Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I made these cupcakes for a very special person’s birthday and they were a hit! So delicious! Especially for cookies and cream lovers, which is pretty much everyone. Ingredients 1 and 2/3 cups (210g) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar 1/2 cup (115g)Continue reading “Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting”

Olive Oil Lemon Chiffon Cake

Here is another healthy option for a quick sweet craving! The cake itself is very airy which makes it even better! Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 tbsp cake flour 3/4 cup sugar, divided 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons mild extra-virgin olive oil 4 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoonContinue reading “Olive Oil Lemon Chiffon Cake”

Almond and Avocado Macarons

I know this doesn’t sound like the most appetizing dessert on this blog BUT it is a guilt-free sweet treat that will really help out if you are on a diet or just want something nutritious and delicious. Give the avocado filling a try, don’t let your mind beat you to trying new things! Enjoy!Continue reading “Almond and Avocado Macarons”

Brown Butter Peach Crumble Bars

I LOVE anything with a crumble, and this summer time fruit was a perfect combination for this complex crumble mixture that requires a brown butter preparation that is totally worth it! Hope you enjoy these delicious treats that will surely be gone quickly! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flourContinue reading “Brown Butter Peach Crumble Bars”

Skinny Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Another creative way to bake with ripe bananas! This recipe also has raspberries and chocolate chips and is light for those dieting days 🙂 Ingredients 2 and 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (or mix of whole wheat and all-purpose) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)Continue reading “Skinny Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins”

Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Many times when I have some ripe bananas, I want to bake something with them, but I was starting to get a bit tired of always making banana bread or chocolate chip banana bread! So I found these two different recipes that incorporated ripe bananas in a new form. This recipe and the next one doContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Banana Cake”


In honor of the 2014 World Cup in Brasil, we tried to incorporate something from the cuisine of each of the final four countries to watch the final. We made Brazilian (pao de queijo) cheese bread as the appetizer and German bratwurst and bread for the entree all with Argentine wine and, last but not least, Dutch Speculaas for dessert!! They have a great combination ofContinue reading “Speculaas”

Peach and Blueberry Crisp

This crisp is absolutely divine! With good peaches and good blueberries, this recipe lets the fruity tastes stand out while adding a delightful crunch! Enjoy! Ingredients 4 ripe peaches, peeled and cubed 1 pint of blueberries 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cupContinue reading “Peach and Blueberry Crisp”