Banana Berry Bran Muffins

With the weather getting colder and the days getting darker, I decided to perk up my mornings by waking up to an easy and delicious (and healthy) breakfast! I searched for a healthy muffin recipe on YouTube after I made the disappointing discovery that as easy as instant muffin mixes are, they are actually disgusting. These made…

Scrumptious Castella

It’s been a while since I’ve done any baking, but I was in one of those moods yesterday to make something from scratch. I was searching for recipes using only bread flour (I currently have only bread flour at home) and that’s when I discovered Castella. Castella is a Japanese sponge cake that was originally…

Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

As it has become our summer hobby, my friend and I dove back into the kitchen recently for another day of baking. We decided to make a Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova and tested out the recipe from Nigella.com. Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert and is very popular in Australia and in New Zealand! It is also very…

Lemon Meringue Pie

Summer has officially arrived which means it’s time to start my summer baking! Last year, my friend and I baked chocolate tortes, cheesecake, fruit tarts and even French macaroons – but we realized that we’ve never actually made a pie before. So we decided to make a Lemon Meringue Pie from scratch! We found the recipe here entitled The…

Cupcakes and Beer and Stew – Oh My!

One of my colleagues had the brilliant idea of making her students cook for the St. Patrick’s Party Potluck this morning. To make it more interesting, she invited the other teachers to have our classes participate, so we ended up meeting at a cooking school baking and cooking for a good four hours. All the…

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

I hope you had an excellent Christmas! If you’re anything like me and my family, you probably love indulging in delicious foods during the holidays! And what better way to indulge yourself than with white chocolate raspberry mini cheesecakes? My friend and I had baked these cheesecakes a while ago and it turned out quite…