Filipino Cassava Cake

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Before it’s over I want to share another Filipino dish I love, Filipino Cassava Cake. I remember first having this dish at a Filipino Heritage Celebration at school. There was a beautiful candle dance and lots of food. That’s the day I fell in love with Filipino Cassava Cake.  Continue reading “Filipino Cassava Cake”

5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day can get pretty hectic and this year we are juggling Mother’s Day as well as several birthdays. Of course, that’s not going to stop us from making this day as special as we can for our mothers. These 5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch should help it go off without a hitch. Continue reading “5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch”

5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes

I’m excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I love the parades, the music and of course, the food. Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to do all of the above. Of course, the teacher in me needs to put this out there, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are my 5 Fav Cinco de Mayo dishes. Continue reading “5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes”

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Monday is May Day, another celebration of Spring. I know I’m really pushing this Spring thing. The idea of May Day is believed to have begun with the agricultural rituals of the Greeks and Romans. So in honor of May Day I’m making one of my favorite Greek dishes, Spanakopita or Greek spinach pie. Continue reading “Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)”

Easy Cheese Fondue

April 24th is Sechseläuten in Zurich and I thought with all of the beautiful Spring weather we’ve had we should partake in this Spring festival even though we’re not in Zurich. And you know me what better way to celebrate than with food and what better than a classic Swiss dish like Cheese Fondue. Continue reading “Easy Cheese Fondue”

Cheese Blintz with Raspberry Sauce

Blintzes are a decadent sweet European dessert filled with a delicious sweet cheese mixture or fruit. It’s extremely rich and delicious and even though it’s decadent it isn’t hard to make. This cheese blintz with raspberry sauce is the perfect Easter dessert. Actually, it’s the perfect anytime dessert.

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Potato Galette

St. Patrick’s Day is Friday and I wanted to make something different to celebrate the holiday. I always make corned beef and cabbage  so that was out. Then I remembered the Irish Pub hubby and I went to while we were in Maine. We ended up in a conversation with another couple and I remember the husband saying that he was happy with a dish as long as the potatoes were good. That’s right the cornerstone of any good Irish dish is the potato. And you can’t get more pure than a potato galette. It’s straight up potatoes and butter. Which means it’s so delicious.

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Gobi Pakora: Indian Cauliflower  Fritters

Monday is Holi the Hindu Spring festival in India. Holi is also know as the festival of color because during the celebration people throw paint at each other. There’s music and food and dancing during the celebration. It’s a wonderful time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make it to the celebration (the New York celebration is serious) so I thought it might be nice to celebrate in our own way. So we are making pakoras. Pakoras are fritters with lots of Indian spices. One of our favorite types is gobi pakora or the cauliflower fritter. Gobi pakoras were served at last year’s celebration so it’s fitting that we make them for our mini Holi celebration.

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