Coming from a small fisherman town in Israel my family and I share the love of seafood, fresh seafood that is caught from the near ocean and sold at the open market every single day…And In particular we adore shrimps and scallops and I always make sure to have them on hand in my freezer…
We all love s’mores but can you imagine it spread all over a sheet of a chocolate cake?
I could and I did…. I made up this delicious mash and ended up being this oeey gooey chocolaty goodness and it was to die for; and we could not get enough of it!!
The garlic, the wine and the simple mix of spices all amazingly works together in this dish…
Chicken and garlic in one meal! Yes, it does not get any better than this delicious one pot wonder….And it does not require any hard work, much preparations, special ingredients or equipment’s to cook this amazing and full of flavors kind of meal… Continue reading →
Sugar cookie dough is so versatile that it could be used in most recipes that calls for cookie crusts or as a crumbled topping for any custard or ice cream dessert or just as a dunking cookie in the morning cup of coffee, afternoon tea or evening milk…
I have been on a healthy lifestyle for a year now and one of the vegetables that I could have on this diet is broccoli, it does not matter if its fresh or frozen as long as I have it with any of my meals..So I have a lot of bags of broccoli in my freezer..
I always stock up on everything and berries are no exception, when I see berries on sale at the store I buy them, fresh or frozen it won’t matter to me… I fill my freezer drawer and forget about them until I envision a recipe to use them!
I have these cute cupcakes liners that I have so much of in my pantry that I bought few years ago…
I used them when I baked so many muffins and cupcakes for the office for St. Patrice’s day and Last Sunday was the perfect day to put them to use… I am not sure why I bought so many of them! Even after using them with this recipe I have a lot leftover, I guess I was feeling lucky with the clover leaf… What can I say I love them! Continue reading →
Every time my daughter and I say the word bundt we laugh so hard because we remember the movie “My Big Fat Greek wedding” its a bundt!!! Anyone remember that scene? it was pretty hilarious…We love that movie!!
I love the smell and the flavor of jasmine in anything..so few months ago when I was in LA at the Asian market I bought a bottle of Jasmine essence, I did not know how or with what I was going to use it but I had to buy it, I could not help it the fragrance is deliciously intoxicating… Continue reading →
I had to clean up my produce drawer and use up some of the vegetable that were in there…I had two eggplants and colorful bell peppers. I also had poblano and anaheim pepper that I had to use before they expire…
When its cold and 20 miles an hour winds outside and you cannot use your grill but you want to have a juicy steak for dinner, what to do? I found the simple way to achieve that prefect, Smokey, delicious, juicy and flavorful steak is to have it prepare in sauté pan on the stovetop…Just a little butter or olive oil, room temperature meat and any of your favorite combination of spices and you have an easy meal on your hands in no time.
My granddaughter texted me few days ago and asked me if I could make her some Rice treats and of course I had to deliver….I am madly in love with her, very smart, intelligent and beautiful inside out…And I do love making treats for my kids and grandkids…
Sugar free dessert became the only way for me to bake for my husband, what to do for a man that loves sweet? It was easy for me, I started re-creating all of my baking recipes for him as sugar free dessert since we found out he is diabetic and that was many, many years ago…
After All the Banana chips cookies Banana chips cookies I made the other day were gone; (thats how delicious they were) I had to bake another batch, but this time I doubled the recipe to accommodate the demands for these delicious cookies… Continue reading →
Freshly baked heart ❤️ all it needed is a simple cheese frosting and fresh blackberry on the top! Completely sugar free!
I will post the recipe once its perfected!
Updated on 05/05/2018
I baked this cake in so many variations, deferent flavors, different filling and different frosting but with the same recipe base my mom gave me, with a slight adjustment to some of the ingredients to accommodate the new flavor or ingredient that I added…The cake turns out amazingly delicious every time….
Preheat oven to 375F (190 C)
1 cup fresh orang juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs at room temperature
1 tbsp. + 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup of sugar substitutes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
4 cups of sugar free cream cheese frosting
3 tbsp. grated orange zest
1/2 tsp. orange extract
1 cup fresh blackberries
Spray one heart shaped springform cake pan with cooking spray, line with parchment paper spray again and set aside.
In a bowl of a stand mixture fitted with the flat beater attachment mix oil and sugar, mix well until sugar is completely dissolved.
Add vanilla extract, mix well.
Add orange extract, mix well.
Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
Add orange zest and mix for few seconds.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda into separate bowl.
On low speed add flour mixture in third alternating with the orange juice, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
Scrape down the bowl after each addition.
Mix well with a rubber spatula to insure all the dry ingredient mixed well into the batter.
Add batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 – 15 minutes.
Remove the cakes from the pan, remove the parchment papers and place onto cooling racks to cool completely.
Prepare your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe, need about 2 cups of frosting.
Cut the cake in half, add the first layer onto a cake serving platter or a cake stand, add half of cup of frosting and smooth with an offset spatula.
Add the second layer and use the rest of the frosting to frost the entire cake.
Cool in the fridge for few hours before serving.
Decorate the cake with blackberries or any of your favorite berries.
Tip: if the frosting becomes too soft while frosting place it and the cake in the fridge for about 20 minutes to chill and continue decorating the cake after.