve with toppings.

Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins

These muffins are so good and so easy to make. Ingredients: • 4 ripe bananas • 1 1/4 cups of sugar • 2 eggs beaten 1/4 cup of buttermilk ( or sour cream) • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 1/2 cup vegetable oil • 2 cups 

Lazy Georgian Hachapuri

Lazy Georgian Hachapuri

This hachapuri doesn’t have yeast therefore doesn’t require hours of waiting for the dough to rise. It’s one my husbands favorite things to have for breakfast. Dough: 1 cup of Kefir or Buttermilk 1/2 tsp of salt 2 tsp of baking powder 1/2 tsp baking 

Roast Beef Breakfast Sandwich

Roast Beef Breakfast Sandwich

Simple , fancy and delicious perfect for breakfast or brunch.

  1. Croissant lightly toasted
  2. Mayo
  3. Deli Roast beef sliced
  4. Provolone cheese
  5. Arugula, spinach mix
  6. Egg sunny side up
  7. Tabasco sauce

Assemble your sandwich in that order and enjoy !

Pickled Veggie Salad

Pickled Veggie Salad

This salad is one of my favorite, when I was pregnant I ate this almost every day. This salad is great to make in advance, or bring to a holiday party and can be refrigerated for a week or so. I got this recipe from 

Loaded Lasagna

Loaded Lasagna

Lasagna 5 medium size white mushrooms 1 package of fresh baby spinach 1 package 9 oz Barilla Oven-ready Lasagne pasta sheets 16 oz ricotta cheese 1 cup of Parmesan cheese 3/4 pound fresh mozzarella cheese 3 cloves of garlic 4 table spoons Parsley Half of 

Juicy Chicken Drumsticks

Juicy Chicken Drumsticks

This is a great meal to prep in advance. If you got a busy day coming marinade chicken at night and cook it the next day.

Juicy Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients:

⁃ Package of 16 chicken drumsticks

⁃ 2 Cups of Spicy V8

⁃ 1/2 cup of soy sauce

⁃ Tony’s Creole Seasoning

⁃ 1/4 cup of coconut avocado oil or Olive oil

⁃ 1 cup of Kefir or buttermilk

Instructions:

Season each drumstick with creole seasoning. Combine all the wet ingredients and pour over the chicken. Marinade over night or min 4 hours

Preheat over to 350 mean while Sauté each chicken on the stove than transfer to baking sheet. Cover and bake for 30 min flip the chicken to the other side and bake additional 30min .

Cake decorating Ideas

Cake decorating Ideas

Here are some latest cakes I have done. I love to bake but most of all I love to decorate and see my vision come to life

Honey Walnut Cake Roll.

Honey Walnut Cake Roll.

Honey Walnut Cake Roll Cake batter: 5 eggs 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup of Honey 1 tea spoon vanilla 1 tea spoon of baking powder 1 cup flour 1 cup of chopped walnuts CREAM 2 sticks of butter 1 can of Dolce de Luche CREAM