Steamed Garlicky Parsley Potatoes

I haven’t posted on here in so long I seriously feel like a stranger on my own blog.  Although, I cook almost every day, I’ve just been really uninspired to carve the time out to post any recipes.  It started when I got real busy and would put off posting “until tomorrow”.  Tomorrow turned into…

Simple Banana Bread

I’ve been gone a while and guess where I was? China. Yup…the far east, home of about 1.3billion people! Then after getting back, I got sick as a dog and I’m just now getting back into my groove.  I’m trying to compile all my photos from the trip then I’ll do a separate posting on…

Bagels

I’m sorry for not posting sooner but I caught a case of food poisoning  by way of mushrooms.  Don’t ask! By the time I recovered, I had so much stuff to do in and out of the house and couldn’t find the time to post…until now.  One sure fire way to tell that I’m feeling…

Cinnamon Rolls

I have quite the sweet tooth and although dark chocolate normally does the trick, I’ve been craving another type of sweet.  You know the kind that will manifest itself at your dentist visit?  The one that’s so decadently evil that you hide when devouring?  The one that elicits alien-like guttural sounds of pleasure?   Yup, that’s the one…and that…

Mandazi, Mahamri…fried dough

As much as I love my oatmeal or granola in the morning, there are times when all I want is a mandazi to go with my coffee.  Mandazi is basically fried dough and who can resist fried dough? Especially if that fried dough has sugar! Americans have their donuts and East Africans have their Mandazi….

Tomato & Sausage Bake

I was watching “Jamie At Home” the other day and he was showcasing three recipes using different types of tomatoes.  I love the show because the recipes are easy and more importantly, he uses fresh ingredients picked fresh from his garden!  His particular dish uses sweet cherry tomatoes and Italian Pork Sausages but if you…

Yeast Donuts (Doughnut!)

I’ve been busy these last couple of days and I was too tired to post anything of significance.  My kitchen was a war zone for three days straight, I got a new oven (yay!), got high on fumes from said oven and somewhere in between that, my younger brother became a first-time dad! Oh yeah…

Yeast Bread

I just adore the smell of freshly baked bread! Its the kind of smell that actually roots you to the spot and has you closing your eyess! When I was in college, I used to bake a sun-dried bread but to be honest I haven’t done much bread baking until about a month ago.  I’ve…

Pumpkin Muffins

What to do when you have a huge pumpkin staring at you in the market? Buy it then think of all the recipes that you can make to justify the purchase!  When I was living in the US, I don’t ever remember buying a pumpkin from the market because guess what?  We always had Libby’s…

Sweet Crepes

  Crepes are one of those perfect foods that could be dressed up or dressed down to suit your mood and time of day.   I love sweet crepes for breakfast, lunch or dinner but once in a while, I need a savory filling such as sauteed mushrooms.  This is one of those foods that…