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Ahayoe or Plantain Galette

This is my all time favorite snack. I will have about ten of these everyday when I was home in Togo (West Africa). Living in the USA I will rely on family to bring me some. Now that I realized how fairly easy it is to make, I have been making it myself for years […]


Roasted Peanut Snack Bar (Nkate Cake or Louga)

This delicious Africa treats is very popular in Ghana (called nkate cake) and Togo (called Louga). It is so easy to make and it can be a real crowd pleaser. I love making this and give to my friends as a holiday treats.


Fried Banana Bread (Kanklo)

This fried banana bread is a great snack or a breakfast on the go. It is very popular in west Africa. I tweaked the recipe a little bit by using oat flour instead of the original usual corn flour.


Quick Crab Rangoon

This is a quick recipe for crab Rangoon lovers! These fried dumpling are always a crowd pleaser. Crab Rangoon also called crab puffs, a deep-fried appetizers stuffed with a combination of cream cheese, crab meat, garlic and onion.


Raspberry Chicken Wings

These wings will make you realized all you can do with your yummy raspberries. My Kids were a bit curious when I told them what I was making; once the tasted the finished products, the plate was empty in minutes. I know this is a winner for my upcoming gathering with friends and family. I hope you will try this and enjoy it like we did.

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Driscoll’s Raspberry and cheese canapés

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Beans Beignets Recipe (also called Gaou, Gawu, Niebe or Ankara)

Check out my guest post at regarding this
amazing beans beignets, that reminds me of my childhood treats from the elementary school cafeteria.


Stuffed mushrooms (champignons Farcis)

Stuffed mushrooms are great appetizer for all, especially if you like mushrooms. This recipe is my son’s favorite.


Raspberry and blueberry popsicle

Popsicles are healthy treats for all ages in summer time. This recipe does not need water or sugar to be added to fruit.
You can enjoy yourself without feeling guilty of added sugar from store bought popsicle.


Sweet Snacks with Coconut milk and coconut flakes (Atchomon, chin-chin, merveilles)

One of the popular sweet snack in West part of Africa, Cameroon and Jamaica. Size varies for this snack, and the dough also varies per cooks, but the taste is almost the same. Some people call this chin-chin, atchomon, zobo, Jamaica or merveilles, my kids say “sweet snacks”, as they are sweet and yummy.

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