Sunday, February 1, 2015

Winter Break, Sunday Lunch/Turkish Pizza Lahmacun..Fun..Fun.. Fun!

I can hardly believe that it is already 2015. I hope this year brings everything you wish for. Since winter break started, spending more time with my son was the best part of this winter.

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Kids love winter break. They get time off school and they get to do what they want to do. Aria was longing for winter break. Today we spent some time together, had lunch out. One of the famous foods in Turkey, ground beef bread, named Lahmacun which is delicious and he loves it.

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Baked thin piece of dough topped with minced meat beef and minced vegetables and herbs including onions, tomatoes and parsley. Lahmacun is often served with lemon and wrapped around veggies including pickles, tomatoes, pepers, onions, lettuce, eggplant..

I used to take him to Turkish Restaurants when we were in New York. Lahmacun has always been one of his favorite Turkish foods..

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No snow here. Also it was already 18 C(64 F) today. Actually Aria misses snow, making a snowman, snow angel in winter break ...Then again, he wishes winter break lasted forever with or witbout snow!
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Happy February!!!

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!

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