Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Minced Meat Pie

Again, a big thank you to Marie Larsson who taught me how to make the best minced meat pie. It’s been over a year since I started making them every now and then, and I always added something new, something “special”. This time I made this pie of beef minced meat, onions, zucchini, feta cheese, cheddar cheese , rosemary and other ingredients that you will find in my comments. It has nothing to do with healthy food, but if it’s only once in a while it doesn’t hurt. Enjoy!

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Italian classic! Spaghetti Alla Carbonara is one of the most famous Italian dishes. It’s actually very easy to make and the combination of bacon and cream will satisfy your taste buds. One evening I decided to make nice dinner and as usually I didn’t have everything I needed, so I improvised. I used ordinary bacon and the result was delish. I’m sure that using pancetta would be much tastier, but it worked for me and my guests. Don’t forget that using good cheese will make a huge difference.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

When I once worked in a Café I ordered a similar cake from our supplier, excited to taste something new and see how customers would react. The cake was absolutely amazing, but none of our customers ordered it, they were not happy about the idea of putting vegetable in a sweet cake. Well, after a few attempts I decided not to mention zucchini and… yes, they ordered that beautiful chocolate cake, asking what made it so special.
I found this recipe on the internet and added a few other ingredients I thought would work. It’s gorgeous, so you who are scared to add vegetable in your chocolate cake, don’t be, TRY IT! You won’t regret. You will find the recipe in my comments.