Easy Mini Pavlova

Easy Mini Pavlova

For the longest time I thought that Pavlova was a classic Russian dessert. It turns out it comes from the complete other side of the world: Australia. Originally named after a Russian ballerina, the dessert was created to honor a visit to Australia and New 

Pine Syrup Baked Apples

Pine Syrup Baked Apples

One of the easiest ways to prepare apples is to bake them. It’s like an apple pie without all the work. You can dress them in something sweet for a dessert, or with autumnal spices like cardamom and cinnamon for a great pairing with pork. 

Pumpkin Cookies With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Continuing on with delicious fall treats, these pumpkin cookies with cinnamon cream cheese frosting will make good use of that super easy homemade pumpkin puree I posted yesterday. These cookies are soft, rich, and packed with delicious autumn spices like cinnamon and vanilla. How To 

The Ultimate Coffee And Walnut Sponge Cake

The Ultimate Coffee And Walnut Sponge Cake

If you are American your idea of what a coffee cake is may be a great deal different to the ultimate coffee and walnut sponge cake described in the recipe and instructions below. In the US, a “coffee” cake is usually a slice that is 

Mini Cast Iron Brown Butter Nectarine Cobbler

Mini Cast Iron Brown Butter Nectarine Cobbler

When I think fruit cobbler I usually think of Autumn. However when so many fresh fruits are available in spring and summer a cobbler also makes a perfect summer evening dessert. This brown butter nectarine cobbler is built off of some of my favorite cobbler 

Almond Rose Cake

Almond Rose Cake

If you’ve been looking for the perfect cake to serve at tea parties or other dainty get-togethers then this almond rose cake is the best choice. Okay, maybe not the best, but one of the best in my opinion. You do have to put in 

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka is a sweet cheese bun that’s popular in Eastern Europe. All throughout countries like Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine you can find these cheese pastries offered, usually for breakfast. This is the second recipe (after Chakhokhbili) that I made from my recently acquired 1939 USSR 

Peach Coconut Macaroons

Peach Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are a super easy and tasty treat that are wonderful for people who love coconut. For these peach coconut macaroons I used just a teensy bit of fresh peach puree to give these sweet desserts a twist. The great thing about this recipe 

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate is one of my favorite wintertime drinks, and something I would get every year while walking around my neighborhood looking at the Christmas lights. It is rich, warming, and has a kick of spice which really makes it something special. This recipe 

Strawberry Walnut Meringue Cookies

Strawberry Walnut Meringue Cookies

Whenever I go on a carbonara kick I usually end up with a jar full of egg whites. Now, oftentimes I go to my old standby of an egg white frittata, but if I want a sweet treat then meringue cookies are the way to