Fruit Squares with Cream Cheese Filling

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures

Let me tell you this.

This cake is amazing!

There it is.

I needed to get this off my chest.

Ugh, I feel so much better now.

 

I love this cake because it is fresh, delicious, it has different textures in it, it is satisfying and surprising, there are berries, there is cream cheese… and this is how you can make it…

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 

fruit squares with cream cheese filling recipe with step by step pictures, preheat the oven to 350 F - 175 C, separate the eggs - the yolks into on large bowl, the whites into another large bowl

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

 

2. Then separate the eggs – the yolks into one large bowl, the whites into another large bowl.

Tangerine Bundt Cake

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures

I love bundt cakes.

It seems that I tend to celebrate the arrival of each season with them.

Somehow, it always works.

 

To welcome this year’s spring and Easter, I decided to go for a wonderful, fresh and invigorating citrus flavor.

And here it is.

 

In fact, the big clever books of baking would call this cake a chiffon cake.

Chiffon cakes are light and moist cakes that use vegetable oil instead of butter. That is the main reason why these cakes do not tend to harden or dry out as traditional butter cakes might.

That is positive, I think.

 

Frankly, this cake tastes just lovely.

Plus, there’s this delicious citrus glaze that increases the whole fresh experience immensely.

Here’s how you can make it too…

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

These are the ingredients that will come in handy.

 

tangerine bundt cake recipe with step by step pictures, preheat the oven to 325 F - 165 C, wash one tangerine under running water thoroughly, pat it dry with a kitchen towel, grate one tablespoon plus one teaspoon peel for cake and for glaze respectively

1. First, preheat the oven to 325 °F  (165 °C).

 

2. Wash one tangerine under running water thoroughly.

Pat it dry with a kitchen towel.

Then grate one tablespoon plus one teaspoon peel. We are going to need one tablespoon for the cake and the remaining teaspoon for the glaze.

Chicken Stroganoff

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial

Chicken Stroganoff is a lovely variation of the well-known and famous Beef Stroganoff.

 

Beef or chicken, frankly, this dish is amazing.

Just imagine – tender chunks of meat covered with flavorful creamy sauce served over hot noodles.

 

And I haven’t told you everything yet.

Ladies and gentlemen… there’s bacon!

See?

You just have to make this…

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, ingredients

This is what you need.

Plus noodles.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, chop the leek, you can use onion instead

1. First, chop the leek.

You can also use onion instead.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, cut the skinless and boneless chicken breast into strips or cubes

2. Cut the skinless and boneless chicken breast into strips or cubes, whatever you prefer.

 

I parted that chicken myself.

Early in the morning.

There’s nothing like parting a chicken while drinking coffee early in the morning.

There’s certain magic to it.

Horror magic.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, in a large non-stick skillet or pan, fry the slices of bacon over medium heat until crisp

3. In a large non-stick skillet or pan, fry the slices of bacon over medium heat…

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, in a large non-stick skillet or pan, fry the slices of bacon over medium heat until crisp, remove the bacon from the pan and cut it into small chunks, or crumble it

… until crisp.

 

4. Remove the bacon from the pan and cut it into small chunks (or crumble it).

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, add the leek to the drippings in the pan

5. Add the leek to the drippings in the pan.

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, then add the chicken cubes or strips

6. Then add the chicken cubes/strips.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, saute together for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently

7. Sauté together for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, spices - ground black pepper, red paprika, pressed or minced garlic cloves, and salt

8. Now we need our spices: ground black pepper, red paprika, pressed or minced garlic cloves, and salt.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, throw all the spices into the chicken-leek mixture, add the bouillon and bacon, bring the mixture to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and let simmer for about 10 minutes

9. Throw all the spices into the chicken-leek mixture. Add the bouillon and bacon.

 

10. Bring the mixture to a boil. Then cover, reduce heat, and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

 

You may want to transfer the whole mixture into a smaller pot if you don’t have a lid that large.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, in the meantime, you can cook the noodles, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream and the flour and stir until smooth

11. In the meantime, you can cook the noodles.

 

12. Also, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream and the flour and stir until smooth.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, add the sour cream mixture to the pan or pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, your sauce will become thicker and creamier

13. Add the sour cream mixture to the pan/pot. Bring to a boil.

 

14. Then reduce heat and let simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Your sauce will become thicker and creamier.

 

chicken Stroganoff recipe with step by step picture tutorial, serve the chicken Stroganoff over hot noodles

Serve your Chicken Stroganoff over hot noodles.

 

Enjoy, dear friends.

 

(This recipe makes 2 portions.)

 

Detox Smoothie

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial

Yep, that’s a healthy green smoothie?

I realize things like these are rather scarce over here, at this little place of mine.

But before you start wondering whether I’ve overcome a head injury recently, let me explain what’s going on…

 

I made this smoothie yesterday. That allowed me to tick off my first New Year’s resolution – to bring a little more health into my life.

Then I did three (3) sit-ups.

I was feeling amazing.

A new person was born.

 

Today I made a batch of cookies and had two glasses of wine.

So everything is back to normal.

The new person has grown up rather quickly, it seems.

 

Still I wonder what made me feel better, the alkalizing smoothie or the lovely wine.

Need to think it all through.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial, ingredients

Here’s what you need to prepare this healthy beverage.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial, pour the juice into the blender

1. Pour the juice into the blender.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial,add the lemon juice

2. Add the lemon juice.

Minus the seeds.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial, grab a handful of fresh spinach leaves, they have rather mild flavor so they won't affect the final taste of your drink substantially

3. Grab a handful of fresh spinach leaves.

They have rather mild flavor so they won’t affect the final taste of your drink substantially.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial, throw them into the blender

4. And throw them into the blender.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial, peel the fresh ginger and grate it finely

5. Peel the fresh ginger and grate it finely.

 

Fresh ginger is beyond healthy but very flavorful.

A little goes a long way.

We need just about 1/4 teaspoon.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial, blend

6. And into the blender it goes as well.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial, blend till liquefied and green

7. Blend till liquefied and green.

 

detox smoothie recipe with step by step picture tutorial, this super detox smoothie is great for alkalizing your system, it is refreshing and packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes

This super detox smoothie is great for alkalizing your system. It is refreshing and packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes.

And when you drink it, you’ll feel like a new person.

Enjoy, dear friends.

 

(This recipe was loosely adapted from pattycake.ca.)