Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

 ~ My Oreo ice cream cake is so decadent and rich, thanks to double layers of buttery soft cookie crust and creamy sweet ice cream. Pure goodness! ~ Summer hot weather doesn’t always encourage me to turn on the oven and bake. But I crank up the AC and do it anyway. I love baking! My […]

Smoked Salmon Cottage Cheese Bites

Smoked Salmon Cottage Cheese Bites

~ These smoked salmon cottage cheese bites are light and easy. Perfect start to any meal! ~ Smoked salmon is a fantastic snack, a star of many amazing appetizers and brunches. I love it over cream cheese on a bagel, or paired with thin crepes, or in a quiche. The possibilities are endless. Did you […]

Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri

Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri

~ Watermelon, lime, rum and a little bit of sugar make absolutely refreshing summer drink. Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri is simple, delicious and relaxing! ~ I’m writing this post from the airport while waiting for my last flight home. It’s been very long and bumpy 40+ hour trip so far. While I was excited about my […]

Easy Fruit Crisp

Easy Fruit Crisp

~ Deliciously warm juicy fruit crisp that is perfect for summer weekend! ~ I’m now wrapping up my month-long vacation in Mongolia. I’ll be home bound on Wednesday. Can’t wait to see my hubby. He has been mostly eating frozen fruits for dinner, and I think he is tired of it now. Fruits are not boring […]

Fried Pork Strips

Fried Pork Strips

~ Try these fried pork strips next time when the craving for easy, crispy fried food hits. They will definitely hit the spot! ~ Ever find yourself craving crispy fried chicken or pork, or anything deep-fried, battered? I especially crave these “bad food” when I decide to lose weight, or start eating healthy. Unfortunately, I […]

No-Bake Chocolate Salami Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Salami Cookies

~ There is no salami involved here. These are buttery, crumbly no-bake chocolate cookies, Russian-style! ~ Have you heard of chocolate salami cookies? If not, don’t be turned off by its name. It’s buttery chocolate cookies with delicious crumbles. Ask any Russian and they will tell you how much they love these cookies! My favorite […]