Category Archives: Desserts

PUMPKIN MUFFINS WITH HOMEMADE MILK CARAMEL TOPPING

Fall is finally here. So far, we’ve been lucky with a good sunny weather. Trust me, it means a lot to us, Washingtonians. I can’t even describe how much I love Fall! I planted a garden in spring (check out my Facebook page for more pictures and garden stuff, and make sure to “Like” it… Continue reading »

APRICOT COBBLER

  I can’t describe how much I love summer! Fruits, berries, fresh veggies, herbs, sun, gardening. I’ve been spending a lot of time in my garden weeding, and watering. We have also done some berry picking with my kids at local fields. Busy, busy… But by the end of each day for dinner we’ve been… Continue reading »

STRAWBERRY SUNDAE

Strawberry season is officially here, in Washington state. We were blessed with warm sunny days for the past couple of weeks, and the strawberries are now big, juicy and sweet! Strawberry Sundae is a classic dessert, but everyone has their own special way of putting it together. I absolutely love it with fresh strawberries, almonds… Continue reading »

RICE KRISPIE BALLS

RICE KRISPIE BALLS

Last Sunday we got out of church so ready for brunch, when my sister-in-law came up to me and shared some of the “goodness” balls. They were so good and sweet, not too sweet, with a perfect crunch, not sticky, and just hit the spot. Apparently, her friend brought those to her house the night… Continue reading »

KIEV CAKE

  Kiev is a capital city of Ukraine. “Kiev” Cake became a brand dessert that was made in Kiev, Ukraine since 1956 (Wikipedia). Originally, this cake was made with meringue layers and butter cream frosting. It was a 24 hour process that included leaving egg whites overnight in room temperature, plus 5 hours baking time. Overtime, the… Continue reading »

RAINBOW JELLO

This is a perfect gelatin dessert for children’s parties. Rainbow Jello is an eye-catching, splash of colors and flavors that little people love. So prepare the gelatin by adding boiling water to gelatin mix. Stir until gelatin crystals completely dissolve. Do not add cold water, like the package instructions mention, instead, add about 2 tablespoons vanilla… Continue reading »

FRUIT SALAD

I make fresh fruit salads pretty often, and my kids love them. Usually, in my house, in order for my little people to consume fruits and veggies, I need to come up with something interesting, and presentable, something different rather then just filling up our fruit basket with bananas and kiwis 🙂 In that case no one… Continue reading »

BANANA PECAN MUFFINS

Children can be very difficult when it comes to eating fruit and vegetables, but they are soon converted when they try a Muffin that made out of fruit. Muffins are the ideal lunch bag treat because they are relatively low in fat and sugar, and – as long as your child doesn’t have a nut… Continue reading »

HONEY CAKE

HONEY CAKE

This Honey Cake recipe is the best honey cake recipe yet. Honey Cake is very popular among Slavic people, but just like everything else, it has many variations. For example, I like my Honey Cake with chopped prunes on each cream layer of the honey cake. It is a personal preference, but I tell you… Continue reading »

BLUEBERRY PIE

Pie is a timeless and simple dessert. It is perfect in summer time with fresh fruits and berries, as well as in winter, with frozen stuff. Pie can be as simple and homey or as elegant as you wish. Much of its success depends on the crust, which should enhance, not compete with the flavor of… Continue reading »

CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES

These Chocolate-Covered Strawberries bring back warm memories of summer. The chocolate itself makes this dessert utterly romantic. A perfect delicious and wholesome treat for your loved ones. Ingredients: 1 package of strawberries 1 cup truffles 1/2 cup white chocolate for decorating (optional, not pictured) Heat water in a saucepan. Place bowl over the saucepan (congratulations, you’ve just created… Continue reading »

ABIGAIL’S FROZEN YOGURT TREAT

ABIGAIL’S FROZEN YOGURT TREAT

Meet Abigail. Abigail is my sweet 10-year old daughter. She is incredibly good at everything that  she challenges herself to do. She is a piano player, a great artist, a reader… Lately, she started bringing cook books from the school’s library, watching “Master Chef Jr.” and hanging out in kitchen watching me cook, and trying to get her… Continue reading »

BLUEBERRY SCONES RECIPE

  It doesn’t have to be a special occasion for you to enjoy these blueberry scones. They really taste as good as they look. Even if you’re watching your waistline, you can enjoy this dessert, because it is small, and you’re actually get a serving of fruit in this one. Who said that desserts are not… Continue reading »

EASY PUFF PASTRY TURNOVERS

As the weather gets colder, who wouldn’t mind a perfect cup of coffee or tea  with a perfect, sweet, fancy, delicious puff pastry? That’s right, fancy pastry. Its pretty time-consuming to make a puff pastry dough from  scratch. I buy it from the store. It saves hours of work, and it is ready in no time. Perfect for… Continue reading »

APPLE SHORTCAKE (Sharlotka)

  Apple…Feels like this fruit was created for preparing delicious pies, strudels, shortcakes…Sweet enough, juicy enough, very inexpensive, and always available. Ingredients: 3-4 big apples peeled and diced 6 eggs 1 cup sifted flour 1 cup sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease with butter 9×13 glass baking dish. Spread diced apples on the bottom of… Continue reading »