Friday, November 21, 2014

Cheese Meatballs for Cheese Monsters :-)


Everything even more tasty with cheese. It makes us happy! Even we hear the word ' Say Cheese', we put on our smiles, right?? :-) Only thinking of cheese alone makes me smile..
Yes, I' m the one! The Cheese Monster and I'm so thankful to God for the enjoyable tastes of our lives ! Do you like meatballs? What about cheese meatballs?


1 pound ground beef (90 % lean)
1 small onion(finely chopped)
1 egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs (I had a few dry bread slices leftover, grated and used them)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (More cheese? Why not? Also. spreed some cheese on top of the sauce while serving)
1/2 tsp salt,
1/4 tsp pepper
1 glove garlic(minced) or 1/4 tsp garlic powder


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Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Shape into balls.
Bake for 25 min (400 F- 210 C) Until no longer pink inside.

Aria loves to eat them without sauce.


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With or without sauce, we all love cheese meatballs.
This year we'll have cheese meatballs instead roasted turkey this year,

Have a delightful Thanksgiving everyone!!


More ideas for Thanksgiving food:

Homemade pumpkin dessert
Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin dessert with coconut cookies
Traditional Turkish Pumpkin Dessert 'Kabak Tatlısı'
Chocolate cream pie
Easy potato salad
Cheesy cauliflower

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sweet Ghost Brownie Bites

An easy and fun Halloween treat! Brownie bites and marsmallows! They both are Aria's favorite and turned into a yummy and very easy Halloween treat.

1 cup butter(melted)
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cacao
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup flour,

Decoration:
Marshmallows, red colored sugar, dark chocolate

Melt the butter, add the ingredients in order and mix them all. Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes. Place marshmallows on the brownie in last 2 minutes. (One marshmallows for each bite)

(I used 9x13' greased pan)

Marshmallows always make delicious Halloween treats, don't they? Yummy ghosts!
Red colored sugar for lips. What can I say? Our ghosts are smiling, They don't really look spooky, also break off small pieces from the chocolate bar and roll them into little balls for eyes. I put the eye balls, right after I took them out of the oven. Actually, using m&m for the eyes is another idea. Let it cool. After I sliced it, my son used the red colored sugar for making them smiling :)

It has been a while since I spent some time in the kitchen with my son.
He enjoyed eating these brownie bites much more than baking :)
Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Broiled Chicken with Peach_Mushroom Sauce

8 chicken breast
3 peaches(one cubed peaches to add to the grated peaches)
1 lemon (grated peel and juice of a lemon)
1/2 cup mushroom (sliced)
1 tsp honey
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp mustard,
3 tbsp olive oil,
salt, pepper,

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Saute mushroom slices in a saucepan and add rest of the ingredients to the pan except chicken.
Bring a boil. Simmer until peaches are soft.

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                      I love the peaches give a wonderful flavor to the chicken.

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                               Turkish rice pilav with chickpeas! My dad's favorite!

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Basicly grill/ or broil chicken breast cuts brushing both sides with the sauce. Cook until no longer pink in the center. Serve with adding more sauce.
After grilled chilcken day, most of the time, our next day lunch is a green salad using leftover chicken on top! Oh, love that!

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Just before serving the dinner..Life is enjoyable!
Wonderful woderful life..

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D & R visit after dinner


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Since I have more peaches before saying good bye to summer, I made also a basic peach sauce for desserts using cinnamon, corn starch and vanilla extract. 

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Next day brunch..French toast with peach sauce, vanilla ice-cream. 
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