November 18, 2017

Camembert Honey Walnut Phyllo Cigars

Posted on October 10, 2017 by in baked goods

Camembert Honey Walnut Phyllo Cigars

Camembert Honey Walnut Phyllo Cigars – my suggestion is to make as many as you can, because they will fly off the snack platter. These Camembert Honey Walnut Phyllo Cigars can be made, frozen and fried just before serving for that extra delicious crunch. I love the combination of the creamy melted cheese, the crunchy […]

Caprese Bombs and a Competition

Posted on September 12, 2017 by in cheese

Caprese Bombs

These Caprese Bombs are just the bomb, pardon the pun. Caprese Bombs made with 5 ingredients, I kid you not. The recipe makes 20 and they flew off the plate before I could take proper pictures. The kids (and dad) absolutely loved them. A traditional Caprese Salad is a salad made with fresh tomatoes, fresh […]

Mung bean falafels – crunchy, vibrant and delicious!

Posted on June 19, 2017 by in vegetarian

Mung Bean Falafels

Mung Bean Falafels are just so much better than the chickpea version. These green Mung Bean Falafels are so funky and I loved the crunchy texture. I loved the process, because you have to sprout the mung beans first, but that is the coolest thing ever.  So one packet of mung beans yield enough for […]

Spicy Pork Samosas with Shirachia

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in baked goods, snacks

Spicy Pork Samosas

Make these Spicy Pork Samosas on the days that you need that fierce kick in the mouth. They will get your endorphins going again. My Spicy Pork Samosas are NOT for the faint-hearted. They are VERY spicy.  Then just when you survive the heat from the filling, try dipping it in the Shirachia. The Shirachia […]

Baked Brie with pesto and roasted tomatoes

Posted on December 15, 2016 by in cheese

Baked Brie

Baked Brie is from the gods. Seriously, I don’t do it often, because I have no control. Baked Brie is brie on steroids, it takes this already delicious cheese to another level. It is definitely a showstopper too. Whether you make individually  wrapped cheeses or one big round, your guests will love it. It is […]

Pork Rillettes Paté – pork you CAN trust and enjoy!

Posted on November 16, 2016 by in pork

pork rillettes paté

Pork Rillettes is all the goodness of pork in spreadable form. The fattiness, the robust pork flavor and the shredded texture. Pork Rillettes paté is almost the same as rillettes, I just took it a little further in the processor to give a smoother end result….. a little more lady-like. I am a a sucker […]

Mini Croque Monsieur – You may take two!

Posted on November 1, 2016 by in cheese

mini croque monsieur

Mini Croque Monsieur is the baby of the most delicious breakfast you will ever have, the big daddy Croque Monsieur. I saw this Mini Croque Monsieur on Pinterest. I thought it was such a clever idea for a filling exam snack. Yes, I have two teens writing now. I also had a little more than […]

Smokey Cheese Straws made with only 3 ingredients

Posted on September 29, 2016 by in baked goods

smokey cheese straws

Smokey Cheese Straws are the perfect little bite with drinks or when the children come home from school and in need of a snack. Dip a few of these smokey cheese straws in a cup of soup and you have a delicious meal. It is also the ideal way to use up leftover pieces of […]

Lemon Meringue Squares – only 5 ingredients, I kid you not!

Posted on September 8, 2016 by in baked goods

Lemon Meringue Squares

Lemon Meringue Squares have to be on your baking list for today, this weekend and forever. They ares just so darn delicious and quick to make. These Lemon Meringue Squares take a few minutes to make, 10 minutes to bake and it has all the goodness of a proper Lemon Meringue Pie. Lemon Meringue Pie […]

Arancini with Maize and Biltong – great South African snack!

Posted on August 24, 2016 by in beef, snacks

Maize Arancini

Maize Arancini is different to the traditional rice balls which is stuffed and coated with bread crumbs,then deep fried. Maize Arancini is not made with left-over risotto. It is made with maize. Arancini dates back to the 10th century in Sicily. During the feast of Santa Lucia on 13 December when bread and pasta were […]