• 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…

  • 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…