Chocolate almond cookies

Yesterday was Halloween and even though the celebration itself isn’t as popular here in Croatia, many night clubs still organize parties where people dress up and have fun. The last time I dressed up in a costume was when I was a kid, since I went both to Croatian and American school where we learned…

Raspberry mini pies

How did I ever come up with this recipe? – Have to admit, I really did think up this recipe one day after having coffee with friends and they asking me to prepare something new for a special Birthday party. I had to think up of something accessible to a large crowd of people, but…

Chicken pot pie

Chicken pot pie happened to me after a long day of looking for what to prepare for dinner, and having some fresh butter, chicken and veggies in the fridge. First I was thinking of making some kind of crust that would be similar to a regular pie, but decided on puff pastry. Turned out puff…

Chocolate chestnut cake

Today a friend of mine is celebrating her birthday. As every year I’m planning on making her a cake as a surprise, or some kind of a¬†dessert like cupcakes, but has to be something with chocolate. As she will be reading this post, I have to say I still don’t have an idea what I’m…

Pork belly and polenta with mushrooms & chickpeas

Are you sick and tired of always preparing the same side dish, most usually potatoes hundreds of different ways? Are you looking for something new, a recipe that will seduce your taste buds and open your eyes to new ideas?.. – Well this Polenta with mushrooms & chickpeas has certainly opened my eyes, and showed…

Yogurt pie

If you’re looking for a simple, yet delicious dessert, your search is over! Yogurt pie is one of my favourite simple desserts, just because it’s so easy to make and still as tasty. Don’t know if you know, but it is believed that yogurt and similar fermented milk products were discovered by accident due to…

Poppy seed strudel

My mother isn’t a big baker, she never liked baking cakes very much and she would always leave it to my grandmother to make them for big occasions and those small ones when we’d come over for a family dinner. The one thing she knew how to bake and I absolutely love is this Poppy…

Raspberry puffs

When someone asks me to make them the easiest dessert there is, this recipe probably always comes to mind. Except the process and the whole preparation of the puff pastry, there si actually nothing complicated about making this simple, yet delicious and scrumptious treat that you can enjoy with friends on the porch or back…

Vegetable pie (Vegetarian)

Many of my friends are vegetarian so they’ll be happy to see me posting and sharing this simple and delicious recipe. I’m also glad to be sharing it with all of you since it is so tasty and even those of you who aren’t vegetarian would be full after enjoying a pie like this. I’ve…

Double decker cake

It’s that time of the week! –¬† The day when I share a cake or any type of dessert recipe a sweet-tooth would love to try. I have to admit I’m not as big of a sweet-tooth as some of my friends but when I bake, I know I’m going to be as happy as…

Sarma & mashed potatoes

Here in Croatia it’s all about tradition. We have much to offer, from beautiful nature like all of our national parks, picturesque villages, breathtaking views of the coastline, of course our crystal clear sea and there is also food. We love to eat, and we show it by our delicious recipes. Sarma may not origin…