CLASSIC NAPOLEON CAKE RECIPE

Napoleon Cake is a popular Russian-French cake that’s made out of Puff Pastry Dough and Buttery Custard Cream Filling. This cake is so delicious, and appears, so easy to make. The hardest part about it is waiting for the cake to be ready, since it has to be refrigerated overnight. Time consuming recipe, yet so worth… Continue reading »

CARROT SALAD AND A BEAUTIFUL TULIP FIELD

This Carrot Salad is a perfect salad to serve at your Easter Brunch or Dinner. It is very easy to make, very flavorful and healthy. Also, it was a perfect way to use up a big bag of organic carrots. Make sure to scroll down for some pictures of a beautiful tulip field that we have… Continue reading »

HOMEMADE MOZZARELLA CHEESE STICKS RECIPE

Everyone in my family loves cheese. It is always a perfect snack or appetizer, and I always have it in my fridge. Once in a while, we all crave something different from ordinary, that’s when I try to recreate our restaurant favorites at home. Don’t get me wrong, I love restaurants, good ones, but those… Continue reading »

KALE-AID GREEN SMOOTHIE

Today, I’d like to share a recipe of a green smoothie that has won my kids over any other drink. “Kale-Aid” I thought was pretty cool name for it. With the help of kale and spinach this green smoothie is like an explosion of vitamins that our bodies need so much, especially during cold winter… Continue reading »

BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE RECIPE

This Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe is so awesome. My kids have been asking me to make it for some time now. I have some easy Kraft Mac’n’Cheese boxes in my pantry, but after learning to pay attention to the ingredients, I really hesitated to feed this stuff to my kids. The boxed macaroni and… Continue reading »

CUSTARD-STYLE VANILLA ICE CREAM (PLOMBIR)

Summertime or winter, who wouldn’t like a cool, creamy Vanilla Ice Cream? This Vanilla Ice Cream is custard based. The Custard or English cream based ice cream tastes absolutely heavenly. Long time ago, when I was a kid, my parents would buy this kind of ice cream for me. In Slavic countries we call it Plombir…. Continue reading »

NO MICROWAVE POPCORN RECIPE

My kids love popcorn. They usually munch on it while watching a movie on Friday or Saturday night. I used to buy bags of popcorn, pop the bag into a microwave, and there you have it, simple as that. The only things that have bothered me are the smell, and the ingredient list on those popcorn bags. The moment… Continue reading »

ZUPPA TOSCANA RECIPE

I first tried Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden Restaurant. It is such a delicious hearty soup made of Italian sausage, potatoes, and kale, enhanced with garlic and spices, and mmm… so good. I would often crave this soup on a weeknight, when its just impossible to go out. Good news are, this recipe is quick and easy, and… Continue reading »

GREEN SALAD WITH POPPY SEED DRESSING

When it comes to salad, for me, it has to be healthy, well dressed and satisfying. Most of the time I would turn to romaine lettuce, Ranch or Caesar dressing (homemade of course), but this time I really wanted to try going beyond usual lettuce and try something more interesting. This Green Salad with Poppy… Continue reading »

PINEAPPLE AND BANANA SMOOTHIE RECIPE

This Pineapple Banana Smoothie recipe is the easiest, most effortless, healthy and delicious smoothie recipe ever. This perfect blend of tropical fruits is a perfect boost of vitamins in winter months, and a perfect refreshment in summer. One thing that I love the most about this smoothie is that my kids totally love it. I tell you,… Continue reading »

ASIAN STYLE BUFFALO WINGS

Buffalo wings are among my family’s favorite finger foods. My hubby and kids can munch on these non-stop. I used to buy fully cooked wings in a big bag, pop them in the oven to reheat, and served it to my family as a treat on weekends or on “lazy” days. That was until I… Continue reading »

MUSHROOM-SHAPED MERINGUE COOKIES

Meringues… delicate and crisp, sweet and delicious. Meringue shaped like mushrooms makes a stunning addition to the cookie tray. I’ve been wanting to make these meringue cookies for a while now, but couldn’t make time. They’re super easy to make, but the baking time adds up to 2 hours. So make sure that you plan… Continue reading »

POTATO FRITTERS

These potato fritters are absolutely delicious! This is an extremely amazing way to use the leftover mashed potatoes. Leftover makeover, I’d say. Perfect for after party quick lunch idea, or just a snack, these potato fritters are so easy and quick, and just a smart and delicious way to use all the extra mashed potatoes…. Continue reading »

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Year 2014 has come to an end. This year just went by so fast.  For me, it was my first year in blogging. And to kick off the new year, I’d like to share some of the highlights of 2014. First of all I’d like to say thank you to all of you, who stopped by my blog, who commented,… Continue reading »

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas is a magical holiday season that brings joy, love, and heartwarming thoughts with it. We would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. May this joyful season greet you with health, happiness, prosperity, and success! May you find a key to every closed door, light to dispel any darkness in… Continue reading »