german baking

You've GOT to try this rhubarb cake! It's delcious, moist, flavourful and so yummy!
Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes

Make Rhubarb Crumb Cake (Streuselkuchen)

It’s rhubarb season over here! Do you love how zippy and tangy rhubarb is as much as I do?! It just tastes SO good mixed with sweeter things like ice cream or a sugary crumb topping. The other week, I shared my favourite strawberry rhubarb pie recipe, and today I wanted to share with you my go-to rhubarb cake recipe: this delicious rhubarb crumb cake! If you’re of German heritage like I am, you might also call it rhubarb streuselkuchen.Continue reading

How to make pasta at home - so easy!
Baking, Dinner, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

How to Make Pasta at Home

Winter is a great time of year to practice making homemade comfort food. One of our favourites? Pasta! Have you ever tried making fresh, homemade pasta? Once you make it, you might have a hard time going back to the store bought variety! It’s so tender and delicious, and it might be a lot easier to make than you think. Let me show you how to make homemade pasta at home.Continue reading

Streuselkuchen (German Crumb Cake with Yeast) Recipe
Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes

How to Make Streuselkuchen: A German Crumb Cake Recipe

Not only is Streuselkuchen a fun word to say, but it’s one of my favourite German treats! This crumb cake brings back so many wonderful memories for me. My mom, one of my aunts, or my Grandma would always bring it to all of our extended family gatherings – especially around Christmas time. This is a coffee cake with a sweet yeast dough base and a crispy, sweet crumb topping. It’s great as a brunch dish, or with coffee after supper. Let me show you how to make German Crumb Cake AKA Streuselkuchen!Continue reading

German marble bundt cake recipe
Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Snacks

German Baking: Marble Bundt Cake

I finally had a day last week to bake, and it was wonderful. I’ve missed baking. I find it so relaxing!

(Note: This recipe & blog post was originally published in November of 2013 and I’ve now updated it with new photos! So, no, I’m not currently pregnant but I AM craving cake.)

It’s slightly dangerous, though. I’m a huge fan of eating baked goods too. This marble bundt cake I made last week only lasted a couple of days. I’ll say that’s due to my hungry hubby and not my pregnant, cake-loving self. Yes. That’s it.Continue reading

Pumpkin Tart with Pecan Nutty Streusel Recipe
Baking, Dessert, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes

Make a Pumpkin Tart with Nutty Streusel

We Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, and it’s almost that time of year again! I’m starting to gather my favourite Thanksgiving recipes together so that I’m ready to make our traditional meal which always includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and – of course – a delicious pumpkin pie. This year, I thought it would be fun to put a unique spin on our traditional pumpkin pie. I have strong German roots, and we seem to put a crumb topping (or “struesel“) on almost everything. Streusel adds such a great flavour and crunch to so many desserts! What could be better than topping some pumpkin pie with a crumbly pecan topping? I couldn’t think of anything more delicious for a Fall dessert! Let me show you how to make this tasty pumpkin pie with nutty streusel. I think it will be our new family Thanksgiving fave!Continue reading

How to make a wreath out of gingerbread cookies. Great gift idea and great recipe!
Baking, Dessert, DIY Crafts, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes

Make an Edible Gingerbread Cookie Wreath

How do you feel about wreaths? To be honest, I didn’t used to care for them at all. I thought they were tacky and silly. However, I’ve slowly warmed up to the idea of using wreaths in my seasonal decor. I think there are many ways you can DIY a beautiful and elegant looking wreath, and wreaths with a bit of whimsy add some lightness to a room, don’t you think? Today I have the honour of joining some of my favourite Canadian bloggers to share some fun & beautiful DIY Christmas wreath ideas with you. After much thought, I decided to take my favourite gingerbread cookie recipe from my mom, decorate the cookies like beautiful snowflakes, and make an edible gingerbread cookie wreath. This would be a lovely and whimsical decoration for your home at Christmas, and it would also make a practical and unique gift! Read on to see how I made it (plus get the best gingerbread cookie recipe EVER!) and then scroll down to the bottom of this post to see 15 more fun wreath ideas.Continue reading