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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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is an opportunity for families to get together & enjoy each other’s company! If you aren’t going out for brunch or dinner here are a few posts that you might want to check out for inspiration to cook up something delicious ! Enjoy the day! Enjoy your mom! You mom-in-law! Enjoy your kids! Grandkids! & relish in the memories of moms no longer with us, I will be thinking of mine & enjoying  my beautiful family!

Here a few ideas for you to cook today!

Quick Cinnamon Swirl

Cheddar Cheese Puff

Spinach Broccoli Bake

Spinach Salad with Quinoa

Mom’s Yummy Chicken

Fish Tacos at Home

Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked in a Skillet

Vanilla Bundt Cake

However you spend the day, whatever you eat…hope you enjoy it!