Empanadas

Empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried, mostly known as a traditional dish in Latin America and Spain. The first mention of them was in a cookbook published in Spain in 1520, and then they were mostly stuffed with seafood. Even though it has origins in Spain, it has a long history…

Asian – European wok

For the last year, as I’ve mentioned before in my posts, I’ve been learning Chinese, and I have to say I’ve fallen behind while working on my other obligations. In a few weeks I should continue with my studies, but not sure how much I remember. The reason why I started it in the first…

Beef sauce & rice

It’s been about a week now since I started my new Facebook page Recipes by chefkreso. It’s a place where I share all of my new recipes the second I post them here, and where my Instagram posts are also being redirected. I would love it if you’d grab a second and check it out!…

Lasagna

My first lasagna was when I was a kid and we used to go to so many restaurants during the summer while we enjoyed vacationing on the island of Hvar. There was a small Italian restaurant in the town of Stari grad with wooden tables and benches where you can sit with the family and…

Ground beef, tomato, potato & bell pepper casserole

I can feel the summer in the air, the hot nights when you just can’t get any sleep, the days when you’d rather be inside the house with the AC turned on. We in Croatia spend our summers at the seaside, where most of us have our vacation homes. For the last five or six…

Cheese & ham stuffed burgers

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of TV shows, ok that’s not true – I’ve been watching a lot of TV shows for years now. But honestly there are so many on my list, so I’ve turned to TV shows and stopped watching movies. My friends always joke that I don’t know any of the…

Beef tomato pasta

This weekend was a great one. On Saturday both my niece and my nephew came over for a visit after I prepared dozens of pancakes, some with chocolate, some with strawberry jam, plumb jam and even raspberry jam. All of them I got from a friend who makes fruit jams and they’re one of the…

Burek

Burek is something every bakery in Zagreb has and everyone loves. There are many different kinds of pies made from pulled dough, filled with cheese, potatoes, apples or cherries, but only burek is filled with ground beef. There is always a familiar scent coming from the local bakery if they just pulled hot burek out…

Beef stew

There always comes a day in a week when I crave for something more than fried or grilled food, then I turn to stews. I must admit I wasn’t a big fan until a few years back and now there almost hasn’t been a stew recipe I haven’t tried. It can really be called a…

Stuffed bell peppers

There are recipes and recipes for bell peppers and you can never go wrong with picking one of them. My favorite bell pepper recipe is Stuffed bell peppers, probably because I grew up eating it at my grandparents’ house. And that’s the way this dish is supposed to be enjoyed, in the company of your…

Broccoli, zucchini & cauliflower casserole with beef mince

One of those days when you open the fridge and you don’t know what to do with all of the vegetables you have. Casserole is the perfect idea on those days, you can put in it what ever you want, from vegetables to meat. A perfect mix of flavors. Preparation: 15 min        …

Spaghetti Bolognese

Everyone knows a version of the spaghetti Bolognese recipe. This is my version and I hope you’ll like it, the richness of the sauce, the seasoning, especially the hot taste of ground red chili. Preparation: 15 min                                  Cook time: 30 min…