Monday, March 9, 2020

Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzels

Ive been trying to go low carb and lose a few pounds before summer, but when I found this dish in my old recipe book, I just had to make it. My favorite pretzels are the ones from Aunt Annie's, especially the ones sprinkled with garlic. Needless to say these are not it. haha 

My favorite thing about this recipe is that you can fill them with anything. Pizza, cream cheese, spinach, etc, so let's get started.

  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast 
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese 


1) Place yeast and warm water into a bowl and mix until yeast dissolves. Let sit 5 min.
2) Add flour, salt, butter and water, mix together. (mix with a spatula or dough hook mixer) add more flour or water if needed.
3) take out of bowl and knead by hand, make sure the dough is not too hard.
4) Oil another bowl and put the kneaded bowl inside. Let it sit for an hour, it should double in size.
5) Take dough out and cut in eight pieces.
6) Stretch pieces into rectangles and fill with cheeses. Place ingredients on the lower side and roll up. 
7) Make a pretzel shape out of it and bake @ 375F for 15-20 mins.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Shamrock Shake

It's officially March and you know what that means? Shamrock Shake season, babbyyy .. That's right, Mcdonald's iconic shake was first introduced in 1970.Back then the shake was lemon/lime flavors, but this all changed in 1973 when it was just a vanilla shake. Today it's a mint shake. Quite the evolution. 

This recipe only requires three ingredients and is very easy to make. Your kids are going to love it.


  • 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • a few drops of green food coloring
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • Whipped Cream & Cherries for decoration
(the more ice-cream you add, the thicker the shake)


1) Place ice cream, heavy cream, mint extract & food coloring
2) Blend until smooth
3) Put whip cream and cherry on top

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Gibanica (Guzvara) - Serbian Cheese Pie

No celebration in Serbia is complete without the Gibanica. From religious holidays to weddings and other celebrations, the Gibanica is a must-have dish on the table.

Customers always ask me what is the difference between Cheese Burek and Gibanica, well, I tell them that we make our own stretched dough for the Burek, where for the Gibanica we use Phyllo Dough.

There is a layered version of the Gibanica, but in this case we are going to make the Guzvara, which means wrinkled. The dough is wrinkled and dipped into the prepared cheese mixture.


  • 1 package of phyllo dough #10
  • 1 cup of sour cream or cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1/2 of lb feta cheese
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


1) Pre-heat oven to 360F
2) Cut phyllo dough in half vertically. Grease a 10" pan, layer four pieces, half in the pan, the other half hanging outside of the pan.
3) Mix together eggs, cheeses and salt.
4) Take a piece of phyllo dough, wrinkle it and dip it into cheese mixture. Repeat until pan is filled. Add oil over it.
5) Flip the phyllo and cover the wrinkled pieces, tucking them under. 
6) Put more oil over it and place in the oven. Bake for 20 min or until golden brown.

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