Peach and strawberry jam for the weekend 

I found a great promotion in Walmart – a box of strawberries was just $1! I also had some frozen peaches in my fridge. So, I have decided to make some strawberry – peach jam for the weekend. The ingredients: 1 cup of strawberries 1 cup of peaches (I used frozen ones, but  fresh can be used…

Lentils stew in bread machine 

Bread machine can also be used to prepare stews. It makes cooking simple and quick. For my first stew I decided to cook red split lentils stew with grounded turkey and garbanzo beans. For this recipe you will need: 1 cube of beef bouillon (stock cube) 1/2 cup of lentils (for that matter can be…

Jam from frozen berries

Making jam from scratch is very easy and a lot of fun. Never the less, it can be quite costly. So, I have decided too try to use frozen berries. I bought berry medley from Trader Joe’s. It was $2,99 and I was able to make 2,5 jars of jam. The ingredients: 2 cups of…

Bread machine take on risotto

Bread maker is a wonderful device! For my next unexpected use of this machine I decided to try out risotto. To be more precise shrimp risotto. Unfortunately, my first obstacle was to find Arborio rice which is normally used for making risotto. So, instead I used some jasmine rice. Never the less, the result came out…

Beer bread!

While browsing through bread machine recipes I found one on beer bread. I was truly intrigued and decided to make it as well. So, beer bread: For ingredients I used: 1 cup of beer (make sure it is not cold!) 1 pack of active yeast 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp of brown sugar…

Kiwi jam cake

More jam means more cakes! So, kiwi cake it is:) For this recipe I used: 1 jar of kiwi (can be any kind of jam for that matter) 3 cups of all purpose flour 1/2 cup of sugar 4 tbsp of greek yogurt 2 tsp of baking powder First of all, I have made the dough…

Whole wheat bread with sunflower seeds

I have started venturing out to flavored breads and for my first attempt I decided to bake bread with sunflower seeds. The idea behind it was that I had quite a lot sunflower seeds and really did not want to waste it. So, the ingredients: 1 cup of warm water 1 pack of active yeast…

Olive oil bread

I keep on baking bread! And this time I have decided to experiment with olive oil, make dough in bread machine and bake it in the oven. The ingredients (almost all of them were bought in Treader’s Joe, with the exception of yeast and flours, which I bought in Walmart): 1 ½ cups warm water…