Gouda cheese pastries

Kaasbroodjes // Gouda Cheese Pastries | in my Red Kitchen

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Kaasbroodjes

When you’re living abroad for a longer period of time, you are going to miss the most crazy things from your home country.

For me, this took about 1.5 to 2 years. It obviously was related to the fact that I was pregnant at the time. I had a sudden need for eating food from the ‘old days’! And all this while Dutch food at all is not Continue reading

Frozen banana bites

Frozen banana bites

Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Bevroren banaan met chocolade

I love desserts but I try not to eat anything after dinner. Until I got pregnant… My Sweet Tooth took over again so after dinner I always had to take a small dessert. In the beginning I ate lots of those small mochi ice creams, a small scoop of ice cream in a mochi sheet. So delicious! And just enough to satisfy my sweet cravings!

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So much love…

photo credit: Madelon Verdoorn

– Click here for this post in Dutch -> Zoveel liefde…

So much love!
She’s already ten weeks old today, our beautiful and happy baby Stella. On June 22 she was born after a long and difficult labor & delivery. For all those months we couldn’t wait for her to be here but if you wake up because your water broke at 38 weeks, you’ll be surprised anyhow.
But there she was finally, that little girl who we were dying to meet because we were wondering how she would look like, what her birthday would be and if her name would fit her. We spent two nights Continue reading

Elderflower cake with whipped chocolate ganache

Elderflower cake with whipped chocolate ganache - perfect for spring! | in my Red Kitchen #elderflower #cake #chocolate #ganache

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Vlierbloesem cake met chocolade ganache

It’s been a while since I made this cake for a meeting of the LA Cake Club. I wanted to keep it really simple and was thinking about making a Dutch apple pie, but it started to itch so I popped in to the kitchen to experiment with new recipes. Continue reading

Easter brunch: maple bacon scones

Maple bacon scones are great for Easter brunch! | in my Red Kitchen #bacon #easter #brunch #maple #scones #biscuits

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch ->Bacon scones met maple glazuur –

Ok y’all (<- see what I’m doing here? 😉 ), I have a new brunch favorite! I still like to eat pancakes or chicken ‘n waffles on a Sunday morning, but these days I’m all about maple bacon scones! And no, it’s not the pregnancy hormones that are telling you that. P also loves them, he ate 2 maple bacon scones with scrambled eggs and extra bacon the other day!

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Dutch butter cake

Dutch butter cake - yes, you read that right: BUTTER cake! | in my Red Kitchen #butter #cake #buttercake #recipe

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Boterkoek

It’s my party and I can eat what I want to…

No wait a minute… TWO parties today because it’s my birthday ánd exactly two years ago today I married the most amazing man on earth.

But yet today is just an ordinary Wednesday. The older I get, the less I value my birthday. This year is also the first time that I’m not going to celebrate it. Continue reading