Hi my name is Donika! It is an Albanian name…as a kid I wasn’t too fond of it, as it was so different from everyone else at school, but now I love it…especially cause its so different from everyone else;)
I’ll tell you a little about myself.
I’m Canadian…born and raised, with a mixed heritage that has influenced my cooking and baking! My mom says I get my love for baking from my Scottish side, and the food from my Albanian side of the family. The Turkish inspiration comes from my husband who’s family originally comes from Turkey, and my love for Italian food from my Aunt Angela, so my food and baking is basically a mixture of all five cultures!
I love to bake, sew, garden and volunteer!
I am a mom whose kids love to eat! So I am always busy in the kitchen whipping up something yummy!
Mom! Whats for dinner? That is the exact question I get everyday from my kids!
My recipes are Mediterranean inspired dishes that I grew up with, some I’ve learned over the years from my friends and family and new ones I come up with, as well as common dishes we’re all familiar with.
I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, I do like trying foods from different cultures, (I will be sharing those experiences as well.)
I have a major sweet tooth as does my whole family! You will notice many dessert recipes some Mediterranean, and some North American desserts. I usually make Mediterranean desserts for special occasions as they are rich and a lot of work, take baklava for an example.
I also share recipes for desserts that I grew up making with my mom and aunt, those are my favourite desserts! I actually was planning on having my blog be just about baking, but I love food too so I share both equally! I should have came up with a different name for my blog…too late for that now!
I am also a baker on the side, I share photos of my cakes and cupcakes, with tutorials and directions for designing and decorating. I do not however, post recipes for my cakes they are for inspirational purposes only.
Coming up with new ideas and recipes is a great way to get the family excited about dinner! My site I hope will inspire you to make something wonderful!
I am not a chef! I am a mom who loves to cook and bake for my family and friends! I write out my recipes here as I would in my own recipe book, only difference is you get to see it and it comes with pictures:)
I give credit to those whose recipes I feature on my blog, I would appreciate the same from others, if there is a recipe of mine that you would like to feature please be gracious and leave a link that directs to my blog, thank you.
Also, I love when you pin or share my posts! Please copy and paste the link on the photo when pinning or sharing on Facebook, I ask for you NOT to post the recipe, thank you!
My photograph’s and blog are Copyrighted, duplication’s are prohibited without permission.
I love to hear from you! Please leave your comments and questions, so that I know you’re here:) Thank you kindly for visiting my blog.
I hope you enjoy this site, from my kitchen to yours, Happy Cooking and Bon Appetit!