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 […]

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 […]

Coconut macaroons with orange zest

Coconut macaroons with orange zest by Bake Bellissima

Coconut macaroons are a delicious treat for coconut lovers such as myself and this recipe is simply perfect. The orange scented macaroons are topped with dark chocolate for a lovely visual contrast and intense flavor. I like to make these cookies around the holidays since these are divine with tea or coffee and are a […]

Mediterranean lamb chops

Marinated lamb chops by Bake Bellissima

  As promised to my loyal readers, I am sharing my grandmother’s famous Mediterranean lamb chops recipe. This dish is very special in our family as it is prepared at every holiday and it has been the same recipe for over 3 generations. It derives its ingredients from a mix of typically Moroccan spices, such […]

Chocolate truffles

This chocolate truffle recipe is perfect for entertaining, and a great place to begin working with chocolate. Chocolate lovers rejoice when they see these decadent truffles on a sweet table, and the coatings add delicious taste and variety. I normally cover these chocolate truffles in sweetened coconut, cocoa powder, and chopped toasted nuts, but you […]

Pineapple Granita

  My sister gave me the idea for this granita for using up leftover pineapple and I am so happy with her suggestion because it is amazing. It has 3 ingredients, and loads of flavor. You don’t need an ice cream maker, just a sweet, ripe pineapple and some time in the freezer. My version […]

Lemon meringue pie

Lemon meringue pie by Bake Bellissima

A lemon meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts for this time of year. The colours are so vibrant and the flavor, so tangy and refreshing. This recipe is adapted from Panache, a great kosher cookbook  that I have using for years, and from Martha Stewart. While it may look complicated, the steps are […]

Cheese Straws a la Puttanesca

Cheese Straws a la Puttanesca by

These cheese straws remind me of the parties my mother would frequently throw when I was a young girl. Her tables were sumptuous and she would always set up an aperitif bar in the living room for guests to nibble as they sipped their co

Aioli with vegetables

Aioli with Vegetables

Aren’t we ready for Spring? Trees will only start to blossom here around April and there is still plenty of snow on the ground, which is why in the meantime, I try to bring Spring indoors with bright colours and pretty vegetables.

Pecan Buttercrunch

Pecan butter crunch by Bake Bellissima

This buttercrunch should come with a warning sign because it is truly addictive. The combination of the sweet buttery toffee, rich dark chocolate, followed by the salty crunchy nuts are heavenly. This recipe makes a large batch, but not to worry, the likelihood of leftovers is very low. It is a really great recipe that […]