Dasha’s Cottage Cheese Pie

An old family recipe for a cottage cheese ‘pie’ baked in a square pan…so not really a ‘pie’ but not a square either! This recipe has a cake like bottom, cottage cheese filling & cake like top… slightly sweet but not too much sugar…baked to a golden brown. But it isn’t really a cake either! You will just have to make it & decide what to call it yourself!!

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Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

I love making ‘breakfast/brunch’ on the weekends. Whether it is eggs, french toast, waffles, the delicious list of breakfast foods goes on & on. I saw this recipe on bon appetit & had to make them. A soft, light in texture pancake studded with blueberries & topped with a delicious blueberry-lemon compote. Honestly, you must try these!

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Energy Balls #4 Peanut, Oats, Dates & Chocolate

I think this might be the last energy ball recipe I try! This is the 4th on I have made to see which one I like best!  I prefer the first one that I made… All of these little balls are a great snack, if someone wants something sweet without any added sugar. Check out this recipe for energy balls #4 & let me know which recipe you prefer…if you haven’t tried any of the others I will include a link to them all below.

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Dasha’s Cottage Cheese Pie

An old family recipe for a cottage cheese ‘pie’ baked in a square pan…so not really a ‘pie’ but not a square either! This recipe has a cake like bottom, cottage cheese filling & cake like top… slightly sweet but not too much sugar…baked to a golden brown. But it isn’t really a cake either! You will just have to make it & decide what to call it yourself!!

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Cheese & Crumb Cake by Carine Goren

My son bought me a new cook book .. Traditional Jewish Baking by Carine Goren. The pictures are so beautiful that they make me want to make everything in this book..& I might just do that!


The first thing I decided to make is a called Cheese and Crumb Cake to Die For. The picture in the cookbook is nicer then anyone I could get from my cake, but you should know that it is very good. The filling is no-bake, the crust gets baked but not for very long. The filling calls for a box of vanilla pudding mix which thickens this up without eggs. The problem was eating only one piece at a time! I served this dessert  with a mix of blueberries & strawberries that I heated up & used some cornstarch to thicken & a touch of sugar too. I did not put much sugar in the fruit since I like the tartness of the fruit alongside the sweet cake.
Here is a link to the cookbook on Amazon 

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