The Complete Idiot’s Guide To The Very Best Blueberry Cake

> > > As my regular readers know, I love sweets, desserts and cakes, but I do not like to prepare them, so when I do prepare a sweet dish, it must be quick , simple and easy. This cake batter definitely fits into that category. No machines needed, no mess in the kitchen and the […]

Buttermilk Pancake With Merlot-Poached Pears And Merlot Cream

> > > While I have used the traditional ingredients for this pancake, I have changed the ratio of eggs to flour considerably. This resulted in what I think is a “real” pancake, by which I mean it is a cake, baked in a pan 🙂 If you look at the close-up of the cut […]

Schwäbischer Zwiebelkuchen (Swabian Onion Tart/Pie/Cake)

> > Schwäbischer Zwiebelkuchen is usually eaten in late Summer and early Fall, typically served with new wine, but fans (there are legions of them, including myself), will eat it year-round. As with any “traditional/classic” dish which is mostly prepared at home, there are many variations, most of them excellent. After all, it is pretty […]

Easy Does It # 34 – Angel Cake With Vanilla Cream And Blueberry Compote

> > > I prepped  this beauty, and a few more, a couple of days before I took off for Germany, thinking that I can keep posting at least twice weekly while on the road. Oooops, that did not work out as planned. But, this here little gem deserves the extra time spent on the […]

One For The Kid’s # 6 – Banana/Walnut Cake With Figs, Raspberry Jam & Nutella

> > “ONE FOR THE KIDS”  is a series of Goodies which are wonderful treats for kids of all ages . They are super easy to prepare so you can ask your little ones to give you a helping hand in the production, which will make them proud and add even more happiness to a wonderful treat 🙂 […]

Shrimp Cakes, Avocado Salad, Dill-Yogurt Sauce

> While  my stomach tells me that the larger the shrimp, the more I love the dish, my wallet sometimes pulls back the reins and tells me to take it easy 😦 So last week when I went to the store to buy shrimp for this dish, these small salad shrimp for $7.75 a pound […]

Ricotta Cheese Cake With Apples And Cashews, Served With Greek Yogurt And Pomegranate Seeds

> > Looks  like the devil is trying hard to get me off my sensible eating habits again. Since I decided (once again) not to eat anymore sweets, (or at least just the tiniest amounts), the cravings to do so are getting stronger and stronger 😦 The only way for me to fight this is to actually prepare […]

Berries And Cream Pound Cake

> > > > So  I woke up early today and the first thing that came to my mind was food – sweet food with lots of fruit, to be precise. I went to the store to see what’s available and got home with some great raspberries and blueberries. First I was thinking pancakes, but I […]

Soufflé Chocolate Cheese Cake

> > Way  back when I was a chef and young cooks asked me for suggestions and advise what to cook during competitions or job-interviews, the most difficult suggestion was usually the dessert course. Most young cooks (and many old chefs) are not very skilled in pastry, so a quick, easy, foolproof, yet impressing and delicious dessert is usually a […]