Yoghurt Cookies (turkish)

Whenever I make these cookies to a gathering, they always ask for the recipe!


  • 1 stick butter, room temperature, if in a hurry (and only have cold butter),  just microwave 20 seconds
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • feta cheese / cream cheese
  1. mix this all together nicely, and then add 1 tsp baking powder. mix again.
  2. divide into 12 balls. and then make hole in the inside and insert cream cheese or feta cheese. I like feta cheese more.
  3. make it into a nice ball and flatten it a little bit
  4. brush egg yolk and sprinkle with black seeds
  5. bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 or until golden brown

p.s: This dough is good for anything, instead of cheese, cooked ground beef/chicken with onions,  or mashed potatoes with seasonings will also taste good.


Sonia's Olive Cheese Melts

These are soo good! thanks Soni for the recipe!
1 can olives, cut into halves
3 tablespoons of mayo (the one I used had olive oil seasoning, but you can always put in your own)
1.5 cup shredded cheese (I used colby jack but you can use any)
1/3 onion, cut into small pieces
6 English muffins or any flat bread, cut into halves or quarters
Spices (I used italian seasoning and crushed red pepper, but you can use anything)…this is an easy recipe to play around with!
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine all the ingredients except the bread and mix in a mixing bowl
3. Spread onto the muffins/bread.
4. Bake for 10 minutes.
Super easy and tasty appetizer!
p.s: you can add anything you like in this recipe, just like pizza. I’ve added sliced peppers, spinach, sausage, gr. beef or chicken, like I said, anything! 🙂

Meat Tartlets

Every eid, indonesians in texas gather to celebrate the big day! and two years ago, i stumble upon these tartlets that my friend made and ABSOLUTELY LOOVE!!
a recipe definitely WORTH trying! not kidding!
Hope I have time to take the pic and post it here, we always end up finishing it before I even remember to take the pic 😦
Nyummy, cute appetizers, to serve for your special guests! 🙂
1 pack (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup + 1 tblsp all purpose flour, divided
1 egg
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup cooked ground beef
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese & butter until smooth. Add 1 cup flour; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
Shape dough into 18 balls. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups. In a bowl, whisk egg and cream. Stir in remaining flour until smooth. Add cheese and cooked ground beef; mix well.
Spoon about 1 tbsp into each cup.
Bake at 450 F for 7 minutes.
After 7 minutes, reduce the heat to 325 F and continue baking for another 17-20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Makes 1 1/2 dozen.
PS: You can replace the cooked beef with cooked chicken, shrimp or fish.

KOREKKE – Kroket

I got this from my mom’s Japanese cook book. She made this a lot when I was a kid, and remember always loving it!



  1. Potato 230gr
  2. 1/2 Onion
  3. ground beef 100 gr.
  4. pepper


Coating : flour, 1 egg,  and japanese bread crumbs


  1. Peel potatoes, and cut in chunks. Soak in water for a little while. Then, boil with salt and water until cooked.
  2. Mash the potatoes, and season it with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chop onions, and cook with 1 tbsp of butter. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook until all the liquid from the gr. beef evaporates. Add the potatoes and mix until well-blended.
  4. Divide into 4, and shape them into an egg-shaped ball.
  5. Dip into flour, and then the egg, and lastly roll into the bread crumbs.
  6. Fry them until golden.