Sweet Bread

cranberry-orange loaf

Frosted Cranberry-Orange Loaf Cake

Add this irresistible cranberry-orange loaf cake to your holiday baking list right this very minute. Effortless in preparation, this loaf cake has a moist, tender crumb, with a sweet and tangy seasonal cranberry flavor. Lightly drizzled with glaze, this easy, fruit-forward loaf cake is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or anything in between. Unlike most cranberry […]

cherry snacking cake

Gluten-Free Cherry Snacking Cake

Inspired by my plum cake, this sweet cherry snacking cake is tender with a light crumb. And the best part, it’s also gluten-free. This simple cake features slightly sweet-slightly tart fresh summer cherries and makes the perfect sweet treat anytime. Enjoy for breakfast with a cup of coffee or on a warm summer evening with […]

sour cream coffee cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake With Cinnamon-Chocolate Swirl

Baked is the name of a bakery in Red Hook, Brooklyn that is worth a visit should you ever find yourself in the area. Baked is also the title of a cookbook which has received lots of attention since its release in 2008, and understandably so, it is a fantastic book. This sour cream coffee […]

marble bundt cake

Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake

Moms are amazing. And I think it’s fair to say, being a mom is one of the hardest jobs there is. But the truth is, no one tells you that before you have kids, only once you’ve had them. But being a mom, I get it. It’s a learn-as-you-go, hope you don’t mess up too […]


Christmas Stollen

German Stollen, also called “Christstollen” has been around for nearly 700 years and is considered one of the most famous Christmas treats. Sweet bread and cakes flavored with candied fruits and nuts are perhaps the hallmarks of the Christmas baking season in many countries around the world.  Examples of this include; fruitcakes which are traditional […]

chocolate babka

Chocolate Babka

Babka, (Yiddish for “little grandmother”), is one of the most iconic Jewish sweets there are. Considered part bread, part cake, babka is traditionally baked in a loaf pan, but can also be braided into a wreath shape (called a krantz). The secret to making a great babka is making sure there are lots of sugary twists, […]

chocolate marble pound cake

Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

I have a complicated relationship with chocolate. I can both love and hate it, depending on the situation. Sounds insane, I know, but it’s the truth. While I love both the idea and flavor of chocolate indulgence, too much chocolate is a thing. The die-hard chocolate lovers out there may be rolling their eyes reading […]

hot cross buns

Hot Cross Buns

I’m Jewish, but I was born Christian. I’ve blogged about this before. The short story is, that I converted years ago when I got married. Growing up, my family was not religious at all, but we celebrated the major Christian holidays, mainly through food, family time, and gifting. Easter was a favorite. I loved glazed […]

Ina's blueberry coffee cake

Ina’s Blueberry Coffee Cake

I’m willing to bet you know who Ina Garten is and why her modern-day comfort food recipes are so popular. Uncomplicated and reliable are the main two reasons. I’ve admired Ina for many years and grew up going to The Barefoot Contessa, her well-known specialty food store in the trendy East Hampton beach community. And […]

cocoa and peanut butter brioche

Braided Cocoa And Peanut Butter Brioche

Let’s call this for what it is, absolutely incredible. Seriously, I can’t take how delicious (or stunning) this braised cocoa and peanut butter brioche is. This is not my recipe, this amazing recipe is from the magazine Bake from Scratch and it is a killer one. The moment I saw it, I had to make […]

chocolate chip banana coffee cake

Chocolate Chip Banana Coffee Cake

Calling it like it is, no one can ever have enough coffee cake recipes. And to be honest, I’m a sucker for banana bread as well, so this chocolate chip banana coffee cake blends two things I adore, in one. Total winner. If you ask my husband (who’s not typically a banana fan), this (like pie) […]

Churro Bundt Cake

Churro Bundt Cake

This is my churro bundt cake {swoon}. Traditional churros are something my whole family loves. Seriously, what’s not to love, we’re talking sweet fried dough with a soft inside and crispy outside coated in sugar. With some similarities to another friend’s dough favorite, funnel cakes, churros, I’ve learned, can be more than just a treat at […]


Panettone (Italian Christmas Bread)

During the Christmas season, Americans enjoy decorated sugar cookies, the English have plum or Christmas pudding and the Italians have panettone, a sweet Milanese bread with hints of citrus, vanilla, and candied fruit. Panettone is a staple of Italian festivities dating back to the Middle Ages. Back then, people celebrated Christmas by replacing their traditional […]

cranberry coffee cake

Cranberry Coffee Cake

I love coffee cake and I don’t discriminate. What I love most about coffee cake is how many different variations there are, from fruity, to crumbly, the combinations are limitless. I enjoy making coffee cakes that align with the season, as is the case here with this lovely vanilla cranberry coffee cake. Simple, flavorful, festive, […]

chocolate banana bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Some recipes you just need in your life, this is one of those. If you are a chocolate lover, keep reading. This rich, decadent double chocolate banana bread is something I’ve recently become obsessed with. This recipe is not mine, it’s from a food blog called Just So Tasty. I have only lightly adapted the […]

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