Chocolate Banana Streusel Cake

February 15, 2015
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  We are not huge banana eaters around here and whenever I buy some we are way too slow to use them all up before the last ones turn brown. Those unwanted ones then end up in my freezer just taking up space. Therefore I am always thankful to find a recipe in which bananas get used. […]

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Lemon Olive Oil Pound Cake

January 24, 2015
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  Some of my recipe inspirations I get from groups that I follow on social media. One of them is a German group in which a lot of recipes from my home country are shared.  The other day one of the ladies in this group cooked up a storm. She made homemade Goulash ( find my German beef goulash […]

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Happy Holidays – Spiced Cranberry Bundt Cake

December 23, 2014
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  This is the seventh Holiday Season I have been baking this extraordinary tasting Spiced Cranberry Bundt Cake for my family and friends. It contains fresh cranberries and almonds, but the real difference compared to your ordinary holiday cake is the spice combination. Along with cinnamon and ginger it features Chinese five-spice powder. Chinese five-spice powder […]

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D Bar Denver reopening this Friday

November 25, 2014
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  One of my very favorite places in Denver is back! I am unbelievably excited to share with you the great news of the re-opening of D Bar restaurant here in Denver. Last Friday it was my pleasure to take a look at the gorgeous new space, meet with owners Keegan and Lisa, and try some of […]

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Pumpkin Soup with Curry

November 18, 2014
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  Winter has arrived in Colorado. The colder temperatures call for hearty meals that warm you up. I am a big soup fan and one of my favorite is this Pumpkin Soup with Curry. It has been one of my kitchen staples for many years. It has a velvety texture and anything curry is always well […]

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Tasting Event at Piece, Love & Chocolate

September 8, 2014
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  The other day I had the pleasure to be invited to taste chocolate desserts and truffles in a “beer vs. wine and chocolate pairing taste-off”. This lovely event was hosted in Boulder, CO at the beautiful location of Piece, Love & Chocolate. It was led by Doug Caskey of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Jeff […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Coconut Oil

July 16, 2014
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A cooler and rainy  summer day always calls for some baking. Today my decision fell on this easy to prepare zucchini bread with big chocolate chunks. I really like the addition of the coconut oil which turns this delicious moist bread into a somehow healthier treat. You can bake this zucchini bread in a bigger Bundt pan […]

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La Bete Noir

June 11, 2014
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For Doug’s birthday I baked him this unbelievably delicious chocolate torte called “La Bete Noir” – the chocolate beast. It is a chocolate lover’s dream come true and was beyond any expectations I had. It is outstanding. The recipe for la bete noir can be found at epicurious.com. Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare via MySpaceSave on Pinterestshare via […]

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Best Brownies EVER!

May 18, 2014
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  Did you know that there are three types of brownies? The fudgy, the chewy, and the cakey? I am not a brownie expert and didn’t even grow up eating them, but became a huge fan very quickly after moving to the US. Mine have to be gooey or chewy, with a crunch, and very chocolaty […]

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Carrot Muffins

April 30, 2014
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  My oven was broken again and you can probably imagine, that this is not a good thing happening around here. It is back in action since last night and I am thrilled. So today I had to bake something.  I decided on carrot muffins. They pack well and are a great snack for my daughter […]

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