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Romanian Beef Salad(Salata De Boeuf)

Romanian Beef Salad(Salata De Boeuf)

I would not be a truly Romanian if I would not share with you this salad recipe. The Romanian beef salad or "salada de boeuf" is considered to be a traditional recipe that is made for Christmas , New Year's and Easter.No matter where Romanians live around the world, this salad will be on the table for these celebrations. The salad is also widely popular in the Balkans/Eastern Europe. Root vegetables, cooked beef or chicken mixed with pickled vegetables and…

Romanian Meatballs Sour Soup (Ciorba De Perisoare)

Romanian meatballs sour soup or Ciorba de Perisoare is one of the most traditional soups of the Romanian cuisine, the glory of the soups and the pride of every Romanian cook. "Perisoare" means meatballs usually made with minced pork, beef or a combination of both mixed with rice, egg and spices, then boiled in the soup, or ciorba. We eat many soups in this family because we live in a cold climate where hearty soups are the perfect meal. I also think…

10 Delicious New Year’s Cake Ideas From The Bossy Kitchen

Cake for the New Year's Eve? Anyone? To bake a cake for the New Year's Eve  is one of my favorite traditions I grew up with. The New Year's celebration is supposed to last all night, therefore there is a need for lots of food, cake and plenty of drinks. Perhaps many of you are celebrating big time, therefore I thought it would be fun to put together a list of cakes ideas for you to choose from on the…

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake

Cream Cheese Lemon Coconut Cake is a recipe that I have owned for many years. I make it for parties, potlucks, special occasions or just for Sunday afternoon dinners. However, this has always been a New Year's Eve favorite, because my friends and family always ask me to make it for this special occasion. The recipe uses lemon juice and lemon zest in a cream made, originally, with farmers cheese or ricotta, butter, lemon juice and lemon zest, and it is decorated…

Old Fashioned Lemon Bread With Lemon Syrup

Old Fashioned Lemon Bread with Lemon Syrup

This recipe of old fashioned lemon bread with lemon syrup carries a double dose of lemon. Finely grated lemon zest in the batter and lemon syrup poured over the bread after baking, make this bread one of the best lemon bread recipes I ever tried. I found this recipe to be an awesome one for the holidays because it makes a very pretty gift to family and friends. Wrapped in a cute box or bag, the bread looks luxurious and…

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…

Cinnamon Tomato Chicken Stew

Cinnamon Tomato Chicken Stew

This cinnamon tomato chicken stew is a dish I always loved. It comes from Greece and it is also known as Kota Kapama. The hidden ingredient in the tasty sauce is cinnamon and it makes chicken taste like a party. Whether you're making this recipe with beef, chicken, pork, or lamb, a touch of cinnamon intensifies the savory aroma and adds a subtle richness to the meat. It won't taste like cinnamon, but it will add a layer of flavor…

Smoked Trout Dip With Mayo

Smoked Trout Dip With Mayo

Most people get excited about the holiday season because of all the wonderful baked goods and sweets they get to consume. I get excited about appetizers. I consider them to be a very important part of the meal, and I like them to be simple and delicious. Are you looking for an appetizer you have to bring to a potluck? Make this smoked trout dip. Do you need an appetizer for your next party but you don't have the time to…

Pistachio Cranberry Marshmallow Fudge

We shouldn't make fudge just for the holidays, don't you think? It is decadent, super easy to make and can be enjoyed with family and friends. On top of all these advantages, fudge IS delicious! It is such a simple recipe that is so versatile! When you make fudge, you can basically add anything your heart desires while that chocolate is melting, from nuts, to marshmallow, to white chocolate or coffee. The sky is the limit!   This recipe of…

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels Sprouts are a favorite winter vegetable that we enjoy very much, especially when we roast them with bacon. This recipe is super easy to make and  oh, so delicious! It is so easy that I would not even call this cooking. If you are one of these people who do not like Brussels sprouts, I might be able to convert you after you try this recipe. It is also a versatile one, because you could dress ip up or…

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