Gluten-free, Paleo, Low Carb Bread

I find it very hard to give up all my favorite carbs, and bread is definitely at the top of the list…so I decided to try this easy recipe from wholesome yum.com for an Almond Flour Bread. I will not compare it to a regular bread of course but the texture is quite pleasant and…

College Acceptance Cookies (also good for graduation!)

Who does not remember their feverish wait for a college letter in the mail; who doesn’t know a student friend or relative living in hopeful expectation and the ultimate excitement when the final commitment to a college is official! SWEETTABLESCAPES makes many cookies to enhance these special moments and allow for a sweet gesture of…

Peach Frangipane Galette

If like me, you try hard to use seasonal ingredients in your cooking AND baking, peaches in February might not be on your radar. And yet while leafing through the most recent Bake From Scratch issue, March-April 2021, I was very much in the mood for their Peach Frangipane Galette. a) we all love frangipane…

Parmesan-Herb Buttermilk Quick Bread

It’s so nice to be able to bake a quick add-on to your dinner table using ingredients you will most likely have in the pantry and fridge. This Parmesan-Herb Buttermilk Bread reminded everyone of a sour cream-onion dip in solid form and I must warn you that it is simply delicious. Four people pretty much…

Smashed-Banana Bread

I know, I know, another Banana Bread recipe..!! It’s just that Sweettablescapes never gets tired of these…and we also never stop letting our bananas sit for too long, LOL. So here we are with this delicious, rum infused (we didn’t have banana liqueur) everyday loaf!! The pecans also add a nice crunch!! The recipe is…

Year of the Ox Cookies: Happy Chinese New Year!!

What a fun break in the Valentine’s Day baking marathon! Time for some ox cookies to celebrate the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Sweettablescapes found some great illustrations on line that we duplicated on cookies. Red and gold are the colors of choice of course!  

Valentine’s Day Cookies 2021: a message of love

Are you a Valentine’s Day aficionado ? Do you love LOVE and plan elaborate, sweet, passionate and romantic moments on the special day? Or would you rather skip it all…? after all love is there all days of the year, not just on a single, marketing-ploy-enduced, consumeristic, sort-of-holiday day..? and yet…without the extravagant gestures and…

Reynita’s Chocolate Cake aka Chocolate Stack Loaf

Every now and then you really get lucky and the dessert you bake receives unanimous kudos and instantly becomes a standard in your baking repertoire. This Chocolate Layer Cake is one of those. When SWEETTABLESCAPES first made it for a friend’s birthday dinner, not only did she love it but the rest of my family…

Lavender Pound Cake

Lavender will always bring to my mind images of magnificent purple fields in Provence, even if on some extremely rare occasions that are covered in snow, as was the case recently!!! They are much more familiar in their blooming glory of course and if lavender is a beloved scent, it is also a pleasant flavor…

Vegan Brownies

Does the beginning of the year feel like a no-bake zone for you? Are New Year’s resolutions cramping your style? I know the feeling … as much as we try not to fall into the new year / new you pit and  know that good habits are an all-year round commitment, January always seems to stop…