Entries by Melanie Mendelson

Upside-Down Peach Cake Recipe

In the summer when peaches are plentiful, I love to make this upside down peach cake.  The cut-up peaches are layered on the bottom of the baking dish, covered with the sweet batter and baked.  When the cake is ready, each slice is served inverted onto a plate – the slice is upside down so […]

Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

Honey mustard chicken is so easy to make and tastes so good!  Just mix the mustard, honey and vinegar to make a delicious mustard sauce, then slather it on the chicken and bake! This basic chicken recipe should be in every beginner cook kitchen repertoire.  Honey mustard chicken is a staple comfort food, and tastes […]

Strawberry Pancakes Recipe

One morning I was about to make my usual blueberry pancakes.  Then as I was getting the ingredients out, I realized that I was out of blueberries!  I didn’t have any frozen or fresh ones… the only berries I had were the frozen sliced STRAWBERRIES in my freezer :)  Since everyone was already expecting the pancake breakfast, I […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make, and they just melt in your mouth!  Don’t skimp on the chocolate chips :)  I love it when there are so many chocolate chips that they are sticking out of the cookies!  Yum! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 sticks (1/2 lb) […]

Upside-Down Plum Cake Recipe

This upside-down plum cake recipe is really easy to make and so delicious! All you need to do is slice the plums, layer them on the bottom of the baking dish, pour the batter on top and bake. When plums are in season, this recipe should be a must to make! Ingredients: 8 plums 3 […]

How To Make Really Good Coffee

Ever wondered why the coffee you make is a far cry from Starbucks®? ;)  Here’s how to make really good coffee at your own home: 1. Start With Whole Coffee Beans Using packaged pre-ground coffee (or even worse, instant coffee) will not give you good results – you’ll get stale-tasting brown water :)  Grinding the beans […]

Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Who needs a Chinese takeout when you can make chicken fried rice yourself!  This recipe is super quick and easy to make – perfect for weeknights! Fried rice is a best way to use leftover rice!  This chicken fried rice recipe stir-fries chicken, vegetables and rice with the eggs and soy sauce – delicious! Ingredients: […]

Fried Potatoes Recipe

These potatoes are so perfectly browned, you’ll want to eat the whole batch!  Very simple to make, very tasty and so addictive – yum! Fried potatoes are a perfect side dish with any meal.  They go perfectly with any chicken, turkey, beef, pork or fish dishes.  You can even serve fried potatoes for a hearty breakfast […]

Sauteed Turkey Cutlets Recipe

These delicious turkey cutlets are first dipped in egg, then in flour, then pan-fried in a little oil.  They are so quick and easy to make, so healthy and so delicious! This recipe takes just 15 minutes from start to finish – perfect for busy weeknights!  White turkey meat is low in calories and high […]

Italian Lemon Ice Recipe

This Italian lemon ice is a perfect refreshing treat on a hot summer day!  Made with fresh lemons, it’s so citrusy and light! A great thing about this Italian lemon ice is that you don’t need to have an ice cream machine or any special equipment to make it.  If the lack of an ice […]