Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Lemon-Zucchini Loaf

A dense, lemony loaf made with zucchini and topped with a sweet lemon glaze. Today is my mom's birthday and if I were at home, I would be making some sort of layer cake to celebrate.  I'm not home, and won't be for another few months, but nonetheless my mom's birthday inspired me to make… Continue reading Lemon-Zucchini Loaf


French Toast in a Bowl {Microwave Bread Pudding}

Why stand at the stove making french toast when you can simply make this delicious breakfast (or dessert) in the microwave in just a few minutes?   There is a TV in my kitchen/living room but I don't watch it very often, usually only when my roommate and I watch a movie together.  However, the Austrians are… Continue reading French Toast in a Bowl {Microwave Bread Pudding}

Austria, Bake on Saturday, Recipes

Uli’s Briochezopf

An Austrian-style brioche Zopf (braid) flavored with lemon and vanilla, so impressive-looking but so easy! A few weeks ago I participated in a baking day with the Austro-American Society.  The AAS invited all TAs to become members without paying the membership fee, which is a great way to get to know more about Austrian culture.… Continue reading Uli’s Briochezopf

Dessert, Recipes

Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfectly thick and chewy cookies packed full of  chocolate chips in the style of New York City's Levain Bakery. Ok, so I haven't actually had the Levain Bakery cookies that these are modeled after but no matter, a good chocolate chip cookie is a good chocolate chip cookie.  And since I belong to the thick-and-chewy-cookie… Continue reading Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Daring Kitchen, Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Carrot-Ginger Dressing {Daring Kitchen}

For March’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge, Ruth, Shelley and Sawsan asked us to totally veg out! We made salads and dressings, letting the sky be the limit as we created new flavors and combinations that reflect our own unique tastes. I'll be honest, I'm usually always a salad-from-the-bottle kind of person.  Either that or I literally… Continue reading Carrot-Ginger Dressing {Daring Kitchen}