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Rainbow Doughnuts with Marshmallow Frosting and Sprinkles

Rainbow Doughnuts with Marshmallow Frosting and Sprinkles

In the mid-19th century, the Dutch began making a treat known as olykoeks (oil cakes). These donuts were balls of cake, which were cooked in pork fat until they were golden brown. The problem with these treats was that the cake cooked much faster on […]

Dad’s Waffle Recipe

Dad’s Waffle Recipe

When I was a little girl I already had a big interest in everything that happend in the kitchen. This started when I was a toddler, because I could spend hours in the cabinets and playing with the contents. My parents weren’t very fond of […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Last week I got a lovely bunch of fresh rhubarb from my mother-in-law’s garden. T’is the season! Well, rhubarb season that is. I love the combination of strawberry and lime, but also the combo of strawberry and rhubarb. So why not combine both? It’s strawberry […]

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

It’s strawberry season! Eventhough strawberries are available throughout the year, even from the Netherlands, the original season for strawberries was from May to September. The Dutch love their strawberries and they’re considered a typical summer fruit. We even call them “Zomerkoninkjes”, which means Little Summer […]

CopyCat Recipe: Hela Curry-sauce

CopyCat Recipe: Hela Curry-sauce

This recipe is for both Fry-day and Copy Caturday! The Hela curry sauce is the most popular brand of “currysauce” in the Netherlands. It is a spicy kind of ketchup that is mostly eaten with fries and fried goods. The most well-known use of currysauce is […]

Beef Croquette and croquette balls

Beef Croquette and croquette balls

The Dutch love their snacks, like bitterballen, kroketten and frikandellen. They even have special snack vending machines, maybe you know them as Automats. In Dutch these were named Automatiek, but are now known as FEBO, named after the first, and now biggest, company to have introduced […]

Easter Bunny Bread

Easter Bunny Bread

Easter Sunday celebrates Christ’s resurrection from the dead, following crucifixion. It marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, and the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), as well as the beginning of the Easter season. The resurrection represents the triumph […]

Copycat Recipe: Subway Cookies Double Chocolate Chip!

Copycat Recipe: Subway Cookies Double Chocolate Chip!

My hubby loves chocolate, the darker the better. So by his request: Subway’s double chocolate cookies! Rich, chewy and chocolate stuffed. Whether it’s because you need some for your coffee break with a friend, a homemade birthday gift or to impress your family at the […]

Homemade Fresh Lemonade

Homemade Fresh Lemonade

When life gives you lemons.. When I was at Disneyland Resort Paris I saw Annette’s Diner, which is a restaurant in the style of a 50’s American diner. If you know me personally, you know I’m a fan of the 50’s style and of course […]

Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce

Apple sauce was once a food prepared for winter, since it keeps well. It originated in medieval times, when the possibilities to preserve food were limited. Apples were cooked with sugar or honey into a puree and put into jars. The high levels of sugar […]