One of the very few things I like about cooler weather is the urge to bake up something warm and delicious. For those who know me well, there are few things that I despise, and cold is one of them. Thankfully, a cozy chocolate banana bread will fulfill my craving for comfort on dreary cold…
In our house granola bars, fig bars, protein bars all fall under one name: Snack Bars. Ever since the boys started talking they affectionally referred to anything in bar “form” as a snack. Bars are such a great way to pack full of healthy additions like flax, omegas, and protein.
Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat consisting of a delicately crunchy wafer cookie that sandwiches indulgent dark chocolate or raspberry filling? Kids and adults alike favor the “Milano Cookie” made by Pepperidge Farms for its satisfying rich butter taste and delicate flavors.
Белочка, which literally translates “Squirrel” from Russian, is a quicker and easier version of the Russian Honey Cake. My first encounter with this cake was the day before my wedding. To solve the problem of running out of dessert, (which would be catastrophic for a Russian wedding) my quick-witted bridesmaid aptly whipped up a dozen…
Making pies is such a fun process, providing plenty of room for artistic expression and incorporating layers of flavors. Best of all, the reward of digging your fork into a perfectly flaky pie crust and hurriedly slurping up a juicy fruit or berry filling makes all the hard work worthwhile.
When earthy, robust meets fresh and vibrant flavors…enter the Arugula Beet Summer Salad. Peppery notes of Arugula and Parsley combine with fresh and vibrant mint leaves and dill. The next layer of the salad presents slow roasted sweet golden and red beets, medium boiled eggs, and creamy, tangy Gorgonzola cheese. To top it all off,…
Making Alaskan salmon pie with my grandma is one of my favorite memories of time spent with her in Alaska. I would escape to her apartment to do my homework, while I was still in High School. After I was done with my homework we would make salmon pie.
This is one cake that brings back childhood memories of birthday parties shared with crowds of cousins, aunts and uncles and of course a homemade Russian Napoleon cake.
Crème Brûlées are one of the most popular desserts served in fancy restaurants. Have you ever wondered what makes what makes them so popular? The creamy, silky texture of a well made crème brûlée appeals to many people of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
Quick, creamy, and fulfilling is a good description of this great one pan dish! We first tried a version of this recipe done by Jamie Oliver and it has been a favorite ever since.