HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY: CLASSIC VANILLA CAKE WITH VANILLA GRAND MARNIER …

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!! Another holiday that we don’t celebrate in this side of the world however this little fact didn’t stop me from converting a classic vanilla pound cake to a Saint Patrick’s Day themed dessert. I added my favorite licquer, Grand Marnier, to the batter mix and to the glaze and of course I colored the glaze with green pastry color. An easy recipe that you can adjust for any occasion that will instantly win you…
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BAKED DONUTS FRENZY

I have a sweet tooth as you have got by now from the recipes I am sharing on Shoegal Out In The World and on my Instagram feedback (shoegalicious84). But lately, I am craving donuts and I want to attempt to make a batch at home. I have collected a few recipes for homemade baked donuts and I am sharing them with you today. I will report back with the results in a few weeks, until then enjoy the photos…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE: SPAGHETTI WITH SPICY SHRIMP AND TOMATO SAUCE

  The Pasta Cooking Challenge ended last Tuesday leaving me with mixed feelings. From the one hand I was happy with your response to this post series but on the other hand I was sad that it had to come to an end. As I mentioned in the last post from the Pasta Cooking Challenge, I couldn’t let go this project so I am sharing as promised one last more pasta recipe (I promise, it’s the last one for a…
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INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP

Happy Monday!!! It’s been a long time since my last Instagram Roundup but I am back and today I am sharing what I have been doing lately. It’s been a few quiet weeks spent studying and working mainly with a trip to Athens for business and pleasure. You can follow me on Instagram: shoegalicious84 for instant updates. Καλή εβδομάδα!!! Πέρασε αρκετός καιρός από το τελευταίο Instagram Roundup αλλά επέστρεψα και σήμερα μοιράζομαι μαζί σας τί έκανα τον τελευταίο καιρό. Ήταν μερικές ήσυχες…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE: SPINACH & FETA CHEESE CANNELLONI

As I am typing this post, there is a heavenly smell coming from the kitchen. I chose for the last recipe of the Pasta Cooking Challenge to make something a little more complicated and time consuming, yet delicious. So with no further delay, Spinach and Feta Cheese Cannelloni is the last dish served through this challenge.    It is the first time, I am making this dish and I can’t wait to try it. It took me about 1 hour…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE: SPICY RAGU WITH SAUSAGE AND RIGATONI

As I am typing this post from the comfort of our apartment in Athens, I can’t believe that it has been more than six months since we moved. It all seems familiar yet different. It is nice catching up with friends and exploring old and new places.    For our first night here, we stocked up our fridge and decided to cook a hearty meal, yet nothing time consuming or complicated. A spicy ragu with sausage and rigatoni was the…
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VALENTINE’S DAY HEARTSHAPED LINZER COOKIES

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you are looking for a last minute homemade gift for your sweet Valentine, nothing better than an easy recipe for Heartshaped Linzer Cookies. The ingredients are things you probably already have in your pantry and it won’t take you more than an hour to make them, bake them and assemble them. Try them out and you will enjoy them all weekend for dessert, coffee treat and breakfast. I am sure you will love them! What ever you…
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PASTA COOKING CHALLENGE: VODKA CREAM PENNE

  For this week’s Pasta Cooking Challenge, I chose something more Valentine’s Day appropriate, Vodka Cream Penne. It’s an easy recipe that will take you only 20 minutes to prepare and give you enough time to get ready without slaving yourself in the kitchen.    I have cooked this recipe for the first time for my now fiance a few years back when we were first started dating and it was the ultimate success. I cooked it again this Saturday…
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