Apple Stuffed Pork Loin – Fall Roast

For last nights Sunday dinner I made a Fall inspired dish where I stuffed a pork tenderloin with a sugar and cinnamon glazed apple stuffing and a orange and brown sugar glaze. I found the recipe from  Jo Cooks. I realized while cooking and attempting to photograph the process that some dishes are so much…

Stockholm AC & Brunch in front of Saturday Night Live

I think I might make Sunday’s the day of the week where I share some more personal details on the blog and some highlights from the weekend. On Saturday my boyfriend and I had tickets to the first annual music festival called “Stockholm CA“. This is a festival with all Swedish artists, art, food and…

Vanilla Dutch Baby (Puffed Pancake) with Strawberries

I am a sucker for pancakes and all things sweet, and while this recipe isn’t too sweet it still has enough to satisfy. This Dutch Baby, is a sort of oven baked pancake that puffs up and ends up being very airy. It’s so easy to make and doesn’t take more than 30 minutes total….

Fall Pumpkin Flower Decoration – Michael’s DIY

I love decorating for October the second most, after Christmas of course, and this year I did a fall bouquet that both incorporated flowers, pumpkins and the signature color orange. I wanted to share with you how I made this flower arrangement and where I got all my supplies from (only one store) to make…

Healthy Snack – Apple Donuts

I wanted to share a fun and healthy snack that requires zero cooking. All you need is an apple and toppings of your choice. You can make these Apple Donuts completely vegan or simply vegetarian (if you decide to use dairy), either way it’s delicious! Start with removing the center of the apple with an…

Best Scrambled Eggs if you ask me!

When living in Los Angeles there is an overflow with brunch spots, but sometimes the best  breakfast is made at home. I’ve always made scrambled eggs by mixing eggs, milk and spices together, adding them to the pan and string until right consistency is reached. But this past weekend I decided to google some “scrambled eggs” recipes,…

Pumpkin puff pastry twists

It’s October and one of my favorite months, besides December and August. So I wanted to get my “toes wet” with a fall inspired desert. I decided to give this “Pumpkin Twist” recipe a try that I found at The Novice Chef. The recipe is very simple and the pastries turned out very pretty looking. What I…

Baked Chicken Wings w. Frank’s Hot Sauce & Soy Ginger Glaze

Since the Giant’s played a late game this Sunday I decided to give Chicken Wings a try, this being my first time making them. A bit nervous I researched some recipes and came across this one from Epicurious. Said and done I gave it a try, followed the recipe pretty much to the point and they turned…

Who is Val?

So I guess it’s a good idea to introduce who the person behind this newly started blog is.. My name is Valeria, but short and sweet “Val”, I’m a 28 year old amateur home chef that loves trying new recipes. I also love all things home decor and interior design, so this blog will have a…

Italian Sausage with peppers and onions

The perfect mid-week meal needs to be something that is fairly quick to make and doesn’t require too many ingredients (in my opinion). So last night my boyfriend and I decided to make a traditional “Sausage and Peppers”. I found the recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen and it turned out really good. Also I added…

Orange is the new black / Marble IKEA table hack

Fall might be my favorite season of the year, and what screams more fall or “pumpkin season” than the color orange. So for the next couple of months my motto is going to be “Orange is the new black”. Here’s a sneak peak of our coffee table. The orange roses I got from Michael’s and the…