Alfajores by Bake Bellissima

Alfajores are very much like shortbread with a dulce de leche filling, a recipe originating from Argentina. My best friend growing up was from Buenos Aires, and she spoke of how she missed dulce de leche, which was not readily available then the way it is today. After a vacation in Miami where alfajores are […]

Strawberry rugelach

Bake Bellissima Strawberry rugelach

  My parents are both from Tangier where the sweets are honey and orange scented, and there is not a cinnamon or chocolate rugelach in sight. I only discovered these sweet rolled pastries over the years from neighbourhood bakeries, or at my friends’ homes, and they were tasty but I never really thought twice about […]

Quinoa salad with mango and cilantro

Quinoa salad with red peppers and mango by

I make this quinoa salad with mango and diced peppers every week for Shabbat lunch, my daughter Sarah loves it and always has seconds! This recipe, adapted from Kosher by Design (Short on Time) by Susie Fishbein, has Thai flavorings with lime, basil and mango. It is a fresh and easy salad that is always […]

In Montreal: Where to buy chocolate for the holidays

I always tell anyone who will listen that we are so spoiled in Montreal with talented chefs, top bakeries and Michelin worthy restaurants. With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to review some of the great local gems we have to choose from, starting with my favorite product, chocolate! I should share with you […]

Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with sea salt

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with sea salt by Bake Bellissima

This Monday morning is a particularly dreary one here in Montreal, and what better way to brighten the mood than with a delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookie for breakfast? What makes these cookies special is a touch of coarse sea salt that is added to the top right before baking. They are chewy and soft […]

Arugula salad with pear, pomegranate, and goat cheese

Fall is my favorite season because of how gorgeous our city becomes with the changing colors of the leaves, the back to school excitement, and fall fashion magazines are the best! But I have to say that I also love going to the supermarket and seeing the beautiful seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available […]

Vanilla sugar cookies

Vanilla sugar cookies by Bake Bellissima

  Sometimes the simplest pleasures are the most comforting, and these vanilla sugar cookies are the perfect example of a simple yet delicious treat. Their aroma reminds me of childhood snacks around our kitchen table. I have had this recipe for years, and it is the only sugar cookie recipe I use. Once you try […]

Kale, apple and pecan salad with maple dressing

Kale, apple and pecan salad by Bake Bellissima

I love a good fall salad, and this kale, apple, and pecan salad with maple dressing has it all! This recipe is adapted from Once Upon a Chef, an amazing site full of great recipes and ideas. These kinds of hearty salads, full of colorful ingredients, make me crave vegetables, which I admit is not […]

Pumpkin muffins with streusel topping

Pumpkin muffins with streusel topping by Bake Bellissima

What kind of food blogger would I be if I didn’t feature a pumpkin recipe in the month of October? As soon as the leaves start changing colors, we enter PSL season, and pumpkin recipes abound, both savory and sweet. Some people get extremely creative, putting the healthy vegetable in everything from enchiladas to ice […]