These cranberry banana oatmeal pancakes are RIGHT up my alley! They are skinny and totally healthy, just what you need to get going in the morning.

They are DIFFERENT than regular pancakes because I didn’t use any flour, oil and sugar. At all. Instead, these pancakes are made with ground oats and have the natural sweetness from the ripe banana. Oh, and to add some cranberries to them… That was my brilliant idea!!

These oatmeal pancakes are...

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This chicken is so tender on the inside with a nice, incredibly crispy and flavorful Parmesan cheese and bread crumb coating on the outside. So, if you are looking for an easy chicken recipe that is full of flavor, this one is a great choice!

The good thing about this recipe is the basic ingredients – you’ll probably have most of them on hand! Except panko. If you don’t have these Japanese bread crumbs, regular bread crumbs will work fine....

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Some mornings just call for homemade muffins.

And this was one of those mornings. I made these gorgeous cranberry pumpkin oatmeal muffins and I have to share this yummy and quite easy recipe with you!

I love these muffins for many reasons. First, they are healthy and low-fat, but still VERY yummy. Second, they are made with FRESH pumpkin instead of the canned stuff. Third, the combination of pumpkin, cranberries and spices makes a delicious fall pairing.


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This chicken Kiev is a total winner. It’s moist, tender, juicy and flavorful. Once you make the first cut into the meat, the delicious garlic herb butter spills out onto the plate… Just amazing!

Chicken Kiev is a classic Ukrainian/Russian dish of chicken breast pounded and rolled around a piece of cold herb butter, then breaded and deep fried. In fact, the proper chicken Kiev retains the bone, but to make this recipe more accessible for most home...

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Banana bread isn’t popular in my country. During the whole of my life neither my mother nor my grandma ever made banana bread. But I imagine yours did. And it was really good, right?

This is the second time I’m baking this bread. The first one was two weeks ago. That one was tasty, but not the best. So, I decided to make some modifications and the result is PERFECT now – super moist banana bread with crunchy streusel topping! Oh my! This is...

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I know, it is not a holiday season… But why I have to wait so long?! I love honey roasted nuts and I want them right now!

Just imagine, how amazing my kitchen smelled when I made these. Oh boy… The honey and cinnamon combination is out of this world!! I think you know that, too.

These honey cinnamon roasted almonds are sweet, slightly salty, crunchy and hard to resist! They have a nice candy-like coating which I adore. I’m telling you,...

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Today I decided to bring some Mexican flavor to our dinner table and made this very traditional Mexican meatball soup, also known as Albondigas soup. Albondigas is the Spanish word for meatballs and there are many variations of this dish. My version of this soup is very hearty, warming and full of flavor!

I made the meatballs with ground beef, but you can make them with pork, or a mixture of beef and pork. I also added some rice to the meatballs to keep them moist...

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I love ricotta cookies. Like many of you, I love lemon ricotta cookies, but this time I tried to mix other flavors and make something NEW. So, let me present you these vanilla and cardamom flavored orange poppy seed ricotta cookies with orange glaze!

If you have never tried ricotta in cookies, then this is a good recipe to start with. They’re different than other cookies, trust me.

These little guys are so moist and light and I love how the...

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Summer season is almost over, but we shouldn’t be sad about it. The fall brings its own flavors that comfort and warm. Apples, cinnamon, pears, pumpkins, squash, pies, soups… I’m so ready for this! Seriously. A week ago, I made apple enchiladas for the first time this year. Today I made pumpkin empanadas… Like I said, I’m so ready for the fall season and what it has to offer! What about you?

These pumpkin empanadas are just heavenly!...

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