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Pork Roast with Quince

Pork Roast with Quince

You can make this dish with quince jam, or any jam of your choice – I would stick to the light ones though (apricot, peach). Ingredients: 1 Pork roast 2 Tablespoons Quince jam 3 Onions – cut in small pieces 4 garlic cloves – chopped […]

Cheese Sticks

Cheese Sticks

Ingredients: Puff pastry Parmesan cheese – grated Olive oil Salt Garlic powder Directions: Cut the puff pastry in 1.5″ x 10″ (4cm x 25 cm) pieces. Brush olive oil over the puff pastry. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder and parmesan cheese over the puff pastry. Take […]

Cheese Quiche

Cheese Quiche

Cheese Pie

Being in Switzerland at the moment, there’s no wonder all my dishes this week are packed with cheese.  This is no exception!

  • 1 lb (500 gr) grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup half & half (or milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 Tablespoons ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • Pepper, salt, and nutmeg
  • 1 sheet puff pastry

Directions:

  1. Fry the chopped onion for about 15 minutes at medium heat. Let cool.
  2. Mix the flour with a little bit of the milk first to make a paste.
  3. Add the rest of the milk, egg, ricotta, onion, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  4. Mix the grated cheese with 1 teaspoon cornstach.  Add to the batter and mix well.
  5. Line a baking pan with parchment paper (baking). Place the puff pastry sheet and then add the cheese batter.
    Cheese Pie 1
  6. Bake in a 350ºF (180ºC) oven for 30 minutes.
    Cheese Pie 2
Klimpas Soup

Klimpas Soup

This used to be my childhood’s favorite soup!  My Latvian great-grandmother used to make it when I was very, very young, and then my mom took over the recipe.  I just learned it from her!  Here’s the recipe: Ingredients: Consommé – see yesterday’s post 1 […]

Chicken with Broccoli

Chicken with Broccoli

I think I like any dish with cheese… I guess it has to do with my swiss roots 😉  In Switzerland, at family restaurants, almost everything has cheese in it – if not, they put cheese on top! Ingredients: 1 chicken – in pieces 2 […]

Fish Sticks

Fish Sticks

Fish Sticks

This is an easy way to make home-made fish sticks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (500 gr) fish filets – cut into thin stripes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt
  • oil

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle some salt over the fish stripes
  2. Scramble the egg in a medium bowl, and add some bread crumbs to a large plate.
  3. Pass each strip through the egg batter and then cover with bread crumbs.
  4. Fry at medium – high heat in a pan with some oil for about 5 minutes on each side or until well done.
Moussaka

Moussaka

Hola Sonia, aquí te dedicamos mi mamá y yo la receta! It’s been a very long time since we have made Moussaka at home.  We adjusted the preparation of the eggplants to save on a few calories … We have been grilling eggplants for so […]

"Crunchy" French Toast

"Crunchy" French Toast

I remember eating “crunchy” French Toast when I was a kid.  There’s a tiny little trick in order to make them! Ingredients: 8 slices sandwich bread 2 eggs 1 cup milk sugar cinnamon oil Marmalade, powder sugar, maple syrup Directions: Mix 2 eggs, milk, 1 […]

Tortellini with Saffron Sauce

Tortellini with Saffron Sauce

Tortellini Safran

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Saffron
  • 1/2 onion – finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves – pressed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks – mixed with a little bit of milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan or Pecorino – grated
  • Cooked tortellini

Directions:

  1. Put the saffron in a small cup and add a little bit of hot water.
  2. Fry the onion and the garlic in a tiny bit of oil by low heat for 2 – 3 minutes.
  3. tortellini Saffron sauce
    Add the cream, the milk and the saffron with the water, and bring it to a boil.
  4. As soon as it starts to boil, take it away from the heat and add the egg yolk – milk mix and mix well.
  5. Put it back on the stove, and bring it back very, very shortly to a boil, making sure you are mixing it very well – Use a whisker so it doesn’t clump.
  6. Mix the cooked tortellini with the sauce.  Serve with parmesan or pecorino.
Crispy Chicken

Crispy Chicken

Ingredients: 2 cups corn flakes 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs 1 chicken – in pieces salt, pepper and garlic powder Oil Directions: Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder over the chicken pieces. Place the corn flakes in a large plastic bag and crunch them well […]