Tanya

Tanya

Email Tanya at tanya[at]SparkleSistersSecrets[dot]com

Below are some of my recipes

Ahi Tuna Tataki Salad

     Story Some nights you are just craving a low-calorie, healthy salad that tastes good! I never count my calories and…

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Alexia’s BBQ Ribs

Story This recipe will have the meat falling off the bone and you will not need a knife at all! My daughter loves ribs and it was getting too…

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Baklava Rolls

  Story Baklava is a staple dessert in our household, especially for holidays. As all my friends know… I definitely have a sweet tooth…

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Banana Muffins

Story My 10-year old daughter, Alexia came up with this recipe all on her own. We were making dinner together one night and she noticed that we…

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BBQ Lobster

      Story Lobster is not something you have every night so we decided to turn this lobster dinner into a Father’s Day…

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Cheeseburger and French Fries

Story If you were to ask me what I crave the most, I would have to confess that I LOVE cheeseburgers, but not just any cheeseburger… An organic…

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Chicken Caesars Salad

Chicken Cesear Salad

Story I had a hard time making my daughter eat salads until I served this Chicken Caesar salad.  I thought she would never eat salads but now…

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Cranberry “Grand Marnier” Sauce

Story My family wasn’t a big fan of cranberry sauce until I served them this special recipe one Thanksgiving dinner. The texture and taste is…

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

      Story A lot of people stay away from “CREAMY” soups because they are afraid of the high calories in the heavy…

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Crepes (Palacinke)

Story Everyone has their own special recipe for crepes and through trial and error and many mess-ups, I have finally narrowed it down to a fool…

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Cubed Potatoes

  Story Our household loves potatoes so I am always trying to come up with a different way to prepare them. These cubed potatoes can be…

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Dutch Baby with Berries

Dutch Baby and Mini Dutch Baby

Story My family loved going to the Original House of Pancakes for their famous Dutch babies on Sunday mornings.  We would always have at least…

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Fish Tacos

Story If you never had fish tacos then this recipe is a must! California is big on fish tacos and of course the healthy Mexican food. When we moved…

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French Macarons

STORY I am so excited to post my favorite “petite” dessert of all times. They are an elegant and flavorful dessert with so many different…

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Guacamole

Story This is my favorite! There is nothing better than homemade guacamole. My family loves avocados and every time we go out to a Mexican…

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Halibut with Lemon Caper Croutons

Story Wild Alaskan Halibut is our household’s favorite fish.  I know this fish can be as expensive as a beef fillet but with this recipe it…

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Harvest Salad – Arugula Bacon Pecan

  Story I tasted this salad combination for the first time at Alisal Ranch up in Solvang, California. It is my favorite horse ranch…

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Homemade Pancakes

Story Freshly homemade pancakes will make you smile! Why grab a box of pancake mix that has been sitting on the shelf, when you can whip this up…

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Homemade Pizza Dough

Story My husband loves pizza so he decided to be ambitious and make pizza dough all on his own. Of course I had to be by his side to supervise and…

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Jell-O Layer Cake

Story Jell-O is a fun dessert to play with and it sure does brighten up your plate. This dessert requires patience and advanced planning, but…

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Kiki’s Prosciutto Chicken

Story My niece Katarina (Kiki for short) enjoys food as much as I do and it is always a pleasure having her at our dinner table. I named this recipe…

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Lasagna

  Introduction Who doesn't love Italian food?  Pasta and sauce what can go wrong? Story My family and I…

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M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Story Coming from a lady who loves sweets, sometimes you want a slight variation of the traditional chocolate chip cookie. I like to whip up my…

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Mousaka

  Story This is the first dinner I made when I was 10 years old.  It is a simple meal for those people who love meat and potatoes and it…

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Pizza Toppings

This is where the fun begins! You can dress your pizza any way you like but here are some of our favorite pizza toppings. Feel free to add marinera…

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Pumpkin Bars

Story Fall is the perfect season to start baking with the holiday spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves...all these ingredients create a warm…

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Quinoa Balls

Story Quinoa seems to be the latest health trend in California and everyone is trying it. So as I was shopping at Costco a few weeks ago I noticed a…

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Roasted Dill Potatoes

  Story If you have read my previous posts, you already know that I am a meat and potatoes person. So this recipe is the best and easiest side…

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Salsa

  Story There are a lot of different types of salsas out there to buy and it is always hit or miss. Sometimes they are too spicy, or the…

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Sea Bass with Mango Papaya Salsa

Story I came across this recipe as I was reading Novak Djokovic’s, “Serve to Win” tennis book. For those of you who don’t know who he is,…

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Sparkle Sisters like to make birthday mornings extra special!!!

  See our cinnamon pancake…

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

                 Story Fall is the perfect time of year to incorporate squash into your meals.…

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Sweet Croissants (Kifle)

Story This is one of my mom’s “claim to fame” recipes…shhhhh… It has been passed down from her mom (my grandmother) and now it has been…

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Tomato Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Story This is one of the quickest, easiest and tastiest salads you can make. The beautiful colors and freshness of the tomatoes and basil make it…

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Vanilla Sandwich Cookies (Vanilice)

Description These petite little jam sandwiched cookies will melt in your mouth. They are bite size cookies full of vanilla flavor! They are fancier…

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Veggie Sandwich

Introduction I work from home and some days I just feel like having a light lunch full of vegetables. Since I hate eating plain vegetables, I came…

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Waffles

Introduction Your kids will love you for waking up to the smell of homemade waffles in the morning. Story Throughout my childhood I loved…

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