Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas

   

     I know we still have a couple of weeks until Mothers Day, but I always like to buy ahead any gift I have to buy. I just hate having to run through stores or spend hours online searching for the perfect gift in the last moment. Mothers Day is such an important day! We should be grateful and appreciate our mother every day through the year (which I hope everyone is doing) but on Mothers Day, we tend to get a little more sentimental. We feel to celebrate more our mothers and make this day all about them. Although there is no gift big enough to truly show our love and appreciation, that doesn't mean we can't spoil them a little on their special day, right? :)


What is a Leavening Agent

   

   If you like to spend some time in the kitchen, you definitely heard of leavening agents. Leavening is what makes cakes (cookies, bread) to rise, resulting in that chewy texture that we all love. There are multiple types of leavening agents, and they are used for different types of baked goods. In this article, I want to introduce you to all the types of leavening agents and also explain how each of then works.


Gluten Free Waffles


   These gluten free waffles can be your perfect breakfast. In the same time, they can be your perfect snack or brunch. They can be whatever you want them to be. I recently found out that a member of my family is gluten intolerant so you will be seeing more gluten free recipes from me. For those who don't have a problem with gluten, these waffles can also be made with white flour, without changing the taste. I know, because I've tried!


16 Kitchen Tools Every Baker Needs



   There has been baking in my family and in my house for as long as I can remember. All my family and friends think that I have so much baking/kitchen tools that I have enough for another 3 or 4 kitchens. When I look around my kitchen, sometimes all I can see, are the tools that I don't have. That's because nowadays, the market is so full of tools trying to make our baking experience more easier. While some of these tools were made only for our comfort, and to make our lives easier, some of them are crucial to baking something. 


Best Pineapple Cheesecake

     Today I am going to share with you the best pineapple cheesecake I ever made/tasted. This is truly something everyone should try. This is a very easy homemade cake recipe, especially because it's no bake. If you are not a big fan of pineapple, you can easily replace it with any fruit you want. I love trying multiple versions of one recipe until I find the perfect one. That's why I have another Pineapple Cheesecake recipe. But let me tell you, this one is way more delicious! 


Baking Conversion Charts


   I have loved baking and eating cookies and cakes since I've known myself. This is thanks to my mother, who is an excellent cooker and baker, and she always allowed me to help her out in the kitchen. Back in the days, all we had was my mom's and granny's recipe notebooks. Everything was simple because we know the measurement every recipe had, and there was no need for something like a Baking Conversion Chart. 
   Nowadays, thanks to the internet, there are plenty of recipes out there. And at the same time, there are many different measurements available for the ingredients. If you read the "About Me" corner, you know that I am from Europe, Romania; to be more precise, Transilvania (the land of Dracula 😊). I baked all my life measuring my ingredients using milliliters and grams.