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Flan De Queso-Cream Cheese Flan

Flan De Queso-Cream Cheese Flan

Flan is something I discovered many years ago while living in Mexico. It quickly became one of my favorite desserts out there. I tried many versions of flan, from the original one to coffee or coconut, but when I tried for the first time the  flan with cream cheese I was very impressed. Creamy, rich and delicious, the Flan de Queso  or cream cheese flan makes a great and quick dessert for a scrumptious grand finale of a dinner with friends or…

Farmer Cheese Sweet Pastries

Farmer Cheese Sweet Pastries

 This is a recipe that will stay with you for ever as soon as you try it. These farmer cheese sweet pastries are to die for. The place I come from, the pastry shops are on every corner of the street. These little bakeries make the best pretzels and pastries around. This recipe uses very simple ingredients and can be prepared from A to Z in about an hour. All you need is puff pastry, farmer cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla and some raisins, if…

Easy Crepes With Jam Recipe

Easy Crepes With Jam Recipe

 Most of my recipes on this blog have a story. Many of them are recipes I grew up with and loved all my life, other are inherited from friends and family. This easy crepes with jam recipe comes from a dear friend of mine who, few years ago, lost her battle with cancer. She was a beautiful, amazing, strong woman with a kind heart and a brilliant mind. Irina was also a great cook and an awesome mom of two…

Easy Yogurt  Drop Homemade Doughnuts

Easy Yogurt Drop Homemade Doughnuts

I get emotional every time I see this recipe in my collection. My friend, Irina, shared it with me many years ago. She loved this recipe and used to make it very often. I choose to make the doughnuts every year when we remember Irina on her birthday. You see, Irina passed away few years ago while battling breast cancer. She was a beautiful woman, with a bubbly, cheerful, loving personality and a generous spirit. We all miss her very much and…

Authentic Mexican Capirotada- Bread Pudding

Authentic Mexican Capirotada- Bread Pudding

Capirotada is the Mexican version of the so known bread pudding. Like many international cuisines, the Mexican one makes good use of everything available. Nothing goes to waste and this recipe is a good example of it. Few days old bread makes a great ingredient for this beautiful authentic Mexican Capirotada. There are many versions of Capirotada out there, but I think this is the one that won my heart over the years. I made it in many occasions and it was…

Easy Banana Doughnuts

Easy Banana Doughnuts

It is that time of the year when perhaps we have more guests around the house. Some of them maybe stay overnight, therefore we have more meals to prepare. This recipe of easy banana doughnuts is an awesome way to use ripe bananas that are sitting around. It is also a great recipe to put together for a brunch. Are you a grandma and kids are coming over for a visit? Make these! It is a fast snack to make while…

Five Minutes Trifles Dessert

Five Minutes Trifles Dessert

A trifle is a wonderfully indulgent dessert. Sweet, creamy, with the added textures of fruit, sponge or lady fingers, it is an ideal finish to a meal. And if you like a little extra zing in your dessert, trifles will happily accommodate a dash of  sherry or your favorite liqueur. The trifles are great for serving a light dessert after a copious meal, especially during the holidays. Christmas is a perfect one for enjoying this fabulous dessert, but Thanksgiving is great…

Orange-Almond Flan

Orange-Almond Flan

Spoiler alert: This recipe is gluten free and also dairy free! I like unique recipes that are full of flavor, so for today I decided to share with you this beautiful Orange-Almond Flan. Flan is a versatile dessert that can be made in many different ways by adding different ingredients to the base of milk, eggs and sugar. One of my favorite recipes of flan is Flan with Cream Cheese, but I also love the flan with a hint of coffee in it. This recipe…

Kodrit Kadir Cake- Magic Dessert

Kodrit Kadir Cake- Magic Dessert

First of all, Kodrit Kadir Cake, this magic dessert sent by God from Heaven just for us,  is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert that has three layers, cake, custard and caramel on top. You will probably not believe when I am going to tell you how this cake is made. The layers are poured all together in the baking pan, but magic happens sometimes in the ovens, so this cake separates in three layers while baking. Yes, you heard me, it separates in three layers while baking! How…

Plums Coffee Cake-Summer Dessert

Plums Coffee Cake-Summer Dessert

Back in Romania, the end of August is the time when plums are in season. I grew up with the so called "Italian plums", the ones that are smaller, round, juicy, with a stone that can be removed easily. People back home make jams, cakes, compotes and even brandy out of these fruits, trying to use them while they last. This plums coffee cake is not something difficult to make. In fact, it is just a sponge cake with fruits.…

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