Skillet brownies

Skillet brownies by Bake Bellissima

They say the way to a man’s heart is though his stomach. This past Valentine’s Day week-end, I prepared these dreamy skillet brownies, and won the hearts of my entire family as a result, proving the old adage true and applicable to children as well! This recipe by Ina Garten is extremely easy to follow, […]

Zucchini chocolate brownies

Skinny zucchini brownies by Bake Bellissima

If you are a Sneaky Chef type, hiding veggies in everything from pancakes to burgers, then this recipe for zucchini chocolate brownies is perfect for you! Here is what I love about these brownies: they are fudgy and delicious, so easy to prepare, and they also happen to be pretty healthy and diet-friendly. I made […]

Easiest birthday cupcakes

Birthday cupcakes by

  It’s not everyday your son celebrates his 11th birthday, and so this week-end we feasted with all kinds of treats, including what I consider the easiest “birthday cupcakes.” What makes these special is that they have all of his favorites inside, including marshmallows and Oreos! The result is like a smores cupcake, gooey and […]

Cream cheese brownies

Cream cheese brownies by Bake Bellissima

These cream cheese brownies unite cheesecake and chocolate lovers together into one big and very happy family. In fact, one enhances the other in this delicious union of flavors.  This easy recipe can be prepared entirely with the use of a few mixing bowls, spatula and whisk. You normally have all ingredients available in the […]

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 […]

Coconut chocolate truffles

They say good things come in small packages and these coconut chocolate truffles make the perfect edible gift. They are easy to make and are often requested by the more severe chocoholics in my family. What I love about this recipe is that you can make it up to 2 weeks ahead and just keep the […]

Chocolate macarons, the Pierre Herme way

The macaron is one of my favorite cookies to make.  Some may say they had their moment a few years ago and are now passé. I totally disagree. Like a Chanel purse, the macaron is timeless and elegant, and always gives guests the impression that someone made a special effort for them. There is so […]