Recipe: Italian Deli Cookies

These are really similar to the cookies I used to get all the time in Italian bakeries / delis growing up in New York. I didn’t have a pastry bag so I simply rolled the dough into very small, even sized balls I would absolutely suggest using a pastry bag or spritz machine to make…

Recipe: Lemon and Raspberry Battenberg

Surprisingly this is both a very simple and a very difficult cake to make but I can assure you that guests will be impressed even if you deliver a technically imperfect masterpiece. Since its just one cake recipe all the work is in the assembly so if you’re like me you’ll probably make a mess…

Recipe: M&M Cookies

These are classic and easy and since I’m not actually a big fan of peanut butter I like these better than the peanut butter m&m cookies I previously made. This is a single bowl, no wait cookie that comes out absolutely perfect every time and is so simple you probably have everything in your house…

Recipe: Hazelnut Babka Rolls

These are just mini versions of babka but they’re soooooo good and using Nutella or any other hazlenut spread makes this a breeze. I added a brown sugar cinnamon topping just to bring them over the top (and make them look a little fancier).

Recipe: Mantlebrot

This Jewish staple is basically just almond biscotti but is that such a bad thing? I made this one with plenty of almond slices and dried cranberries but feel free to throw in your favorite dried fruit or nuts.

Recipe: Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

This is a no-churn, no-ice cream maker ice cream but I learned a few tips I need to pass on to you. You have to have really whip the cream in order to get the height and fluffiness from the ice cream. You need to make sure your cream is at least 30% fat or…

Recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This is a surprisingly easy recipe with perfect results. I’ve actually made this recipe a few times and incorrectly (!) once and it still came out just right. This bread is great on its own and not too sweet but it’s even better with some jam, butter, or even just a little cream cheese to…

Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies

These were so good that I absolutely could not believe it. Please run, don’t walk to make these gingerbread cookies. The best part about them was that they were so delicious it was difficult to stop eating them and the second best part was that they not only held their shape when they cooked but…

Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Ringing in the New Year a little late with this sweet recipe. Technically this is just regular lime pie as there aren’t any key limes to be found in Estonia but it still counts I think. This recipe comes together with very little effort and is a nice not too sweet dessert for any occasion.

Recipe: Pear and Almond Tart

These tarts have an almond shell, almond filling, and then are topped with syrup soaked pears. They do take a bit of work to make but the result is pretty show-stopping and they taste like a really good pear and almond cookie. This recipe makes 4 tartlets, which should be just enough to small one…