Matcha Brown Rice Cookies: An Open Letter to Parents on the Day of Rejection from College

Dear Parent: Today, and the last few days and weeks preceding today have been rough for us.  Colleges have announced their admissions decisions for their incoming classes, and in the pile of digital messages, our wonderful children have heard the phrase, “It is with great regret…” instead of “Congratulations!” way more times than we want … Read more

Soft Red Velvet Sugar Cookies with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Friday, dear friends & fellow baking-lovers! Today I have something to share that I’m sure will need to make an appearance in your kitchens this coming Valentine’s Day (in only two short weeks, can you believe it?). I took one rainy afternoon and baked/frosted/sprinkled these lovelies with my three-year old. It went much better … Read more

Doughnut Peach Cheesecake Popsicles | This is a Sweet Blog: Doughnut Peach Cheesecake Popsicles

YAY! My first popsicles! Look pretty, don’t they?  And taste even better!  To all cheesecake lovers devoted). I’ve been dreaming of making popsicles since I first heard about Popsicle Week a month ago. Actually it coincided in time with the launch of my blog. And making ice pops became my fixed idea)).  I wanted popsicles to … Read more

Citrus Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Oranges {the best ever cake}

I like to get presents. Who doesn’t? But I like to give presents more. I think a gift can tell about the person even more that his/her deeds. Present is a mirror of  relationships, it shows the attitude and reveals the feelings. It doesn’t matter what the price is. Some gifts are priceless and cost … Read more

Gluten & Sugar – Free Healthy Orange Cheesecake | This is a Sweet Blog: Gluten & Sugar

I have  made this cheesecake for the very first time in the beginning of May. Since than I’ve made it three more times, almost every weekend. And all this time I have been wanting to share the recipe with you so badly!  The first time  I made this cheesecake, it was absolutely spontaneous. I happen … Read more

Red Velvet Cake Mini | This is a Sweet Blog: Red Velvet Cake Mini

Till recently I was completely indifferent about red velvet cake, while it is truly North American dessert and here in Europe red velvet can be found in bakeries and cafes very rarely. And to be completely honest, I was afraid of eating cake with red layers, because it seemed very unnatural and I just couldn’t … Read more