Author Archives: Ursula

Classic Caprese Salad

July 9, 2021

Ripe summer tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and olive oil is all you need for this Italian caprese salad, also known as insalata caprese. Living just a short car ride from the Italian border, it’s no surprise that you’ll often find Italian dishes like this tasty tomato and mozzarella salad on my plate. This salad is so simple and yet so delicious and full of fresh flavors.

Linden flower syrup – ready in 2 days

June 25, 2021

This rich-aroma linden flower syrup has a sweet-floral taste. Use it to sweeten beverages, drizzle it over pancakes and waffles, or to sweeten frostings. Making linden blossom syrup with fresh linden flowers is easy. All you need is linden flowers, sugar, water and citric acid (or lemon juice).

Creamy New York Cheesecake

May 26, 2021

This perfectly smooth, tall and creamy New York Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts ever. It’s rich and light at the same time with a simple graham cracker crust and topped with a 10-minute strawberry sauce. Simply delicious!

Fluffy Banana Pancakes (sugar-free)

May 12, 2021

These healthy banana pancakes (one-bowl!) are naturally sweet and do not contain added sugar, honey, or maple syrup. They are fluffy, airy and delicious! And while there is no sugar in the batter, a drizzle of maple syrup on top is recommended :) Get ready for your new favorite breakfast!

Creamy Asparagus Risotto (with one-pot version)

April 20, 2021

This simple asparagus risotto is made in under 30 minutes and requires little stirring. Plus: A one-pot version for lazy days makes this weeknight dish even easier.

Fluffy Easter Bunny Rolls

April 1, 2021

These homemade Easter bunny brioche rolls are made with a soft and fluffy yeast dough. Kids and adults will love them alike! They are perfect for Easter brunch or as a hostess gift, and they’ll complete every Easter basket.

Gluten-Free Poppy Seed Cake (super moist!)

March 23, 2021

This traditional dark Austrian poppy seed cake is super moist, soft and light, and at the same time it tastes rich and nutty. Plus, it’s easy to make (only 6 ingredients). Austrians love it!

Vegan Potato Curry (creamy and mild)

March 4, 2021

This quick Indian potato curry with coconut milk is super creamy and mild. It’s just like the ones I got to know in Kerala. Kerala-style potato curry This easy Indian curry is based on a potato curry that I remember from a trip to South India. In Kerala, a state of the southwestern coast of India, we stayed at a family-run guesthouse with only a few huts. I will always… continue reading »

Pink Donuts (no food coloring)

February 14, 2021

Recipe for fluffy donuts with pink berry glaze. They taste amazing! The naturally dyed pink raspberry icing is bursting with raspberry flavor. No artificial food coloring needed. Just raspberries and sugar.

Toasted Ravioli from Scratch – Baked or Fried

February 6, 2021

Crispy, toasted ravioli dipped in warm marinara sauce, topped with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley is a St. Louis classic! I’ll show you how to make cheese ravioli from scratch. It’s the perfect party appetizer – for the Super Bowl or any other occasion. Toasted Ravioli is made using cheese filled ravioli, coating it in bread crumbs and frying until golden brown and crisp. Traditionally, in Missouri this appetizer is… continue reading »

Walnut Cinnamon Buns – with Video

January 30, 2021

Fluffy buns with a super nutty and moist walnut-cinnamon filling. The easy sugar icing takes the buns to the next level. These walnut rolls are just like the ones you’ll get at Austrian bakeries. They are one of the most beloved baked treats in Austria. I dare to say, that every Austrian bakery offers them. In German, they are called ‘Nussschnecke’. Yes, that’s three s.

Quick Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce (10 minutes)

January 7, 2021

Ready in 10 minutes from start to finish: Soft, pillowy gnocchi in creamy tomato sauce. Super simple, yet packed with rich Italian flavors. You’ll only need a handful ingredients and you don’t even need to chop onions or garlic. Perfect for a quick and delicious meatless weekday lunch or dinner.