Cherry Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream

Cherry Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream

Who isn’t in love with cupcakes? From the first moment I saw them I knew we were going to have a great relationship together. With every bite I feel that cupcakes can bring happiness into my life. For sure! This is why I created a personalized recipe that I would like to share with you.

Being the lazy ass that I am, you can imagine that the recipe is short and can be prepared even by the most inexperienced person. Believe me! I always prepare it for my family and they love it. I’m not saying that I’m that good, but they eat two trays of cupcakes in two hours. Just sayin’!

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Pina Colada and a Drop of Extra Fun

Pina Colada and a Drop of Extra Fun

It’s the middle of the week but it feels like Monday. Every single day. I wish that for once my days would look like a Saturday and not like a Monday. Relaxing in the sun, no worries, simply sipping a big glass of Pina Colada.

In Spanish, the meaning of Pina Colada is “strained pineapple.” And aside for the pineapple juice that makes the drink a bit sweeter, you also receive rum, ice and coconut cream. How great is that?

Fun Facts about Pina Colada

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Food from the World: Sarmale

Food from the World: Sarmale

Traveling and food are two things that we cannot live without. Going abroad,discovering the immense range of opportunities offered by this huge world is a must for all those who want to explore and enrich their personalities. And what better way to do it than to travel around and taste amazing pallets of flavors?

In today’s episode we are dealing with a type of  food called ‘Sarmale’. And we don’t mean to say that they are delicious but if you’ve never tried them you’ve lived for nothing!

History

Very popular in the Eastern European cuisine, ‘sarma’ has Turkish origins and means ‘wrapped thing.’ In fact this is the process that contributes to its preparation. The most popular versions of this dish are made with grape, cabbage and sometimes chard leaves. These are used to roll a mixture made out of minced meat, rice, onions and spices. The result is boiled for several hours in large clay pot. After cooking they can be served together with sour cream, hot pepper, polenta or smoked meat.

Sarmale-recipe
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Taking into account that this type of dish is quite heavy for the stomach, most people serve it at their Christmas meals but also include them in the wedding or funeral menu. In each case, one must have the right energy to party or mourn and the ‘sarmale’  can surely guarantee that.

But I don’t want to keep you boiling for much longer. Find the recipe below and try it at home. It might not be a first successful attempt but I am sure you will get the hang of it. Read more

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