• 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…

  • appetizers and snacks

    Feta cheese zucchini fritters (video recipe)

    Juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside, packed with flavor and very easy to prepare, these feta cheese zucchini fritters are the best meat -free fritters! These feta cheese zucchini fritters are absolutely delicious and you can serve them as a meal, along with your favorite salad, along with mashed potatoes or with rice. Also these fritters may be served cold as a snack or as an appetizer. And if you want to be creative, you may use these feta cheese fritters to prepare delicious burgers with fries, mayo, ketchup, salad and cheese. Mmmm, I’m already salivating :). These fritters are also very easy to prepare and you should…

  • desserts,  pies

    Vanilla cream puff pastry cups (video recipe)

    When my kids saw these vanilla cream puff pastry cups their reaction was: “Wow! How pretty they are! Can we eat them?” :). Flaky, tender and so flavorful, these vanilla cream puff pastry cups are almost too cute to be eaten. But they also smell so good that you’ll pass over their cuteness and after the first bite you won’t be able to stop eating. These vanilla cream puff pastry cups are also incredibly easy to prepare. As I was saying in the meat stuffed puff pastry cups recipe, I prefer to use store-bought puff pastry because I save a lot of time. Vanilla pastry cream is very easy to…

  • appetizers and snacks

    Meat stuffed puff pastry cups (video recipe)

    Flaky puff pastry cups stuffed with ground meat and topped with grated cheese… Mmmm, yummy! These mini savory pies are absolutely delicious and very easy to prepare. Of course, if you decide to use store-bought puff pastry and not to make it from scratch. Puff pastry is not difficult to prepare but it takes time because it must be chilled several times and I prefer to send my husband to buy puff pastry. With very detailed instructions :). But let’s get back to our meat stuffed puff pastry cups. So, the first step is to buy puff pastry and thaw it. Meanwhile we can prepare the filling. I used pork…

  • appetizers and snacks

    Feta cheese zucchini bread (video recipe)

    Very tasty and flavorful, this feta cheese zucchini bread goes great along with a cold greek yogurt! I’ve just found the perfect summer snack! This feta cheese zucchini bread tastes like summer and you really have to give it a try! It’s also pretty easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. To prepare this delicious bread you should start by grating the zucchini. Zucchini contain a huge amount of water and you should grate them, sprinkle some salt and allow to rest for about half an hour to leave water. Then squeeze zucchini into your fist and combine with the rest of ingredients. You have to respect this step,…

  • salads,  vegan

    Rice salad

    Rice salad is definitely my favorite salad. It’s super delicious, healthy, very nourishing and incredibly easy to prepare. I can always find some rice in my kitchen and a few veggies an I can make a delicious salad in less than 30 minutes. Meanwhile I can grill some meat and here’s our lunch! Quick and simple. See, this is why rice salad is my favorite. I remember my first rice salad: it was made with rice, black olives and red bell pepper, all the ingredients my husband had in the kitchen, besides meat, of course :). This rice salad is a basic recipe. Starting from this recipe you may prepare…

  • desserts

    Banana yogurt popsicles (video recipe)

    Super delicious and flavorful, refreshing and very easy to prepare, these banana yogurt popsicles are a healthy way to beat the summer heat. And the best part: there’s no sugar! For sweetness I added 1/2 cup of raisins which give also an interesting texture. If you don’t like raisins you can replace them with honey or with agave syrup. For flavor I used vanilla and cinnamon. Cinnamon goes with bananas! And this banana yogurt popsicles recipe is also my first video recipe :). I wanted to start with something easy because this is a one man show. My husband helps me only with the eating part :). But I’m learning…

  • cupcakes,  desserts,  puddings

    Chocolate cups filled with vanilla pastry cream and fruits

    Chocolate- checked. Vanilla pastry cream – checked. Fresh fruits, for vitamins – checked. These chocolate cups filled with vanilla pastry cream and fresh fruits are the perfect summer desert. They are super delicious and very easy to prepare with a few ingredients. As regarding the fruits, my kids asked bananas and peaches but you can also use strawberries, pineapple, apricots, blueberries, raspberries or any other fruits you might like. In winter you may also use canned or frozen fruits. Vanilla pastry cream is very easy to prepare. It needs to be cooked only for a few minutes and you don’t need any special skills or instruments. But in summer time,…