Coconutella Cupcakes


Two day ago, my daughter Gabrielle turned 3. When my son turned 3, I remember thinking, “Whew, finally.” This time, my reaction was, “Whoa, already?” Time is flying by. I remember my mother telling me it would happen when I was kid. I remember thinking, yeah, right, I’ll be stuck in school … [Continue reading]

Mini English Muffins


Last night—while browsing Pinterest—I came upon a recipe for English Muffins. I haven’t had them in a long time, which is a shame because they’re so yummy. They go so well with butter and jam or with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.     I’m sorry I didn’t photograph the … [Continue reading]

Whole Wheat Berry Scones


I haven’t had scones in months—maybe years. One of the reasons for that is that in Switzerland, they’re not offered in bakeries. And when they are, … [Continue reading]

Slow-Cooker Chocolate-Coconut Steel Cut Oats

Slow-Cooker Chocolate-Coconut Steel Cut Oats |

I'm about to change your life. You can have your cake and eat it too. Yes, you can now enjoy a big bowl full of creamy chocolate oatmeal, completely … [Continue reading]

Berry Crumb Muffin


      I had a craving for blueberry muffins yesterday morning. So I made blueberry muffins. They were absolutely scrumptious, … [Continue reading]

The Baker’s Almond Torte


I love almonds and almond powder and almond butter and almond milk and almond paste. So when I stumbled on this recipe a while back, I added it to my … [Continue reading]

Adam’s Marble Cake


My son came to me one morning saying, “Mom, I love vanilla cakes and I love chocolate cakes. Can we mix them?” I said, “Yes!” So we browsed the … [Continue reading]

Death by Chocolate Cake


I’ve adapted this chocolate layer cake recipe from the Williams Sonoma Bride & Groom Cookbook that my brother gave me for my wedding 7 years ago. … [Continue reading]

Pretzel Bites with Mayo-Free Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Pretzel Bites

Currently I'm obsessed with Pretzel Bites. Actually, my whole household is obsessed with them. And, I don't use the term obsessed lightly. I've made … [Continue reading]



  I have been attempting (key word, attempting) to make puff pastry for the past three months now. Each time, it has been a huge failure. … [Continue reading]