Month: December 2020

Cooking Tips

5 Kitchen Tips You’ll Never Forget

Up your game in the kitchen by putting these clever lessons into practice immediately.  1: Cover the pot when bringing water to a boil. There’s a reason we set the heat to high when bringing water to a boil — the faster water is able to heat up, the faster it will come to a […]

Persian Recipes, Rice Recipes


Mary Berry shares her recipe for Persian Rice from her cookbook Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites. This is a different way to serve basmati rice, inspired by traditional Iranian cuisine. Ingredients 100g (4oz) ready-to-eat dried apricots, snipped into strips ¼ tsp saffron strands 200ml (7fl oz) boiling water 300g (11oz) basmati rice, rinsed 2 tbsp olive […]

Pasta Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Chargrilled Mediterranean vegetable pasta | LEBANESE RECIPES

0:10 Prep | 0:05 Cook | 4 Servings | Capable cooks Save time tonight, by buying the marinated and chargrilled ingredients for this pasta on the way home. INGREDIENTS 375g dried large spiral pasta 410g can crushed tomatoes 100g chargrilled capsicum, chopped 150g chargrilled eggplant, chopped 150g marinated artichokes, cut into wedges 80g semi-dried tomatoes, […]

Christmas cookies, Cookies, dessert, Holiday, reindeer cookies, sugar cookies

Cooking with Manuela: Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Yummy and super adorable sugar cookies decorated for the holidays  Happy Holidays! Here is another cute and irresistible recipe for you. Nothing too fancy, but the traditional flaky and buttery sugar cookie dressed up for the holiday with some chocolate and red M&Ms.  These reindeers make the perfect addition to your Christmas dessert tray or […]

breakfast, Christmas, Cookies, cranberries, dessert, Holiday, oranges, shortbread cookies

Cooking with Manuela: Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Melt-in-your-mouth, buttery and easy to make cranberry orange cookies Weekend baking inspiration! Cause there’s not such a thing as too many cookie recipes during the holiday season! These cookies are buttery and perfectly sweet. Filled with two of my seasonal favorite flavors: cranberries and orange. For this recipe I use LOTS of finely grated orange […]

Main Dish, Soup

Dawn’s Recipes: Hamburger Soup

UPDATE:  I posted this recipe a few years ago but have made a few changes for the better so I’m reposting. My Dad is known to make the best soup.  I wish I could get his recipes but he doesn’t use any, he just adds a little this and a little that and it always […]