Category: PARTY FOOD

Full Meal from the Grill

Full Meal from the Grill

— Using Kingsford Hardwood Pellets This post is sponsored by Kingsford. The opinion and text are mine. Cooking a whole family meal on the grill is not only a time-saver but also a very delicious way to prepare food. On top of that, you can create…

Homemade Naan

Homemade Naan

If you have never made this flatbread before, then my friends, it is the time for you to make homemade naan. It’s easy, delicious, and perfect for wraps, with grilled food or you can simply make naan pizza. You all know that I love bread…

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese is a fantastic appetizer, party food, or you could just eat it as a snack. I grew up eating this tasty treat just stuffed with cow cheese mixed with eggs, then stuffed in the homemade dough.

Many of you call this one Greek Tiropitas. However, people from the country that I grew up in know it as sirnica, gibanica, burek sa sirom, or pita sa sirom and all that means cheese pie which is savory. I will post a recipe for my tasty cheese pie which is, in my opinion, better than a pizza.

 

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

I love phyllo dough. It is so versatile and we can make so many sweet and savory dishes or desserts using these incredible sheets.

What do you make with phyllo dough sheets? Usually, I would make it stuffed with ground beef, also known as Burek or Börek simply because my lovely family requests that one the most.

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That being said, I absolutely love it stuffed with shredded potatoes, which are sauteed with onions and well seasoned prior to stuffing it in the dough.

Oh, my mouth is watering as I was writing this one, which is probably the reason to make it asap.

Anyways, these are phenomenal to pack for school or work lunch. When my kids were actually taking lunches to school I would pack these for them. They are convenient and delicious hot or cold.

Also, if you do not want to bake all these triangles at once just pack in between wax paper or parchment paper and place in an airtight container then freeze.

They freeze beautifully, but I am not sure about cooked pastry. They probably do freeze well too.

You see, in my house, they never last too long so everything is eaten as soon as I serve them on the table. Well, most of the time we eat it for lunch just like this with some protein on the side as well as salad.

I am sure that you would be able to air-fry them too. Nevertheless, I have not tried that one yet, but if you by any chance air-fry them, please let us know. I would love to hear how they turned out.

Another great idea is that you could add sauteed or defrosted pinch in the cheese mixture. Just make sure to squeeze all the moisture out.

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

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Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

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Recipe
Yield: Serves 4-6

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese is an amazing appetizer, party food, or you could just eat it as a snack. Easy, simple, and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. feta cheese, 1 pound block and you crumble the cheese yourself
  • 1 block cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lb. phyllo dough thawed 20-24 sheets
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

  1. Mix eggs, and cream cheese with an electric mixer if possible, add ground black pepper then crumbled feta cheese. It is better to get a block of cheese than pre-crumbled, it takes you less than 20 seconds to crumble the cheese yourself, but it makes a huge difference. Trust me!
  2. Now take one phyllo dough and unwarp. You will find two in one package. These measurements are or about 24 sheets. Please read the notes.
  3. Place all the sheets on the dumbed cotton kitchen towel and cover. It is best if you work on a cutting board or similar.
  4. Melt unsalted butter and add two tablespoons of oil, mix well. You can use clarified butter instead. If non is available using only oil will work as well.
  5. Take one sheet and butter it completely. Make sure not to press too hard, just brush lightly with your pastry brush or similar, then place another sheet on the top. Run a sharp knife down the sheet lengthwise in half. You will have 2 triangles using two sheets of phyllo dough.
  6. Place two tablespoons of cheese mixture at the end of the strip. Fold over the corner to make a triangle. Continue folding from side to side till you get to the end of the strip. Place on a baking sheet. Brush tops with a bit of butter. Repeat the process until you’ve used up all of your fillings. I usually make around 12 to 14 with one half.
  7. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Allow these tringles to cool before serving. I usually serve them with salad.

Notes

  • Phyllo, Filo, or Fillo comes in all shapes and sizes but for this recipe, use 1 pound pack of sheets. Athens is the only available brand for me. I get it in Publix or Kroger, freezer section where you find frozen novelties or desserts; ice creams, pies, pie shells, whipped cream in the tub, etc.
  • The pack contains two 8-oz bags of (APPROXIMATELY) 20 sheets each measuring 9 x 14-inches.
  • My pack came with two like any other pack, HOWEVER, sometimes one pack has more sheets than the other and I was not aware until I started to WRITE this recipe because my facts were not matching. So one-half pack came with 24 sheets which would make 14 triangles. On the pack, it did say approximately 20 in each. The recipe is not off, it just that my box of phyllo was not correct. I just counted the other pack and it got only 18 CT. sheets.
  • WITH THAT BEING SAID, FOR THIS CHEESE MIXTURE MEASUREMENT YOU CAN MAKE 12 TO 14 TRIANGLES, DEPENDING HOW MUCH YOU ADD IN. For each triangle, you will need two sheets. I hope that makes sense to you if not just comment below.


Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Just like any baked goods, these Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls are pillowy and comforting at every bite. These are soft, tasty and super easy to make. I do not bake as often as before. Perhaps because I cannot stop eating. Well, to be honest,…

Nutella Rolls

Nutella Rolls

Nutella is an absolute favourite in my family, so I thought making Nutella Rolls would be appropriate as well as appreciated. I cannot say they are not. My family honestly licked two trays clean and asked for more. These rolls are soft, sweet, fluffy and…

Waffle Breakfast Board

Waffle Breakfast Board

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This post is sponsored by Danone North America. The opinions and text are all mine.

A Waffle Breakfast Board would not be complete without the signature sides of luscious fruits, yogurt, homemade granola, and jam.

Waffle Breakfast Board

My family loves a quick and easy meal, especially during the weekend, so we have been making some type of board every Saturday or Sunday.

This week we decided to create this graceful and gorgeous spread with the help of Danone. I was so enthralled by the way it turned out.

It is bright, tasty and popping with colors. There is truly something for everyone.

Danone has been a part of my family for a long time, and I continue to buy their products for myself all the time.

Their products are an amazing snack and are definitely a quick on-the-go breakfast, school, or work lunch essential.

Waffle Breakfast Board

With that being said, I’ve created many phenomenal desserts using Activia® and Two Good® yogurts, such as parfaits, making incredible salad dressing, using it in my baked goodies, and smoothies.

It is such a versatile product packed with delicious ingredients. I also picked up Stok® Cold Brew and So Delicious® Coconutmilk Creamer.

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Also, if you spend $20 on participating products you will receive a $5 Publix gift card and a chance to win the grand prize, a Vitamix Blender.

Products

I love the Save the Day Stack the Savings promotion at Publix because everyone loves an amazing deal, and Publix definitely has it.

You can purchase so many delicious products that you likely already use, so check it out. Do not miss this excellent opportunity, because it is a great one!

In addition to my Waffle Breakfast Board in the morning, ifyou genuinely love a good iced coffee and silky creamer, Publix has your back.

Stok Cold Brew Coffee

Well, I need my coffee hot every single morning, but my college son adores his coffee iced, no exceptions, with a generous amount of creamer.

Most of the time when he is home, I get him excellent Stok Black Unsweetened cold brew coffee.

As well as a complementary sweetener such as the rich andcreamy coconutmilk creamer from So Delicious.

They are both qualifying products for the Save the Day Stack the Savings promotion at Publix.

Creamer from So Delicious

Nevertheless, this iced coffee and creamer naturally makean outstanding addition to our Waffle Breakfast Board!

Easy and Quick Salad Dressing

When it comes to lunch or dinner, one of my favorite multi-purpose salad dressings is this incredibly creamy dressing using Two Good plain low-fat yogurt.

I sincerely love it with romaine lettuce, radishes, and cherry tomatoes.

Salad with Yogurt Lemon Dressing

However, if you have some tomatoes and cucumbers, this dressing instantly makes one delicious salad. Perhaps use it to make a pasta salad.

Also, serve it on the platter with vegetables like peppers, carrots, cucumber, etc., you would be surprised how tasty it is.

Yogurt Lemon Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Two Good plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Mix ingredients in one medium-size bowl. Set aside for about 15 minutes to allow all flavors to develop.

Waffle Breakfast Board

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Waffle Breakfast Board
Yield: Makes about 8 Waffles

Waffle Breakfast Board

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 36 minutes

A waffle breakfast board would not be complete without the signature
sides of luscious fruits, yogurt, homemade granola, and jam. Enjoy my ultimate brunch board.

Ingredients

Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, mixed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Other Board Essentials:

  • Fresh Fruit; berries, bananas, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, etc.
  • Yogurt; Two Good®, Dannon® Activia®, Dannon® Danimals®, etc.
  • Syrup and Preservatives; maple syrup, honey, berry jam.
  • Nuts, granola, cereals, etc.
  • Parfaits; part granola or cereals, part fruit and equal part yogurt.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a second bowl use whisk or the electric mixer to beat together the
    egg yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have
    turned a pale yellow.
  4. Add melted butter and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine very well. Combine the
    egg-milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk just until well blended. Do
    not over mix.
  5. In the third bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form,
    few minutes or so.
  6. Gently fold egg whites into the waffle batter.
  7. Lightly brush butter on the waffle iron and pour enough batter in iron to just cover
    waffle grid.
  8. Close and cook as per manufacturer's instructions, until golden brown.

Assembly:

  1. If your waffles are large or regular size cut each waffle into 4 equal parts and place
    in the middle of the board.
  2. Place all the other products on the table into smaller serving bowls, around waffles.
  3. Make parfaits with granola, fruit, and yogurt using small glasses to showcase all the
    ingredients beautifully layered in the glass.
  4. Serve coffee, cream, as well as yogurts on the side as an option.
Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Extremely tasty, warm and comforting recipe for Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls. You will love these soft, garlicky and cheesy bread bombs. If you love soft dinner rolls than you will adore these beauties with cheese, brushed with butter, garlic and herbs. From time to time…

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto makes an amazing dinner idea as well as party food. It is simple, tasty and so easy. Pizza is my life-saviour, literally and figurately. It is such a fantastic, cheap and satisfying way to feed your whole family. I…

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

A family gathering or holidays would not be the same without a delicious breakfast casserole, just like this Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole.

They are a staple of my house, and I hope it will become a staple of yours as well.

This is easy, tasty and a perfect bake for a big family breakfast.

I might add brunch because we do not rise early as some might assume. We like to sleep in when we break start and stay up late.

Since my kids are on the winter break I recreated one that I made over Thanksgiving.

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Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

We really love casseroles so I always make different once just to test them out.

I made casseroles with ground beef, turkey sausages, biscuits, stuffing, spinach, and mushrooms.

It is just great to be inventive when you have endless possibilities.

For this particular one, you could use store-bought stuffing which I used over Thanksgiving, however, this time I made my own.

Also, like any other casserole, you could make this ahead. The night before would be just fine. Some foods are great when you make them the next day.

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

With that being said, in this case, if you have a lot of food to cook for the holiday table it is just easier to make ahead.

It just makes sense so that is why these casseroles are not only tasty but help us, hostess to serve hot, tasty breakfasts or meals in no time.

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Now, let’s get cooking!!!

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole
Yield: Serves 6

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Holidays would not be the same without breakfast or brunch casseroles. They are a staple of my house, and I hope it will staple of yours as well. This is easy, tasty and a perfect bake for a big family breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pack cooked frozen breakfast sausage links (10ct)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups cubed bread, preferably a bit stale (2-3 days old)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cup half and half
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 4 ounces shredded mild cheddar

Instructions

  1. Defrost breakfast sausages if they are frozen, slice them.
    In the skillet or frying pan add oil then saute sausage with chopped onion and celery. Breakfast Sausage is already cooked so it should not take too long just to brown it up a bit, 2-3 minutes at medium-high heat. If you get uncooked sausage, then follow directions and saute longer until cooked through.
  2. Grease deeper baking (casserole) dish, 13 by a 9-inch or simular with unsalted butter and add cubed bread and sausage mixture.
  3. Sprinkle over it black pepper, salt, and all the herbs. Then toss to coat nicely.
  4. To that add half of the shredded cheese and mix it with everything. I like shredding cheese myself but you could use already shredded cheese.
  5. Mix eggs with half and a half and pour half over then mix a bit to coat, then add the other half of egg mixture and slightly press it down.
  6. Add the rest of the shredded cheese and again press it a bit down.
  7. Cover and place the casserole in the fridge until ready to bake and serve, up to overnight.
    If baking immediately, let the casserole sit for 15 minutes before putting in the oven. This will give the bread a chance to absorb the liquid mixture.
  8. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes. Slightly cover with aluminum foil if the top begins to brown too quickly.
  9. Wait for 5-10 minutes before serving, and garnish with freshly chopped parsley if desired.
Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers are perfect bites to serve over joyous holidays. However, in my humble opinion, these are divine perfection all year round. Sometimes, instead of these rather gourmet crackers, I would serve it with toasted bruschetta. It is just so fancy, yet…