Chocolate Strawberry Cake.


Hello everybody.

I can proudly say that this cake is almost perfect as the original photo, unfortunately it’s not always the case when you try a new recipe,results can be awful sometimes.

Cake is simple basic chocolate cake baked in three pans while frosting is somehow new or kind of my own creation of a not too sweet or heavy frosting

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I mixed :
* 2 packs whipped cream ( Dream Whip)
* 4 Kiri pieces.
* 1/2 cup fresh cream.
* 1 tablespoon butter.
* 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries.
* 1/4 cup strawberry sauce.


Taste and texture are perfect, topped cake with ganache and fresh strawberries.





Thyme Tomatoes and Green Onions Pastries.

Hello everybody.

Mom and my lovely niece visited me this morning, great timing cause I was about to begin making some pastries so a helping hand was a blessing.

I made three kinds of fillings, cheese,green fresh thyme with onions,tomatoes,sun dried tomatoes and olive oil plus some stripped green onions that I always make like swirls . really yummy and great with labaneh dip .

While we were working my niece made a small strawberry cake and decorated it, it came out a beautiful all over pinkish lively cake,her favorite color of course.


Well, hope all is ready for the snow coming tomorrow,I went grocery shopping today and people were crazy buying piles of stuff, hope we won’t be stuck for a long time like last year, fingers crossed !!!!!



20150105_140041  Noudy’d Cake.

20150105_172512  cheese and green onions pastries.

20150105_172449   thyme tomato pastries.

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DSC_0213  ready fillings.

DSC_0219  green onions swirls.

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Happy New Year :)

Hello everybody.

Waited till now to write my post so as not to ruin the surprise,  I baked  a beautiful birthday cake for my lovely cousin  requested by her sweet sister-in-law,I also made an Apple Pecan Pie as a gift from me. Happy Birthday dear doc and Happy New Year to you and all your family, love you all.

As for our new year’s eve, we had a small special candle lit dinner at home , very early so as not to eat heavy late at night then ended it with our usual coffee with chocolates, typical family celebration, we’ll watch T.V for the rest of the night.

Dinner was steaks with sauteed veggies, cheese pastries, mixed green salad with lentils pomegranate and feta cheese  and a new dish which was extremely delicious “Italian Mushroom Risotto” got these dried mushrooms from my cousin living in Rome, soaked them in water then sauteed them with onions and butter then cooked the rice with mushroom soaking water, really yummy yummy.


Ingredients and method of Apple Pecan Pie:

* pie crust.( same as apple pie)

* filling:

* 3 big peeled chopped apples.

* 3/4 cup chopped pecans.

* 1/2 cup sugar ( brown or regular)

* 1 tablespoon starch.

* 1 tablespoon cinnamon.

* 1 tablespoon butter.


For the crumble:

* 1/2 cup finely chopped pecan.

* 2 tablespoons butter.

* 3/4 cup flour.

* 1/2 cup sugar.


* spread pie crust in special pie pan.

* mix filling ingredients together and add on crust.

* mix crumble ingredients in food processor till crumbly .

* add on top of pie filling.

* bake in a medium heated oven till golden from sides. (30-40 minutes)


Enjoy your night everybody and wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR <3 <3 <3

20141231_114632   20141231_114233   always a delight !!

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DSC_0140  lovely family candle lit dinner .

DSC_0147  20141231_193917  cheese pastries and lentil pomegranate salad.

By the way Italians believe that eating pomegranate and lentils at new year’s eve is a good omen,the more you can eat the more money you get, so we’ll see what will happen next year !

DSC_0137 20141231_194015  Mushroom Risotto.

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20141231_201739~2  Great end to a nice dinner <3




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