Christmas Menu Ideas!

It is again that time of the year… when you have to think ahead what do you want to cook, and buy the ingredients in time 😀 or you will be horrified of the amount of people in the stores, trying to find last-minute gifts etc. The traditional Hungarian Christmas menu will be served around my family … Continue reading

Banana Bundt Cake

The other day I wanted to make a simple bundt cake for my Mr for breakfast but I also wanted to use up the (very) browned piece of banana we had at home. The end result: a banana bread textured, light, sweet and delicious cake! I would say it could also be a pretty decoration on … Continue reading

Braised Red Cabbage

This yummy thing was a side dish with our December 25th dinner – accompanying a tender orange-garlic chicken (recipe coming soon) and simple mashed potatoes. I found it here and only had to make 1 or 2 small alterations to the recipe. Highly recommended dish : )) Ingredients: 1 kg red cabbage (I didn’t have a big … Continue reading

Christmas Menu 24th December

Christmas is that time of the year when even my family sticks to the traditions and makes sure we always have the good old menu on the tables. Compliments are not for me, thank my mum and grandmother for all the goods this XMas! Another thank you to my Mr for the amazing photos :* … Continue reading

Hot Chocolate in a Jar – Part 2

As promised, here comes the finished product as mentioned in Part 1, the family already received it with great joy so I can share the pictures of this great drink in a jar. The jar is nothing else but an ex-jar of pickled gherkins (thoroughly washed to remove any remaining sticker and of course gherkin … Continue reading

Easy Awesome gingerbread

I simply love gingerbread – the freshly baked little cookies and the process of decorating them together adds so much to the Christmas mood. Unfortunately this year there won’t be any gingerbread baking around here as I managed to smash my main finger with a door… Still I would like to share the recipe I … Continue reading

Hot chocolate in a jar

IMPORTANT please nobody tell my mother and little sister that this will be one of their Christmas presents : ) Though as my mother doesn’t speak English she will hardly understand this post and my little sister did not yet find my blog, we may have a chance they don’t find out about this surprise before … Continue reading

My bundt cake a.k.a. queque

This cake (kuglof we call it here in Hungary) has been a big favourite since the very first time I made it – a simple recipe resulting in a delicious treat, to be enjoyed with a cup of tea, coffee, or even dipped into chocolate milk *just ask my Mr!), though it is also great … Continue reading

Swedish cookies for Santa: Pepparkakor

Traditionally in Hungary children eagerly clean their boots and put in on the windowsill or at the door every 5th of December, before going to sleep, so that Santa Claus can find it easily and fill them with treasures that night. Good kids receive dried or fresh fruits, nuts, sweets, candies or small toys, bad kids … Continue reading