Creative Kitchen

Before I begin any day, It’s all about “GOOD COFFEE” Breakfast – The most important meal of the day! Sour Dough French Toast – Heat oven to 325′ Start off by greasing a medium size baking dish. Slice some very good & fresh sour dough bread and place on the bottom of a baking dish…

Baking with Phyllo Dough

Today, I’m sharing my recent bakes with phyllo dough. Phyllo dough is a wonderful approach for healthier vegetable or fruit tarts. Recipe for Spinach Tart 10-12 sheets of phyllo dough extra virgin olive oil & olive oil spray 2 cups of chopped organic spinach 1 diced small organic onion 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4…

Summertime baking with fresh fruit

I love to bake with fresh fruit and no better time then summertime!  If you follow my blog you’ll see I’ve posted many fruit crisps.  It’ definitely a “family favorite” and there are many delicious summertime fruits to use in crisps.  The summer nectarines, peaches & blueberries are my favorite blend. I like to bake…

Michael’s Stromboli

My son Michael treated us to Homemade Stromboli.  Michael is known for his good palate, culinary skills and taste in food!  It was his first time making Stromboli and it was DELICIOUS! A little history of this bundle of goodness! There are several claims of origin and name of Stromboli in the United States.  Romano’s Italian…

Biscotti & Apple, walnut, lemon Muffins

It’s  Saturday morning and we are still under quarantine in our area.  What else can a “baker do, but bake!” I’m working on converting some of my recipes into healthier ones.  Today, I made these delicious apple, walnut, lemon muffins and chocolate almond orange biscotti. My take on the muffins is that by eliminating butter…

My custom Aprons, Tea Towels & Baby onesies with Italian Expressions

I started to sell my aprons & tea towels with Italian expressions accompanied by translation cards & a recipe on Etsy a few years ago.  If you’re interested in purchasing them, please check out my Etsy account.   ExpressionsByTheresa @Etsy Each apron & tea towel is custom wrapped with a translation card and recipe. Since…

Baking and Cooking through Quarantine!

The coronavirus & quarantine has been an extremely sad & challenging time for the world.  I’ve decided to use each morning to work, clean, cook & bake!  Every day, I try new and old recipes.  Baking & cooking for my family has helped me stay positive & be creative!  Here are a few of my…

Mom’s “Delicious” Apple Cake!

Mom’s Apple Cake is delicious and very easy to make and bake! Recipe: 6 apples sliced into medium sized chunks.  (Granny Smith, Braeburn or Fuji works well.) 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup almond…

Celebrations of Summer 2019

My desserts and party foods! More fresh fruit crisp – Blueberry& Apple! Baking with my sister! Pictures from our Italy trip – summer 2019.  We traveled a lot of ground by train and car from Rome, Orvieto, Pompeii, Sorrento, Florence, Chianti/Greve, Cinque Terra, Nusco (mi famiglia), Puglia, Sannicola, Alberobello, Lecce & Gallipoli. We went to…