Mystery Blog Award



Hello everyone!!

Last Week  I was nominated for the mystery blogger award by Bernadine ! I’m really happy because I just started to working on my blog and being nominated is indeed a great honor.  Thanks so much to Bernadine  for nominating me for this award. Please check out her link:

Here are the rules!

  • Display award on blog  ✅
  • List rules ✅
  • Mention creator of the award & provide link  ✅
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link ✅
  • Say three things about yourself ✅
  • Answer five questions from your nominee ✅
  • Write five questions for your nominees to answer ✅
  • Nominate from ten to 20 other bloggers ✅
  • Notify nominees by commenting on their blog (still doing that!)
  • Share your best post ✅


Bernadine, informed me,

of this Award was created by Okoto Enigma to give unseen bloggers a chance to show yourself to the world. Thanks Okoto!!! I love your blog and congratulations on beating your record again.


Three Things about Me

  • I’m always in search for the next best recipe.
  • I love cooking, baking, gardening and handicrafts..
  • My goal for this year is to read 100 books, 2 down 98 to go.

Questions from Bernadine and my answers:

  • Whats your current favorite T.V. show? >>>>>Castel
  • What is your ultimate guilty pleasure?>>>>>>>Red Wine
  • Do you have a bad habit?>>>>>>>Red Wine
  • Do you have a good habit?>>>>>I managed to get up every day, this year -1 to do my morning workout I think it qualifies as a good habit now
  • If you could meet one celebrity or person you admire who would it be? Why?>>>>Michelle Obama, why her intellect and patience.


5 Questions for my Nominees

  • What prompted you to start blogging?
  • What is at the top of your Bucket List?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What is your favorite book and why?
  • What are your goals for 2017?


I nominate:


Kimberly Harding:

Morgan Hayley:



Gail Dorna:






My Best Post

Maybe not my best post but my best recipe, for now.



Breakfast Quiche


1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butte
3 to 5 tablespoons ice water

12 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded pepper jack or Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
4 large eggs
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine flour and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 tablespoons ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour

Preheat oven to 450°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 5 minutes; remove foil. Bake 5 minutes longer; remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 375°.

Sprinkle bacon, cheeses and onion over crust. Beat remaining ingredients until blended; pour over top. Bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6

Chocolate Squares (Studentenschnitten)

Studentenschnitten perfect for the next class reunion

A little Swiss, a little Canadian

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!!

It can be very tricky to translate a German word/sentence, because if you do translate word by word it often does not make any sense. This cake is called Studentenschnitten, which means student slice. This does not sound so great, therefore I will call it simply, Chocolate Squares. You can buy it ready made in Switzerland, and that is what my Mother and everyone else I know used to do-we never made it ourselves…

This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover Christmas cookies and chocolate. I used a simple recipe from a Swiss chef, Annemarie Wildeisen. The base crust, which is similar to a pie crust, is from my Tiptopf cookbook. (She is using a store bought dough)

Chocolate Squares

Base crust (Pie crust):

  • 150g flour
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 90g butter, cold
  • 2tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg

-Mix together flour…

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Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter M

I will have to try these of the Oscar Party


What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Mexican Spiced Brownies! Olé! If you’re as crazy about adding a “kick” to your palate, look no further. (And if you’re not, the recipe can be modified.) The wild ride adrenaline rush you get from chili peppers can be addictive. I like the fact that your immune system can get a boost. The color of red chili peppers signals its high content of beta-carotene or pro-vitamin A. Combine the chili with dark chocolate and there you have it…..permission to eat brownies!

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or a smidgen of cayenne pepper)

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Preheat oven to 350°. Melt the butter and add to the sugar. Stir until blended. Add the eggs, vanilla, red pepper flakes…

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Pasta Primavera

Next on my list to try out.

The Jam Jar

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Primavera means ‘spring’ in Italian. Although, that’s about as Italian as this dish gets. Apparently, Pasta Primavera actually originates from 1970’s New York, and is a greater part of American cuisine than it is of Italian. This is my take on the fresh, spring, green vegetable dish. In this recipe I use pesto, peas and spinach.. but if you really want to elevate the dish top the pasta with a few sprigs of asparagus. This is the perfect quick pasta dish, ideal for days when you want something homemade and delicious but without all the fuss!

  • Pasta of your choice (I personally like linguini for this dish)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • Peas
  • Pine nuts (optional)
  • Asparagus (optional)
  1. In a saucepan cook the pasta (to al dente) as per instructions
  2. Heat a glug of olive oil…

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