Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stuffed Cubanelle Pepper With Groundmeat

do you feel like cooking today?

When I was a little girl, used to love the way it smelled when my mom was cooking
this dish.
Today, my son says "smells good mommy" when I'm cooking it ;)

5 cubanelle peppers
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil, salt
4 tbsp tomato puree (or more)

for filling;
1/2 pound ground beef
1/3 cup rice
1 big onion (chopped)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tomatoes(crushed)
salt, pepper, dry oregano,
chopped parsley

Cut off the tops of the peppers. Clean out the seeds inside the peppers. Mix all the filling ingredients. Stuff the peppers with a spoon. Place the peppers at the bottom of the pot.
Fill the pot half way with water. Add tomato puree, salt and oil. Cook untill rice is soft.
Today; Stuffed cubanelle pepper, pasta and tomato-cucumber salad!
Hope you like it.
Have a great sunday!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Unfortunately my hubby is working today. My son and I waiting him to come home.
Aria is so excited, he can't even wait to give him a big hug. He chose a poem and wrote it down.
Keeps asking 'when is dad going to be home mom?' again and again.
Almost home!

Today's desert idea,
Mocha Punch!

1/3 cup chocolate syrup
1 cup strong coffee
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
1 tspn vanilla
Rich&Creamy Fudge Swirl Ice Cream
Blend together, coffee,syrup,milk,sugar, flavoring.
Chill until ready to serve.
Then, scoop ice-cream into bowl and pour mocha mixture over it.
Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My First Award!

Yay! I received Love ya / Friend Award from two thoughtful friend . I'd like to thank to Dawn at Two Pretty Little Skirts
and ahappyhippy mom at ahappyhippy mom for thinking of me. I feel happy and lucky this week ;)

This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

7 Things about me;
love sunny days!
love my friends and having company.
beleive in eating healthy is the first key to live healthy.
love cooking, trying new recipes and having fun in the kitchen.
like sharing, otherwise whatever I have, doesn't mean anything to me
love my son and my hubby too much!

and I miss my one an only dog 'Carmen' a lot! (Passed away Agust, 2008)

Now I pass the " Love Ya" Award on to the following friends;

Sarasophia at tout-est-des-roses
Discovery Women at Celebrate Women
Jen at Mommy's Online Garage Sale
Mommyof2girlz at A Pocket Full Of Buttons
Xelavee at 5 Vinez Monkeys
Kimberly at Mission Mommy
Veronica Lee at OF MICE AND RAMEN
Rhonda at Days of Whine and Noses

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Eggplant Puree (Patlıcan Ezmesi)

This is an 
updated post. One of my eggplant recipes my mom used to love. Today is the first anniversary of her death.
I made this appetizer again in winter this time and made some addings for better taste.
'I don't know what happend to me this week. This is the second time I cooked eggplant in a week :D

3 eggplants (Italian)
2 tomatoes
3 garlic gloves (smashed)
1/2 cup olive oil
3-4 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 lemon, salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp red crushed pepper
red crushed pepper is known as 'pul biber' here in Turkey and very popular.
3/4 cup walnuts(crushed)
tomato slices, parsley for garnish

After wash the eggplants dry and split lenghtwise in helves. Roast them about 40 minutes or until the back of the eggplant looks collapsed.(400 degrees) Let them cool. Peel the skin off. Toast them with the juice of a lemon and salt. Set aside.

Meanwhile, combine olive oil, (eggplant lovers know that eggplants are heavy drinkers of  oil :D) garlic, vinegar, spices, walnut (keep some aside for garnish) and some more salt together.

Process eggplants until smooth and add the mixture. Place it in a serving plate.

Garnish with tomato slices, parsley (optional) and sprinkle with the rest of the walnuts.'

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mom's Cheesy Bread

I've been making this since high school. Whoever tasted before, loved it. You can prepare this for breakfast, snack whenever you feel like eating something cheesy. This easy recipe to please the kids alike ; ) Also sometimes I add any chopped veggie. Broccolli, spinach, parsley..

for 5 bread slices

1 egg(beaten)
1 tbsp ricotta
1 tbsp cheddar
5 tbsp mozarella
1 tbsp I can not
beleive it's not
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley,
broccolli or spinach,
minced garlic (optional)

Combine all the inredients in a small bowl. Cover the bread slices with this mixture. Preheat the broil and put the cheesy bread under broiler. You can see photo below just before cooking. About 4-5 minutes till bread turns golden brown.
Serve hot.

When my son Aria walked in from the school today, he said 'cheesy bread yum yum yummm!'

He wasn't the only one who was happy today.

My hubby ate them all untill I grabbed the camera so I made again ;- D


Check the bread often so it doesn't burn. If you 're making for 2-3 or more prepare the ingredients double, triple..


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