Kay’s Creamy Mango Tarts

Kay's Creamy Mango Tarts

Kay’s Creamy Mango Tarts
In this quick and simple tart recipe, pre-baked mini graham cracker crusts are filled with a sweet mascarpone, cream cheese, and diced mango mixture.

Beat cream cheese mascarpone cheese and sugar together until creamy.

Blend in heavy cream to make a thick custard consistency.

Fold in drained mangoes.

Divide mixture between prepared crusts.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

July 16, 2023

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Fermented Kosher-Style Dill Pickles

Fermented Kosher-Style Dill Pickles

Fermented Kosher-Style Dill Pickles
With this recipe for fermented dill pickles, you can make homemade pickles the traditional way while utilizing the probiotic properties of advantageous lactobacilli cultures.

Pour 1/2 gallon water into a large container or pot.

Cover loosely and allow to sit for 24 hours to allow dissolved chlorine to escape.

Crisp cucumbers by storing in the refrigerator or soaking in very cold water for 1 hour.

Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan.

Add salt and stir to combine.

Set aside to cool.

Wash cucumbers in cold water and remove any blossoms clinging to them.

Quarter large cucumbers lengthwise; cut medium cucumbers in half lengthwise; leave gherkin-sized cucumbers whole.

Peel and gently crush garlic cloves but don’t splinter them into fragments.

July 15, 2023

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Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets

Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets

Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets
Fill prepared mini tart shells with Brie cheese, pear, and thyme for a great sweet and savory party appetizer your guests will love.

Set oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).

Use parchment paper to line a jelly roll pan.

Place the tart shells in a row on the prepared pan.

Each shell should have a piece of Brie cheese inside.

Each shell should contain some diced pears, a few thyme leaves, and honey.

Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tarts are golden.

July 14, 2023

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Greek Pizza

Greek Pizza

Greek Pizza
Feta, tomatoes, and spinach are featured on a flavorful, light pizza.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

If using a pizza stone place in oven to preheat.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet; cook and stir onion and garlic until tender about 5 minutes.

Add spinach and continue to cook and stir until all liquid has evaporated 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove from heat and season with basil lemon juice oregano and pepper.

Allow mixture to cool slightly.

Unroll pizza dough on preheated pizza stone or a large baking sheet and brush with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Spread spinach mixture over dough leaving a small border at the edge of the pizza crust.

Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese.

July 13, 2023

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Hychin is a traditional filled flatbread of the Balkar people, from the Caucasus mountains in Russia. Traditionally hychin is served with garlic and dill sauce on the side.

Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender about 20 minutes.


Combine flour buttermilk water and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl.

Whisk with a fork; when the dough thickens start kneading by hand.

Knead for at least 10 minutes applying all of your strength so you will have to put less effort into rolling.

Cover dough and let rest at least 30 minutes.

Peel and mash the boiled potatoes in a bowl.

Add mozzarella cheese and combine well.

Add salt to taste if the mixture is too bland.

Divide filling into 12 balls; place on a plate or baking sheet and cover.

July 12, 2023

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One-Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta

One-Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta

One-Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta
In this one-pot pasta dish, tender chunks of chicken and smoky pieces of sausage are cooked in a rich and delicious homemade Cajun-flavored Alfredo sauce.

Use salt and pepper to season the chicken.

In a sizable covered cooking pot, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat.

For 5 to 7 minutes, brown the chicken in the hot oil.

Add sausage to the pot and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Add the garlic and stir; cook for two minutes.

Pasta, heavy cream, and Cajun seasoning should all be added.

Over medium-high heat, combine and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Cook the pasta for 15 to 20 minutes with the heat on low, covered.

After turning off the heat, stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Stir in the parsley, then, if you like, top with more Cajun seasoning.

July 11, 2023

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Bob’s Three Bean Salad

Bob's Three Bean Salad

Bob’s Three Bean Salad
This simple three bean salad combines kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and green beans with a flavorful vinaigrette dressing. It is perfect for picnics and potlucks.

In a big bowl, mix together red kidney beans, green beans, and garbanzo beans.

Stir in the rice wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, onion, garlic, sugar, and Italian seasoning before adding.

Use salt to season.

Before serving, let salad sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

July 10, 2023

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Spicy Cold Soba Noodles

Spicy Cold Soba Noodles

Spicy Cold Soba Noodles
Cold soba noodles are simple to prepare and taste great when served as a side dish. However, when you add a protein, the dish becomes a full meal.

Using a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring soy sauce to a boil.

Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, then lower the heat to medium-low.

Add molasses to the soy sauce after removing it from the heat.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine sesame oil, tahini, balsamic vinegar, and chilli oil.

Stir in the soy sauce mixture gradually.

Add half of the scallions and stir.

Large pot of lightly salted water should be brought to a boil.

Add the soba noodles, and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are soft to the bite but still firm.

Drain right away, then thoroughly rinse with cold water.

Combine the sauce and noodles.

Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill, then top with the remaining scallions and sesame seeds.

July 9, 2023

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Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger Casserole
Macaroni, beef, veggies, and seasonings get layered with cheese in this easy, comforting cheeseburger casserole recipe.

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Cooking spray should be used liberally to grease a 2-quart baking dish.

Large saucepan heated to a medium-high temperature.

Cook and stir the beef and onions in the hot pan for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the beef is browned and crumbly and the onions are translucent.

Remove the fat.

To make 2 1/2 cups of liquid, add water if necessary after draining the liquid from the canned tomatoes into a 4-cup liquid measure.

Add tomato juice, macaroni, bell pepper, garlic, and soy sauce.

chili flakes Add pepper and Italian seasoning to the beef mixture and bring to a boil.

July 8, 2023

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Simple Creamy Lemon Chicken Sauce

Simple Creamy Lemon Chicken Sauce

Simple Creamy Lemon Chicken Sauce
This simple sauce is made of cream of chicken soup mixed with lemon juice, garlic, and spices. It tastes great on rice, pasta, chicken, or veggies.

In a pan, combine the chicken soup, water, lemon juice, butter, and garlic powder.

Set the pan over medium heat.

approximately 5 minutes to heat up.

July 7, 2023

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