Dessert

White Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts

White Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts

I have long thought that tarts are one of the most perfect desserts. They are small, easily customized, and absolutely beautiful. They are perfect for parties and can be made in bulk. These white chocolate cheesecake tarts are extremely delicious and decadent, yet light and […]

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

I don’t know if there is a classier dessert than mousse. It is classical French, light and airy, and when made right is absolutely beautiful. It can be served in a variety of ways; in a bowl, parfait style, or even chilled into cake form. […]

Shortbread Cookies With Jam

Shortbread Cookies With Jam

These delightful little cookies are perfect for afternoon tea, or as an after dinner treat. Jam filled shortbread cookies are no different than your standard shortbread cookie recipe, except these have the delicious addition of fruit jam. For these cookies I’ve chosen to use strawberry […]

Ukrainian Cheesecake Tarts (4-Fillings)

Ukrainian Cheesecake Tarts (4-Fillings)

So this is pretty similar to the standard Ukrainian Cheesecake except they are in tart form, and filled with various fruit jams instead of apricot pieces. The recipe for these are actually from the cookbook Mamushka which features a ton of Eastern European recipes. Just […]

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

I’m just going to say right off the bat that these homemade peanut butter cups are way better than the Reeses version. Good quality chocolate and good quality peanut butter are key here. And doing so will make you a rich, delicious treat that is […]

Ukrainian Cheesecake

Ukrainian Cheesecake

Ukrainian Cheesecake is much different than the one most Americans are used to, because it uses a type of farmers/cottage cheese instead of cream cheese. It is less heavy, but stronger tasting. Making Ukrainian cheesecake is extremely simple, and is quite unusual for those who […]

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake is one of those classic Latin American recipes that Hispanic children grow up knowing and loving. It can be made a ton of different ways, but as the name implies it involves the use of three milks (tres leches). These milks are […]

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

These are not just the best Peanut Butter M&M cookies I’ve ever had, they’re also the best peanut butter cookies, and m&m cookies individually. Combined you get that great peanut buttery flavor without being dried out like a normal peanut butter cookie, and you have […]

Broken Glass Jello

Broken Glass Jello

The 1950’s was the heyday for desserts (and entrees, salads, hors d’ouevres…pretty much everything) mixed with Jello and set into a mold. This broken glass jello recipe however, is still a dessert classic in Eastern Europe where I live. To be honest, I’m not actually […]

Raspberry Danish

Raspberry Danish

What simply amounts to a baked square of puff pastry means this breakfast is the perfect “boat” to host a variety of fresh fruits, custards, cheeses, and more. For this raspberry danish, the inside is a classic pastry cream, and the topping is raspberries soaked […]