Thursday, August 29, 2013

451. Chocolate Mousse

I have tried making other chocolate mousse recipes, but this one is by far one of the best.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

450. Goat Cheese Pesto Pizza

This is a great crispy and thin crust pizza that is absolutely packed with a punch of flavor.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

449. Peach Frangipane Tart

Frangipane is a French almond filling used in a variety of pastries and confectioneries.

Monday, August 26, 2013

448. Cherry Clafouti

Clafouti is a dessert hailing the South of France, specifically the Provencale region.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

447. Iraqi Fried Aubergine and Pomegranate Molasses Salad

This spectacular salad is another recipe of my mother's (الله يرحمها) and is a tangy orchestra in the mouth.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

446. Tomato Mint Rice

Although I have not yet done a post for an Iraqi red rice on this blog, I was inspired to make this one from Taste of Beirut due to the complexity of flavors involved.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

445. Hot Sauce Firecracker Chicken

I was hesitant to try out this recipe, in part due to the big amount of hotsauce involved, and in part due to the larger amount of sugar also involved. It was the best decision of the day, choosing to make this firecracker chicken.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

444. Shrimp Chowder Soup

A thick and creamy chowder or soup, filled to the brim with refreshing seafood and sunshine corn and potatoes was the ideal thing to make today.

Monday, August 19, 2013

443. Mosaic Jello

What a beautiful and creative way to make a jello or gelatin dessert!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

442. Pistachio Mint Couscous Salad

This bejeweled salad is a variant inspired by Couscous, Pomegranate and Pine Nut Salad I made a while back. It is still a highly efficient salad, taking ten minutes or less to toss together, just with different flavors and a tad more ingredients.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

441. Reader Recipe Pictures I

One of the definite unanticipated perks of creating this blog is the feedback, comments, and appreciation I get from my readers. One such reader is the gold-hearted Lorraine, who was kind enough to take the time to write me substantial emails with photos of the recipes she has made from MCW. Lorraine is a beautiful Maltese married to an Iraqi, and has her own hefty repertoire she shares willingly over at Facebook.
If you've got picture you want to share, send them over to maryamcw(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Here are some photos of recipes she has re-created from MCW.

Date Molasses and Cardamom Cake

Thursday, August 15, 2013

440. Creamy Fruity Jello Dessert

It is not clear to me why jelly desserts are considered the epitome of summer celebration, especially since they can be made and enjoyed all throughout the year.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

439. Iraqi Meat Hamees

Pressure cookers are great for this sort of dish which requires hours of boiling, as they can reduce the cooking time drastically. Maybe some day I might be able to get over my fear of them and start enjoying what they have to offer. If you have a pressure cooker, by all means use it (but be careful!).

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

438. Broccoli Fritters

The original recipe of these broccoli bites or fritters was titled "broccoli bites for kids."

Monday, August 12, 2013

437. Mushroom and Brie Bruschetta

Appetizers like this one make you feel you want to skip the meal in their favor.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

436. Brie Cheese Puffs

There are quite a few people who claim they can live just on appetizers.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

435. Crème Caramel

Eid Mubarak to everyone!
I have saved this near and dear recipe for today as it certainly deserves center-stage.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

434. Mtabaq Lahm: Arabic Meat Hand Pies

This is a delicious and nutritious portable snack, filled with minced meat, boiled eggs, and cheese.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

433. Caraway Seed Rice

For most cultures, especially ours, a dining table is incomplete without some form of rice dish.

Monday, August 5, 2013

432. Oozi of the Levant

Oozi (أوزي أو قوزي) of the Levant differs from oozi of the Arabian Gulf.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

431. Avocado Dip

This is a healthy gathering-dip that is best accompanied by a seasoned carb boat, such as garlic-seasoned baguette croutons or tortilla chips.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

430. Cappuccino Muffins

I have been wanting a recipe for a literal coffee cake for the longest time.
Coffee and chocolate, or mocha, is beyond description for me. I love it and I crave it.