Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 Posts of the Year!

TOP 10



Added just a couple of days ago and made it in top 10. I guess people like chili:)



It makes me very happy to see that there is a post in top 10 from my home country!






These cookies totally deserve their second place.


Featured on several other blog,s this casserole got the most views, and reached the position of most viewed post of the year!

Most Commented Posts

01. Ponte San Pietro, Italy

This charming little Italian town, was topic number one this year.

02. NYC Through My Lens & Sunset Over Chalkidiki
10/19/2011 & 09/28/2011

03. Las Vegas, NV

My Favourite Blogs of the Year

I may be just a little biased - this is my wife's blog, full of photos of our baby girl :)

-deb duty photography

-And Then, She Snapped

and then, she {snapped}

-Project Alicia

-Mandy's Recipe Box

Mandy‘s Recipe Box

These blogs are always inspiring and full of beautiful photos and recipes. If you haven't already you should really check them out. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WW - Blue Skies - W/ Linky

Tasty Tuesday - Chicken Chili Stew


1 3/4 pounds diced chicken breast meat
2 green bell pepper, diced
2 red bell peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
4 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans with liquid
2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can tomato paste
2 cups warm water
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoom ground cumin


  1. Coat a large pot with oil and place over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in chicken, bell peppers and onion and cook until chicken is brown and peppers are tender.
  3. Stir in corn, beans, tomatoes, tomatoe paste and water.
  4. Season with chili powder, parsley, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and cumin. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 40 min.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WW - Beer Bottle Christmas Tree - LINKY

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Cheesy Ham & Potatoes Casserole

Cheesy Ham & Potatoes Casserole


  • 2 - 2 1/2 pounds potatoes (peeled and cut on cubes)
  • 3 oz ham
  • 2 oz mushrooms
  • 10 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1 medium red onion (sliced on rings)
  • 3 1/2 oz butter
  • 3 - 3 1/2 oz milk
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 390F
  2. Put the potatoes on the bottom of a 15 inch casserole dish and drop in spoonfuls of butter. Put the onion rings on top of the butter and the potatoes. 
  3. Put in the oven until butter melts and then pour the milk over it. Place back in the oven for 15 min.
  4. Take dish out of the oven and mix everything together. Bake for another 15 min (make sure it's not dry and it doesn't stick to the dish, if needen add butter & milk).
  5. Put mushrooms, ham, salt & pepper, mix everything together. Put back to bake for another 15 min.
  6. Put the cheese on top and return to oven until cheese is browned.
  7. Serve warm.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Chocolaty Walnut Chips

Chocolaty Walnut Chips


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  1. In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until lightly fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cooking sheet.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and bake for about 10 min. Cool slightly on the cooking sheets before transfering them.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Lemon Chicken and Tomato Pasta

Lemon Chicken and Tomato Pasta


  • 8 oz pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 (8 oz) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • lemon juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • fresh or dry basil (I used dry)
  • black pepper


  1. Cook pasta. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add chicken and garlic and cook until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  2. Stir together tomatoes, tomato paste and lemon juice in the same skillet. Bring to boil and add the cream cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Drain pasta and add it to the sauce in skillet and stir to coat. Stir in the chicken and the basil.

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Last weeks Cinnamon Pull-Apart was featured on New Nostalgia. If you didn't get a chance to check it out you can do it here.

New Nostalgia

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Sugary Sweet Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

Sugary Sweet Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread


- For the dough
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- For the filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 oz butter, melted until brown


Monday, November 21, 2011

Tasty Tuesday - Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole

Easy Cheesy Taco Casserole

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans (or kidney beans will do), drained
  • 3 cups tortilla chips, crushed (if you like it crunchier put more)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion (or regular if you can't find green)
  • 2 chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 10 oz shredded Cheddar cheese

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