Sunday, November 25, 2018

No bake, Layered Apple Cream Cheese CAKE

I found this recipe in a wonderful romanian blog,

and it had a wonderful picture that I can’t resist!!! I am not very fond of cream cheese deserts, but this one having heavy cream and caramelized apple and caramel sauce….I thought it is divine and I have to try!

 I have changed a little the amount of sugar and gelatin from Laura's recipe, to adept for my grandson needs and I made it 2 times to make sure it is good.... my grandson approved! that's it!! 

It is a great desert,  LAURA LAURENTIU! Thanks!


  • 4 tablespoons  melted butter  (50g)
  • 1cups any biscuit crumbs (100g)
  • 4 lbs fresh apples ( about 3 lbs pealed and sliced) (1.8kg)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins  
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 cups cream cheese(400g,Philadelphia, mascarpone, labneh)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (200ml)
  • 1  orange for zest
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  •   gelatin, one package (7g)
For topping, Boby's Flay salted caramel sauce ,  (recipe follow)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ teaspoon fleur de sel or other coarse sea salt

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


The best recipe is the Martha Stewart one. 
I didn't know how to roast a turkey. Every year we all went to my mother's for Thanksgiving, turkey, staffing, mushed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes pie (i learn from my neighbor), apple pie, pumpkin pie, and so on!
I roasted many times chickens! I roasted a whole pork leg every Christmas, I roasted a whole lamb leg...... but, NEVER  a turkey!
I try few recipes from blogs, internet, books, but I was not happy until i found Martha's recipe. There is a video, there is a stuffing recipe, there is how to cut a turkey! Wonderful !

1 20- to 21-pound fresh whole turkey, giblets and neck removed from cavity and reserved
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks), melted, plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1 bottle dry white wine
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

1 cup dry red or white wine for gravy (optional)


I received as a gift from Christmas (2019) a Cooking Lesson  with CARLY PAIGE. I went with my daughter, who is very interested in cookin...