Author Archives: Helena Spensatelli

Bienenstich Cake (Bee Sting Cake)

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When I taught a German cooking class a few days ago at The Curious Kitchen we made this cake. There was enough for all the participants and a tiny piece left for me to sample. Just let me say that … Continue reading

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Pecan Oat Cake

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This easy cake is nutty and dense with the most incredible texture (achieved by the coconut sugar and oat flour). Honestly, I couldn’t stop eating it. It’s delicious on it’s own, but I made a quick caramel sauce to drizzle … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Rolls

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Nothing beats warm Cinnamon Rolls fresh out of the oven! You will be amazed how easy these are to make and they only take about 12 minutes to bake… but in that little bit of time they will also fill … Continue reading

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The Best Pumpkin Bread

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It’s the season of the pumpkin. Everywhere I look I see pumpkins and fall decorations. Fortunately, I love pumpkin — pumpkin soup, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin cookies and, best of all, this pumpkin bread. It’s super moist and flavorful. I used … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara

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People always ask me if I cook at home, since I’m cooking everyday at The Curious Kitchen. My answer is “yes” – because dishes like this one come together in 20 minutes. While the pasta is cooking, I prepare the … Continue reading

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Cherry Rose Cake

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Spring is in the air… and this cake tastes like spring with it’s delicate floral flavor. The cake has a sweet crisp crust, which is the result of coating the cake pans with sugar instead of flour. I do that … Continue reading

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Moroccan Beef Stew

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It’s been a long time since I’ve done a recipe post… even though I’m cooking more than ever!! Last August, my daughter and I opened a recreational cooking school called The Curious Kitchen. A month passed by and we decided … Continue reading

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Saucy Girl’s Baked Oysters

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Oysters… I love them any which way. Usually we eat them raw, but sometimes I crave a cooked oyster, like Oysters Rockefeller or a really light Oyster Stew. I was in the mood to create something different with the oysters. … Continue reading

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Eggs Benedict

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Eggs Benedict is one of my favorite breakfasts to order out… but it’s also one of those dishes that you can become easily disappointed it. Why?? Because it’s all about the Hollandaise Sauce. Since I’m such a Hollandaise snob, I … Continue reading

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Guess who’s got a weekly column in the Daily News Journal?

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I’m proud to share with you that I/Saucy Girls Kitchen have become a columnist for the Daily News Journal Lifestyles Section. When I first moved to Murfreesboro I wished for this. I’m so happy. My first column is actually running … Continue reading

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Easy French Toast

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Hello Readers of Saucy Girl’s blog! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far. I’ve been MIA for a while… but I have been in action. Some of you may already know, via Facebook, that I am in … Continue reading

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The Best Corn Muffins Ever

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I’m super excited to share some news… My daughter and I are opening a recreational cooking school here in Murfreesboro, TN called “The Curious Kitchen”. That’s why I haven’t posted in a little while. I’ve been super busy getting some … Continue reading

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Coconut Mango Rice topped with Lobster

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I was in the mood for something different. It’s fun to create interesting flavor combinations. That’s definitely what we have going on with this rice dish. The zesty flavor of the mint and lemon, combined with the sweet flavors of … Continue reading

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