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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 easy homemade lunch box snacks

The Healthy lunchbox series: Chocolate granola bar by Bakebellissima.com

These homemade lunch box snacks are Bake Bellissima approved and you will not see these in the lunch boxes at 4pm because they will for sure have been consumed by your hungry kids at school! These recipes are easy, can be made ahead, and the best part is they are so much tastier and fresher […]

Homemade strawberry fruit roll ups

My daughter loves the Betty Crocker Fruit roll ups, but I rarely buy them,  because I don’t think they contain much actual fruit (some are what I call Smurf blue…) and they have way too much sugar and preservatives. To get her to stop being mad at me for not buying the junky treat, I […]

Zucchini, potato and cilantro soup

Zucchini potato and cilantro soup

  This zucchini, potato and cilantro soup is a delicious and comforting starter now that the weather has gotten colder. The texture is velvety and creamy, even though there is no cream in the soup.  A final drizzle of olive oil, lime and cilantro really finishes the soup and makes a beautiful presentation. You could […]

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 […]

Cranberry cobbler

Cranberry cobbler by Bake Bellissima

  I believe there is a cobbler for every season, and this fall, we welcome the cranberry cobbler! I was so excited to see gigantic bags of fresh cranberries at Costco this week. I have been busy trying to come up with ways to incorporate them into my menu, and one way is to use […]

Milk chocolate clusters

Milk chocolate clusters by Bake Bellissima

 This year, more than ever, I have really tried to stock my kids’ lunch boxes with homemade snacks. It may have something to do with this little blog of mine…There are still the (healthy) chips and yogurt drinks, but on most days there is at least one homemade treat. It has been fun to try […]

Fish Tacos

Fish tacos by Bake Bellissima

  Fish tacos are one of my favorite things to serve my family. The fact that some assembly is required gets everyone involved in the process and makes dinner time a lot more fun! This is a very positive thing for kids, especially the pickier ones, since it gives them some control over their meal, […]