Simone's Kitchen

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon and hazelnuts

Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and hazelnuts |

Brussels Sprouts…. I used to really hate them when I was a kid. I didn’t just think they were not good, I thought they were little balls of stinking snot… Yuck… So when Tom told me – we must have been living together for a couple of years at that time – that he really liked Brussels sprouts I looked at him pitiful. ‘Seriously?? You like them?? Well don’t expect me to ever cook them for you!’ That was more or less my response. But ok, I knew by than that my mum just wasn’t the best of cooks and there were a couple of other things I didn’t like growing up that turned out to be surprisingly good once made differently. (like kale for instance)

Puff pastry cheese sticks |

Puff pastry cheese sticks

Puff pastry cheese sticks with sesame seeds, cheese and nigella seeds This is one of those dishes that I had planned to make forever but that are really so simple that you just never get around to actually making it. And let’s be honest;...


Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!

It’s Christmas time!!! Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday with lots of good company, good food and happiness! Enjoy!  

Deviled eggs |

Deviled eggs old fashioned?

Deviled eggs with salmon and smoked paprika I’m sure you can remember; you would go to a party of your grandma or another family member (this story is kind of depending on your age!) and once every so often a plate filled with treats...

Gevulde jalapenos-2

Dudefood Tuesday: Stuffed Jalapenos Poppers (part 1)

Just a few more days and it’s Christmas! Christmas is the time for all kinds of tasty snacks. Of course its always time for tasty snacks, but even more so in this time of year. All dudes should know by now that Christmas is...

Tomato soup with roasted bell peppers |

Starter: tomato soup with gorgonzola cream

Tomato soup with roasted bell peppers and a gorgonzola mascarpone cream   I have the same idea every Christmas. I will not be eating too much these days; I will have a regular breakfast, I won’t do any lunch and for dinner I will...

Chocolate hazelnut panettone |

Christmas dessert: chocolate hazelnut panettone

Now there are not a lot of Italians here in the Netherlands (as far as I know) but even here you find boxes filled with panettone popping up everywhere… And I have to honestly say I am not entirely sure if I like it...