Friday, December 30, 2011

Blog B'Day and party snacks

My blog is one year old :) I can't believe it's been a year since I started.

Seems like it was yesterday. :)

Last year I made noodles salad for the New Year's Party.

This time I've made pizza rolls, Caprese salad, cheese sticks and ham rolls.

I've tried to take pictures of everything but, you know, I was rushing through preparations a bit.

 Pizza rolls are just pizza but rolled into a log and cut like cinnamon rolls.
I made pizza rolls for supper a couple of weeks ago - they're pretty easy to make and I think they would freeze really well. 

Caprese salad - mozzarella and tomatoes, but no basil. Instead I mix a bit of olive oil with pesto and pour over salad.

Cheese sticks - out of this recipe or just use store-bought puff pastry, brush it with egg wash and cover with grated cheese.
You can twist the strips of pastry with cheese before baking to make them look nice and swirly :)

Ham rolls - some ham (big slices), cream cheese, chives, black pepper, sweet paprika, pickles (optional).
This is an appetizer that comes together really quick. You could add some chopped olives or finelly chopped bell peppers.

I'll post separate recipes for these snack after the weekend.

 Have an amazing party today 
a very lucky, healthy, sweet and delicious New Year 2012!

©2010-2011, copyright Guilty Pleasures

Friday Favs - hot chocolate

 Last but one day of the year :) I'm drinking hot chocolate while completing New Year's Eve party menu.

This time, I'm doing only half of the cooking as we are invited to a party, but still... I'm not going 
empty-handed, am I? :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tuna and feta dip (or spread)

A quick post about a dip I made about a week ago.

I was in the mood for tuna but run out off cheese. I had half a packet of feta ...
How bad could they taste together, I thought.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Broccoli and feta dip (salad)

 Vegetable options this winter are pretty slim. I don't like to buy imported veggies. Thus, I'm stuck with frozen veg or nothing at all.

One of my absolute favourite frozen veggies is broccoli. I could eat it everyday, seriously.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Easy nutella fudge

I thought I'll be too busy to post anything today, but here you go :)

It's Christmas Eve today in Poland. You could ask what's the big deal, it's Christmas Eve everywhere.

  I think that we prepare and celebrate Christmas Eve so much more than the rest of Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2011

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! 

Hope you have fabulous time with your families and friends.

May the food you eat be delicious and non-fattening :)

I'll be posting some of my mums cakes after the holidays and some of my party snack ideas for New Year's Eve, so stay tuned :)
Have a nice weekend everyone and don't eat too much :) (just kidding)

©2010-2011, copyright Guilty Pleasures

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chocolate orange peel

Remember the candied orange peel I made?
Well, it dried all right.

It's delicious on it's own, but... chocolate makes everything better, doesn't it?

So, I dunked my orange peel in chocolate and made it heavenly :)

It's pretty easy to do.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Favs - Xmas presents

I wish I could say I already found all of my presents. 

Alas, I'm still looking for inspiration.

I have made some of the things I want to gift. I crocheted and knitted (the knitted part looks bad) all December. I really hope my family and friends will like what I got them. 

this is a scarf I made for one of my best friends  - it's a crocheted fan scarf out of this pattern which I modified a bit :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Candied orange peel

I got candy crazy before Xmas :)

There are sooo many amazing and, no doubt, delicious candy and sweet recipes.

My thought go to candied orange peel because I looove oranges and hate wasting food.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Orange muffins 2.0

I made orange muffins some time ago and they would be a complete disaster if I didn't trust my intuition enough to introduce some changes.

I found another one recently and decided to give it a try. I am a bit distrustful of oranges and grapefruit in baked goods. However, I'm also a sucker for their taste so here we go...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Garlic sauce

 I feel that garlic sauce deserves a post on its own. I love it!

I can't think of any other dish I make quite so often.

I can't  imagine a party without the sauce to dip crisps in. There's no Greek salad without it for me anymore.

It's simply delicious!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Friday Favs - first snow

 I've been meaning to knit my hubby a beanie this whole week, but my the lazy part of me took over and I didn't even start. Eh... Thankfully, I'm almost ready with one of my crochet Christmas presents.

Stained glass gingerbread cookies

I can't wait for Christmas, as you probably know by now... Yes, I'm not patient.

And because of that I made gingerbread cookies 4 weeks before Christmas. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Favs - yarn :)

I'm so excited because my yarn has arrived. I'm crocheting a couple of things and I was running out of yarn. So I thought that I could learn how to knit if I have spare yarn. (Did you notice I love the word 'yarn'?)

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