gingerbread man cookies

Gingerbread Man Cookies

With Advent coming so close to us, it’s time that I present you the first Christmas recipe for one of my favorite cookies I’ve been making for Christmas for the past few years. You got it right: today I’m all about gingerbread man cookies. I’ve been using this recipe for a long time and I’m […]

red mulled wine in a glass cup

Best Red Mulled Wine – Basic Recipe

Who is a fan of mulled wine from those wooden huts during Advent? Are you? I’m not. Here, I said it out loud! That is, I wrote it publicly. I am not particularly enthusiastic about the mulled wine during the Advent season here in Zagreb. In fact, I only drank good mulled wine maybe once […]

carob and orange bundt cake

Carob and Orange Bundt Cake

This carob bundt cake just made its appearance on the blog, and it already got up some really lovely compliments. I’ve been told it looks like a royal crown or resembles an Alice in Wonderland cartoon (because of the colors, I guess). Great credit definitely goes to this interesting bundt pan that I used. In […]

homemade tomato ketchup made from fresh tomatoes

Homemade Ketchup From Fresh Tomatoes

Tomatoes. I bet you that none of us can’t resist the smell and the taste of home-grown tomatoes; you know, the ones that have ripened in the sun during the summer. (those tasteless perfectly shaped red balls that can be found in the stores throughout the whole year are not my business really) And honestly, […]

croatian sarma cabbage rolls recipe

Sarma – Croatian Cabbage Rolls (My Grandma’s Recipe)

Sarma cabbage rolls – an absolute favorite of all generations which happily gathers us around the table during cold, winter months. In this post, I bring you a handful of instructions, tips, and tricks for my favorite Croatian sarma made according to my grandmother’s recipe. We like it just like this – a bit spicy […]

slices of whole wheat focaccia stacked on plate

No-Knead Overnight Whole Wheat Focaccia

Tender, airy, and soft on the inside, with a crispy surface, a mix of different seeds, and finest black olives, this no-knead overnight whole wheat focaccia is what my bread dreams are made of. For even more fluffiness and richer flavor, it’s left in the fridge overnight so we could start our morning the proper […]

wild garlic and dill pesto recipe

Wild Garlic and Dill Pesto Recipe

You got a bunch of wild garlic leaves and are looking for what to do with them? This is where this recipe jumps in: extremely aromatic, pungent Wild Garlic and Dill Pesto recipe! Made with walnuts and extra virgin olive oil, it’s the perfect way of enjoying the very first wild garlic leaves in early […]

Swiss Chard Ricotta Puff Pastry Turnovers served on a plate

Swiss Chard and Ricotta Puff Pastry Turnovers

Looking for an idea of what to do with that puff pastry that has been sitting in your freezer for a while? Well, these Swiss Chard Ricotta Puff Pastry Turnovers are a very practical (and surprisingly tasty) idea that you can serve for breakfast, brunch with your friends, or even as a snack for work! […]

whole wheat pasta arrabbiata served in plates

Whole Wheat Pasta Arrabbiata

This whole-wheat pasta in arrabbiata sauce (hot tomato and garlic sauce) can be done in just 30 minutes, uses broadly available ingredients that you can always have ready in your pantry, and is really easy to prepare. It’s also a great lunch idea for work! While growing up, pasta played almost no part in my […]

easy traditional mashed potatoes recipe

Easy Traditional Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Fuss-free, very easy, with just a few basic ingredients, this traditional mashed potatoes recipe is full of flavor and a perfect recipe for beginners! Serve it alongside beef bourguignon, stuffed cabbage rolls (sarma), or your favorite meat or vegetable patties. With the most dishes that we prepare on a weekly or monthly basis throughout the […]