Spiced Baklava

Baklava is one of those things we have always enjoyed, but had never made at home. We always thought it was way too complicated to attempt, and left it to the professionals (in this case by “professionals,” we mean any Greek Grandmother). More

Pumpkin Pecan Fudge

These sweet little squares of pumpkin, marshmallow, and white chocolate create the most delectable little candies. This recipe is a great way to celebrate the changing of the leaves and the parade of (sometimes questionable) Halloween costumes through your neighborhood. It is a great twist on classic chocolate fudge, and the spices combined to make this pumpkin fudge amount to a delicious autumn treat!


Greek Almond Cookies

A while back I stumbled across a recipe for Amygdalota (aka “Greek Almond Cookies”) and I decided that I would have to try them. Not only do they look delicious, they taste delicious, they are really simple to bake, and who can pass up a gluten free cookie these days? More

Ukrainian Honey Cookies Reinvented

There is a honey cookie recipe that has been in our family for ages. We have many memories of making (and eating) them around the holidays. They are made with Buckwheat honey so they have a nice rich molasses flavor to them. Our mom would roll them in sugar and push a walnut into the top before baking, to add a nice crunch to them.

So, when we were deciding on what to make for Easter this past year we decided we wanted to make these! Tia had never attempted to make these on her own and I had only made them once, several years ago. We decided these were something easy to make ahead of time, but alas we embarked on what would be a disastrous honey cookie journey! More

Ukrainian Walnut Torte

In our family this walnut torte is a staple for any special occasion. I have taken to making this for work potlucks as well, since it is  naturally gluten free. The texture of the cake is tender and crumbly, and the fillings tend to hold it all together nicely. Following are some suggestions, tips and tricks to baking and assembling this Ukrainian tradition! More

“You Got Chocolate on My Peanut-Butter” Cookies

A friend of mine recently got a promotion at work which required her to relocate to a new office a couple of offices down from mine. I sent her a congratulatory email, and this is what I got in response:

“Thanks [Ari]! I’m kinda worried about working near you, since you bring so many baked goods to work! j/k :)”

So what else is a girl to do, but bring in a treat for her first day! I’m evil – I know. More

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