Classic Creme Brulee (4 Ingredients Only!)

Creme Brule - Creamy, Smooth Custard with Sugar Crust on top- Let the Baking Begin

As I was making something with a ton of egg whites, I had some egg yolks leftover that I wanted to use up. Creme brûlée was the first thing that came to mind and since it’s a relatively easy thing to make, I went for it. All you need for this creamy, smooth, custard dessert […]

Tart Cherries Canned in Their Own Juice

Canning Tart Cherries so that later they can be used for muffins, coffee cakes, pies, cakes, pastries, cheesecakes and more is not as hard as one might think!

Preserving tart cherries through the process of canning is a great way to save them for later use, like when they’re no longer in season :). For some reason, tart cherries are not as popular as I think they should be. Slavics use them in a variety of ways as these cherries grow in abundance […]

Mushroom Potatoes with Creamy Parmesan and Garlic Sauce

Creamy Mushroom Potatoes with Parmesan - The recipe you need to make for dinner tonight! You'll love these bite-size potatoes, smothered in delicious white Parmesan with garlic sauce! | Let the Baking Begin Blog.com

The summer is in full swing and our family is taking full advantage of the nice weather. Cooking delicious foods like these Creamy Mushroom Potatoes smothered in white Parmesan and garlic sauce, visiting friends and petting their chickens. It’s kind of a big deal. Not for the chickens, they stopped laying eggs for some time […]

Cherry Galette with Homemade Whipped Cream and Almond Flakes

Cherry Galette with Homemade Whipped Cream and Sliced Almonds - LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com - @Letthebakingbgn-20

As the ‘U-pick’ season starts you will find me or my family picking all kinds of delicious fruits and vegetables. Right now it’s cherry picking season, so I got a whole bunch of cherries that I have eaten fresh until my belly hurts, canned into mason jars for future cherry endeavors and baked into delicious […]

Country Style Pate – American Test Kitchen Recipe

Country Style Pate - rich, incredibly flavorful pate recipe goes great with a fresh crusty baguette and a pickle. If you've never made this at home, do it at least once. Step by step pictures will be there to guide you every step of the way. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

This pâté has been on my mind ever since I saw it in the Americas Test Kitchen magazine that I subscribed to at the time, several years ago. I have never made or eaten anything like this before and it looked very intriguing. I love anything made with chicken liver,  so I knew that this […]

Garlicky Creamy Beetroot Salad

Garlicky Beetroot Salad - Great side dish to grilled meats or fish. Clean eating, made delicious! | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Growing up in a Ukrainian home we ate beets a lot more than people are used to here. We ate them in Borsch, Venieagrete Salad (made of beets, potatoes, pickles and onions) Shuba and this Creamy Beetroot Salad among other things. I like this salad for its simplicity, clean taste and just because of how […]

Pan Seared Parmesan Little Potatoes

Pan Seared Parmesan Little Potatoes - LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com - @Letthebakingbgn

Going through the isles of the grocery store, I came across tiny little potatoes and right away I knew what I was going to make with them. Well, there was two things that I wanted to make with them, but first things first. Every Sunday when we get home from church, I try to make […]

Grill Pan Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Grill Pan Flat Iron Steak - Delicious, juicy steak with grill- No problem! As long as you have a skillet or a grill pan you're good! | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

I stumbled across an article on ways to keep cast iron pots and pans in good shape so they can build on the seasoning and become non stick. This is when I realized that my cast iron grill pan has not seen the light of day in who knows how long, so I thought a […]

Juicy Chicken Feta Burger

Chicken Feta Burger, homemade, delicious , and incredibly easy to make! by @Letthebakingbgn | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

  In an attempt to eat better, I have started counting calories on everything my family eats. Sometimes it’s really shocking to find out how many calories one thing or another has. Counting everything puts things in perspective and gives a better idea of what a healthy portion is and which foods are better to […]

Portobello Mushroom & Pine Nut Crostini

Toasted Pine Nut & Portobello Mushroom Appetizer - Want to fancy up your appetizer selection? Go for this crispy buttered baguette topped with a delicious spread of sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, toasted pine nuts, garlic and a splash of wine for good measure! @ LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

As I was thinking of what I should do with a little box of Portobello mushrooms that I picked up earlier this week I remembered about a mushroom spread that my mom used to make with mushrooms and pine nuts.     It’s been years since the last time I made them and I wasn’t […]

Almond Cream Puff Pastry Braid

Almond Filled Puff Pastry Braid - Just like the Bear Claw, just much, much easier! by @Letthebakingbgn | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

  Do you remember I posted a recipe for the Almond Filling and I said it was very versatile? Well, guess what? This beautiful thing right here is filled with that cream! A whole lot of it too! If you like Bear Claw Pastries, or the Almond Croissants eating this Almond Filled Pastry Braid will […]

Nutella Puff Pastry Danish

Nutella Puff Pastry Danish - 10 minutes of your time and you can be enjoying these ridiculously delicious danishes as well! Check out these step by step photo tutorial! @Letthebakingbgn | LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

  Well hello there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Are you enjoying the warm weather yet? Today is such a sunny day in Portland it’s hard to stay indoors. But I managed to bake these incredibly easy but so, so delicious Nutella Puff Pastry Danishes. Yeap, I fell for it again and got myself […]