• salads

    Ham and eggs white beans salad

    Very tasty and nourishing but quick and easy to prepare, this ham and eggs white bean salad recipe is a keeper! This salad is a family favorite and you definitely have to try it! To prepare this delicious salad I used canned white beans. Using canned beans you save a lot of time because all you have to do is to drain and rinse it. But if you decide to use dried beans, you have to soak it in cold water then cook it for about 1 hour. So, I recommend you to use canned beans. As regarding the veggies, you may use your favorites. I love olives, red bell…

  • chicken,  main course

    Chicken and mushroom moussaka

    Rich, very tasty and nourishing, this chicken and mushroom moussaka is a family favorite! It is made with fried potatoes, ground chicken and mushrooms, and topped with tomato sauce and tomatoes… Yummy! You definitely have to try this chicken and mushroom moussaka! Moussaka is a Greek dish but is also very popular in Romania. The original recipe calls for layers of potatoes or eggplants and ground meat (mostly lamb or beef) and topped with Bechamel sauce. Moussaka has 3 layers: potatoes/eggplants – meat – potatoes/eggplants which are separately cooked, then layered and baked. The Romanian version is made with potatoes and ground pork and topped with tomato sauce. As you…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Apple and raisin angel food cake

    Incredibly soft and flaky, light as air and absolutely delicious, this apple and raisin angel food cake recipe is a keeper! I’m sure you’re going to love this cake! Angel food cake is very similar to sponge cake. The difference between the two cakes is that sponge cake is made with eggs, flour and sugar while angel food cake is made with egg whites, flour and sugar. I also added vegetable oil, for extra moisture.  This cake is very light and fluffy, like the food of the angels :). Such an amazing comparison! This apple and raisin angel food cake is also incredibly easy to prepare. This recipe doesn’t call…

  • appetizers and snacks,  breakfast,  savory pies and quiches

    Feta cheese rolls (video recipe)

    Soft and flaky rolls stuffed with feta cheese, green onions and red bell pepper… Yummy! These savory rolls are incredibly tasty and pretty easy to make with a handful of ingredients. These feta cheese rolls are amazing when they are still warm and if there will be any leftovers microwave the rolls before serving. These rolls are excellent for breakfast or as a snack along with a Greek yogurt or with a glass of milk. To prepare these feta cheese rolls I used a dough made with flour, milk, vegetable oil and fresh yeast. This dough is rich and flavorful but not too heavy, is the perfect choice for soft…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Valentine’s day cookies (video recipe)

    I love Valentine’s day, is one of my favorite holidays. It’s about love, kisses, hugs but also about cookies, candies and cakes. And i just realized that I don’t have any Valentine’s day recipe on my blog. OMG, I must fix this!!! So I made these Valentine’s day cookies. See how cute they are 🙂 Tender and buttery, with crisp edges and coated with chocolate, these sugar cookies are the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s day. These Valentine’s day cookies are also very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. As regarding the ingredients it’s very important to use unsalted butter or 82% fat butter. Low fat butter is…

  • Bread

    Cornbread recipe

    Slightly sweetened (but not too sweet or cakey), tender and a little moist but with crunchy edges this cornbread is the perfect side dish for soup or stew. This cornbread is so flavorful and goes great with many dinner recipes. And the good part is that this cornbread is also incredibly easy to prepare. It’s a matter of minutes. Al you have to do is to mix up a few ingredients, pour into the baking pan and bake. This is the easiest bread recipe I ever made! And I’ve made a few, you must trust me 🙂 Homemade bread is the best and I also love to knead and bake.…

  • cookies,  desserts

    M&M cookies (video recipe)

    Do you like M&Ms? I’m sure you do! :). I love those tiny, cute and colorful chocolate candies and I also love cookies. But cookies loaded with M&M? Oh, that’s good stuff! Soft and chewy, colorful and super delicious, these M&M cookies are amazing! And they are sooo cute! These M&M cookies, makes the perfect choice for Christmas or for parties, especially for kids parties. Yes, children love these M&M cookies :). At least my kids was absolutely fascinated about these cookies loaded with tons of colorful candies Also you can wrap nicely these M&M cookies and offer them as a gift to your friends, neighbors or coworkers. Everybody loves…

  • chicken,  main course

    Creamy chicken (video recipe)

    Tender chicken bites soaked in thick, creamy and delicious sauce… Mmm, so good! I love this creamy chicken and you definitely have to give it a try! It’s a family favorite!This creamy chicken (chicken “ciulama”) is a very popular dish in Romania. And for a good reason: this creamy chicken very tasty and yet quick and easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. The main ingredient of this recipe is chicken and you can use chicken breast, chicken legs or thighs, even chicken wings. I prefer to use chicken thighs because they are so flavorful and yet easy to cook.As regarding the sauce… Well, it can be made in soooo…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Jam and walnuts rolls (video recipe)

    Soft and flaky, filled with jam and ground walnuts ant topped with cream cheese frosting… These jam and walnuts rolls are amazing. They became my favorite rolls :). I’ve made these jam and walnuts rolls for Christmas along with the Gingerbread. Gingerbread was super delicious but these rolls were a hit! And for a good reason: these jam and walnuts rolls are an amazing combo of flavors and textures. There’s a soft and flaky dough, vanilla flavored, and a nutty, sweet and a little sourish swirl made of jam and walnuts. And finally there’s a creamy, rich and decadent,  vanilla flavored cream cheese frosting… Soooo gooood! These jam and walnuts…

  • desserts

    Gingerbread (video recipe)

    Soft and and sooo flavorful, this gingerbread is one of my favorites. It’s super delicious and it smells like Christmas :). This cake is packed with strong and delicious flavors like cinnamon, ginger and cloves… Mmm, sooo Christmassy :). Also this gingerbread is incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients and you can make a small or a huge cake within minutes. All you have to do is to combine a few ingredients and bake. This recipe calls for boiling water and it might be a little tricky to incorporate it into the batter. But if you pour boiling water gradually, stirring in the same time, your batter…