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The Roots

What is it that fuels you? For me, it’s the years and years I watched my grandmother and my mother cook, it is the places I travel to and the people I meet. I love writing about my passions, my recipes, my travels, and sharing all of my thoughts with my readers.

Cooking is my Inheritance is my way of sharing the beauty that I encounter, and the things that fascinate me. I hope you enjoy browsing my site and all of the unique content I have to offer. Take a look around; perhaps you’ll discover what fuels you as well. Read on and enjoy!

"the eyes of a peacock" cake

If you know me, you then know my favorite desserts involve walnuts. This classic Romanian dessert called "ochi de paun" combines the...

cabbage rolls, or the Romanian "sarmale"

Cabbage rolls "sarmale" are a huge thing in Romania. I grew up eating them almost every weekend. While stuffed cabbage rolls may not be a...

walnut meringue and coffee cream cake

INGREDIENTS for the walnut meringue batter: 7 egg whites, room temperature 1 1/2 cup white granulated sugar 1 1/2 cup ground walnuts for...

apricot squares

This is the cake that mostly reminds me of childhood. It is made with seasonal fruit such as apricots and tart cherries, and a very light...

blueberry tartlets

What do you do when you crave blueberry tarts but you don't have the time to make pie dough? you go and buy dough. I love how these...

lemon and olive oil challah

I've been wanting to bake a challah in so long, but never got the time. These past few days I got some time off from work, therefore I...

nutella croissants two ways

These Nutella croissants are a favorite at our house. While all these croissants are filled with Nutella, the ones in the first picture...

eggs dyed with natural dyes

We usually only celebrate one Easter, but this year our friends Irina and Iulian invited us, together with Gabi and Romi to celebrate the...

coconut macaroon chocolate egg cookies

Easter celebrations are the best, especially when the weather is nice and lunch can be served outside. This year we enjoyed the Saturday...

easter cake

We got 4 chicks just in time for Easter and they are the most adorable thing ever. We just can't take our eyes away from them. I wanted...

easter brioche

I found these adorable bunny paper cups at Home Goods and I immediately thought Easter brioche. There is nothing better on Easter morning...

italian easter bread

I love making these Italian Easter breads every year. They are the ideal morning treat in the days before Easter. The dough consistency...

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Hello everyone! I'm Rodica. I live in Rochester Hills, Michigan together with my husband Rick and son Joshua, our two cats MooMoo and Alyster, and our two hens Chloe and Sage. I am originally from Romania where I spent my first 24 years. I began an instagram page in 2016 with no plan whatsoever. That led to the purchase of my first professional camera, to taking pictures of food, to styling, to traveling, and here I am today, blogging. I was reluctant for so many years to the idea of starting a blog first of all because I am in school for nursing and that takes all my time and second of all I am not one to cook from recipes usually. I grew up alongside my grandmother (who by the way is the best baker in the world) and my mother who is renowned for her delicious dishes. Neither of them uses recipes. Instead this Romanian way of cooking and baking is by using whatever you have in the fridge and in the pantry, and making something that not only tastes good but looks good as well.  For years, I have served as a useful source to those seeking inspiration, help, or advice. I finally decided to own that role and be intentional about it (or simply said I caved in to all the blog demands I receive everyday). I started writing about my passions, my thoughts, and curious wonderings about our world. I founded Cooking is my Inheritance with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind. 

Take some time to explore the blog, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out if you would like to collaborate on a project together.

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Greeting cards available for sale. For now I have two different styles available. They both feature my cat MooMoo. I hope in time to add more designs. Please let me know if there is anything specific you would like to see. These cards are the perfect size and shape for all uses. Each comes with its own white envelope. They come in matte finish and they are printed on premium photo card stock. Click below on "Learn More" to be connected to my Etsy shop. Thank you for showing interest.

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My MooMoo girl cute as she can be. This picture portrays her with her eyes closed therefore emphasizing her pretty nose. This would be a perfect card for any occasion, cause after all who does't like cats?! Comes in 4.13 in x 5.83 in

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My MooMoo girl cute as she can be. This picture portrays her with her eyes open showing off her beautiful green eyes. This would be a perfect card for any occasion, cause after all who does't like cats?! Comes in 4.13 in x 5.83 in

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