Easy NY Cheesecake

Last year I baked this cake for my husband’s birthday at the end of May, and it was so good that it has become one of our favorite cakes.

When I was little I was basically running away of anything that had cheese, even if it was just on the name. I didn’t like it. Even if I hadn’t tried it.

Today it’s not that I’m a fan of anything cheese, but I have come to peace with it. And I absolutely LOVE a good cheesecake.

This recipe is very easy to follow and put together. It doesn’t take much time either, although it is better if cooked for the next day so the cake rests in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t resist the temptation and eat some when it cools off, though! Haha

This recipe is very easy to follow and put together. It doesn’t take much time either, although it is better if cooked for the next day so the cake rests in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t resist the temptation and eat some when it cools off, though! Haha

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

This recipe is very easy to follow and put together. It doesn’t take much time either, although it is better if cooked for the next day so the cake rests in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t resist the temptation and eat some when it cools off, though! Haha

We are going to start with the base of the cake: the cookie dough. Crash the crackers using a food processor (easy and fast way) or with your hands. Melt the butter and mix it with the crackers. Put the mix in a round baking pan (20-24cm diameter) and press onto bottom. Leave in the freezer while we prepare the cake mix.

In a bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar, greek yoghourt, vanilla, lemon juice and flour until you have a cream. Incorporate the eggs, one by one, without mixing too much.

Pour this mix into the cookie dough and bake 10 minutes at 200ºC (420ºF), then drop to 90ºC (200ºF) for 30 more minutes. Let cool in the oven for a few hours and then leave in the fridge for a couple of hours (you can leave it overnight too).

Before eating it, put the marmalade on top of the cake.

This recipe is very easy to follow and put together. It doesn’t take much time either, although it is better if cooked for the next day so the cake rests in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t resist the temptation and eat some when it cools off, though! Haha

Enjoy!

Easy Cocoa Covered Truffles

Hello everybody! I’m Izaskun and I’m back in my sister’s blog to show you how to make an amazing desert or snack with just five ingredients.

I love cooking (mostly deserts) and sometimes I need chocolate (who doesn’t, right?). I realized I had chocolate and one banana and I decided to try this. What a great decision!  Here is how to cook the truffles... Check it out at www.FromMaiWithLove.wordpress.com

I love cooking (mostly deserts) and sometimes I need chocolate (who doesn’t, right?). I realized I had chocolate and one banana and I decided to try this. What a great decision!

Here is how to cook the truffles:

I love cooking (mostly deserts) and sometimes I need chocolate (who doesn’t, right?). I realized I had chocolate and one banana and I decided to try this. What a great decision!  Here is how to cook the truffles... Check it out at www.FromMaiWithLove.wordpress.com

Melt the black chocolate on the microwave. To be sure the chocolate doesn’t burn, put it 30 seconds, stir it and put it another 30 seconds. Repeat the process until it is melted. You can also add a little bit of butter so the chocolate melts easier and doesn’t get burned.

Smash the banana and add it slowly to the chocolate, mixing everything. Then add the vanilla extract and the oats progressively and mixing well.

Let the mix chill and make little balls with the help of two spoons. Place the balls on a tray covered with parchment paper. Let chill on the fridge for 30 minutes.

Pour a bit of cocoa powder in a bowl and cover each ball with it.

If you don’t want to eat them right away, keep them in the fridge.

I love cooking (mostly deserts) and sometimes I need chocolate (who doesn’t, right?). I realized I had chocolate and one banana and I decided to try this. What a great decision!  Here is how to cook the truffles... Check it out at www.FromMaiWithLove.wordpress.com

Hope you like this recipe, enjoy!

 

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Do you know that feeling when you’re craving something but you want to cook it in a different way and you don’t know how?

That’s what happened with the chicken wings. I’ve been wanting to eat them for a while now, but I didn’t want to just fry them (too much oil!). I was thinking about doing them with some sauce but I just kept postponing it because of both lack of time and some laziness (let’s be real).

The other day we finally bought some chicken wings and yesterday I had to cook them, so I looked up some easy recipes for the sauce. Honey + BBQ sauce. What’s not to like in that? :D It didn’t take long to cook and it was amazingly good. This recipe is going to be with me for a long time!

The other day we finally bought some chicken wings and yesterday I had to cook them, so I looked up some easy recipes for the sauce. Honey + BBQ sauce. What’s not to like in that? 😀

It didn’t take long to cook and it was amazingly good. This recipe is going to be with me for a long time!

I used the recipe from A Night Owl Blog, and a tweaked it a little.

The other day we finally bought some chicken wings and yesterday I had to cook them, so I looked up some easy recipes for the sauce. Honey + BBQ sauce. What’s not to like in that? :D It didn’t take long to cook and it was amazingly good. This recipe is going to be with me for a long time!

Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

Mix the flour, salt, garlic powder and black pepper.

Rinse the wings and dip into the flour mix until coated. Place them in a cookie sheet and cook for 35-40 minutes.

Prepare the sauce by mixing the ingredients in a small pot and cooking in low heat.

When wings are done baking, you can either dip them in the sauce and put back in the baking sheet, or simply pour the sauce on top of the wings. Make sure they are well covered in the sauce. Let cook in the oven for another 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

The other day we finally bought some chicken wings and yesterday I had to cook them, so I looked up some easy recipes for the sauce. Honey + BBQ sauce. What’s not to like in that? :D It didn’t take long to cook and it was amazingly good. This recipe is going to be with me for a long time!

Spanish Omelet aka Tortilla de Patatas

Is it already February? I know I keep saying that time seems to fly, but it actually does. Maybe that’s because I’ve been abnormally busy the last few months, but it seems like we just started 2016!

Spanish Omelet Recipe

Last week (in The Week in Pictures‘ post) I told you that I would post the Spanish Omelet (aka Tortilla de Patatas) recipe. It is pretty simple (you most likely already have all the ingredients needed in the pantry) and one of my all time favorites. I hope you like it too!

Here’s the list of ingredients that you will need.

Ingredients to cook a spanish omelet

Start by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into small slices or cubes.

Fry the potatoes in a pan with olive oil until they are done. We don’t want them crispy, though, so keep an eye on them. I usually cook them on a medium temperature.

In the meantime, peel the onions and chop them in little pieces. Grill them until they are soft and a little transparent.

When done, place the potatoes in a container to mix them with the onions, the eggs and a little bit of salt. If you want, you can drain part of the extra oil by putting the potatoes in a plate with some napkins.

Process followed to cook the spanish omelet

Pour the mix in a pan with a little bit of olive oil and let cook for a few minutes. Carefully turn around the omelet with the help of a plate and let the other side cook for just a couple of minutes before placing it on a plate.

I do prefer the egg not to be completely done so I don’t let it cook for long.

I hope you guys try it and let me know how you liked it!

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Orange Sauce

Hello everyone!

With only 3 days left for Christmas, everyone is running here and there to get the last minute presents, right? I have found myself a couple of years going shopping the same Christmas Eve. I know, I am a pro in that procrastination thing. This year, however, we’re skipping the Christmas shopping for budget purposes, and since the only family that I have here are my in-laws, the holidays are going to be presents-stress-free.

Note: If you need some last minute DIY gift ideas, check out this post!

Today I’m coming to share a recipe. It’s been a while since I wrote one (where is that December Goal?).

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Orange Sauce

As we’re not fans of turkey in my house, I was looking for some new recipes of oven roasted chicken and I found this one. Needless to say it was very tasty and it didn’t last long. I always love the smell coming out of the oven when you’re cooking something. It is best way to get the appetite coming, right? And when guests are coming in and you start receiving compliments it feels pretty good. Who doesn’t like to receive compliments?

This is the list of ingredients that you will need:

Oven roasted chicken with potatoes and orange sauce ingredients

Start by covering the bottom of the tray with oil and salt. Peel and cut the potatoes and the onions and place them in the tray. Put a little more oil, salt and the chosen spices on top of the onions and potatoes.

Turn the oven up to 350ºF.

Clean with water one of the oranges, slice it and place it on top of the potatoes and onions. Use the second orange to extract the juice.

Place the chicken thighs, put a little more oil, salt and spices.

Pour the beer and the orange juice in between the potatoes.

Cook for about 45-60 minutes, until the potatoes have a golden color and the chicken looks crispy.

Remember to always cook the chicken with the skin, even if you don’t like to eat it. Otherwise the meat will dry out during the process.

Enjoy!

Oven roasted chicken with potatoes and orange sauce I

Original recipe: http://www.recetasdeescandalo.com