• sauces

    Béchamel sauce recipe

    Béchamel sauce, white sauce, how to make Béchamel sauce, Béchamel sauce recipe, easy Béchamel sauce recipe Béchamel sauce, also known as white sauce it is made with milk, butter and flour and seasoned with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Some recipes include onion and you can add you favorite spices into Béchamel sauce. Béchamel sauce is a basic sauce and it can be used as a base for many other sauces, like Mornay sauce, which is Béchamel with cheese. You can use Béchamel sauce for different baked dishes, like lasagna, meatloaf, pasta bakes, potato bakes or other vegetable bakes. Béchamel sauce is very creamy and easy to make and it will give a rich texture…

  • main course,  pork

    Pork and potato goulash (Gulyás)

    Pork and potato goulash (Gulyás), Hungarian goulash recipe, how to make pork goulash, easy goulash recipe Goulash (Gulyás) is a thick soup or a stew, very tasty and nourishing, made with meat and vegetables. Its origins are Hungarian but is a very popular dish also in Central and Eastern Europe. Goulash can be prepared with beef, veal, pork or lamb. In Romania we prepare pork or beef goulash and we add diced potatoes. Potatoes provide starch as they cook which makes the goulash thicker. I also add smoked ham and red wine because because they give an incredible flavor to goulash. Ingredients for pork and potato Goulash (Gulyás) – 1kg pork…

  • appetizers and snacks,  chicken,  main course

    Chicken and mushroom crêpe bake

    Chicken and mushroom crêpe bake, baked crêpes filled with chicken and mushrooms We love crêpes but we use to serve them with sweet fillings like sour cherry jam, apricot jam, vanilla pastry cream, chocolate pastry cream or caramel pastry cream. Once I’ve discovered this chicken and mushroom crêpe bake, it became one of our favorites crêpes recipes. The crêpes are filled with fried chicken and mushrooms, flavored with onions, garlic and dill and topped with sour cream, eggs and cheese…. Mmmm, what a delight! 🙂 These baked crêpes are very tasty and you definitely have to try them. You can serve this delicious chicken and mushroom crêpe bake as an appetizer, as…

  • chicken,  main course

    Chicken and zucchini meatballs

    Tender, juicy, a little sweet and very flavored, these chicken and zucchini meatballs makes the perfect choice for lunch, for dinner or for party. Chicken is not the best meat for meatballs because is drier and quite tasteless than other meats. This is why I mix chicken with different vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini. Chicken meatballs will be juicier and tastier. These chicken and zucchini meatballs have a subtle zucchini flavor, they are juicier and tastier than plain chicken meatballs. You can serve these delicious chicken and zucchini meatballs warm, with your favorite side dish. My favorite combo is meatballs and mashed potatoes. They go well also with baked potatoes…

  • salads

    Summer salad with zucchini and feta cheese

    This refreshing and delicious salad with zucchini and cheese is a delight not only in summer time, but also in any other season. It’s a delicious mixture of crispy vegetables and soft and sweet zucchini, topped with feta cheese. This salad is made with fried zucchini but you don’t have to worry about your diet because you don’t have to use much oil for frying them. You can also grill the zucchini and in this case they will have a gorgeous smoke flavor :). You should cook the zucchini without peeling them. The skin helps them to keep their shape. Otherwise, you will have a mushy zucchini mixture into your…

  • salads,  vegan

    White bean salad with zucchini

    This white bean salad with zucchini is a great choice if you are a vegetarian, if you want a vegetarian meal or just a different side dish. It’s very nourishing and absolutely delicious.It’s a quite easy to make salad and can also be a quick salad if you decide to use canned beans.If you choose to use dried white beans, you have to soak them in cold water over night. Beans will absorb water and they will be easier to cook. Nevertheless, dried beans require a longer cooking process. You have to cook the white beans for at least 1 hour, even 1.5 hours, depending on its type. Zucchini contain much…

  • main course,  pork

    Schnitzel in potato crust

    This schnitzel in potato crust is, definitely, the best schnitzel. The meat is very tender and coated in a delicious crust, a bit sourish and very flavored. To prepare this schnitzel in potato crust I used pork fillet but you can also use boneless pork chops or boneless chicken breast. The crust is made with coarsely grated potatoes, eggs, sour cream, flour and garlic. It’s a bit sourish because of the sour cream and this goes perfectly with potatoes and garlic. But if you don’t like sour cream you can also use heavy cream or milk. In this case there might be necessary to adjust the quantity of flour. Serve…

  • jam,  preserves

    Apricot jam

    This jam is one of my favorites, right after the sour cherry jam. Apricot jam is absolutely delicious and very easy to make, with only 3 ingredients. A good apricot jam should be made with fresh, good ripe and juicy apricots. In this way you will obtain a flavored and nice colored apricot jam. If you want to keep apricot jam for a longer period (like one year) you should place it into sterilized jars and deposit it into cool places. Apricot jam is an excellent spread but is also great as a filling for cakes, crepes, cookies and biscuits. Ingredients for apricot jam – 1kg pitted apricots (ripe and…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Easy sponge cake recipe

    Easy sponge cake recipe, plain sponge cake, vanilla sponge cake, basic sponge cake recipe, how to make sponge cake Very light and fluffy and so easy to make, this sponge cake recipe is indispensable for all homemade cake lovers. You can use this recipe to prepare all kind of cakes, birthday cakes, fruit cakes and rolls. This sponge cake is absolutely delicious and you can also serve it as it is, maybe dusted with a bit of confectioners’ sugar. Sponge cake is very easy to make but there are a few rules which MUST be respected: Use fresh ingredients, at room temperature The magic formula for the perfect sponge cake…

  • salads

    Zucchini salad with yogurt

    Zucchini salad with yogurt, how to make zucchini salad, fried zucchini with yogurt, zucchini with yogurt and garlic This zucchini salad with yogurt is a summer time cold delicacy. It’s very refreshing and flavored and it is usually served as a side dish. Zucchini salad with yogurt is very similar with Tzatziki, (Greek salad with cucumbers and yogurt), but even tastier. This delicious salad is made with fried zucchini, but you don’t have to worry about your diet because they aren’t fried in too much oil. You can also grill the zucchini. To prepare zucchini salad you have to use Greek yogurt. You can also use a low fat yogurt…