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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!

lemon souffle tart

This tart and soufflé's happened totally by chance. I setup to make a lemon tart actually, but then after I blind baked the tart shell...

smoked ham and potatoes

It's been raining today and I needed some comfort food. Michigan is a bit depressing this time of the year. We don't have winter, but we...

blackberry and yogurt clafoutis

This is a quick dessert that works perfectly for breakfast or for a summery lunch on the patio. I love desserts that take less than 5...

blood orange polenta cake

My friend Dalia https://www.instagram.com/dalia_iagher/ recently sent me a recipe that she often makes. It is a polenta cake beautifully...

sugary shortbread cookies

I found snowdrops the other day. While that might not be an exciting find for all of you living in Europe, they are a rare find in...

raspberry doughnuts

I love doughnuts and I love raspberries; then, when you put them together in one dessert, it is a combination made in heaven. I haven't...

my parents' orchard

My parents moved to the countryside after they retired a few years back. The village they live in is a small one located in the western...

a light and airy tiramisu cake

Needless to say tiramisu is a culinary dream. It is a classic that you can never get tired of. I like to make it for various events, and...

an almond and plum cake to die for

It is not often I get my hands on lily-of-the-valley around where I live. In Romania, though, while growing up, I remember fields and...

a mushroom soup for cold winter days

There are plenty of cold days in Michigan. Usually, winter lasts from November to May. I know, it's crazy. Therefore, soup is the right...

my grandmother's walnut sweet roll

Regardless if it is Christmas, New Year's, Easter or any family gathering for that matter, my grandmother always bakes this sweet roll....

a quick and easy recipe of roasted carrots

If you want a quick and easy lunch idea, side dish or simply something to snack on while watching TV, these roasted purple carrots are...

a different kind of semlor

I am not sure how a semla is supposed to taste since I never had a proper Swedish one, however I can tell you this interpretation of the...



creating is my passion

Welcome to my blog filled with unique and engaging recipes, travel ideas and much more.



Thanks for your interest in Cooking is my Inheritance. For more information, feel free to get in touch and I will get back to you soon!

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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.



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