#1000STARS + #OwnVoices

I grew up a child of Romanian immigrants, the first of my family born in the US. Having left Romania during the height of communism’s asphyxiating grip, the filter of which they viewed their country was left with a film of grime, heartache and never-ending poverty. They moved to America to escape, finding amnesty and opportunity. Romania sunk into the past, a memory tarnished by Nicolae Ceausescu and his regime....

Romania Top 5 2017 — A Year in Review

This post was originally published on this sitevia Unsplash An Nou Fericit!(Pronounced ahn n-oo fair-e-cheat) Happy New Year! It’s 2018! We made it! Congrats to all! (Seriously, we could all use congratulations at this point. Last year was rough). A lot happened in 2017. Not just here in the U.S., but quite a few headlines from Romania reached our shores. Things I didn’t cover, and some things I did. ↓ Here are...

Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Egg Rolls (no corn syrup!)

This post was originally published on this sitePer the many requests I’ve received, I wanted to share with everyone my Pecan Pie Egg Roll recipe, made this past Thanksgiving. I know, I know, it’s neither Romanian nor a holiday celebrated in Romania, but it is delicious, and will definitely inspire some Romanian-themed egg roll recipes in the future. Plus, even though this is a Romanian Food & Folklore blog, it’s still a...

Tortul de Ciocolată din România {Romanian Chocolate Layer Cake}

This post was originally published on this siteHi friends! *waves* This summer has been crazy and, for the majority of it, I haven’t even been home, so From Dill to Dracula has taken a hit. That being said, I have a lot of fun blog posts coming your way, and I’d like to kick it off with a series: My Cousin’s Cookie Collection. Growing up, us four cousins on my...