crepes with farmer's cheese

Crepes with Farmer’s Cheese

Crepes with Farmer’s Cheese (Naleśniki (nah-lesh-NEE-kee) are light and filling. The recipe works every time and can be made the day before. You will love this as your breakfast or lighter supper meal. The assembled crepes can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days. They will taste great warm or cold. My …

Marble Cake With White Chocolate Glaze

Marble Cake With White Chocolate Glaze

Marble Cake is enjoyed and liked by many people. It is the white chocolate glaze that makes this recipe much more delicious. Do not skip making thie glaze, you will be pleasantly surprised. The recipe is based on the M. Stewart recipe from the “Baking Handbook”. Here is her recipe for the marble cake. The cake can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Chocolate chocolate chip coffee cake

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate chocolate chip coffee cake is wonderful for all chocolate lovers. The small addition of jam makes it moist and light with an intense chocolate taste. The cake stays fresh for up to a week. It is very simple and quick to make.

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple turnovers are perfect with a morning coffee. This is a simple and delicious recipe that uses very few ingredients. The flavor comes from apples without the use of cornstarch, pie spices or excess sugar. The result is an ideal breakfast pastry.

Coconut Macaroon cookies

Coconut Macaroon Cookies

Coconut macaroon cookies are an American invention. This four ingredient recipe is fast and ideal for the last minute dessert or a potluck party. They are moist and decadent and very elegant.

chocolate chip vanilla muffin

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vanilla chocolate chip muffin recipe was inspired by a bakery style giant muffins. They are light and soft in texture and not too sweet. Always tall with a wide muffin top. Pair well with a morning coffee!

no bake cheesecake with peaches

No Bake Cheesecake With Peaches

No bake cheesecake with peaches is heavenly delicious. Any fruit with matching Jell-O flavor will work well with this recipe creating a different tasting dessert. This is a classic European recipe and a perfect summer treat.

Plum Cake

Old-Fashioned Plum Cake

This old-fashioned, simple plum cake is a winner at all parties. It is quick to make and always comes out right. There is no added sugar in the plums and that makes all the difference. Moist and flavorful, it will keep fresh in the fridge for up to a week.

Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin Bread

This is a very special pumpkin bread recipe. It comes from the “Joy of Cooking” book. The loaf can be made with any mushed squash, sweet potatoes, yams or pumpkin. What makes it truly unique is the addition of spices, nuts and dried fruit.

Gingerbread cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft gingerbread cookies with honey and sour cream can be made up to two weeks before Christmas. They are irresistible and come out perfectly rolled thin or thick. They can be used for hanging on a Christmas tree. Seasoned with spices to satisfy both kids and adults. Cookies will stay fresh, kept in an airtight container. The recipe makes 40-50 gingerbread cookies.

pumpkin muffin

Pumpkin Muffins

These pumpkin muffins are soft and full of flavor with just a hint of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg. They will lift your mood and will make you feel warm on a cold morning.

Apple cake2

Apple Cake

This apple cake is so easy that a person with no baking experience will successfully make it. Additionally, this is a fast and delicious cake made with only a few ingredients. For me, this cake recipe serves as a last minute dessert or something I make when I have leftover apples that do not look too attractive anymore (the kind with wrinkled skin, etc.)

old-fashioned brownies

Old-Fashioned Brownies

Old-fashioned brownies are based on the recipe from the 1952 edition of “Joy of Cooking”. My family loves this cake and calls it “the best brownie we ever ate”. These “fudge squares” (as they were also called) are irresistibly chewy and delightfully chocolatey. This is as a result of the recipe using a significant amount of butter and real chocolate.  The preparation is very quick and the batter should be baked in a shallow (9×13 inch) pan.  The cake is not tall but it produces a natural crust. When it is cold, it needs to be cut into squares. The original recipe suggests 1 x 2 inch bars (54 in total).

Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread

Chocolate pecan banana bread is by far the best type of banana bread I have ever had. Surprisingly, it is lighter and less sticky than typical banana bread and, in my opinion, more flavorful and elegant-looking. In this recipe, there is a good balance of chocolate and nuts. Using half the amount of nuts than chocolate benefits the overall palette of this cake. Pecans can be substituted with walnuts with a slightly less mild taste. Additionally, rum can be added to spice it up a little, although many people will prefer it more mellow in taste.

mandarin orange

Mandarin Orange Muffins

Mandarin Orange Muffins are a delightful morning snack, with a subtle citrus flavor and light texture. The recipe is simple to follow and uses just a few basic ingredients, including mandarin oranges and their syrup. These muffins are a great alternative to sweeter options, with a delicate balance of sweetness and tanginess that pairs beautifully …

No bake cream cake2

No Bake Cream Cake

This no-bake cream cake is light and elegant. It is very flavorful and delectable and is my most favorite go to no bake dessert. This cake is perfect for summer entertaining or any holiday or potluck celebration. It is very simple to make and does not require any cooking experience.  There are only seven ingredients in this dessert, and five of them are different flavors of Jell-O. The flavors/colors of Jell-O can be coordinated with the type of holiday that is celebrated.  Preparation is short, but several hours of wait time are required for the Jell-Os to get firm and to make the cream cake stable.

shortbread cake with blueberries

Shortbread Cake with Blueberries and Pudding Foam

The Shortbread Cake with Blueberries and Pudding Foam is light and delicate. You can probably guess that I am not talking about calories, but rather the texture and feel of this dessert.  My favorite time to bake it is in the summer when blueberries, raspberries, and peaches are in-season.

emeril's pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake by Emeril Lagasse came to me by chance. I was immediately drawn to it in one of my feeds for its simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. I knew right away that I could bake this cheesecake with ease and decided to give it a try.
The result exceeded my expectations. This is by far one of the best tasting cheesecakes I have ever made.

Polish gingerbread

Polish Gingerbread- Piernik

Polish Gingerbread-Piernik is traditionally baked around Christmastime. The original name comes from old Polish word “Pierny” which means peppery. The cake is moist and spicy, flavored with honey and an earthy mixture of spices. Piernik has a long history in Polish culture, dating back to the Middle Ages, when it was considered a luxury food reserved for the wealthy.

Peach streusel cake

Peach Streusel Cake

I have to say that this Peach Streusel Cake is one of the loveliest coffee cakes I have ever made. It’s always so satisfying to create a dish that exceeds your expectations. 

loaf pan Basque cheesecake

Loaf Pan Basque Cheesecake

Loaf Pan Basque Cheesecake is a simplified version of the classic Basque cheesecake. This delicious dessert hails from the Basque region of Spain and is known for its unique texture and its burnt, caramelized top and creamy interior. It’s also crustless, which gives it a unique texture. Some say it’s like a cross between a traditional cheesecake and a crème brûlée.

Chia pudding1

Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is a versatile breakfast or dessert that has recently gained popularity due to its health benefits. Considered a superfood, chia seeds provide essential nutrients in small servings. Enjoy it as a breakfast, snack, or dessert, and adapt it for various dietary needs, such as vegan, gluten-free, or low-sugar diets.