Coconut Almond Macaroons

Happy Easter and Happy Passover! A time of new beginnings, Spring, flowers and warmer weather. There are many Easter and Passover holiday baked treats to prepare but I opted for these delicious, quick and easy coconut almond macaroons. They are truly yummy! They have a slightly crunchy outer layer and a moist, not-too-sweet center. They…

A Special Treat For Me

  Today I had an appointment in Chinatown which is right next door to the famous “Little Italy” in downtown Manhattan. So I decided to explore a bit. I love Little Italy. It makes me reminisce anout Europe and “The Old Country.” The food, the shops are all so Italian. And the food is delicious….

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake with Lemony Glaze

I was so excited today when I went to Whole Foods and saw they had “Organic Blueberries” on sale for $3.99 a pint! Woo Hoo! Organic blueberries on sale! Yes! I love blueberries, actually any berry makes me happy. They are delicious, fun to eat and packed with antioxidants that help keep me healthy. Remember…

Super Moist Lemony Lemon Cakes

Making these  lemony cakes brings me back to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. In Sorrento, you will see lemons everywhere. It’s a yellow heaven of greatness! Lemon trees are everywhere you look, and they are so huge and the lemons are so delicious. And the smell of citrus is everywhere!  Every restaurant makes various dishes…

Chocolate Dipped, Chocolate Chip & Walnut Biscotti

For the love of chocolate, this is it! A twice baked Italian cookie made with cocoa, chocolate chips and toasted walnuts then dipped in more chocolate and a coating of more toasted walnuts!!!! Is that chocolate enough for you? These cookies incorporate some delicious toasted walnuts that are then smacked into small pieces to be…

Apple Yogurt Walnut Cake

So, if you follow my blog (and thank you) you will notice that I love to bake and cook with fruit. It just adds such delicious flavor and texture to your food. Since I had so many apples I wanted to bake some goodies to have on hand for company. And who doesn’t love a…

Vanilla Glazed, Crumb Top Apple Muffins

Apples, cinnamon, buttery crumb topping, vanilla glaze, yum, yum and yum! And what a perfectly baked, fresh out of the oven morning treat this was on such a wintry day. After the weather has maintained its’ record low of freezing weather, today was our first winter blizzard here in New York City and most of…

Happy New Year & Happy Birthday to Me!

  Reflecting back on 2017  I said to myself, “Whoa, where did the year go?” It really did fly by, almost with a blink of an eye. Although, there are so many wonderful memories and with those fond memories family, friends and  great food are commingled . I do pray and look forward to a…

Pear & Almond Tart with Fig Glaze

I enjoy baking especially around the holidays. It is such a great time of the year and it’s the perfect weather to turn your oven on and allow the aroma of baked goods to scent your home! If you follow my blog, which I hope you do, I usually bake with fruit or chocolate ingredients….

French Apple Tart

It’s that time of the year for fresh, crisp, sweet, tart and juicy apples. It’s Fall or Autumn season, depending on your word preference, the coziest time of the year. It is apple picking time and pumpkin picking time. A time to celebrate and enjoy the weekends with our loved ones in nature. Apple picking…

Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend is “The beginning of Summer”, the kickoff to summer. But let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day-a day on which those who died in active military duty are remembered. The symbol of the white rose is of peace, sympathy and spirituality. It’s a symbol of honor to our heroes who have…