Amazing wedding cakes

               I don’t know why but I’ve always been fascinated by everything that has something to do with weddings. Not for the symbolism, or because I wanted very much to be a bride, but for all the decorations, the colors, the cookies and for all those little details that make a wedding unique.

               When I start looking up a certain thing about a wedding, I just can’t stop. I’m extremely excited about everything I find and I just lose track of time.

               You know that the wedding cake is also called the bride’s cake, so take extremely care when choosing it. It doesn’t matter if your guests are not pleased by the steak or the fish is not well cooked. If the cake is sensational, everything else will just fade away. When I think about a wedding, the first things that occur in my mind are the bride’s dress, hairstyle, and of course the cake.

               And because I know that some of you are future brides, today I decided to show you a selection of amazing wedding cakes.

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Meat cannelloni recipe

               Since the other day I taught you how to make a bechamel sauce, today I said I’ll show you a recipe that you can use it for.

              Because I found in the supermarket a cannelloni offer, I took this opportunity to invite you to the Italian cuisine, one of my husband’s favorites .

Ingredients
*2 x bechamel sauce made from the recipe here
*10 cannelloni
*300 gr chopped meat
*1 clove garlic
*1 onion
*parmesan
*salt
*pepper
*basil
*oil or butter

              If the bechamel sauce seems to be too hard, you can prepare it by the quantities of the previous post ( here). I love its taste, so I always double the amount.

              I usually use a mixture of pork and beef meat. Minced pork seemed too heavy to be consumed as such and the beef is not really to our liking, so we prefer to combine them.

              For those who have not used cannelloni before, these are tube shaped pasta. Although we will be bake this dish the cannelloni need to be boiled for 3-4 minutes to soften it a little.

[ Tip ] If you cook the cannelloni too long, they will soften and will not keep their shape.

              Chop the onion and the garlic and cook them in a little oil or butter. Add the minced meat and stir until it changes color. Season with salt, pepper and basil and then fill the cannelloni with this mixture.

              On the bottom of the pan put a thin layer of bechamel sauce, then place the cannelloni. If the don’t fit in your pot, do not worry. Just stack them in layers, making sure to pour bechamel sauce between them.

              Pour the remaining sauce over it and put the dish in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

              Then sprinkle parmesan and put it in the oven for another 5 minutes until it melts.

[ Tip ] You can put parmesan also in the composition, but because I use a double amount of bechamel sauce, I prefer this recipe.

              I hope I have opened your appetite for Italian cuisine.

              Enjoy your cannelloni with meat !

Bechamel sauce recipe

  Today I will teach you how to quickly make a bechamel sauce. I know it sounds pretentious, but it is very simple to do. So simple that my husband has managed to do it, too.

Ingredients
*1 tablespoon of flour
*300 ml milk
*salt
*pepper
*1 tablespoon of butter

    Heat the milk with a little salt and a little pepper and then leave it aside. Many people don’t put the pepper in the beginning, but I like the flavor that it gives to the milk.

        Melt the butter in a pan, then add the flour and the milk. Mix constantly until thickened composition.

        And that’s it. Didn’t I tell you it’s very simple?

        Many people use bechamel sauce for lasagna, but you can try it for casseroles, meat pies, baked potatoes and even the classic macaroni and cheese.

Black chocolate cake

           And because spring has finally arrived, I went out shopping. Shoes, sandals, jackets … it’s time to restock my wardrobe! 

            But this week-end was terrible. The rainy weather totally changed my mood. And because it has been a while since I’ve made something sweet (maybe because it’s time to be a little more careful with my weight now that summer is on the door) today I decided to brighten my day with a chocolate cake.

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Salt in our food

            I think all Romanians have read the story “Salt in food” by Petre Ispirescu . Over time I forgot this story, but when I started cooking I remembered it and started to analyze it in terms of a housewife.

            I admit, I never put enough salt in my food. Which is somewhat better than to put too much, so everybody can season it’s food. But if you want to be called a good cook, you have to flavor everything exactly as it should.

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The easiest cheesecake

            When I’m craving for something sweet, but do not want to exaggerate with the sugar, I instantly think about a cheesecake recipe.

            I tried all sorts of recipes found on the internet … but none was working for me.

            So I decided to change something about them and do it like I desire.

            Here’s what came out:

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How to clean your microwave

             Many say that it’s better to not use the microwave because we can get sick. If we were to live by everything we hear, our lives would be chaotic. I couldn’t live without my microwave, especially as I use it not only to heat the food, but to cook it also.

             If you are a clean freak and you have time, you can clean the microwave every day.

             But if you’re a busy person like me, you only clean it in the weekend, so you need some practical advice.

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Delicious stuffed pike recipe

              Today I will introduce to you my new discovery: stuffed pike.

              Since my husband became  a fisherman, lately I’ve heard a lot about fishes. But it has its advantages: I get to eat more fish! Which is good, because it’s very healthy.

              Last time he was in the Danube fishing for pike. And he brought home eight gorgeous pikes.

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              So I tried a new recipe. For this to go smoother, I recommend you have everything ready on the working table from the beginning.

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Baked chocolate mousse

              Shame on me, but last week I stopped with a friend in a cake cafeteria .

              Why shame on me, you ask? I ate the best looking cake, the most appetizing and, I think, the most caloric cake of all.

              I liked it so much that I instantly said I have to try it out.

              Of course, no one wanted to give me the recipe, so I enjoyed every piece I could to better realize what it contains.

              Then I wrote down the recipe on a piece of paper and I started cooking. It did not come out as the one in the cafeteria , I admit … It came out much better!

              So I decided to share with you the wonderful result:

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How do we match the wine with the food to amaze our guests?

            I admit, I’m a big beer drinker. Especially now, with all this high temperatures outside, nothing compares with a cold beer.

          But I must admit that wine has a different flavor.There’s something about this liquid which takes me to other realms. If you spend the evening in good company, wine perfectly complements the magic of the night.

            But drinking wine is not so easy. If the wine does not get along with the food, then you will not feel  the flavor of the wine or the food.

           The basis is simple:

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Goji – My anti-aging secret

         My secret is easy: Goji. I know, it sounds weird. But it’s just food.

         But it is one of the best foods. What’s great is that you can eat it raw, you can make juice, tea, you can put it in salads or in various foods.

        It’s something that it should be in everyone’s diet.

       Why Goji?

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