Pistachio Almond Tea Cake: An exercise in patience

There is nothing like my kids, a group of “adults-in-development,” in my face for most of my day (summer vacation WHAT!) to remind me that I don’t have enough patience and strength to withstand the onslaught of craziness and $*$(%&*$$!! that comes at me.  I’m just not that zen.  I’m definitely not that mellow.  I … Read more

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Walnut Crumble Topping

I’ ve been planing the whole week to bake some pumpkin pie, cheesecake, scones, bread…it is a pumpkin season still. I fell asleep and woke up with thousands ideas in my head. I even had some sketches of the future photos. But this weekend everything changed abruptly. My parents decided to visit grandparents. And since … Read more

Date Sweetened Oatmeal Cookies | This is a Sweet Blog: Date Sweetened Oatmeal Cookies

“It’s been a long day without you, my friendAnd I’ll tell you all about it when I see you againWe’ve come a long way from where we beganOh, I’ll tell you all about it when I see you againWhen I see you again Damn, who knew?All the planes we flewGood things we’ve been throughThat I’ll … 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

Easter Bread | This is a Sweet Blog: Easter Bread

Easter bread, called Paska, is traditionally eaten in Ukraine during Easter holidays. Interesting that the recipe for it is similar to Italian Panettone, which is baked in Italy for Christmas. The tradition of eating Easter bread comes from religious reasons – Great Lent. Paska is made of all ingredients that are forbidden during the Lent … Read more