International Cuisine

Yellow wax beans and peas shepherd’s pie

Yellow wax beans and peas shepherd’s pie

The winter is officially here. Eventhough the temperatures have not decreased yet, it has been rainy week and it is forecasted a wet weekend too. Since we ain’t going to leave the house apparently, I thought to make a warm casserole for our saturday lunch. […]

Gingerbread cookies- aka sugar, spice and everything nice

Gingerbread cookies- aka sugar, spice and everything nice

Is it just me or everyone gets excited when December approaches?Well, I have to admit that when November ends, my mind is set on Christmas mode. All I can think is cookies, baking, decorating, Christmas tree, lights, gifts and so on. The most searched cookies […]

Pumpkin dinner rolls reinvented

Pumpkin dinner rolls reinvented

Did I ever mentioned you that I love bread and pumpkin? Oh, yes I did, here and here . Well, I had some leftover pumpkin from Halloween, half of it cubed and stored in the freezer and the rest baked in the oven and pureed for […]

How to make crab stuffed pasta at home

How to make crab stuffed pasta at home

Making pasta at home was one of my main goals some years ago. I have tried a lot of recipes and to be honest all of them worked just fine, but I have always failed in rolling. As many of you may already know, the […]

Zesty lime cheesecake

Zesty lime cheesecake

I love baking desserts, or better say baking in general (hence the name of my blog-Bake My Day Happy), but almost all desserts that I bake have a reduced amount of sugar. Some months ago I had bought a few limes that were juicy and I […]

Cream cheese and bacon stuffed zucchini flowers

Cream cheese and bacon stuffed zucchini flowers

I love stuffed zucchini flowers. I have tried several recipes, but successfully failed. Sever times the crust did not come out crispy, but more like a pancake batter consistency. This time I have decided to make a different crust for the flowers, using just egg whites […]

Salsa verde made with unripe tomatoes instead of tomatillos

Salsa verde made with unripe tomatoes instead of tomatillos

One of the difficulties of experimenting new recipes or trying to replicate some of them is the lack of specific ingredients in the market here in Tirana. Anyway, so far it has not been that disturbing since I have found some good substitutes which have […]

Easy Peasy Homemade Quesadillas

Easy Peasy Homemade Quesadillas

Now that you’ve mastered the art of flour tortilla making ☺, you are ready to upgrade your skills and start making quesadillas. Quesadilla derives from Spanish word queso, meaning cheese, so literally quesadillas are cheese filled tortillas, baked in pan. You can add practically everything […]