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Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

If you told me a couple of years ago that I will make Homemade Classic Marshmallow, I would not believe you. I always thought I was not talented enough or patient enough to make my own. With that being said, I was not aware of read more

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

This post is sponsored by RITZ Crackers. All opinions are entirely my own. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter RITZ Bars are easy, tasty and fantastic to serve over the holiday season. I have made this type of no-bake bar many times. What I love about this read more

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

These Tasty Labor Day Recipes that I have picked for you guys are easy, delicious, affordable and approachable. You can make them any time you want not just over Labor Day and 4th of July, or any other holiday.

If you are like my family then you start making plans for BBQ cookout for Labor Day weekend weeks ahead. It is a long weekend so at least 2 days worth of tasty leftovers.

I wish you all safe, and tasty Labor day!

MEAT, FISH, AND POULTRY:

Collection of tasty meat, fish and poultry recipes from my blog!

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

SMOKED ST. LOUIS STYLE RIBS

Can you really start BBQ season without making some amazingly delicious, and finger-licking Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs? I think not.

These ribs are so tasty we have been making them on repeat for our meal prep because they hold so good o the fridge so well for a week.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

SIMPLE HALIBUT BURGER

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe is a must-try. I believe that this is one of the best burgers I have ever made. It is so juicy, tasty and just enchanting.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

LEMON HERB GRILLED SALMON

Who loves Salmon? I simply love it especially made this way. However, I am not picky at all. When it comes down to this delicious fish, I could eat it pretty much any possible way prepared.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

CHICKEN FAJITA SKEWERS

These Chicken Fajita Skewers are fresh, tasty, healthy, colorful, and the ultimate summer grilled food that everyone loves.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

CHICKEN BURGERS

When I flipped those burgers and saw it, I was breaking a happy dance around the grill. They were delightful, flavorful and in another word orgasmic. I hope you make them soon, too.

Tasty Labor Day Recipes

HOMEMADE BEEF BURGERS

I love burgers and I absolutely love my homemade beef burgers. They are really easy, perfectly seasoned and extremely tasty.

We grill a lot and these are always a hit with everyone along with my pita bread. Not to brag or anything, but I am kind of known around here for my homemade bread.

ASIAN BEEF SKEWERS

ASIAN BEEF SKEWERS 

Grilled tofu recipe with marinade

GRILLED MARINATED TOFU

Easy, delicious and a perfect grilled food if you wish to skip grilled meat.

BREAD AND SANDWICHES:

My absolute favorite bread from my blog.

DUTCH OVEN BREAD: BREAD FOR BEGINNERS

PITA BREAD

SPIRAL TWIST BREAD ROLLS

THE BEST GARLIC AND HERBS FLATBREAD

KETO BREAD- EASY AND DELICIOUS LOW CARB BREAD

ROAST BEEF SLIDERS

QUICK IRISH SODA BREAD

SALADS:

Refreshing, healthy and easy salad recipes that you guys going to love.

OLIVIER SALAD- RUSSIAN SALAD

EASY RED POTATO SALAD

VEGETARIAN PASTA SALAD

CREAMY SUMMER PASTA SALAD

BOILED POTATOES WITH BUTTER AND PARSLEY

HEIRLOOM TOMATO FETA SALAD

CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE SALAD

CITRUS KALE SALAD

FRUIT SALAD WITH CITRUS-MAPLE DRESSING

DESSERTS:

We all have a bit of sweet tooth. These dessert or sweet treats are perfect after savory grilled food to share with your loved ones.

BROWNIES AND YOGURT SUMMER PARFAIT

OLD FASHIONED APPLE PIE

STRAWBERRY JELLO SUMMER SALAD

PLUM AND PEACH GALETTE

TRIPLE BERRY GALETTE

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Matcha Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate

Matcha Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate

You either love matcha or despise it. I love matcha, aka green tea powder. One of my favorite ice creams is Matcha Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate. We all know green tea powder is very healthy. It gives us energy without the anxiety, crash or jitters. Make us all younger as well as calms the mind and relaxes read more

Brownies and Yogurt Summer Parfait

Brownies and Yogurt Summer Parfait

  Brownies — a scrumptious, mouthwatering, enticing dessert that leaves all with nothing but a smile. The chocolaty goodness bestowed by this sweet treat is definitely a personal favorite in my family! Not only are they delightful to eat, but they are just as pleasing read more

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad is undoubtedly an easy, fabulous and tasty recipe. We enjoy nothing but this incredibly simple and classic dessert all summer long.

I heard that every good Southern lady should know how to properly make delicious jello salad. Well, I must say, yours truly, was not born here in the United States.

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I know that so many of you already know that fact about me. If you have never heard me talk, I do have an accent. It gets thicker when I am tired. I have kids so we are an English speaking family, but they do understand Serbo-Croatian very well too.

Every so often, it gets extremely annoying when people do not even try to understand what I am trying to say. I do not think that I am hard to understand at all.

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad Recipe

Needless to say, when people do not even try to understand me, all I desired to do is to turn around and walk away. Also, try really hard not to punch them.

Nevertheless, I have been living in the gorgeous city of Nashville for 21 years, more than half of my life, so I have rightfully earned the privilege to call myself a Southern lady. So, I will bring to the table my version on the most popular Southern Jello Salad.

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad in the pan after cooling.

You could use a large bowl for trifle and create a beautiful dessert centerpiece. Perhaps for a smaller party, you can make individual desserts just by serving them in glasses.

With that being said, my family literally devoured this strawberry jello summer salad. I mean what’s not to like.

Summer Salad

We have cream cheese here and whipped topping, luscious strawberries, jello, plus graham crackers with butter. If you are like me, I know every pan corner will be licked clean.

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Southern Strawberry Jello Summer Salad
Strawberry Jello Summer Salad
Yield: Serves 8

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Strawberry Jello Summer Salad is undoubtedly an easy, fabulous and tasty recipe. We enjoy nothing but this incredibly simple and classic dessert.

Ingredients

  • TOPPING
  • 2 packages (8.5g - 4-serving size each) Jell-O™ strawberry-flavored gelatin ( used sugar-free)
  • 1 3/4 cups (14 oz/412ml) Boiling water
  • 1 box (16 oz/500 ) strawberries, plus for serving
  • CRUST
  • 10 graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (55g) unsalted butter, melted
  • FILLING
  • 1 container (8 oz/226g) Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (8 oz/226g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar (I used Truvia )
  • 1 tablespoon (13g) vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in sliced strawberries; refrigerate until partially set, about 45 minutes
  2. Heat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, mix ingredients for CRUST. Press into ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake 7-10 minutes. Cool it completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat ingredients for FILLING with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread over crust. Make sure it goes to the very end sealing the edges so the topping doesn't leak though. It is okay if it does but for the perfect separation of each layer it is the best if you seal it. Cover and refrigerate until cool and gelatin topping in the bowl is partially set.
  4. Carefully spoon gelatin TOPPING over filling. Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours or until firm. I like adding more fresh strawberries when I serve this dessert.

Notes

You may add other fruit such as pineapple or peaches. Possibilities are endless.

Simple Crepes

Simple Crepes

My simple Crepes are delicious, incredible and extremely easy to make. They are absolutely perfect for breakfast, snack and they do make an excellent dessert. My family loves crepes, sweet or savoury, even though we are more sweet tooth peeps. I try not to make read more

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Are you a fan of Carrot Cake? I enjoy carrot cake, but I am not the biggest fan because most carrot cakes contain a thick layer of frosting, and I wouldn’t say I like frosting. Well, I started making my own because it is so simple, and homemade will always beat store-bought.

To be honest, nobody in my family likes frosting unless it’s whipped cream cheese and preferably homemade cream cheese-based frosting.

If I make a real cake, which is extremely rare, but if I happen to make a nice cake usually use whipped cream instead of the frosting because it tastes so much better.

On the other hand, carrot cake and cream cheese frosting go perfectly together. Don’t you agree? When I started making my own I realized that I do not hate it at all.

baking

 

I had quite many notorious bakers in a family that I grew up with. They would bake their heart out, and me, well, I know how to make rolls, pies, bread, and things of that nature.

Cakes? Cakes are not my niche. Although I merely improved, I still can’t decorate for shit. I am just being honest here!

I do have more of a savory tooth if you know what I mean, however, I enjoy sweets as well, especially after dinner.

This is a simple cake, and that’s what I genuinely like the most — Cup of coffee and a simple slice of cake to make my day! These bars are so delicious. Sometimes I add seeds and oats or maple syrup instead of sugar. I hope you guys like it as much as we did.

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Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Yield: 20 Servings

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Easy and tasty Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Grated Carrots strain, and pat dry
  • 1 cup Crushed Pineapple drained (reserve juice)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 1 cup packed light Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable oil

Optional

  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 cup Raisins, golden and black or whatever kind you have Soaked in Pineapple or Orange juice, rum if you prefer

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese chilled
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar sifted after measuring
  • 2 tablespoons pure Vanilla Extract
  • Walnuts, Pecans, or Almond for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and eggs until thick and pale. Stir in the oil, then gradually mix in the sifted dry ingredients. Fold in the carrots and nuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. 

FROST THE CAKE:

  1. Place 1 cake layer on a large plate and cover the top with about 1/3 of the frosting. Invert the second layer on top of the frosted bottom layer so that the flat side (the bottom) is on top. Spread the remaining frosting on the sides and top of the cake, if you wish. If you use walnuts or pecans in the cake, sprinkle the frosting with a few tablespoons of lightly toasted chopped nuts. Also, I sliced the cake in half and added a thin layer or frosting in between. It is not necessary, but it tasted great. 
  2. Before serving, slice the cake into equal squares and serve as bars. 

Notes

TIPS Don't over-mix or let your cake sit too long. Baking soda reacts immediately so if you over-mix or leave it around, the gas will escape and your cake will be flat. Use the good pans.

Line the bottom of your layer pans with wax paper or parchment paper. To make a bundt, bake at 325 for 75-90 minutes.

 

Boiled Potatoes with Butter and Parsley

Boiled Potatoes with Butter and Parsley

What is your favorite way to eat potatoes? I feel like that I don’t have a favorite way. I simply love potatoes. Just like pasta, potatoes are a staple of my household. Potatoes are important in my life and in lives so many people…