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Spaghetti

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Lately I have had the taste for some spaghetti. My husband has the ultimate spaghetti sauce recipe. Mouthwatering.... In the house, when it comes to making certain things like spaghetti, cookies, brownies. Damien is the one who makes it : - ) shame to say but he is much better at those 3 things than me...

But because I love his spaghetti recipe so much. I stood by him and practiced over and over again until I got it right... Finally I did.

Tip: sometimes you like something that I post here on my blog or even something that someone else makes. But you never try to learn to make it for yourself. If you don't learn how do you expect to have it again. The person won't always be there making it for you every time that you ask...


Make your pasta as instructed on the packet to be 'Al Dente' meaning not too hard and not too soft. Then follow the directions below for the sauce. Here are more tips on getting the perfect spaghetti

Ingredients
20oz ground turkey or beef
1 jar of to…

Layered Tuna Cake (No Cooking Required)

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I grew up constantly seeing my mom make this cake for birthday parties in Africa. There was always the sweet mickey mouse, barbie, barney or any cartoon character vanilla or chocolate cake and then there was always this savory food cake. It makes for a nice well rounded birthday party don't you think?

Everyone always goes for the cake, but how about the food before the cake. Not really many people think of that. This is where this layered Tuna cake comes in... It looks just like your regular cake, can be made into any shape you want and can be layered as high up as you'd like, can be filled with your choice of filling and can be decorated however you please... Just like a regular cake.
In the photo pictured above, I made this cake in a big rush and for a tiny get together so I didn't invest into  nicely decorating it or shaping to any specific design. But you can. To give it that ultimate cake look.
Here is how its done:
Ingredients 7 potatoes 1/4 cup milk 3 tbsp butter 5 …

Fruit Peel Juice

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Instead of peeling your fruit and just trashing the peel, be frugal and make a juice out of it. The skin of a fruit is proven to be the healthiest part of the fruit. It has an immense amount of nutrients. Take a look here: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fruit-peel.html
Simply fill a pot with water, throw in your peels, add a pinch of sugar and boil for about 1 hour, mixing every once in a while. Set aside and allow to completely cool, add ice and serve. This is especially delicious on a nice spring afternoon or on a hot summers day : - ) 
Tip: Add all the peels from the same fruit such as pear, pineapple, orange, apple, or even some vegetables such as cucumber or carrot. You can even mix match peels for a uniquely creative natural fruit punch flavor.
From my kitchen to yours God Bless

Mediterranean Cabbage Rolls

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A little while ago, I tried mediterranean food for the first time. To my surprise, I absolutely loved it. It is a style of food that holds so much flavor, many spices and green salad leaves are also popular in their cultural dishes. 
Once eating it a few times in various restaurants; I decided to try one of my favorite dishes at home. It came out just as delicious. Both my husband and I enjoyed it a lot and he even requested for me to make it again the following week : - ) shows how good it really was.

INGREDIENTS 1 large cabbage  1/2 cup white wine 1/2 cup couscous or bulgar wheat 1 onion (chopped) 3/4 tsp salt 3/4 tsp ground pepper 1/2 tsp all spice pinch nutmeg pinch cinnamon 3/4 cup chicken broth 12 - 16 oz ground turkey or lamb ( I prefer turkey) 1/2 cup chopped parsley  2 eggs 1 tbsp lemon zest (which is: finely grated skin of lemon) 3 tbsp lemon juice
METHOD Preheat oven to 325F Prepare your couscous according to package directions or by simply boiling 1/2 cup water and salt and t…

Caramelized pear cake

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Ingredients (cake) 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 3/4 cup flour 3 tsp baking powder 1 cup milk jar whipped cream
Preheat your oven to 350F or 180C. Then get a large mixing bowl and put in your butter and sugar mix well until all combined and crumbly. After mixed add your eggs and then mix again until all combined and smooth; add flour a little at a time and mix it until smooth, then add a little more and mix until smooth. Keep doing this until all your flour is gone (Do not pour the entire 2 3/4 cups of flour all at once into your mix because when you go to mix it. it will get lumpy. Pour a little at a time) once your flour is all mixed in and smooth. The batter will be a little tough but smooth. Then add your baking powder and mix until smooth. Then add your milk and vanilla - mix until smooth
There you go. Your vanilla cake.
Very Important Step: (Here is where a lot of people mess up their cake)After you mix your batter grease your cake tin(what you are using to put the cake in the oven) …