About us

Hi everybody and Welcome! :) I am Ella the cook and photographer behind Home Cooking Adventure.



I started this blog/website in the spring of 2011 to share with you my passion for cooking through my little adventures in the kitchen. I find cooking relaxing, I love talking with friends and family about food and sharing recipes. I started to love cooking mostly because home cooked food is fresher, better and healthier. It seems that nowadays it has become a luxury few can afford. Our lives seem overwhelmingly busy and "fast-food" is a common term in this hectic world.



I discovered that I feel challenged by trying to make food from scratch, like learning to make bread without yeast, making my own pastry dough instead of buying, I discovered that I really enjoy working with flour therefore baking is one of my favorite parts of cooking.



I believe that cooking is for everybody. It might take time but it is an adventure, a wild ride, a rewarding and delightful experience that will soon turn into a captivating pleasure.



I have the luck of having the full support of my husband who created the whole interface of this site and is still supporting me in developing it. He also is the person behind the video camera and helped me make the recipe videos.



In my private life am the happy mother of two delicious girls, one of two and a half years old and the other one of 9 months. By the time I started I knew almost nothing about blogging and I still consider I have a lot to learn. If I would have known how much work it is need to develop a recipe site I would have probably postponed this but I am glad I didn't. Don't know about others but personally I find it very hard to find time for working between the time I spend with the two little girls and household.



This blog was meant from the beginning as a possibility to share good and as much as possible healthy recipes and good information related to food. It's not a blog about my personal life, I like to restrict my posts specific to that recipe story. English is not my native language, so be indulgent with me if any errors occur. I would appreciate if you notice any mistake to just let me know:).



Regarding the photography, I have to admit it's something I have discovered only after I started this blog. I still consider it the most difficult part of this website. My first recipes photos are far from what I tend to but I think I have evolved on this chapter and still have a lot to learn. I am using a Canon EOS 7D camera and Canon 50mm f/1.4 and Canon EF100mm f/2.8L macro lenses. For editing I am using Photoshop CS5.



All in all, Home Cooking Adventure is about the passion me and my husband share for excellent flavours, freshly pounded spices, decadent sweets and savory dishes. We want to introduce new creative ways to cook and show how you can have a blast in the kitchen. Hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as we do.



Keep on cooking!

On September 04, 2017 at 09:41 am, Carmen said...
Just discovered your website while looking for a recipe. I am overwhelmed by the recipes, the articles and all the information. Congratulations, it is wonderful. I have just subscribed (I live in Quebec, Canada).
On September 04, 2017 at 06:08 pm, Maria said...
Thank you, Ella, for all your cooking/baking videos. They are photographed, filmed and edited perfectly, and the recipes and instructions are very simple to follow.
On September 23, 2017 at 09:02 pm, Kat said...
Love your videos and recipes!!!
On October 08, 2017 at 08:18 pm, Stacy said...
Ella, Thank you so much for posting your videos..I have raised three boys with the last one in his second year of college..i used to love to cook and bake..life got super busy and i lost that..Thanks to you! I first saw your raspberry macaron video..and you made it so easy..mine turned out wonderful..you have put the inspiration back in me..i thnak you for that! :)
On November 02, 2017 at 11:09 pm, Iriam said...
I like your recibes, thanks, your videos aré beautiful
On November 05, 2017 at 02:33 pm, Lindsey 7 said...
I ran across your channel on YouTube yesterday. My 7 year old loves to watch cooking shows and we loved watching you cook and seeing the end result of your beautiful deserts. Thank you for sharing your talent.
On November 13, 2017 at 03:32 pm, nanda said...
Good evening. I love your recipes. Many congratulations for your blog and for the image quality. The videos are great
On November 13, 2017 at 03:32 pm, nanda said...
Good evening. I love your recipes. Many congratulations for your blog and for the image quality. The videos are great
On November 13, 2017 at 09:19 pm, Melba Burwell said...
I just wanted to say I am excited about trying your recipe for the cauliflower pizza crust. I had bypass surgery last January 2017, and with that I cannot have breads, rice, and pasta, or a whole lot of carbs. I lost a little over 100 lbs, and I feel so much better. I tried a different recipe for cauliflower crust pizza. It was very good, but not crispy. I miss having pizza, so I'm excited to try this one recipe with ground almonds. Thank you .. keep up the great work.. I love watching you on youtube. I now have you on my list of favorites to try other recipes that I may have or others may enjoy. SMILE!!
On December 08, 2017 at 07:10 am, Jacky said...
I really enjoy watching your video and thank you for all your great recipes
On December 13, 2017 at 10:58 pm, Mrudula Mendhekar said...
Hi Ella, It is always great to see your work. Beautifully crafted videos, simplicity in instructions and professional presentation makes it so inspiring. I tried your half naked pumpkin cake for my husbands birthday and it turned out to be great. Thank you for the recipe. Keep up the good work!
On December 16, 2017 at 11:34 pm, nina said...
Hi, I would like to say thank you for all your recipes. I just follow you on YouTube recently..and I tried 2 recipes of yours And they are amazing! For sure I will try more. it such an addiction to me!!!
On December 30, 2017 at 01:12 am, John Brandolini said...
Because I had been researching recipes youtube popped your channel up in the recommendations section and I'm glad they did. I always enjoy seeing how other chefs prepare their dishes which in most cases allows me to perfect my dishes and techniques. The video that popped up was one about eclairs. This holiday season I decided to make bignè (Italian cream puffs). I made a pâte a choux which turned out to be identical to your version. The pastry cream was a bit different in that I used flour instead of corn starch. I'm guessing that the corn starch would make a silkier cream. I'm going to try your eclair recipe in a few weeks once I work off the pounds acquired from this season's baking. I'm also a skilled artisan baker, make an authentic NY style pizza, and also make my own pasta. The music was a really nice touch, btw. I'm looking forward to searching your site and see what else you've come up with. Thanks for sharing.
On December 30, 2017 at 03:50 am, Serena said...
Hi Ella, Thank you for sharing your (youtube) recipes. They are great. To the point, clear and clean ánd delicious to look at and to eat! I love the fresh ingredients you always use and making it all from scratch, simple and easy. I’ve tried 3 of your recipes, till now, and they work perfectly. Again, thank you so so much. I wish you and your family a great, sparkly, healthy New Year. Serena (The Netherlands)
On January 22, 2018 at 07:42 am, hyderabadi dhai chicken said...
Wow, I?ve bookmarked this so as tome come back to check out those healthy recipes. I will try one this weekend, me thinks.
On January 23, 2018 at 03:45 am, hyderabadi dhai chicken recipe said...
Good article. very helpful blog post. Thank you very much
On February 04, 2018 at 01:48 pm, Elizabeth Dag said...
Hi Ella, I have just discovered your website and just ADORE it. I made you mirror glazed chocolate cake and it was a MAJOR HIT. Thank you so much for sharing I have been searching for years for that glaze and finally I found yours. I will try all your recipes. Keep up the amazing work you do. I live in Sweden and we only use grams and deciliters as measurement. I just wonder where you live. I have been telling all my friends about your website.
On February 09, 2018 at 07:17 am, Maryam said...
Ella, Your recopies and quality of videos are really good. Thanks a lot for sharing all these. Go on and good luck!
On February 12, 2018 at 01:09 am, Zelma MacDonald said...
I am trying to subscribe to your email list and I receive an error message. Zelma zmm@shaw.ca
On February 18, 2018 at 03:04 am, Kiki Isbianto said...
Dear Ella, watching your cooking videos at youtube are truly mesmerizing ! and amazingly the method are also easy to follow, straight forward, no mumbo jumbo. Thank you, please keep the awesome works, hope soon we all can watch your channel in tv. Wish you, your husband and your lovely delicious daughters all the best.
On February 18, 2018 at 01:52 pm, CLAVIER said...
I tried a different recipe for cauliflower crust pizza. It was very good, but not crispy. I miss having pizza, so I'm excited to try this one recipe with ground almonds. Thank you
On February 23, 2018 at 04:20 pm, Lilia said...
Dear Ella Thank you for this real piece of art. Every time I watch your videos I want to cook it immediately! I love baking, and your cakes always turn out simply amazing!
On March 10, 2018 at 08:23 am, Les said...
Ella, I just discovered your website. I am looking forward to trying your recipes. The photography is beautiful and your website presents itself as very proffesional. I am looking forward to receiving your recipes. Thank you
On March 24, 2018 at 03:36 pm, Katrin said...
Thank you for all these beautiful videos. I am a hobby cook and I LOVE baking. I'm fortunate to work as a confectioner although I have not learned it at school and I always looking for new tastes and ideas in Internet - that's how I arrived to your recipes and website. I like your vidoes because there is nice music playing in the backround and everything is so clear and understandable. I don't need any explanations in the backround - I like when everything is written on the screen. My native language is estonian so if there is any mistake in my writing, I'm sorry :). I also make my own bread but bread in Estonia means dark rye bread and it's done with leaven. And I'm also interested in healthy and slow food - so, I wish you success while writing your blog! Good luck!!
On April 20, 2018 at 05:58 am, Jenny said...
Hi Ella, I am so glad I came to know you, through your blog! I was looking for brownie recipe and I like the food you cooked, always taking into consideration the fact on health! I like your videos and your photography skill is great! I just subscribed to your blog and continue the good job! All the best!
On May 04, 2018 at 11:54 am, Monica said...
Hola Ella!!!!!! Gracias, gracias y gracias por este sitio tan deliciosamente creado. Estoy fascinada con todas y cada una de las recetas que aquí encontré. Dios bendiga a su hermosa familia y que siga compartiendo tan ricas recetas. Saludos desde Tijuana B.C. México.
On May 26, 2018 at 08:56 pm, Delphine (Australia) said...
Hi, I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog while looking for an Opera cake recipe. I will certainly give this a try. Your video is comprehensive and fluid, and that makes baking seem so easy (even for beginners like me). Well done on the blog and thanks.
On June 10, 2018 at 02:41 pm, John said...
Hello Ella. I accidentally found your blog today and I have truly enjoyed the work and time that you and your husband have invested in it. I do not believe anyone has a site as appealing and inspired as yours. I look forward to viewing all of your posts.
On August 21, 2018 at 07:34 am, Catherine said...
Hi Ella! I was wondering how to do a caramel with brown sugar or with raw cane sugar? Either I do to light or overcooked. if you have experience, I'll be happy to know ;-) Your videos are superb! Well done! Catherine
On September 02, 2018 at 10:15 pm, Betsy said...
I'd like to print a picture with the recipes I have printed but it doesn't seem to let me. Is there something I can do to get the pictures?
On September 15, 2018 at 07:12 am, RaviSahu said...
Thanks for posting such a nice blog. I really found it so useful for me. I have read it and really it was nice too. I really appreciate your posting. Keep sharing such a nice food blog. I am always a great food lover.
On September 19, 2018 at 07:59 am, Sofia said...
Dear Ella, I found your homepage during searching for the Opera Cake recipe. I just wanted to tell you how much I like your blog, the videos and the dishes. I think it is great how you cook and bake. You are very professional, precise but also gently. I see you love what you make. The photos are also beautiful. I think just like you, the home made foods are very important for me. I’m waiting for the moment I can cook for my future husband and our children. I’ll use lot of your ideas then :) Especially your breakfasts are very creative. People sometimes laugh at my too healthy way of life- my couscous and cassava for example- but I never want to eat fast food. I care about doing sport too. Of course in case of birthday or Christmas we eat some white sugar :) Your delicious cakes give us huge impressions. Thank you for the opportunity to post my comments and I wish you more adventure and success! Sofia from Hungary
On September 19, 2018 at 08:00 am, Sofia said...
Dear Ella, I found your homepage during searching for the Opera Cake recipe. I just wanted to tell you how much I like your blog, the videos and the dishes. I think it is great how you cook and bake. You are very professional, precise but also gently. I see you love what you make. The photos are also beautiful. I think just like you, the home made foods are very important for me. I’m waiting for the moment I can cook for my future husband and our children. I’ll use lot of your ideas then :) Especially your breakfasts are very creative. People sometimes laugh at my too healthy way of life- my couscous and cassava for example- but I never want to eat fast food. I care about doing sport too. Of course in case of birthday or Christmas we eat some white sugar :) Your delicious cakes give us huge impressions. Thank you for the opportunity to post my comments and I wish you more adventure and success! Sofia from Hungary
On October 22, 2018 at 01:38 pm, Christina said...
Hi, just to say Thank you for this great blog and your videos on YouTube. It feels so good to challenge myself to learn and cook something new and different for my family. Thank you for sharing your passion with us!
On November 11, 2018 at 06:51 am, Sean Thompson said...
You are incredible in the kitchen whether it’s baking or cooking. The video production and skill shown with each recipe is unmatched. Amazing! - Sean
On November 11, 2018 at 12:26 pm, saeed said...
hi Dear Ella i am saeed from iran (persian)...I studied cooking for about 4years in iran i love i love and i love cooking and baking bread and confectionary i watch your site and your cooking and baking movies every day and I have written about 120 your recipes and i am cooked many of your best recipes YOU ARE THE BEST.. THIS IS MY Belief for example i cooked your lemon and poppy seed pound cake yesterday that was PERFECT i wish i see you face to face soon .Because you and your recipes are Unique.... thank you soooooo much for your Education movies GOD save YOU and your Beautiful family
On December 18, 2018 at 06:39 am, Anjali said...
Thank you Ella, for taking all those efforts to make such a wonderful website and videos, to bring these delicious recipes to us!! Way to Go!! Will definitely try out your recipes :-)
On December 19, 2018 at 12:07 am, Alpana said...
A big hug and thanks Ella for making baking so easy and delicious. I love cooking and want to bake but scared with limited knowledge in this area...your channel and videos which I absolutely love, special thanks to your husband for soothing it so nicely, made it look so easy and achievable :) Could you guide or suggest on which Giller or OTG I should go for and what all it must have, size etc, I have zero knowledge and confused with so many options in market....
On December 23, 2018 at 09:02 pm, Tracy Duba said...
Hey Ella, I really enjoy your recipes and the set up is wonderful on how you do your videos but I specially love the music that you have selected and would like to see if I could find some of the music you’ve chosen to put in my own library for listening to as I cook. Could you share with me where you get your music from? Sincerely, Tracy
On February 06, 2019 at 10:14 am, LFC said...
Hi Ella, Would it be possible for you to post a list of your most used baking supplies? I am trying to figure out what to invest in and am unsure. Is it better to have 3 9" spring form pans or various sizes? It seems like you make a few layer cakes using all 1 size. It would be really helpful to know what you use the most. Thank you so much! -Liz
On February 27, 2019 at 05:04 pm, Sharon from Piedmont, NC said...
Hi Ella, I made your Winter Cake in January for our church's Winter Soup Fellowship gathering. It was as delicious as it was beautiful, definitely an attention grabber. I made a fresh cranberry sauce to mix with Bonne Maman's 3 Berry jam for the filling as red currants are nowhere to be found in North Carolina. It had a pleasant tart/sweet taste. I have also made the broccoli & sweet potato salad and found it too starchy to eat raw. So I roasted it with the dressing already on it and it was delicious--more to my taste anyway. Today I made your Raspberry Mango Mousse. It too came out beautifully and I'm bringing it to a group supper tonight which includes lots of teenagers as well as adults. I'll let you know how everyone responds but I expect rave reviews. Your website and photos are beautiful. Keep up the good work. Sharon from NC
On March 27, 2019 at 06:59 pm, Marukatessen said...
Gracias, gracias, gracias!!!
On April 04, 2019 at 09:43 am, Melinda said...
I'm so glad I found somebody who cooks passionately but simply. Your Recipes are Amazing!!! I'm not a big fan of cooking but seeing the way you do it has encouraged me to try it on my own. Thank you, I'm a subscriber to your channel now.
On April 21, 2019 at 08:48 pm, Lonnie said...
Greetings Ella, I wanted to thank you for producing such a wonderful site, and excellent demonstration videos. I came upon one of your baking videos as I was searching online for videos on how to make a vanilla cake from scratch. I was so impressed, that I spent the next 40 minutes viewing Home Cooking Adventure videos. For the past year or so I've been inspired to bake, and have worked diligently on various baking endeavors. I still haven't mastered a simple and moist vanilla cake yet, but I've done well on other projects. I've subscribed to several blogs (your's included of course), but of all the bakers that I follow, I find your work and presentation the most elegant. Beautiful cake work! You are a tremendous source of culinary inspiration Ella, and what makes it great is that when I watch your work, I feel like: "Hey, I think I can do that too!" I look forward to all the notifications of new recipes and videos from Home Cooking Adventure. Thank you again, and blessings to you and your family!
On June 15, 2019 at 07:57 pm, Ann said...
Hi Ella, I just came across your beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing such lovely recipes. You may make me a good cook/baker after all. :). Thank you again for taking the time out of your busy life to share such amazing recipes. God bless you & your family! Ann from Philly
On July 04, 2019 at 08:49 pm, Vidi said...
Hi I find your desserts amazing and inspriing thank you for sharing those amazing recipes
On July 12, 2019 at 08:03 am, Anne said...
Hi Ella, I want to make the walnut caramel mirrored cake but dont know where to purchase the plastic ring and lid to put cake in the freezer if you can help that would be great. Thanks
On July 25, 2019 at 08:19 am, Max Piccinini said...
I like your website ! But my english is so bad sorry :(
On August 06, 2019 at 05:56 pm, Asher Ben-Hrosh said...
WOW....Amazing...
On August 10, 2019 at 01:12 pm, Kat C. said...
Ella, you and your husband rock!!! You are both sooo talented and since I love your blog/channel/art I hope you continue to enrich our lives with your yummy recipes. Keep up with fantastic work!
On September 14, 2019 at 10:56 pm, Anna said...
Thank you Ella, for share recipes to everyone. English is not my native language, i"m from Ukraine. When I came in to USA, I was 50 year old and now I'm 68. But I like cooking and gardening and I"m very happy to found your blog.
On September 21, 2019 at 05:21 am, Sumaiya said...
Thank you Ella for all your recipes, the entire family loved your chocolate chip cookie recipe plus I have tried around more than 30++ receipes of yours. Keep up the good work, cheers from Sri Lanka.
On September 30, 2019 at 10:23 pm, mark said...
Thank you for producing these delightful videos. I feel that music and cooking are magic when combined and your work shows just how true that is.
On December 02, 2019 at 01:20 pm, Shawn said...
Hi Ella! Love the site and your youtube channel. I noticed in this post you have the equipment you used to film your 1080p videos, however, I noticed you recently moved to 4k and the videos have been beautiful. What equipment are you using for those? Thanks!
On December 03, 2019 at 09:21 pm, Karen Hilton said...
Good evening Ella I just found your you on YouTube and your recipes led me to your website. I am in love with your recipes amazing can't wait to try them thank you!
On December 03, 2019 at 09:42 pm, Karen Hilton said...
Good evening Ella I just found your you on YouTube and your recipes led me to your website. I am in love with your recipes amazing can't wait to try them thank you! Karen H. Collinsville, Oklahoma USA
On December 06, 2019 at 10:50 am, Chandana said...
Hello, Just discovered your website as I was trying to find a "mirror glaze" cake recipe. I landed on your YouTube page where you have beautifully shown how to make it. Thank you! You have a follower!!!

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