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Heart shaped brownie cake recipe

This is a delicious and “handsome” brownie cake. You can easily bake it in your microwave, if it has grill function.

brownie cake

brownie cake

The good thing is that you need only basic ingredients for this cake. Here they are:

1 dark chocolate bar
3 table spoons of cacao powder
3 eggs
5 ounces of sugar
5 ounces of butter (you can use 1 cup of vegetable oil instead, it makes the recipe healthier)
1 tea spoon of baking soda
4 ounces of flour
1/2 cup of yogurt (optional)

You melt butter and chocolate together. Add the rest of the ingredients to this melted mix and stir. Done.

The mix should not be thick. It should be something like sour cream in its texture. Pour the mix into the baking pan and set it into your oven or microwave. It takes me around 20 mins to bake my brownie cake.

Now, once it gets baked, you can eat it just like that or you can make a heart cake out of this brownie cake. Here is my brownie heart recipe. I bake two of the above mentioned cakes. Then it would be good to have a heart shaped baking pan, but if you do not have one, you can make one.

I used two pieces of cardboard to make mine. Here is what I’ve done. I cut to cardboard strips and stapled them together to form an outline of a cardboard heart.

Then I placed it onto the large plate and used sticky tape to fasten it there. I crushed both brownie cakes and made crunches out of them. Then I made simple cream out of sugar, vanilla and sour cream. I add few table spoons of sugar to the sour cream and heated it up.

I make the first brownie crunch layer in the heart shape on the plate, covered it with some sliced bananas and kiwi and poured some cream on the top. Then I covered the whole thing with the second brownie cake crunch layer. And, again, added some fruits and cream.

Finally, I spread some crunch lefts over and used some edible cake decorations on the top. I left the cake in the cardboard shape for an hour to get soaked up with the cream and stick together. Then I removed the cardboard border and the brownie cake stayed in the heart shape!

Quick recipe of oatmeal cookies

Homemade oatmeal cookies are really easy to make. Here is my quick recipe of oatmeal cookies:

oatmeal cookies recipeOf course, my home oatmeal cookies do not look as tidy, as these ones 🙂

Ingredients for oatmeal cookies:

Essential ingredients:

1 cup of oat flakes

2 table spoons of sugar

1 egg

3,5 oz of melted butter

3 table spoons of all purpose flour

Creative Ingredients for oatmeal cookie recipe:

1\2 cup of nuts (walnuts, peanuts, almonds, etc.)

1\2 cup of raisins

Some vanilla or cinnamon

2 table spoons of honey

2 table spoons of chopped dried apricots or dates

Any other dried fruits or seeds, you like.

Making of your oatmeal cookies:

I fry the oat flakes on dry pan. Then I mix them up with butter and an egg, add sugar, spices, honey and dried fruits, nuts or seeds. Add flour. I heat up the oven, take the mix with the spoon and form oatmeal cookies right on the baking tray. Usually, I use baking paper or foil on it. The baking time is around 20 min. That’s it. Your home oatmeal cookies are ready! It is a quick oatmeal cookie recipe. The mix takes about 5 min to make.

Potato recipe: Ukrainian potato pancakes “Deruni”.

This is a fast and delicious potato recipe. These potato pancakes are called in Ukraine Deruni. Deruni means grated. Grating is the key word in making Deruni.

Potato recipe

Ingredients for this potato recipe:

potato recipe

4-5 potatoes

1 egg


Some green onions

2 table spoons of flour

Making of Deruni:

You peel and grate potatoes. I grate with my food processor, as I hate hand grating! It takes about 3 min. I add the egg, salt, flour and green onions. Done!

You heat up the pan, pour plant oil in generously and fry Deruni on both sides, as you do with regular pancakes.

You can serve Deruni with homemade mayonnaise (https://busymomhelp.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/it-takes-5-min-to-make-your-home-mayonnaise-quick-mayonnaise-recipe/),

pickled cucumbers and sour cabage. Serve them hot.

potato recipe

Cheese desert recipe: delicious soft cheese balls

I found this delicious (curd)  soft cheese dessert recipe in one of the rustic newspapers and modified it a bit.

Cheese desert recipeThis is an easy to make dessert and a healthy one, too. You can use low fat curd for it, if you count calories.


7 Oz of curd or soft cheese

A cup of coconut chips

2-3 table spoons of sugar (depends on how sweet you like them, I put less sugar)


1/2 Orange


I crushed the curd, added sugar and mixed in coconut chips. That’s it for the basic recipe. I also added some walnuts and chopped orange with juice. I mixed it all up, then rolled the balls and dipped them into more coconut. Done! It’s a very fast and tasty cheese desert recipe!

Quick pastry recipes: choux pastry hearts

pastry recipes: heartsThese choux pastry hearts was my first at them. But, it is a quick and delicious pastry recipe.

Choux pastry dough ingredients:

Melted butter 3,5 oz

Flour 3,7 oz

4 eggs

1/2 tea spoon of salt

2 tea spoons of sugar

0,5 pints of water


Quick pastry recipe making:

Set water to boil in a large pot. Add butter, sugar and salt. When the water starts boiling, you set it off the stove and add all the flour. Then quickly start mixing up the dough. It has to become smooth and roll into sort of a ball.

You let it cool off for few minutes, then start adding eggs one by one. You have to mix the eggs in fast, so they would not get cooked in the hot dough.

You dough is ready. You may either make hearts or just make round eclairs from it. You may fill them with cream or top with hot chocolate. I used the hot chocolate recipe from my blog  here for this quick pastry recipe.

choux pastry hearts

I’ve made these hearts with my kids. They loved to squeeze the pastry out and form different eclairs. So, it’s a good idea for entertaining kids, too.

10 mins is all it takes to mix a tasty apply pie

apple pie ingredients Pls, take a look at this pic. If you have guest company standing on your door step and nothing to treat them with, no need to panic. Even if this is all you’ve got, you still can get your guests feasting on ambrosia 🙂 These ingredients would be enough to make a great and feathery apply pie.

Quick Apple Pie Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of flour

1 apple

A bit of cinnamon


Up to 10 min of your time

Beat the eggs with sugar with a mixer or kitchen machine

Add the cup of flour and a bit of cinnamon

That’s it. Your pie is almost ready to be baked.

Pour the mix into a baking pan

Mixing apple pie

Peel and cut the apple to pieces and put them on the top of the mix.

Get it down to your oven and bake for about 20 min.

Here is what you get:

Ready apple pie

It takes 5 min to make your home mayonnaise! Quick Mayonnaise Recipe

Even if your grocery store is located just across the street, it still would be much faster to make your own yummy mayonnaise at home. For one, it is delicious. And, it is all natural. No chemicals to poison you.


2 eggs

1/3 tea spoon of salt

1 cup of olive or sun flower oil

half of tea spoon of lemon juice

A blender

5 mins of your time


What it takes to make mayonnaise

Break the eggs into a blender cup. I use hand blender to make mayonnaise. You may also use kitchen machine to make it.

Add salt and blend for 30 secs.

Then start slowly pouring oil into the cup, while still blending.

Making mayonnaise at home

Blend and pour untill all oil goes into the cup. During this process mayonnaise should turn white in color.It takes about 3 minutes of blending.

Then try to see, if you got enough salt in it and add some lemon juice. Blend again for 5 secs.

You mayonnaise is ready.

Your mayonnaise is ready

Easy and delicious breakfast recipe: eggs in bread


Rye bread – 1 slice

1 egg

Salt, Pepper, Butter or plant oil


Here is what you do. You take a slice of rye bread and cut out the crumb.

Heat up the pan and melt the butter. Place the bread slice on the pan and let it stay there for 30 secs. Then carefully break the egg and pour it inside the bread slice. Add some salt and pepper and cover the pan up with the top. Leave it on for 3 to 5 min.

You may serve is with some fresh greens, such as onions or chopped parsley greens.