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!

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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!

The Week in Pictures I (18-24 Jan)

The Week in Pictures I

Hello, everyone! This has been a pretty busy week! My phone screen is still not working 100% (I hope I can get it fixed sometime this week) and we’ve been having some problems with the heater at home (I didn’t know that a heating system could get frozen when inside the house?).

Also, I started the week pretty tired, but nothing that a good nap + going to sleep super early doesn’t fix, right? 🙂

So I’ve decided to start doing a new series on the blog: The Week in Pictures. Why? I think it’s a great way for me to look for and focus on the good things that happen in life. And why not share all the good stuff? I will also share random things and funny stuff.

This is the first week, and I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have, but let’s get to it! Also, I’m sorry that some of the pictures aren’t the best quality. Apparently my hands are super shaky and I’m not able to take pictures without them being blurry!

Spanish Tortilla Patatas

On Sunday I made some Spanish Tortillas (or Tortilla de Patatas, as we call it in Spain). The recipe is pretty simple and I’ll share it in a few days. I cooked extra so my husband could take to work on Monday and we had for the next day too. It’s a plate that holds pretty good for a couple of days.

Grumpy before coffee mug

This is a mug that I saw in the Hallmark shop and I sent a picture to my mom. She’s not grumpy before coffee, but don’t try to have a conversation with here before she’s had the first cup in the morning!

homemade pizza

On Thursday my sister in law came for dinner and we made some homemade pizza!! I love it. You can have it done in about 45 minutes, and yes, I’ll post the recipe soon! This time, though, the dough didn’t come out that well and it took a little longer to make. It was still very good and we had a good time 🙂

Potato chips' bag 2/3 empty

We were on freezing and snow alert on Friday, so my husband picked me up from work, we went to buy some groceries and eat the previous night’s pizza. We bought some potato chips to go with it and when I opened one of the bags I found out that not more than a third of the bag had actually potato chips. How ridiculous is that? If you’re going to put that small amount of chips, at least save some plastic and make the bag smaller!

First snowfall of the winter

And it snowed! Ok, just a little bit. But it was still fun and exciting to see some snowflakes falling down and the cars with a thin layer of snow. Not enough to be able to play with it or anything, but still pretty!

Tiramisu aka heaven

On Sunday we went to have lunch with my in laws and celebrate my father in law’s birthday. We chose Maggiano’s for the celebration, one of my favorite restaurants over here. Lots of good food at a good price. For desert, my husband and I chose tiramisu, aka heaven. Definitely Maggiano’s knows how to rock a good tiramisu!

 

How was your week? Did you have any special plans or something that stood out from your routine? Let me know in the comments!

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