• cakes,  desserts

    Snickers slice recipe

    Soft and flaky cake made from whites and walnuts, sticky caramel, peanuts and 2 types of chocolate, black and white, this snickers slice is divine. I have to tell you though that if you are on diet, this snickers slice is a very bad idea because you won’t be able to control yourself and eat just one piece of cake. You will be tempted to eat the whole cake :). This snickers slice is also very easy to prepare. You have to bake a cake made from whites, walnuts, a bit of flour and sugar and that’s all you have to bake. The other layers are made from caramel, peanuts…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Polish pretzels

    Soft, flaky, buttery, vanilla flavored and soaked in syrup, these Polish pretzels are the best! This recipe is very popular in Romania, it’s a very popular street food. You can find Polish pretzels in every bakery. And for good reason, because nothing compares to a warm Polish pretzel. These delicious pretzels are filled with a butter and vanilla sugar mixture. I actually was tempted to add also some cinnamon because I love cinnamon rolls :). But this is a different recipe and I decided to respect it. This pretzels are traditionally shaped into rings but you can also shape them into a German style pretzel. Baked Polish pretzels, while they…

  • appetizers and snacks,  vegan

    Homemade falafel recipe

    Crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, packed with flavor and yet very easy to prepare, these falafel became my favorite vegan dish. Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, onions, garlic and spices. It’s very tasty and nourishing and, if you taste falafel for the first time, you won’t be able to say that there’s no meat :). I actually find these vegan chickpeas patties more satisfying than meat patties. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food but today it is famous all over the world as street food. It’s very easy to prepare falafel but you need a food processor and dried…

  • salads

    Green beans salad with feta cheese and eggs

    Very tasty, packed with flavor and nourishing, this green beans salad with feta cheese and eggs makes the perfect choice for lunch or for a quick and easy dinner. You may serve this delicious salad as a starter or as a side dish but also as a main dish. This is also a quick and easy to make salad and you can use your favorite veggies. Cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, green onions and olives go well with green beans. But you can also add to your salad carrots, peas, sweet corn, chickpeas, cucumbers or any other veggie you might like. As regarding the green beans, it can be fresh,…

  • beef,  main course

    Easy peas, ground beef and couscous skillet

    Do you know that feeling when you get home late and you have to cook dinner for your family? I do :). And I found out that is very easy to cook a delicious dinner using ground beef and frozen veggies. Couscous is also a good choice for a quick dinner but choose fine couscous (which is similar to bulgur) because it doesn’t need to be cooked. It just need hot water :). But let’s get back to our dinner. I’ve made a delicious combo of peas, ground beef and couscous, very tasty, quick and easy to make. Instead of peas, you may use your favorite veggies, fresh or frozen,…

  • soups

    Roasted mushroom soup

    Thick, packed with flavor and comforting, this roasted mushroom soup makes the perfect choice for lunch in a cold day. If all the members of your family love mushrooms, I recommend you to double, even triple the ingredients listed below. I barely tasted this delicious roasted mushroom soup :). My husband and my kids are very picky when it comes to soup but they really loved this roasted mushroom soup. I want to remind you again that roasting the vegetables is very important. Now you have the chance to compare because it’s a huge difference between roasted and boiled mushrooms. Roasted mushrooms are absolutely delicious and flavorful and boiled mushrooms…

  • cakes,  desserts

    After Eight cake

    Mint and chocolate…  Mmm, what a great combo! I don’t know who had this wonderful idea, but it must have been a genius :). My husband loves those tiny mint chocolates “after eight”. So, I decided to make a special cake for him: After Eight cake. This cake is a super delicious combo of flaky cocoa cake, mint flavored filling and dark chocolate. I’m already salivating :). This After Eight cake is also quick and easy to prepare and very refreshing. For the mint flavor I used mint syrup which was colorless. So I added some food coloring. Add as much as you need to achieve the desired color. After…

  • soups,  Uncategorized

    Roasted beetroot and potato soup

    Beetroot soup is one of my favorite soups. It’s thick, rich, a little sweet and packed with flavor. Although I really love beetroot, when I make a soup, I prefer to combine beetroot with other veggies. The reason is that I can get a much more creamy texture. I’ve already made roasted pumpkin and beetroot soup and I anted to try a new recipe: roasted beetroot and potato soup. Yes, roasting the veggies is an important step. When you simmer the veggies, they absorb water, but hen you roast them, the water evaporates and the veggies are sweeter and packed with flavor.You may serve this delicious roasted beetroot and potato…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Vanilla custard slice

    This vanilla custard slice is a very popular Romanian dessert. It is made with vanilla custard and puff pastry and, optional, with whipped cream. It’s an absolutely delicious dessert, an incredible combo of creamy, sweet, vanilla flavored filling and crispy and crumbly puff pastry. This vanilla custard slice is also incredible easy to make, of course, if you decide to use  commercial puff pastry. You also have the possibility to prepare puff pastry from scratch but it takes a lot of time. I have to admit that I prefer the faster and easier way: I call my husband and ask him to buy a pack of frozen puff pastry :).…

  • Bread

    Feta cheese and onion bagels

    Soft, fluffy, very tasty and flavorful, these feta cheese and onion bagels make the perfect choice for breakfast or for a quick afternoon snack. These bagels are also easy to make. You have to make a regular bread dough and add caramelized onions and grated feta cheese. Instead of feta cheese, you may add your favorite cheese. Don’t skip the egg wash. It’s essential if you want to obtain very soft bagels with a thin and elastic crust. If you want a crispy crust, you may brush the bagels with vegetable oil. And for flavor, sprinkle some dried thyme or oregano. You may serve these delicious feta cheese and onion…