Recipes

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Recipes:

 

  • Pound cake

    This rich, buttery pound cake melts in your mouth while maintaining a light, fluffy texture. The hint of freshness from the lemon zest balances out the sweet from the sugar and vanilla. Pound cake is good on its own and delicious with some fresh fruit or whipped cream on top. If you double this recipe […]

    Pound Cake

  • Blueberry lemon scones

    At my local coffee shop they have these delicious blueberry lemon scones. What I love about them is that they are blue on the inside. However, I often wish that blueberry taste was more powerful. I had to try and make my own version of them to kick that flavor up a notch! These scones […]

    Blueberry Lemon Scones

  • Cooled and cut quiche

    Quiches are one of my favorite dishes to bring to a potluck or share with a friend for dinner and this Potato bacon quiche is one of them. They are easy to make, and I typically have all the ingredients I need at home. To make it a complete meal just add a salad or […]

    Potato Bacon Quiche

  • Savory pastry dough ready to chil

    This basic savory pie dough is easy to make and has a hint of black pepper combined with a buttery dough. It is a perfect base for all your savory pies or quiches. You will find it makes the perfect base for the quiche recipe on my website.  The ingredients are simple and typically I […]

    Savory Pie Dough

  • Tomato soup with garnish and heavy cream

    Our family loves a good soup. My kids’ favorite is my creamy broccoli soup but my favorite is this tomato soup. The combination of butter, tomatoes and cream makes this a rich, delicious and filling soup that is good for dinner or lunch. In addition to shallot, garlic and tomatoes, the soup is seasoned with salt/pepper, […]

    Tomato soup

  • Focaccia bread

    This super easy focaccia bread is delicious. Focaccia bread is the easiest bread you can make. The dough is similar to pizza dough but with lots of olive oil. The other ingredients are bread flour, yeast, honey and sea salt. The topping can be anything you enjoy.  Most bread recipes require sugar to activate the […]

    Focaccia Bread

  • Creamy broccoli soup

    This easy broccoli soup is one of my family’s favorite! Super easy and quick to make. The combination of broccoli with the potatoes makes it extra creamy and delicious. Sautéed shallot gives it an extra flavor. In my kitchen I use a lot of sambal oelek Essentially Sambal Oelek is an Indonesian raw ground chili […]

    Creamy Broccoli Soup

  • Bread done baking and cooling on cooling rack

    When the pandemic started I ran into the problem that active dry yeast could no longer be found in any stores. So, I got on the sourdough train along with everyone else. At first I tried to make my own starter, but that wasn’t a big success. Luckily, a good friend got a starter from […]

    Overnight Sourdough Bread

  • Baking bread is my favorite thing to do. You can never have too much bread or too many varieties. I normally don’t bake soda bread because they tend to be dense. I wanted to give it a go and try to make it a little less dense. The flavors of cheese, bacon and fresh herbs […]

    Bacon and Cheese Soda Bread

  • This upside down pear pie with the caramel on top is the best! The original recipe is inspired from a blue band basic Dutch cookbook that was gifted to me by my father in law. I received this gift over 15 years ago when I moved in with my boyfriend, who is now my husband. […]

    Upside down pear pie

  • When we were living in California we did a lot of camping trips. Most were during the winter season for more moderate temperatures. Beach based campgrounds have always been a favorite go-to for our family. California beaches are the best during the winter season because it is cool in the morning and warms up in […]

    Cornbread

  • Homemade white chocolate cherry scones.

    White Chocolate Cherry Scones

  • When I’m not baking or taking food photography I like to run and lift weights to burn of all the calories. To support my body I use supplements from Badathletics to help me recover from a challenging workout. When I ordered their new flavor white chocolate peppermint I got a recipe idea that would be perfect […]

    White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

  • A good friend of mine makes super yummy fudge every year around the holidays. I was delighted when she agreed to share her recipe with me.  After I got the recipe, the fun of experimenting began! Butterscotch fudge tends to need less sweetened condensed milk than traditional chocolate fudges. With experimentation I found that half […]

    Butterscotch Fudge

  •     I discovered the joy of cinnamon rolls in America. This breakfast dish soon became one of my favorites. Originally, I bought the cinnamon rolls that come in cans that allow you to simply pop them out and into your oven. Those have always been an easy favorite in our house but, I knew […]

    Blood Orange Cinnamon Rolls

  • When the weather turns cold our family loves to eat a variety of soups and stew. I always like to make something to go along with these meals to soak up the delicious goodness at the bottom of the bowl. These  cheesy buttermilk biscuits are the best side dish to any winter meal. I used […]

    Cheesy Buttermilk Biscuits

  • Laced cookies are one of my favorites. The ingredients list is short, so you probably have everything you need in your kitchen already. I combined the ingredients and did a test bake. Unfortunately, I burned the first batch. It took a few more bakes until I got my oven temperature right and the time to […]

    LACED ALMOND COOKIES

  • At home, in the Netherlands, we always used to have Christmas bread during the holiday season. I always found the Christmas bread to be too dense for my liking. However, I’ve always loved the raisin bread buns. I decided to try adding the almond paste, that is typically in Christmas bread, to the middle of […]

    Raisin bread buns with almond paste

  • Every Christmas I like to bake cookies for Santa. Instead of the classic Christmas cookies decorated with icing, I decided to get a little creative this year. With a basic cookie recipe you can do anything you want! I chose to add some chocolate on top and a homemade caramel to create a soft and […]

    Caramel butter cookies

  • Before relocating to USA, I received an old family recipe that was passed down from my Aunt to my niece. I have made this Worstenbrood recipe multiple times since. But, if you know me, I am always looking for ways to improve a recipe. Thus, this recipe got a reboot as well. My addition was […]

    Worstenbrood