yonca's kitchen

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Are you home at New Year's Eve? Do you like bacon? Here is a yummy and easy appetizer recipe you can add to your fun night, your loved ones would love! 

Bacon Wrapped Spinach with Cheese

Nope! It's not a chicken recipe! These easy and time saver bites are also a life saver for your bacon lover guests.

2 cups shredded cheddar
2 cups baby spinach/cut into thin strips
( chiffonade)
1/2 cup chopped onion
pepper, salt
bacon slices 

In a medium bowl toss the cheddar, spinach and onion together with salt and pepper. Wrap each spoon stuffing with a slice of bacon/secure with toothpicks if you need it. Place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15~18 minutes in the preheated oven (350 degrees F/175 degrees C), until the bacon is cooked through.
Simple and yummy!
Garnish with shredded mozarella and cheddar.

When the New Year rolls around, makes us think what happened all year long, gives us a thought to make wishes and hope for a new start for a pretty new year. Every new thing leads us straight to the next set of steps in our future.

" In the New Year, may your hearts always be full of love, forgiveness, positivism and leave the door open to let your dreams in" 

 Keep hoping,
Happy New Year!!! 😊

yonca's kitchen is 9 years old! 👑

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

No, I ain't GOING shopping for the holiday season!!

One of the best feelings of holiday season is shopping for gifts and one of the best gifts we can give to our children is the experience of the joy of giving. Every year the arrival of autumn brings that feeling back.

gourmetgift baskets.com

Shopping takes time! If you are lucky to have enough time for shopping, it is actually fun.

Work time, family time , social time all demanding our attention, we are constantly juggling our day-to-day responsibilities.

Online shopping makes it easy and allows you to spend less time on your comfort chair with just a few clicks.

If you invited your family and friends for the Thansgiving, give your martini a holiday twist!  This delicious recipe sure will please your thursty crowd!

6 ounces vodka
1 ounce orange liqueur
1 ounces cranberry juice
1 tsp vermouth
1 cup ice
lime slice, or twisted lime rind for garnish

Combine vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, vermouth, ice and shake until chilled (~15-20 seconds) If you want even more cranberry flavor, try cranbery flavored vodka like I did last year and it was really good.

Pour into chilled (~15 min) martini glasses, and garnish with lime slices.

Hosting a holiday dinner can be stressful. Let's not forget, laughing is a real stress relief medicine and also a good calorie burner. So, instead of getting frusrated, stressed, just laugh and make your guests laugh for adding this extra bonus to your dinner table 😄

I'm thankful because although my life is by no means perfect, it's my life and I'm happy .

Enjoyable Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Life is delicious!

Updated post 💕

8 years ago and today (2016)
Oh my gosh! He turned into a teenager and we watch this movie together now😄

Çeşme (pronounced, Cheshme) is the westest edge of Turkey, (8 miles to Chios(Greece)/Aegean) which welcomes the most tourists with its historical and natural beauty, fun and sport activities and its delicious food! We have been here all summer long.

 One fun place to see in Izmir, Aegean/Turkey
                     thin crust pizza

                   Fresh Strawberry Sauce Recipe 

                    There is nothing better 
                           on a cold day 
                           than hot soup
                      Cauliflower Soup/ Recipe

      My mom's favorite 

                       Heart Shaped Pancakes
                       with Strawbery Jam


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