• cakes,  desserts

    Pumpkin cake (video recipe)

    Soft, moist, packed with flavor, topped with sticky cream cheese frosting, this pumpkin cake is a burst of fall flavors in each bite. And when I say flavors I’m talking about wonderful flavors: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger. I recommend you to use all these spices but if you don’t have them all you may use only cinnamon and cloves. This pumpkin cake is one of my favorite pumpkin desserts and I’m sure you’re going to love it! It’s a great and delicious way to celebrate fall :). This cake is also very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. The main ingredient of this delicious cake is pumpkin…

  • desserts,  pies

    Romanian apple pie (video recipe)

    It’s autumn time (still) so it’s pies season! Apple pie, pumpkin pie or jam pie… It’s sooo difficult to choose one. But nothing compares to a piece of apple pie, cinnamon and vanilla flavored, with a dust of sugar, in a cold autumn day. I love apple pie more than any other pie and today I’m going to show you how to make Romanian apple pie. My favorite! 🙂 It’s very tender, packed with flavor and very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. I’m sure you’re going to love my apple pie! To prepare this delicious apple pie you should start with the filling. You may use any…

  • 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…