• Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Jam and walnuts crescent rolls (video recipe)

    So tender that they simply melt into your mouth, these jam and walnuts crescent rolls are definitely a must try recipe! These crescent rolls are flaky and very tender, filled with a sweet and a little sourish mixture of jam and ground walnuts and coated with powdered sugar. Mmmm, delightful! These jam and walnuts crescent rolls are very popular in Romania. They are one of our favorite desserts in winter time, especially for Christmas. It’s our winter favorite sweet treat because we have our kitchens stuffed with jam and walnuts :). You may use your favorite jam or instead of jam and walnuts you may use Turkish delight. These jam…

  • cakes,  desserts,  Uncategorized

    Jam and walnuts bars (video recipe)

    My dear friends, I have to tell you from the beginning that this recipe is a keeper! These jam and walnuts bars are a super delicious combo of crumbly crust, flavored jam and crunchy walnuts. Also these bars are very easy to prepare with affordable ingredients. These jam and walnuts bars are very popular in Romania. In summer time we have as main activity to make jam. It’s like a national sport :). We start with strawberry, cherry and sour cherry jam, we continue with apricot jam  and we end with prunes, apple and quince jam. Every housewife makes tens of jars of jam. At least :). And what can…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Zebra (marble) loaf cake (video recipe)

    Soft, flaky, super delicious and super easy to prepare, this zebra (marble) loaf cake is one of my favorite desserts. Also this black and white loaf cake is very appetizing and cute and yet very simple and easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. It’s very famous in Romania :). Today I want to share my recipe with you and show you how to make this pretty zebra (marble) loaf cake. It’s very easy! As I was saying, to prepare this zebra loaf cake you need a handful of ingredients: eggs, flour, sugar, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, a pinch of salt, baking powder and vanilla essence. These are affordable…

  • breakfast

    Ham and cheese pancakes (video recipe)

    Pancakes for breakfast? Oh, yes! Every single day… In my dreams because I’m dieting. Ok, I’m trying :). I love pancakes and this ham and cheese pancakes recipe is one of my favorites. These savory pancakes are very tasty and easy to prepare and they are a great choice for breakfast but also for an afternoon snack. To prepare these savory ham and cheese pancakes you can use your favorite ham and cheese. Also you can use leftover ham and cheese. If you want to be creative you can add to your savory pancakes aromatic herbs or finely diced veggies like red bell pepper, onions, mushrooms, dried tomatoes or whatever…

  • cupcakes,  desserts

    Chocolate cupcakes (video recipe)

    Hello, chocolate lovers! I have a wonderful recipe for you: chocolate cupcakes. Yummy! I have to tell you that I’m a chocolate lover myself and I’ve tested quite a few chocolate recipes. I mean I know what I’m talking about :). These chocolate cupcakes are a hit and you definitely have to give them a try! These chocolate cupcakes are like tiny cakes and I feel like Alice in Wonderland when I eat them. They are so small, cute and super delicious! Soft and flaky cake, topped with a lot of chocolate ganache and some chocolate sprinkles…. Are you drooling? I am! And the good part is that these chocolate…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Lemon layer cake (Snow White cake) – video recipe

    Sweet and a little sourish, creamy, tender and super delicious, this lemon layer cake (Snow White cake) is a very famous Romanian cake and one of my favorites! In Romania this cake is known as Snow White cake but also as Lemon cake. This cake is so delicious, it’s like a fairy tale cake, so I prefer to call it Snow White cake. In Romania we make this cake for holidays, especially for Christmas. This lemon layer cake is topped with dried coconut flakes which look like snow. If you like chocolate, you may replace the coconut flakes with grated white chocolate. To prepare this cake you need a handful…

  • desserts

    Chocolate ganache (video recipe)

    Thick, creamy and super delicious, this chocolate ganache recipe is a must have for any chocolate lover. And it’s so incredibly easy to prepare with only 2 ingredients: heavy cream and dark chocolate. Ganache is a mixture of chocolate and heavy cream in equal parts by weight, melted together. You may warm the cream first and pour it over the finely chopped chocolate or you may use the bain – marie method. I used bain-marie method and you have all the information you need below. I’ve also tested the first method but I had the surprise to find unmelted pieces of chocolate into the cooled heavy cream. So, I prefer…

  • appetizers and snacks,  beef

    Beef tacos (video recipe)

    If you’re planning a Mexican fiesta, you definitely need tacos! Crunchy, messy and packed with flavor beef tacos :). In less then 30 minutes and a handful of ingredients you can prepare 10-12 super delicious tacos. And everybody lover beef tacos, right? But let me tell you a few words about tacos. Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish made from corn or wheat tortilla, folded and filled with goodies. These goodies may consist in meat (beef, pork or chicken), seafood or veggies and topped with other goodies like cheese, salsa, tomatoes, onions or lettuce. Yummy! There are many varieties of taco and below I’m going to tell you about beef…

  • 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…