27 June 2013

French Fruit Tartlets

Because I felt that the blog was growing a bit quiet this month, I decided to hop in at The Food Blog Diary to see if they had any fun challenges I could join this month. And they did !

Among the monthly challenges, I came across the French Baking challenge hosted by Blue Kitchen Bakes.  She set a summery theme this month, inviting us to try our hand at the sweet deliciousness of a classic French fruit tart.  This sounded right up my alley so I went straight to my cookbook shelf.

14 June 2013

Daring Cooks - The Meatball World Tour

The June Daring Cooks’ challenge sure kept us rolling – meatballs, that is! Shelley from C Mom Cook and Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to try meatballs from around the world and to create our own meatball meal celebrating a culture or cuisine of our own choice.

This theme was welcomed with open arms over here by my willing test subjects.  Meatballs, and minced meat in general, are always very much appreciated at our dinner table even though I often tend to privilege other cuts.  Needless to say that when I revealed the new theme for this month's DC Challenge, my usual eaters were already champing at the bit. :o)

Let me take you on a trip across the world, at the discovery of one type of preparation that you can find in almost any cuisine : meatballs. This way, please.

7 June 2013

Scaloppina Milanese

This seems like such a simple dish that it hardly warrants a recipe post, but at the same time its simplicity doesn't take anything away from its deliciousness, so there you go.

If you want to know how to make a tasty breaded veal cutlet in Italian style, check out the recipe for Scallopina Milanese after the jump.

5 June 2013

Pecan Brownie Cheesecake

If you have been following this blog for a while, you will undoubtedly have noticed that I have quite a sweet tooth. 

I never really figured out if I love baking because I enjoy tasting the finished product or if it is the other way around. Whatever the reason, it should come as no surprise that I like to spend part of my spare time perusing the gigantic cooking library that is the world wide web. 

It is during one of those surfing sessions that I came across this dessert, combining two well known and much loved sweet treats : a Brownie Cheesecake.

4 June 2013

Caiprinha Cheesecake

With the temperatures being well below par this last month, I am craving not only warmth and sunshine but also some sunny, summery food on my plate.

Like most people, Google is my friend when it comes to finding delicious stuff and as usual, it didn't let me down, as I stumbled upon this ridiculously easy, oh so tasty Caipirinha Cheesecake.

Let's all board the foodie plane, destination Brazil for a fresh dessert in Samba style.