• 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…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Apple and raisin angel food cake

    Incredibly soft and flaky, light as air and absolutely delicious, this apple and raisin angel food cake recipe is a keeper! I’m sure you’re going to love this cake! Angel food cake is very similar to sponge cake. The difference between the two cakes is that sponge cake is made with eggs, flour and sugar while angel food cake is made with egg whites, flour and sugar. I also added vegetable oil, for extra moisture.  This cake is very light and fluffy, like the food of the angels :). Such an amazing comparison! This apple and raisin angel food cake is also incredibly easy to prepare. This recipe doesn’t call…