Ginger cinnamon cookies

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. No question about it. I’m waiting for baking and preparing Christmas food more than anything. Gingerbread cookies and cinnamon ginger cookies are awesome because of their great christmasy flavor and the fact that they are ready in no time. And let’s not lie to each other, if…

Jam filled butter cookies+ video

Today I made butter cookies filled with homemade jam. They are delicate, very buttery and a perfect coffee addition. I love simple butter cookies but adding jam to them gives them a nice moisture and a fruity flavor. They look beautiful and very appetizing with a jam dollop in the middle. Cutting them out does…

Cranberry Orange Cake + video

Even though weather in Chicago doesn’t look like it, it’s November and time to slowly start thinking about the holidays. It’s definitely my favorite time of the year. I’m so excited to start decorating but there is absolutely nothing I am more excited about than holiday food. I figured it’s high time to get some…

Zebra cake

I have for you today a great cake for your afternoon coffee or tea. This vanilla and chocolate cake is commonly called a zebra cake because of its black and white stripes. It’s super moist but very light at the same time with delicate sweetness. Not to mention the eye-catching pattern that makes this dessert…

Individual Apple Pies

Happy National Dessert Day! And what is a better fall dessert than an apple pie? This time I decided to make a individual portions and have some fun with creating fun designs for each. I tried this new recipe for a crust pie from Simply Recipes and it was perfect! Very flaky and elastic and great for…

Chocolate zucchini cake

Chocolate cake is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind hearing the word zucchini. Zucchinis are so awesome and can be transformed into anything. I still haven’t tried the zoodles (zucchini noodles) but I’m pretty sure I would love them. In this recipe grated zucchini looses its flavor for the most part but…

Plum crumb cake

Happy Friday! Today, I have a recipe for a delicious plum crumb cake. It’s made of yeast dough, sliced plums and crumble on top. It tastes just like the one my grandma makes! You have to try! i love it warm and with a glass of cold milk. Like most of my cakes it’s a…

Chocolate pear cake

Chocolate pear cake is an amazingly delicious, simple and easy to make dessert your whole family will love. You should make it especially because pears are in season now! I found delicious pears, bought way too many and was wondering what to do with them. And since I am a strong believer that cake is…

Watermelon sorbet

Let’s pretend summer is not ending and eat sorbet all day. I know for a lot of you or your kids today is the first day of school after summer break. Depending on which one are you, you are probably either bummed or quite the opposite. I saw lately pictures of kids going back to…

3 bit cake

This cake is one of my favorite cakes to make. It has a nice, delicate caramel and cream flavor. When I brought it to the party a lot of people pointed out the resemblance to tiramisu. I see why- 3 bit is also a no bake dessert with cookies and cream. The difference is 3…