Vegan Fig Jam-Filled Cookies, Kołaczki

Growing up as the 2nd generation of Polish American Parents, I was fortunate to have access to my Babcie’s recipes. I realized that some of the recipes had been modified over the years, but the final product has all of the trademark Polish flavors. These filled cookies have a very delicate and flaky crust that

Naked Spiced Pumpkin Cake

When your family celebrates 2 birthdays in Autumn, it makes sense to make an Autumn style cake or cupcakes for at least one of them. This cake is pillowy soft and has just enough spiciness to let you know that you are now going to savor the flavors of Fall. Other festive cake recipes on

Creamsicle Cupcakes

Now that summer is nearly here, most chefs will bake less and barbecue more. This recipe yields a batch of summery style cupcakes to enjoy before the heat takes over the kitchen.    

Vegan Ginger Cookies made with Freshly Grated Ginger

Most ginger cookie recipes call for powdered ground ginger. I wanted to use fresh ginger in my recipe because fresh is always best when it comes to flavor. I have been wanting to try egg substitutes in my recipes and this time I substituted a flax-seed egg for the real egg. The flegg has half

Blood Orange Chiffon Cake drizzled with orange liquor sauce

This cake is not only festive, it is a showstopper! I took a regular chiffon cake recipe chiffon cake and modified it with the flavor of freshly squeezed Blood Orange juice. If you need a recipe for candied blood oranges, I detailed a recipe for blood orange frosting and candied blood orange slices in my previous

Lemon Filled Tea Cake with Coconut Frosting

Chiffon Cake is my go to recipe for the holidays. It is so easy to make and is suitable in all forms. Layer cake, tube cake, cupcakes, sheet cake, or any other I may have missed, they all turn out perfectly fluffy and flavorful. I also like that this cake won’t fall apart if you

Natural Egg Dyes using Beets and Turmeric

When I was a kid, I remember my Polish Babci using onion skins to dye Easter Eggs. I never realized that her natural dye method would make a come back! It makes so much sense to re-purpose items around the house and it is much more natural and money saving.  I didn’t have enough onion

Polish Chrusciki Angel Wings

I always knew the holidays were approaching when I saw a few telltale signs. First,  an Advent wreath and decorations came out of hiding. Next, the canned Christmas Carols playing in every store. But the best indicator of Christmas Season drawing closer was the cookie bake-off! Recipes for all types of cookies and treats made

Italianized Cinnamon Spiced Pear Cake

My friend celebrated her 60th birthday and asked me to bake a cake. My vision was to bake a birthday cake a great as she is, so this cake fits the bill. I included my home-made pear sauce made with the harvest from our pear tree. To make her feel extra special, I decorated the

Dairy Free Chiffon Party Cupcakes

Summer is a great time to celebrate and take advantage of the fantastic weather outdoors. Birthdays, backyard barbeques, weddings and graduations take place outdoors with friends, family and plenty of food. After all the festivities, the dessert table with all your favorite assorted sweet confections is set up, and this completes the party. In honor