• cookies,  desserts

    Raisin cookies (video recipe)

    Tender, vanilla flavored and absolutely delicious, these raisin cookies are my childhood favorite sweet treat. These raisin cookies are very popular in Romania. Actually I think they are the most popular. The reason is very simple: these raisin cookies are incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of affordable ingredients. And you don’t need any special instruments or skills :). All you need is a bowl and a hand mixer or a wooden spoon. And, of course, you need an oven to bake the cookies. I remember that a few years ago I’ve made raisin cookies for a school Christmas party with super delicious cakes, pies, cookies and candies. My…

  • appetizers and snacks

    Homemade taco shells from scratch (video recipe)

    Make your own taco shells from scratch with only 3 ingredients and add your favorite seasonings. Crispy and very tasty these homemade taco shells are great for parties. You can fill them up with ground beef, with chicken, with tuna or veggies to get amazing appetizers. These taco shells are very easy to make but you need a bit of experience working with the rolling pin. For me this was the easiest part :). You should start by making the dough. Use a bowl to combine flour, cornmeal, salt and about 3-5 tablespoons of warm water (enough to bring the dough together). Also you may add your favorite seasonings. Then…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Chocolate biscuit cake (video recipe)

    So simple and yet so delicious and appetizing, this chocolate biscuit cake is awesome and you definitely have to try it! And the greatest part of this recipe: it’s a no bake recipe :). I’ve made this chocolate biscuit cake for my youngest son 6th anniversary and this is actually his recipe. He chose the ingredients and I can say he made a good choice. This cake was absolutely delicious! This chocolate biscuit cake is made from 3 layers. The first layer, the base, is made from plain biscuits broken into small pieces and a syrup made from sugar, cocoa powder, water, butter and vanilla or rum flavor. You have…

  • Candies,  desserts

    Chocolate truffles (video recipe)

    Soft, flavorful and coated with cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles or nuts, these chocolate truffles make the perfect sweet treat. I’m a chocolate lover and I can tell you that this chocolate truffles recipe is a keeper. But be carreful, you may become addicted! :). These chocolate truffles are also easy to prepare with only 2 ingredients (dark chocolate and whipping/heavy cream) plus coating. Although this recipe is very easy to prepare there are a few tricks. You have to melt chocolate and whipping cream and allow to cool. The trick is to obtain a firm but workable mixture. If the mixture is to hard, you won’t be able to shape…