Pesto alla genovese

Pesto alla genovese

Today I’m sharing a simple and quick recipe! My herb garden was getting too big and it is a shame to let it go to waste, so I decided to make pesto from the basil leaves. Pesto or pesto alla genovese, which means “from Genoa”…

Pumpkin Spice & Pie

Pumpkin Spice & Pie

Yesterday was Friday the 13th and it’s mid October, so this calls for a pumpkin recipe! I wanted to make pumpkin pie for almost two years now, but somehow never got around to it. Pumpkin pie spice is an American spice mix commonly used as an ingredient in,…

Chicken Nuggets with KFC spices

Chicken Nuggets with KFC spices

Happy fry-day everyone! Today I’ll be sharing another recipe for some deep-fried goodness, chicken nuggets! I found a combination of spices a while ago, which is KFC’s alleged secret spice recipe.. You can find it below and tell me what you think. I still need…

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…

CopyCat Recipe: KFC Filet Bites

CopyCat Recipe: KFC Filet Bites

I LOVE KFC! I really do. But the down side is that it’s expensive and really not healthy. So when I was craving KFC Filet Bites I started looking for a recipe, but it just didn’t cut it. So I had another episode of “I…

Breakfast Cake

Breakfast Cake

  Originally called ‘peperkoek’, because most spices were called “pepper” back when they were first introduced in Europe. It is a kind of sweet bread that is used to sweeten and bind stews or to eat for breakfast, as the name implies. This recipe is part…

Gingerbread-like Dutch biscuits, Pepernoten or Kruidnoten

Gingerbread-like Dutch biscuits, Pepernoten or Kruidnoten

Officially these would be “kruidnoten”, but pepernoten are also proper Dutch. Pepernoten used to be made with taai-taai dough, but have lost their popularity over the years. While kruidnoten are crunchy like speculaas, pepernoten are soft and chewy, like taai-taai. However, if a Dutch person speaks…

Dutch speculaas spices

Dutch speculaas spices

The holidays are nearly upon us, so it’s time I’d introduce you guys to a Dutch holiday called Sinterklaas. Also known as Sint Nicolaas, sound familiar? Sinterklaas on his horse Amerigo Sinterklaas is a children’s holiday which is celebrated on the 5th of December in…