• cakes,  desserts

    Crêpe cake

    Oh, how much I love crêpes! I love them filled with chocolate pastry cream, with sour cherry jam or with apricot jam. But a crêpe cake? Wow, that sounds amazing! This crêpe cake is a delicious combo of thin and delicate crêpes layered with vanilla pastry cream and bananas and topped with cocoa glaze. This crêpe cake is also very easy to prepare and the great part is that you don’t have to use the oven. To prepare this delicious crêpe cake you should start by making the vanilla pastry cream because it must be completely cold when you layer the cake. Homemade vanilla pastry cream is also very easy…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Chocolate chunk cookies

    You definitely should try these chocolate chunk cookies! Soft and tender on the inside but with crisp edges and loaded with chocolate chunks, these chocolate chunk cookies are awesome! They are super delicious and yet so easy to make with a handful of ingredients. About the ingredients: 1. Always use unsalted butter (or 82% fat butter). This type of butter contains more fat and less water and your cookies will hold their shape better. 2. Why 2 types of sugar? Because white sugar is sweeter while brown sugar has a wonderful caramel flavor. 3. Always add a pinch of salt to counterbalance the sweetness and to highlight the flavors. 4.…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Lamington cake

    Soft and flaky sponge cake squares, dipped in chocolate sauced and coated with desiccated coconut…. Mmm, this Lamington cake is absolutely amazing! Also it is quick and easy to make with a handful of ingredients and you definitely have to give it a try!This amazing cake comes from Australia. Lamington cake is made from butter cake or sponge cake cut into squares then dipped into chocolate sauce and coated with desiccated coconut. A variation of the Lamington cake is the layered Lamington cake with a middle layer of cream or strawberry jam.The Lamington cake was named after Lord Lamington, who served as Governor of Queensland.This delicious cake was invented by…

  • cookies,  desserts

    Nutella thumbprint cookies

    Tender on the inside but crispy on the outside and loaded with a generous scoop of nutella, these nutella thumbprint cookies are definitely the best chocolate cookies! I mean they are amazing and they taste even better than the M&M cookies. These nutella thumbprint cookies are so good that they disappear from the plate within minutes :). Also these nutella thumbprint cookies are pretty easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. And now I want to give a few tips for the best thumbprint cookies: 1. Use unsalted butter or 82% fat butter. It contains less water an your cookies will hold their shape 2. Don’t chill the dough!…

  • Brioche, rolls,  desserts

    Chocolate frosted doughnuts

    Cute and fun, super delicious, soft, covered with chocolate and topped with sprinkles … Of, I love these chocolate frosted doughnuts!My kids love doughnuts and they ask for doughnuts every single day :). Of course, they don’t have doughnuts every single day because doughnuts aren’t the healthiest dessert, especially for kids. But once a week I think is ok to have doughnuts, especially if they are homemade baked doughnuts :).Homemade baked doughnuts are healthier than deep-fried doughnuts but they are also super yummy and easy to make.The dough is made with flour, fresh yeast, egg yolks, milk and a little sugar, easy to make and easy to roll out. For…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Sour cherry cake

    Soft and flaky sponge cake, vanilla flavored, plenty of sour cherries and a dust of sugar… This sour cherry cake is my favorite summer cake. This cake is a delicious combo of sweet and sour, packed with flavor and so incredibly easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients.To prepare this delicious sour cherry cake you may use fresh or frozen sour cherries. You may also use apricots, peaches, strawberries, cherries and so on. The main rule is that you have to let the sliced/ pitted fruits to rest into a strainer for about 30 minutes to release the extra juices.As regarding the sponge cake, you may find below the…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Chocolate rice pudding

    Super delicious, rich and creamy, this chocolate rice pudding is amazing! Also is incredibly easy to prepare and you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a handful of ingredients and minimum effort. Rice pudding is very popular in my country, everybody love this simple and delicious dessert. Especially kids love to have a bowl of rice pudding for breakfast or for dessert. To prepare this delicious chocolate rice pudding you should choose the right type of rice. The best rice for making rice pudding is a starchy sticky rice like medium or short grain rice. This is the type of rice that releases starch into liquid while cooking and forms a…

  • pasta,  salads

    Broccoli pasta salad

    Creamy, very tasty and satisfying, this broccoli pasta salad is my favorite pasta salad. Also this salad is pretty easy to prepare and it may be considered a meal. I love creamy salads so I added mayonnaise to my salad. If you’re on a diet, you may use my yogurt salad dressing or use half mayo and half yogurt. As regarding the mayo, homemade mayo or store bought mayo, they are both a great choice. Broccoli goes great with with smoked ham, bacon or prosciutto crudo. I chose prosciutto crudo because is very tasty and flavorful and it doesn’t have to be fried. If you want to use bacon, you…

  • 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…