Grape Salad

Grape Salad is an old fashioned southern fruit salad, made with white and red grapes, dressed with whipped cream dressing, and topped with brown sugar and pecans. Dry cranberries add sweetness and holiday flavor. You can adjust the recipe by adding a diced apple, pear, pineapple, raisins, walnuts or other… Read more »


Party Cheese Sticks

Recipe for these Party Cheese Sticks comes from one of my aunts. She makes them often and I’m addicted to them. Once when I was visiting her, she packed a box of these sticks for me to carry home. I started eating them on the road, and, by the time… Read more »


Chicken Gloria Casserole

Chicken Gloria Casserole is a hearty mushroom and chicken casserole topped with melted cheese and smothered in creamy sauce. This heart-warming weeknight dinner can easily become one of your go-to favorite dishes. I didn’t use canned soup, but made the recipe from scratch instead. It is so simple, you just… Read more »


Moist Pumpkin Bread

Even though I’ve already made Libby’s Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf, I couldn’t resist trying this super Moist Pumpkin Bread recipe. The trick on keeping it so moist is to take it out of the baking pan, let it cool for 5 minutes, wrap in aluminum foil and… Read more »


Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto is a simple, yet rich Italian-style autumn dish. In this recipe, a deep and earthy mushroom flavor is enhanced by addition of dried porcini mushrooms. If you don’t have dried mushrooms, you can make the risotto using just fresh ones. Cooking any type of risotto is an art.… Read more »


Kielbasa Skillet Dinner

When you need to make something that’s comforting and quick, Kielbasa Skillet Dinner recipe is the right thing. The smokey sausage, ripe tomatoes and tender potatoes create the perfect bite. You can add any spices or heat you like. Very easy, and done all in one pot or skillet so… Read more »


Tomato Salsa

Croatian Tomato Salsa (pronounced: shalsha; “sh” like in words “sugar” or “shut”) is the best sauce on the face of the Earth.… Read more »


Oreo Pumpkin Lasagna

Last year I made two creamy pumpkin desserts: Pumpkin Eclair Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting and Triple Layer Pumpkin Icebox Pie. This… Read more »


Blueberry Lassi

Indians are famous for their mango lassi, refreshing summer drink made of yogurt and water or milk. Some other types of fruit… Read more »


Watermelon Lemonade

Nothing says “summer” like a slice of fresh, juicy watermelon. Did you know you can turn your favorite fruit into a delicious… Read more »


Lemon Squares

Recipe for these Lemon Squares came to being after 3 days of testing. I made it 3 times in those 3 days… Read more »


Creamy Coleslaw

It is always a good time for coleslaw. One can never get enough of that crunchy cabbage texture and creamy dressing flavor,… Read more »


Filipino Egg Pie

Filipino Egg Pie is a classic Filipino dessert resembling an Egg Custard Pie or a Greek Egg Custard Pie. You could say… Read more »


Amish Potato Salad

Amish Potato Salad goes with practically anything, from picnics to lunch to dinner! This good old-fashioned deli salad combines cooked potatoes with… Read more »


The Flood

I hope you won’t mind that I’m writing about something that isn’t food and recipes. Namely, a tragedy struck my country Croatia,… Read more »



Zlevanka is a sweet cornbread from northern Croatia. The batter is very thin and it is poured into a large baking sheet,… Read more »