Kolachy (Slovak Poppy seed Rolls)

A Christmas Eve treat, these Kolachy are a traditional Slovak Poppy Seed roll. A supple dough, rolled with a slightly sweetened poppy seed filling.

Several years ago, I met and fell in love with a boy from a large Slovak family. Every Christmas Eve, the family would get together for supper. My first Christmas Eve supper with them was just two months after meeting the man who would become my husband. That night was my introduction to parts of theRead more

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free!)

Nutter Butter Cookies are an iconic classic that has been around since before I was born. They were introduced to the public back in 1969 and its classic design was created by William A. Turnier, the same guy who designed Oreo cookies. Most of us in the states are well aware of what a nutter butterRead more

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Gingerbread cupcakes with toasted marshmallow frosting are the perfect holiday treat

The holidays are fully upon us and a lot of people are either shopping or baking. I fall into the latter category, having my shopping done before the craziness of Black Friday and holiday shopping sprees descend upon the nation. Nothing screams the holidays are here louder than gingerbread. Gingerbread takes on so many different forms,Read more

Salted Chocolate Tart with Roasted Chestnut Crust

Silky smooth dark chocolate is poured into a crust made with roasted chestnuts, topped flaky sea salt is a great alternative to pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.

If you’re looking for something different for dessert on turkey day, then Salted Chocolate Tart with Roasted Chestnut Crust is for you! Silky smooth creamy dark chocolate is poured into a flavorful crust made from roasted chestnuts before being specked with flaked sea salt. Growing up, a neighbor of ours had a chestnut tree inRead more

Homemade Apple Fritters

A favorite fall treat, warm apple fritters with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg can be enjoyed any time of year in the comfort of home.

I live right in the middle of apple country where cider mills abound and warm fresh apple fritters are plentiful, but only for a short time. I’ve been trying to make the perfect apple fritter for years. Most recipes use a batter that apple slices are dipped into before being fried and while technically yes,Read more

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream is sweet, creamy, tangy and so much more!

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream is sweet, creamy, tangy and so much more! I’ve been making a lot of ice creams lately. After all, it is berry season in the North East and I can’t help myself from buying berry after delicious berry. Mixed berry was the first one made and since then I haveRead more