Sour cream mini cheesecakes

Crust: 1 1/2 cups speculoos cookies, crushed 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup unsalted butter , melted Filling: 4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 large eggs 3 tbsp cornflour Crush cookies using a blender and mix in the cinnamon and butter.…

Shiitake & Brie Risotto

This dish is as comforting as a hot cocoa on the couch while it is snowing outside. I just ate a big plate of this and I’m too relaxed to come up with an interesting anecdote so here’s the recipe. Ingredients 2 cups risotto rice Vegetable stock 3 handfuls sliced shiitake mushrooms 125 g brie…

Cinnamon pull apart bread

Everybody loves cinnamon rolls, and so do I. But the only thing I don’t like about it is that its too decadent for breakfast. So here is a lighter version that you can eat guilt-free for breakfast. It’s great if you’re perpetually late like me, and need something that you can grab as you’re running…

Very Banana-y Cake

Super moist. Eat hot from the oven. If you have leftovers, microwave a slice for 10 seconds before eating to get a moist, tender texture. Ingredients 3.5 bananas (I know it might seem like this recipe is very fussy to require 3.5 bananas but really, it’s only because I was hungry and ate half a…

Marble Cake

If my father enters a grocery store, its usually for one reason only. A Sara Lee marble cake. In my opinion, it isn’t hard at all to do what Sara Lee does. This recipe is super easy and comes out super moist even after a few days. Ingredients 1.5 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder…

Stuffed Peppers

So the old balls and chain and I were in Athens for an overnight stopover. We had booked a room at a beautiful country house close the airport with the intention of getting a 8 hour look-see of Athens city. However that went down the drain when we arrived to a pelting thunderstorm. It had…

Guinness Beef Stew

Beef stews. Every culture has its own version. the French has bourguinon, the Japanese have nikujaga and the Irish have this hearty dish made more scrumptious with the addition of stout. Ingredients 330ml Guinness stout 600g beef chuck 3 large carrots, cubed 3 lage stalks celery, cubed 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced…