Author Archives: Ursula

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.

2-Ingredient White Chocolate Mousse without Eggs

December 23, 2020

Creamy white chocolate mousse made with only 2 ingredients. This is the easiest homemade chocolate mousse ever! No eggs, no gelatin, no double boiler or water bath. Just chocolate and heavy cream – and all the rich chocolate flavor.

Viennese Hot Christmas Punch – with Video

December 17, 2020

Recipe for a delicious hot punch just like the ones served at Austrian punch stalls in winter. This fruity punch is called ‘Orangenpunsch’ in German, which translates to ‘orange punch’. It celebrates the season with a blend of tea, orange juice, spices, a bit of sugar, and rum if you are up for it.  

Quick Stovetop Mac and Cheese (15 minutes)

December 3, 2020

This skinny yet creamy and cheesy stovetop mac and cheese is my go-to version. The cheese sauce only requires a few ingredients and, with only a heaped cup of cheese, you’ll get a thick and velvety sauce with all the cheese flavor. Compared to regular mac and cheese recipes, this is a quarter of the cheese usually needed!

Creamy Pumpkin Soup (3 ingredients)

November 26, 2020

This thick and creamy pumpkin soup made with fresh pumpkin requires only 3 ingredients and 20 minutes. It is healthy, super creamy, and keeps you cozy. The natural flavor of pumpkin tastes delicious so you will not need many other ingredients.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

November 19, 2020

Boil, smash, bake: Making crispy smashed potatoes is easy. These buttery, crispy, and rustic smashed potatoes can be either a main or a side dish. They are crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside.

Quick Creamy Tomato Soup

November 5, 2020

It only takes 4 main ingredients and 15 minutes to make this quick and creamy tomato soup recipe. This is one of my favorite weeknight meals year-round! Made from pantry staples, this tomato soup is perfect for cold days during fall and winter or any time for a cozy evening. It’s even more perfect if served with a grilled cheese sandwich.      

Soft and Fluffy Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

October 14, 2020

You love fluffy cinnamon rolls hot out of the oven for breakfast? Then make them ahead and bake in the morning. With this recipe, you can enjoy freshly baked cinnamon rolls without doing all the cooking in the morning. The recipe makes big, soft and fluffy cinnamon rolls to die for!

Vegan Potato Goulash

October 6, 2020

This naturally vegan Austrian potato goulash is one of my favorite dishes for fall and winter. It’s filling, healthy (low fat, no sugar), wholesome and soothing. I simplified my recipe for creamy potato goulash in terms of ingredients and method to get a quick everyday meal.  

Thick and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

September 25, 2020

This has been my go-to pancake recipe for years. Thick and fluffy pancakes with bursting blueberry pockets. Who wouldn’t love that?   The recipe is simple, fuss-free, and only needs one bowl and a few ingredients. I love to add the blueberries directly to the pancake batter but if you don’t have blueberries on hand, or if they are not in season, simply use frozen berries or omit them. The… continue reading »

Plum Dumplings – Step by Step

September 14, 2020

Traditional Austrian plum dumplings, known as Zwetschkenknödel, are great as a dessert, or a sweet and meatless main course. I love to eat them for lunch! Plum dumplings are common throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Being Austrian, I grew up eating plum dumplings every late summer and fall. These dumplings are made by stuffing damsons or small plums into a potato-based dough. Then they are simmered in water and covered… continue reading »

Homemade Amaretto Liqueur from Apricot Pits

September 2, 2020

Homemade amaretto liqueur made with only 3 ingredients: apricot pits, vodka, and sugar. It’s a quick and fuss-free recipe for amaretto: Let the pits steep in vodka, add sugar and that’s it. The addictive marzipan-almond flavored liqueur is perfect to drizzle over ice cream, to add to desserts, cakes, cookies, and pancakes, or to drink as a digestif – I’m sure you’ll love it. This DIY amaretto makes a great… continue reading »