Quark Dessert Recipe With Strawberries (German Quark Mit Erdbeeren)

Quark Dessert Recipe With Strawberries (German Quark Mit Erdbeeren)

This quark dessert recipe is simple and delicious and can be whipped up in no time.  It is kind of like a quark mousse but without the heaviness of cream.  The blending makes it light and airy.  What is quark?  Quark is a light and spreadable German cheese that has a very mild flavor. Read more

Flowerpot Bread Recipe With Bell Pepper And Onion (Römertopf Bread Recipe) Egyptian Inspired

Flowerpot Bread Recipe With Bell Pepper And Onion (Römertopf Bread Recipe) Egyptian Inspired

Flowerpot Bread Recipe With Bell Pepper And Onion (Römertopf Bread Recipe) Egyptian Inspired
Flowerpot Bread Recipe (Römertopf Bread Recipe) Egyptian Inspired

Ancient Egyptians used to bake bread in cone-shaped terracotta clay pots.  The result is a wonderful soft texture inside and slightly crisp outside.  The basil, bell pepper, and onion in this clay pot bread are authentic ingredients that Egyptians typically use.  Baking this bread in a flowerpot will give you similar results to the Egyptian cone-shaped terracotta clay pots.  You can also use a römertopf clay pot to cook this in.  This recipe makes a great römertopf bread. Read more

Authentic Tzatziki Recipe (Greek Tzatziki Sauce)

Authentic Tzatziki Recipe (Greek Tzatziki Sauce)

Authentic Tzatziki Recipe (Greek Tzatziki Sauce)
Authentic Tzatziki Recipe (Greek Tzatziki Sauce)

This authentic tzatziki recipe is the perfect accompaniment to Greek chicken gyros.  It’s tangy with a hint of olive oil, lemon, garlic, and has the freshness of dill to boot.

According to wikipedia, “Greek-style tzatziki sauce is served with grilled meats or may be served as a mezze alongside other mezzes, dishes and ouzo. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, and sometimes lemon juice, and dill or mint or parsley.” Read more

How To Make Pita Bread At Home – Best Greek Pita Bread Recipe

How To Make Pita Bread At Home – Best Greek Pita Bread Recipe

How To Make Pita Bread At Home - Best Greek Pita Bread Recipe
How To Make Pita Bread At Home – Best Greek Pita Bread Recipe

This post will be a easy to follow recipe on how to make pita bread at home.  This is the best Greek pita bread recipe in my opinion and will guarantee a soft pita bread.  How you ever wondered “How do you make pita bread soft?” well look no further because that will be explained. Read more

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Elisen Lebkuchen Authentic German Cookies

These Elisen lebkuchen are the ultimate Christmas cookie.  They are flourless and butter less but have a wonderful chewy texture are chocked-full of nuts, candied lemon peel, spices, rum extract, and a hint of lemon.  This Christmas cookie is one of my all time favorites, and once you tried it I believe it will be one of your favorites too.  If you like spiced cookies with a chew this is right up your alley. Read more

Pflaumenkuchen German Bavarian Plum Cake AKA Zwetschgenkuchen Zwetschgendatshi

Pflaumenkuchen German Bavarian Plum Cake AKA Zwetschgenkuchen Zwetschgendatshi

Pflaumenkuchen German Bavarian Plum Cake AKA Zwetschgenkuchen Zwetschgendatshi
Pflaumenkuchen German Bavarian Plum Cake

This plum cake also known as Pflaumenkuchen and by many other names is guaranteed to make you merry for Christmas or any time of the year. But it’s best to make in the summertime when it is plum season and plums are the juiciest. Read more

Greek Chicken Gyro Recipe

Greek Chicken Gyro Recipe

Greek Chicken Gyro Recipe
Greek Chicken Gyro Recipe

No need to go to a greek festival or restaurant for chicken gyros.  You can make your own homemade chicken gyro.  All you need is marinated chicken (which you can grill, pan fry, or roast), homemade tzatziki sauce (recipe available in search bar), and any topping you wish.  Toppings usually include lettuce, tomato, red onion, and feta cheese.  You will also need pita bread.  If you don’t have the time, store bought pita bread will work in a pinch.  But trust me homemade pitas are the best. Try my pita recipe they are easier to make than you might think.  Plus you can freeze any remaining pita. Read more

Ocracoke Island Fig Cake Made With Fig Preserve Or Dried Figs And Spice

Ocracoke Island Fig Cake Made With Fig Preserve Or Dried Figs

Ocracoke Island Fig Cake Recipe Made With Fig Preserve Or Dried Figs
Ocracoke Island Fig Cake

Hi ya’all!  I’m embracing the spritit of the South today and making an Ocracoke Island fig cake. It has sweet cinnamon and spices that balance perfectly with the sweetness of figs. Figs grow abundantly here in the South and especially on Ocracoke Island where this recipe is from. Read more

Crab Egg Rolls Recipe

Crab Egg Rolls

Crab Egg Rolls Recipe
Crab Egg Rolls

Crab egg rolls are a different take on your original eggroll variations.  I love the taste of crab so, naturally this was a instant fall-in-love eggroll recipe.  Eggrolls are easy to make and this one is no exception.  Most ingredients are shelf stable especially if you buy the beans sprouts that come in a jar vs fresh. Read more

Tattie Scone Potato Scone Recipe AKA Potato Pancake From Mashed Potatoes

Tattie Scone Potato Scone Recipe AKA Potato Pancake From Mashed Potatoes

Tattie Scone Potato Scone Recipe AKA Potato Pancake From Mashed Potatoes
Tattie Scone Potato Scone Recipe

Traveling through Scotland I got to try these fantastic little fluffy potato pancakes.  They are also known as potato scones throughout the UK.  A potato scone or tattie scone is a regional variant of the savoury griddle scone which is especially popular in Scotland.  Every hotel served these for breakfast and no wonder they are soo popular in Scotland.  They are like a mashed potato made into a pancake.  Very creamy texture, buttery and delicious.  Read more

Kringle Recipe From The O&H Danish Bakery

Kringle Recipe From The O&H Danish Bakery

Kringle Recipe From The O&H Danish Bakery
Kringle Recipe

I found this FANTASTIC recipe in the “Scandinavian Holiday Recipes” flip cookbook.  The cookbook claims it is THE kringle recipe from the O&H Danish bakery in Racine, Wisconsin.  At first I thought that this kringle recipe might be too labor intensive, but it is more time than labor that is required for this kringle recipe.  This recipe is FAMOUS in Wisconsin.  This kringle is soo flavorful and absolutely melts on your tongue.  You have to make this recipe (and save yourself a bundle of dough, no pun intended, to boot).  This kringle recipe is soo good it sells for over $20 a piece. Read more

Spanakopita Recipe Spinach And Feta Pie

Spanakopita Recipe Spinach And Feta Pie

Spanakopita Recipe Spinach And Feta Pie
Spanakopita

This time we will be taking a culinary adventure to Greece for one of my favorite Greek dishes.  This spinach and feta pie is also known as spanakopita.  This spanakopita recipe is just the ultimate.  It includes dill and caramelized onions and a slight zing from garlic.  It tastes very traditional and authentic and is easy to make if you buy the phyllo dough.  Read more

Apricot Dumplings “Aprikosenknödel” Or “Marillenknödel” Recipe

Apricot Dumplings “Aprikosenknödel” Or “Marillenknödel” Recipe

Apricot Dumplings "Aprikosenknödel" Or "Marillenknödel" Recipe
Apricot Dumplings

Oh boy you guys are going to LOVE these!  Soft apricots inside of a soft, creamy potato dumpling with buttered breadcrumbs, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.  Come on what’s not to love?  I always get excited about apricot season because of this apricot dumplings recipe.  No apricot pie, tart, or cake can compare in my opinion.  Apricot dumplings are definitely the way to go. Read more

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Maple

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Maple

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Oh my gosh guys this pumpkin cheesecake is just to-die-for!  It’s soo creamy and has a hint of maple, vanilla, cinnamon, and a dash of the very necessary, for this pumpkin cheesecake, allspice.  The hint of allspice is barely noticeable but if it was left out it would taste more like a vanilla maple cheesecake than pumpkin cheesecake.  It gives it just the right zing without being overly spicy.  This recipe is not as spicy as pumpkin pie or bread and more on the maple vanilla side.  To try this pumpkin cheesecake recipe is to fall in love with it.  Read more

Hungarian Cucumber Salad “Uborkasalata”

Hungarian Cucumber Salad

This Hungarian cucumber salad is refreshing and crisp plus herby and extremely delicious.  It has a little tang from garlic as well.  There is nothing like the crispness of fresh cucumbers especially if you are lucky enough to grow your own.  I like to get my cucumber, in season, for the ultimate fresh tasting salad.  Cucumber season lasts from the middle of May till June. Read more