Tag Archives: dessert

BAKED VEGAN DOUGHNUT HOLES

  Who wouldn’t like a delicious pastry with a cup of hot tea or coffee on a cold winter day? I must tell you, it’s a great remedy for relieving stress and calming purposes. We drink tea a lot! It’s been proven that hot drinks and food are very comforting during cold gloomy weather. It… Continue reading »

EASY TIRAMISU RECIPE

I don’t know who invented Tiramisu, but whoever did, that person is an absolute genius. This Italian cake is like heaven on earth, out of all cakes, is a pure perfection. It is the most elegant, definitely a special occasion cake. In addition, it requires no baking, and  takes 15 minutes to assemble. If you ever have unexpected… Continue reading »

PISTACHIO GELATO

I first tried Pistachio Gelato in a local Gelato Caffe. This was immediately my favorite flavor, and my favorite spot to get  Ice Cream from. There was a slight problem though. For the family of five we’d pay nearly $30 for small cups. Definitely a special treat! I found myself craving this Pistachio Gelato, and just had to… Continue reading »

ALMOND BISCOTTI

Biscotti, which means “cooked twice” comes in so many different variations. Today, I’m sharing Almond Biscotti quick and easy recipe that is perfect when it comes to Christmas gift giving or simply filling the jar, and enjoying for days with delicious cup of coffee. Biscotti cookie is so simple, yet delicious and sophisticated. Ingredients: 1 + 3/4… Continue reading »

BROWNIES WITH PEPPERMINT BARK

These Brownies are guaranteed to satisfy all you sweet tooth cravings! In this recipe, chocolate has met its perfect mate – peppermint. Chocolate + Peppermint = fudgy on the inside with peppermint crunch pure goodness! So easy, so good, so worth it! To make it more exciting, I substituted butter with coconut oil, and sugar with… Continue reading »

PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM

Summer is still here and so is Ice Cream season, even though my kids are counting days until school starts. They started a countdown back in July, packed their backpacks, and can’t wait to go back. I on the other hand, enjoy each and every day of beautiful summer weather, which brings us lots of… Continue reading »

CLASSIC NAPOLEON CAKE RECIPE

Napoleon Cake is a popular Russian-French cake that’s made out of Puff Pastry Dough and Buttery Custard Cream Filling. This cake is so delicious, and appears, so easy to make. The hardest part about it is waiting for the cake to be ready, since it has to be refrigerated overnight. Time consuming recipe, yet so worth… Continue reading »

CUSTARD-STYLE VANILLA ICE CREAM (PLOMBIR)

Summertime or winter, who wouldn’t like a cool, creamy Vanilla Ice Cream? This Vanilla Ice Cream is custard based. The Custard or English cream based ice cream tastes absolutely heavenly. Long time ago, when I was a kid, my parents would buy this kind of ice cream for me. In Slavic countries we call it Plombir…. Continue reading »

MUSHROOM-SHAPED MERINGUE COOKIES

Meringues… delicate and crisp, sweet and delicious. Meringue shaped like mushrooms makes a stunning addition to the cookie tray. I’ve been wanting to make these meringue cookies for a while now, but couldn’t make time. They’re super easy to make, but the baking time adds up to 2 hours. So make sure that you plan… Continue reading »

CHRISTMAS COOKIES

Time for Christmas Cookies! Now, that my kids are on Christmas break, they’re trying to entertain themselves by making enormous amounts of crafts, and wrapping them, singing Christmas songs, and of course, Christmas wouldn’t be fun without cookies. I like this recipe because its simple enough for the kids to follow, and uses few ingredients that you… Continue reading »

PIZZELLE ROLLS (CANNOLI)

Traditional Italian pizzelle cookie shaped into a cannoli and filled with amazing fluffy cream – holiday season at its best! I must tell you this dessert is a crowd pleaser. Once these cuties enter the room on a platter, everyone just can’t help, but wish it was time for dessert. You can’t go wrong with these…. Continue reading »

PUMPKIN PIE TARTLETS

The holiday season is quickly approaching. The season of good food, delicious desserts, warm feelings, family, friends, and of course, good memories. These Pumpkin Pie Tartlets are guaranteed to please all your family and friends, and leave good memories for the years to come. Not only because they’re so good, but also because this is a guilt-free… 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 »