Apple-Raisin Walnut Bars

Yield: about 20 bars (one 8-inch square pan) Recipe: 88/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 63        Oh how the months have passed me by! They fled at the speed of light. Almost December already! Finally having some free time on my hand and a spare apple to use, I decided to make these … Continue reading

Cinnamon-Apple Almond Streusel Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 20 squares Recipe: 85/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 72      Surplus of both apples and free time has led me to make these cinnamon-apple almond streusel squares. As Anna writes in her cookbook, this dessert does indeed smell like apple pie in the making, but it takes considerable less … Continue reading

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Yield: about 16 bars Recipe: 70/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 216      Due to the appealing photograph represented in Anna’s cookbook for this streusel coffee cake, I have wanted to try this recipe for the longest time. Fortunately I did not long ago and was very pleased with the result. Be warned, this cake does … Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Cutout Cookies

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies Recipe: 62/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 49      It has been way too long that I have baked anything. I am not sure why – perhaps time just passed without my noticing it. Well thankfully I realized this aberrance and made these cute cinnamon cookies today. They are simple … Continue reading


Yield: 2 to 3 dozen cookies Recipe: 34/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 23      I will freely admit that I never had a snickerdoodle cookie. Not only that, but I never really knew what they were. I guess I never bothered to look it up. However, following a small pause in my usually very … Continue reading