Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

To celebrate Galentine’s Day this year, we gathered together over Zoom to make a special cake packed with strawberry flavor! The cake itself has a strawberry puree blended in that is made from a pound of pure fresh strawberries and the frosting has freeze-dried strawberries blended in to give it that beautiful color and deliciousContinue reading “Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting”

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

For our first official virtual Baking with Friends session, we baked Whipped Shortbread Cookies. It was a relatively easy recipe to make with a few easy steps. The cookies themselves just melt away in your mouth and we made them festive by adding fun holiday sprinkles to the cookies. The recipe makes 24 cookies butContinue reading “Whipped Shortbread Cookies”

M&M Cookies for Easter

Easter 2020, the first holiday of the quarantine that I could not spend with my family *sigh*. Even though I moved to NYC from my hometown a couple of years ago, I always find a way to be together with my family for birthdays and holidays. But given the stay-at-home orders in place to preventContinue reading “M&M Cookies for Easter”

4th of July Fireworks Cookies

On our day off, my sister and I decided to make 4th of July Cookies and came across this GENIUS idea to sprinkle sugar cookies with blue sprinkles and red Pop Rocks! Sticks to the 4th of July theme and adds a kick of fireworks in your mouth! The cookies themselves are star-shaped sugar cookiesContinue reading “4th of July Fireworks Cookies”

Easter Rice Krispies Treats

Hosting an Easter egg hunt for two young kids is just about as cute as it gets! Since rice krispies are so easy to make, we decided to make some in Easter-themed shapes. The recipe was the same as always but the fun part was making the fun designs and adding jelly beans, sprinkles andContinue reading “Easter Rice Krispies Treats”

Cinnamon Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

My sister turned 23! I just can’t believe it! She will always be my little sister but that just means the older she gets, the older I’m getting! Because she is my PIC in my baking madness, I wanted to dedicate the next few posts to her. I baked quite a bit for her birthdayContinue reading “Cinnamon Donuts with Vanilla Glaze”

Malasadas

My grandfather is Portuguese, from the beautiful island of Madeira, also known as the Pearl of the Atlantic. He has been such an inspiration to me throughout my entire life. Even though we live far away, all the chances I have had the privilege of sharing with him have been filled with great wisdom and life-long lessons. I haveContinue reading “Malasadas”