Indian Spiced Quinoa Salad

Indian Spiced Quinoa Salad

I love playing around with flavors in the kitchen when I’m in the mood for something new and different. Recently, I was inspired to make a quinoa salad crossed with a yogurt-based Indian side dish called raita. I really like how it turned out. This Indian spiced quinoa salad is a really filling meal and a great accompaniment to spicy food. Its also pretty straight-forward to make. This recipe has a really mild flavor because Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Easy Crusty No-Knead Bread

Pinterest Review Easy Crusty No-Knead Bread

Let’s talk about bread. I love bread and pasta and carbs in general and never joined the no-carb diet bandwagon because of my love affair with carbs. Unfortunately for me, I could not eat store-bought bread in the US, with very rare exceptions, because of a severe allergy to soy. This was a huge blow to me in college when I discovered the allergy and couldn’t eat store-bought bread anymore. I wanted to eat bread, Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Tomato and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry

Pinterest Review: Tomato and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Bites

I’m excited to be sharing with you my first Pinterest Review of 2014: a review of Tomato and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry appetizer! My Pinterest reviews have been some of my most popular in 2013. Some of your favorites were my reviews of No-Bake Energy Bites, Panera Mac & Cheese, and Nutella Cookies. If you’re new to my blog (welcome by the way), almost every week I review one recipe that I found on Pinterest. Continue Reading →

Microwave Halloween Fudge

Microwave Halloween Fudge

October is here and that means Halloween! I’m excited about Halloween, but still not sure what to expect here in Switzerland. I’ll have to find out if kids even go trick or treating. Regardless of how (or if) its celebrated here, I decided to make some Halloween themed fudge. I adapted this recipe from one by Melissa H on allrecipes. Unfortunately, I’m having some trouble finding condensed milk over here, but I did find two Continue Reading →

Nutella Banana Dessert Pizza

Nutella Banana Pizza

My husband and I love Nutella. There’s just something about the chocolatey, nutty flavor that’s oh so good. The other day, we were grilling and my husband wanted to make some sort of dessert on the grill, so I came up with this recipe for Nutella banana dessert pizza. Now, this certainly doesn’t require the grill, so its easy to make all year round for a quick and easy dessert. PrintNutella Banana Dessert Pizza Prep Continue Reading →

Grilled Camembert

Grilled Camembert Cheese

I really love cheese and I eat pretty much every type of cheese there is. This was just one of the many reasons I love living in Switzerland; we have so many more cheeses to choose from, even in just a regular grocery store never mind a fancy cheese store. Lately, I’ve been seeing so many delicious recipes for grilled brie that I got a craving for it. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any brie in Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Marinated Mozzarella with Tomatoes

Pinterest Review: Marinated Mozzarella with Tomatoes

I really like the combination of fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and every time I see the combination on a restaurant menu, I’m hard pressed to order something else. So when I saw this pin on Pinterest for marinated mozzarella with tomatoes, I just had to try it. I often combine all the ingredients in the recipe at home, but I’ve never allowed them to marinate before. I followed the pin over to the original blog Continue Reading →

Spanish Tomato Bread

While my husband and I were in Spain, we took a cooking class in Barcelona. The class was really fun and we learned a lot of recipes; we were both really glad we decided to take the class! One of the recipes I learned in the class is for Spanish tomato bread. We had often gotten this bread as an appetizer or as part of tapas while eating at restaurants in Spain and were excited Continue Reading →

Spicy Grilled Corn

Spicy Grilled Corn

Can you tell from all the recent grilling recipes that my husband and I love to grill? Well, here’s another one for spicy grilled corn. One of my favorite vegetables to grill is corn, it just seems to say summer to me. We’ve been grilling corn a lot lately, but have been keeping it pretty simple with just some salt, pepper, and olive oil. This time, however, we decided to spice things up so to Continue Reading →

Pinterest Review: Cheesy Biscuit Bombs

pinterest review cheesy biscuit bombs

I was going through my Pinterest boards of recipes I want to try and craving something cheesy. That’s when I found this pin for cheesy biscuit bombs. The photo looked absolutely amazing and so I decided I had to give them a try. So, I followed the pin on over to Oh Bite It and read the post about cheesy biscuit bombs. The directions were really easy to follow, the one problem is that I Continue Reading →