Foody Thursday – Chocolate Valentines

Here is what me and Alissa made for our boys this Valentine’s Day  – chocolate Valentine’s

 

We baked a basic chocolate sponge – the one from the package, where you add 3 eggs, cup of water and 1/3 cup of oil
Then, we cut out hearts of various colour using cookie cuttersFor filling and decoration – basic chocolate ganache + whipped cream + sweet cherries

Chocolate Ganache
250 grams semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of whipping cream
1/3 cup of butter

Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl, microwave for 2 minutes, mix well until even, let cool, whip with a mixer for 3-4 minutes

Whipped Cream
2 cups whipping cream + 1/2 cup icing sugar – beat till steady peaks

Fill the pastries and decorate up to your liking

I was not allowed to decorate – Alissa did it all!

Enjoy!!!

Other Great Recipes:

Foody Thursday – Warm Quinoa Salad
Foody Thursday – Strawberry Cloud Cake
Cherry Cheese Dessert
Little Mermaid Cake
Mushroom and Potato Casserole
Beef Squares
Eggplant Towers
Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi
“Berry Baskets” Pastries – Корзинки (Korzynky)
Spicy Appetizer “Korean Carrots”
Oatmeal and Sour-cream Bread
Apple Charlotte
Ukrainian Doughnuts – Пампушки
“Super-Power” Cranberry Drink
“Syrnychki” – Cottage Cheese Pancakes
“Syrna Zapikanka” – Ukrainian Cheese Casserole
“Syrnyk” Ukrainian Style Cheesecake
“Little Porcupines” Pastries – Їжачки (Yizhachky)
Camping Special – Cooking at Pinery
“Rushnychok” Ukrainian Poppy Seed Roll
Apple Puffs
Chocolate Truffle Cake
Quick Pickles
Chicken Cacciatore
Vatrushka
Orange Rice
“Parrot Tail” Cake
Galushki
Happy Mushroom Salad
Chicken A La Bacon
Crepes
Traditional Easter Bread – Paska
Honey-Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Ukrainian Style Stir-Fry
Pizza Primavera
Vegetarian Borsch
Cream Puffs
Chocolate and Walnut Pastry “Alissa”
Busy Mommy’s Caramel Tartlets
Kiwi Pastry
Spinach and Potato Casserole
Creamy Cheesecake
Swimmer’s Choice Pasta Salad
Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread
Shepherd’s Pie
Glazed Shortbread Cookies
3D Guitar Cake
Honey Oatmeal Cookies
Avocado and Smoked Salmon Terrine
Meatballs
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Booblik + Bonus Challah Bread
Chili
Cake “Mikado”
Halloween “Pumpkin” Salad
Poutine
Eggplant Rolls
Beef Stroganoff
Fish Kebabs
Apple Cranberry Pie
Raspberry Truffle Cake
Amazing Potato Bake a la Salina
Sushi
Chocolate Croissant
Traditional Russian Pie
Pierogi with Sour Cherries
Banana Bread
Dolma, or Grape Leaf Rolls
“Melting Moments” Cookies
Chicken Cutlets
Potato Pancakes!
Awesome Spinach Salad
MY SIGNATURE STEAK

Foody Thursday – Warm Quinoa Salad

It is all about healthy eating now, right? Some “healthy” recipes you come across just make you want to quit healthy eating once and forever. This one is not one of those 🙂 We actually made it up with kids, then ate it, then made it again to take pictures. And kids are picky eaters….

 

2 cups of pre-cooked quinoa (we had a mixture of white and red quinoa)
1 bunch of green onion
1 can of red kidney beans (rinsed)
1 yellow bell pepper slicedDump it all at the same time into a wok or high frying pan and stir fry with some oil (we used grape) until it is warm all though.Add salt, pepper, tea spoon of soy sauce.

Bon appetite!

Other Great Recipes:

Foody Thursday – Strawberry Cloud Cake
Cherry Cheese Dessert
Little Mermaid Cake
Mushroom and Potato Casserole
Beef Squares
Eggplant Towers
Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi
“Berry Baskets” Pastries – Корзинки (Korzynky)
Spicy Appetizer “Korean Carrots”
Oatmeal and Sour-cream Bread
Apple Charlotte
Ukrainian Doughnuts – Пампушки
“Super-Power” Cranberry Drink
“Syrnychki” – Cottage Cheese Pancakes
“Syrna Zapikanka” – Ukrainian Cheese Casserole
“Syrnyk” Ukrainian Style Cheesecake
“Little Porcupines” Pastries – Їжачки (Yizhachky)
Camping Special – Cooking at Pinery
“Rushnychok” Ukrainian Poppy Seed Roll
Apple Puffs
Chocolate Truffle Cake
Quick Pickles
Chicken Cacciatore
Vatrushka
Orange Rice
“Parrot Tail” Cake
Galushki
Happy Mushroom Salad
Chicken A La Bacon
Crepes
Traditional Easter Bread – Paska
Honey-Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Ukrainian Style Stir-Fry
Pizza Primavera
Vegetarian Borsch
Cream Puffs
Chocolate and Walnut Pastry “Alissa”
Busy Mommy’s Caramel Tartlets
Kiwi Pastry
Spinach and Potato Casserole
Creamy Cheesecake
Swimmer’s Choice Pasta Salad
Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread
Shepherd’s Pie
Glazed Shortbread Cookies
3D Guitar Cake
Honey Oatmeal Cookies
Avocado and Smoked Salmon Terrine
Meatballs
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Booblik + Bonus Challah Bread
Chili
Cake “Mikado”
Halloween “Pumpkin” Salad
Poutine
Eggplant Rolls
Beef Stroganoff
Fish Kebabs
Apple Cranberry Pie
Raspberry Truffle Cake
Amazing Potato Bake a la Salina
Sushi
Chocolate Croissant
Traditional Russian Pie
Pierogi with Sour Cherries
Banana Bread
Dolma, or Grape Leaf Rolls
“Melting Moments” Cookies
Chicken Cutlets
Potato Pancakes!
Awesome Spinach Salad
MY SIGNATURE STEAK

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Foody Thursday – Beef Squares

I can bet your quests will never guess what are you serving them! Easy and fast to make, tasty and unusual – beef squares. Beef could be substituted with any other ground meat – turkey, chiken or even ground fish. As you would see on the pictures-  made by Alissa – yes, those tiny hands are not mine – so, you have no excuse for not trying them!

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