When Christmas is so close I start to feel the pressure. Pressure that everything has to be perfect. When I say perfect I don’t mean “pretty”, “colorful”, “ideal”. Anything like that. For me it means it has to be as if we never left home and this “perfect” starts with food. You know, the 12 […]
I have a list of dishes/baked goods titled – too difficult/complicated to make. It contains, mainly, just names of foods, no recipes, and really the food/recipe doesn’t have to have anything special to end up there. It is just a matter of my perception and gut feeling. You know, I look at the […]
If you’re still considering some holiday last minute baking these gingersnaps may be just what you’ve been looking for. Mix the dough today and start tomorrow with gingerbread aromas.. Although I must warn you that rolling this dough out requires some serious strength and dividing it into small pieces before cooling it […]
I’ve just bought an old Spanish recipe book and I can’t tell you enough how excited I am about it. The moment I had the book in my hands I started searching through it, starting with desserts of course, and I found this recipe for pastas mallorquinas aka almond cookies. There are […]
St. Patrick’s Day is coming this weekend and I chose to make clover cookies for the occasion. Some of them are dyed green, some just sprinkled with sugar, but all taste buttery and this buttery aroma was filling out the kitchen during baking. I think this is why I like baking so much. The smell […]
I finally got to my motherland covered with snow and welcoming me with single digits temperatures. How about that? 🙂 In the middle of winter there is nothing better, for me at least, than hot cocoa on a cold morning. And once I have a mug in my hands I also like to bite into […]
Valentine’s Day is close enough to start planning it. Even if you really don’t celebrate it, preparing few treats can’t hurt anyone, can it? 🙂 These cinnamon hearts are not too sweet, perfect for an afternoon with coffee or tea.
Recipe was adapted from Joy of Cooking.
1/4 cup warm water 1 package […]
I am leaving for a couple of weeks, so I’ve been taking double shifts of baking and cooking just to have enough good material for the time of my absence. And since day has only 24 hours I’ve been forced to choose rather simple recipes. Lucky for all of us it doesn’t mean that they […]
If you love eating cheesecakes and coffee cakes you will love these Blondies! Sweet, a little bit cheesy, perfect combination. Again, recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies.
11 tablespoons butter, room temperature 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons (to be used separately) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 […]
I think I’ve found a good cookie recipe book – Martha Stewart’s Cookies. I used it few times, and the results were always more than pleasing. These meltaways recipe was adapted from this book, and it also turned out to be a success. Although I was not so optimistic at the beginning. After all […]