A bloggy mom

A bloggy mom

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Salted cake recipe, Happy Thanksgiving.

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Salted cake is one of our family favorites. It is pretty easy and turns out great with salad and soup. Easy to prepare and eat while standing in a crowd and makes a perfect school snack!

I used parsley, pepperoni chunks, green pepper and feta cheese. Actually, I used different toppings each time. Grated potato, mozarella cheese, bell pepper, olive..and also different herbs like mint, basil, oregano. Create your own topping. You can get as creative as you want. It's the the fun part.

Keep the left over in the fride. After a couple of days, you will still enjoy the taste of it. We ate most of it the day after.

3 large eggs
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cup flour
salt and pepper
1 tsp garlic /minced
feta cheese /crumbled, black olive, green pepper (sliced)
2 handfulls of fresh parsley(or mixed herbs-basil, chive and parsley) chopped
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni

Preheat the oven to 350 F
Mix the egg, oil and milk in a bowl. Add salt, pepper and garlic.
Add the baking powder to the flour in another bowl and combine it with the egg mixture. Finally, add half of the herbs to the dough. Place it in a bread pan and top with the rest of herbs, cheese crumbs, olives, green pepper and pepperoni on it. Hmmmmm. Smells delicious while baking. Serve the cake cold and sliced on your Thanksgiving table.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Creamy Potato Soup

I used to love stopping by Panera Bread in New York . Especially winter time and having their yummy creamy potato soup. Last week I came up with my own version of this soup:) I believe that the carrot gave extra benefit and taste to it.

chicken broth
potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 small carrot, cubed
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese or sour cream (room temperature)
Pepperoni (cubed) or Bacon/ cooked and crumbled/ 3 slices or more (optional, but makes it really good, especially pepperoni and bacon lovers like my son)

Combine  chicken broth, potatoes, carrot cubes and spices in a small pot. Boil until potatoes and carrots are tender. If you like your soup smooth, here is a little tip: Smash some potato cubes for thickening.  Add cream cheese. Keep stirring until the cheese melts. Ready to serve. Sprinkle a little pepperoni or bacon over each bowl of soup. Extra pepperoni this time for Aria!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

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It was the first time, I let our cat, Zoey outside yesterday. She was spayed three weeks ago. She got so excited, jumped over the neighbor's backyards. She smelled eveything in our new backyard. Whenever I call her, she runs away from me. I was terrified she won't come back in a while. After a couple of hours, she was back to use her litter box!!! Funny ha?

After my mom passed away, we moved to the next city which my sister and brother live in.  April brings new things to my life every year!

Zoey was barely breathing when she got back home and slept all afternoon until Aria was back from school.

Last month of school year! What a tough winter it was! Can't wait for hot summer days. Sun, beach, stepping on sand, ice-cream, ice-coffees and Pina colada!! Spending time with family members, good friends and also good food, yummy recipes from yonca's kitchen :-)
You're all welcome!
Anything I forgot?

Pina Colada...brings summer breeze!! Nothing says summer and vacation
like a Pina Colada! Mmm..delicious!!

Pina Colada

2 ounces light rum
2 ounces pineapple juice
1 1/2 ounces cream of coconut 
Pineapple wedges
Marashino cherry for garnish

Place all the ingredients into the blender. Blend until a smooth consistency. Pour into a glass(chilled), then add your garnish. Ready to serve! What is your favorite summer drink?

Welcome summer!!!

This is the first Mother's Day without my mom.. It has been 3 months since she passed away,  I still feel that she is still alive and waiting for me to come home, set the breakfast table, put the flowers I brought to her for Mother's Day and having a sweet conversation while having breakfast.
I love you mom! I will always love you!

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Being a mom is the best thing makes me feel better this year. His kisses, his Mother's Day cards as usual, his saying  'I love you mom' with his changing voice each year!  

Happy Mother's Day to you all!

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