Best Ever Stuffed Bell Peppers + My Food Photography Improvements

Easy Stuffed Peppers - Definitely one of my mom's best recipes! | Roxy's Kitchen

I haven’t made stuffed peppers in ages even though they are pretty easy to make and we like them a lot. Stuffed with ground pork and/or beef, rice, tomato paste and seasonings, stuffed peppers (also known as ‘ardei umpluti’) are very popular in Romania and they are usually served as a main dish. This is my mom’s recipe and I posted it a few years ago but the original photos didn’t do justice to how absolutely delicious these stuffed peppers are (my photos were actually quite awful and you’ll see that in a minute!)

I’ve started re-photographing and re-posting a few of my old recipes – usually the ones that are very popular on the blog based on the number of views or the ones that we enjoy the most in our family! Since these are the best ever stuffed bell peppers I’ve tried so far (and I’m not saying this just because my mom reads my posts ^_^ ), I thought the recipe was worth a re-post.

My photography skills have improved drastically over the past year and although I have so much more to learn about this, I feel that at least now, if you see one of my dishes, you’d at least want to save it to your list of to-make recipes! Read More

Teddy Bear Fondant Cake Topper Tutorial

How to Make a Teddy Bear Fondant Cake Topper

As promised, here is the full tutorial for making the cutest Teddy Bear Fondant Cake Topper, the one I showed you in Part I of my Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party post. Here are all the posts from Daniel’s birthday party in case you missed them: Part I – Dessert Ideas Part II – … Read More

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling and Cinnamon Pecan Topping

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling and Cinnamon Pecan Topping

It wouldn’t be Fall in our house without a pumpkin dessert! My mom’s all-time favorite pumpkin recipes – oven-roasted pumpkin and a super easy pumpkin pie recipe that I’ll share with you one day. Well this past weekend I decided to test out a different pumpkin dessert recipe, something simple but … Read More

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake Cake

Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake Cake

Cupcake cakes are easy to make and even easier to eat… just pull a cupcake off the cake and enjoy it! Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner around here I decided to make a fun Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake Cake and show you how easy it is to do it in this tutorial. I hope this gives you some … Read More

Easy Halloween Recipe – Jack O’ Lantern Olive Cheese Dip

5-Ingredient, 5-Minute Halloween Recipe - Jack O' Lantern Olive Cheese Dip

Are you looking for a fun Halloween recipe that’s super easy to make? Look no further! This Jack O’ Lantern Olive Cheese Dip is the easiest and cutest thing you can make for your kids on Halloween. It takes less that 5 minutes to put together and chances are that you already have most of the … Read More

Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese and Tomatoes

Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese and Tomatoes

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe with mushrooms considering how much I love them and that we actually have them on the menu each week. These Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese and Tomatoes have become my go-to snack lately especially because they are easy to make and quick to bake! They are a … Read More

15 Genius Halloween Treats to Make with Your Kids

15 Genius Halloween Treats to Make with Your Kids | Roxy's Kitchen

I’ve been seeing so many genius Halloween treats around the web lately that I couldn’t resist sharing my favourite ones with you. I’m always so impressed by how creative people are and how they can work with simple ingredients to come up with spectacular food ideas! Some quick … Read More

Decorated Pumpkin Cheesecake

Decorated Pumpkin Cheesecake

Treat yourself this Fall with this luscious Decorated Pumpkin Cheesecake made with an Oreo cookie crust and topped with a classic vanilla cheesecake layer. This would be the perfect dessert for Halloween parties or Thanksgiving! The decorating technique is easier than you might think, you only need … Read More

7 Healthy Reasons Why You Should Drink Tomato Juice + Easy Recipe for Preserving Tomato Juice for Winter

7 Healthy Reasons Why You Should Drink Tomato Juice + Easy Recipe for Preserving Tomato Juice for Winter

Tomatoes are much tastier, nutritious and healthier when you eat them in season as usually all tomatoes you find in stores during the winter time are artificially ripened and have no flavour whatsoever.  If you want to enjoy the wonderful flavour of tomatoes during the winter months I would strongly … Read More

How To Make Safari / Jungle Animals Fondant Cupcake Toppers – Tiger, Zebra, Giraffe, Elephant, Monkey, Hippo, Bear, Lion

Tutorial with Step by Step Photos - How To Make Safari / Jungle Animals Cupcake Toppers – Tiger, Zebra, Giraffe, Elephant, Monkey, Hippo, Bear, Lion

As promised, here is the full tutorial on how to make Safari / Jungle Animals Fondant Cupcake Toppers, the ones I showed you in Part I of my Safari / Jungle Themed First Birthday Party post. Here are all the posts in case you missed them: Part I – Dessert Ideas Part II – Appetizers, Finger Foods … Read More