My mother is my biggest inspiration in the kitchen. I love the way she cooks and believe me when I say that she is an outstanding cook by all gourmet means. Once you know how good a combination of certain ingredients can taste, you always strive to create something that tastes at least equally as good.
Pide, also known as “Pita” in some countries, is a pizza-like dish, typically served as a part of Turkish, Armenian and Middle-Eastern cuisines. This particular recipe is for the Turkish version of Pide, that comes in different toppings and is served in many of the popular Turkish restaurants worldwide.
This is one of our family-favorite chicken dishes of all. You might ask if I ever post anything that is not our favorite? Good question! No, I do not post anything thatÂ our family members or I do not enjoy. Every single dish youÂ find in our blog is straight from our kitchen and is prepared for consumption :)
I do not think blintzes need any introduction. They are loved in many families. I make them once a week since my boys really like blintzes with different fillings. Our favorite fillings are ground meet, fruits (which makes them crepes), cheese or just plain raspberry jam and honey.
“Palov”, also known as “Osh” is a classical main dish of Central Asian countries. It is rich, filling and very tasty if prepared right. Nowadays there are many ingredients like garbanzo beans, barberries, eggs, quince, pomegranate incorporated to this dish. But the main ingredients like onions, rice, oil and meat remain unchanged.
We were invited for a dinner last week and I decided to take on another challenge by baking this amazing cheesecake. I will be honest, I was scared. While I plan to take on this recipe over and over again, I decided to put out the step-by-step recipe of my first attempt to make cheesecake, since it came out that good. I couldn’t wait to share this Cheesecake Recipe!
This pizza-like, thin, round dish, topped with herbs and minced meat (also known as Armenian Pizza, Turkish Pizza, Lahmajun and Lahmajoon) is very famous in Armenia and Turkey. In fact, that’s how I first found it. My first visit to Turkey with my schoolmates left a lot of pleasant memories. Aside from staying at 5 star hotels and having a big allowance to splurge on anything I wanted (through high school sponsorship), I fell in love with the Turkish kitchen.
I have tried many recipes to make those perfect home-made blueberry muffins. After trying this recipe of Flo Braker, I am 100% sure that I will never try another recipe! This is it! This is the real deal! This is the bomb!.. You can tell that I can brag on forever about my blueberry muffins. On top of that my favorite part is the doughnut topping which places this recipe somewhere between muffins and doughnuts. Don’t believe me? I dare you to try this recipe :)
This eggplant salad is a tribute to my imagination. I’d better call it Lola’s signature eggplant salad :D All-time favorite, irresistible, very eggplanty and delicious :) Although I did not cover all of the steps involved in making this salad, I will try to give a detailed explanation of each step. Once I make the salad again, I will make sure to complete all of the steps with some additional pictures.