Butternut Squash and Apple Oatmeal

Sergi and I both love oatmeal for breakfast and it turns out that Nathaniel loves oatmeal too. I can’t spoon it fast enough into his mouth. While he still has a full mouth, he’s already grunting at me to get him another spoonful ....more

Our Story – Video

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you have probably heard some parts of what my husband and I have experienced in the first few years of our short married life. Recently, we (my husband and I) started leading a small group in our church for married couples. We recorded several videos about some of the most relevant topics for married couples that want to “Build a Marriage To Last For A Lifetime” ....more

A Few Of My Favorite Things – September 2015

September is over, so I guess that means that autumn is officially here. It’s one of my favorite seasons, but now that I’ve said it, I realize that I say it about each season. I’m decisive in most things, but not in this, since each season has its own charm:) ....more

Stroganoff Meatballs

Meatballs are like a nice pair of jeans. They’re comfortable and can be dressed up or down. You can go the t-shirt/sweater route or add a blazer, blouse and some accessories, and you look like a million bucks ....more

Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake

When I’m rarely but suddenly attacked by a chocolate craving, sometimes there’s nothing to do but give in. Since cheesecake is my vice, a decadent, creamy Chocolate Cheesecake was the way I decided to go. My cheesecake of choice is a soft and tender sort, so I prefer to add some ricotta cheese to it ....more

Slow Cooker Chicken and Peppers

I have a love hate relationship with my slow cooker. The idea seems brilliant and I keep trying and trying to find recipes that would not only cook a meal, but actually taste good. I mean, I get the whole “throw stuff in a pot, walk away and you have dinner”, but what usually ends up happening is a bland, watery and mushy pot of food ....more

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When we’re out to eat and I love something that we tried, my first thought is, “I have to make this at home!” Chicken Lettuce Wraps appear on a lot of appetizer menus. I’ve been meaning to make them for awhile, but just haven’t gotten around to it. When I finally did, I combined all my favorite parts of the different chicken lettuce wraps that I’ve tried in the past into one ....more

Carrot and Mushroom Brown Rice

Rice is a staple side dish at our house, and the addition of carrot, onion and mushroom is the ultimate Slavic spin that is so hearty and autumnish. I totally just created that word. Even my husband is a huge fan of this version, even though he’s still not too crazy over the brown rice on its own ....more

Lemon and Shallot Sautéed Fish Fillets

This is such a simple method for sautéing fish, but the results are AMAZING. I love how juicy the fish is, and the outside is nice and crisp from the eggs. The breading is really thin, with just enough crunch ....more

Guava and Cream Cheese Pastries

My Dad is a superman. I grew up convinced that there was nothing that Dad couldn’t do. He could certainly fix anything in the house, anything car related or mechanical ....more