Classic Empire Cookies for the Holiday. Filled with raspberry jam, toped with almond icing and a cherry on top!

Empire Cookies

Empire cookies are a soft biscuit like cookie sandwiched between a sweet layer of raspberry jam, drizzled with almond icing and topped with a plump little cherry!

Christmas Shortbread Cookies. 1 Recipe, 3 Cookies!

Shortbread Cookies – 1 recipe 3 cookie flavours

1 recipe, 3 cookies, how amazing is that?! This shortbread recipe will make your life easier during the holidays so you have more time for other things. Use any combination of nuts, fruits, or chocolate that you like. I made one with toasted pecans, one with white chocolate and cranberries, and one with rosemary!

The Prettiest Pumpkin Pie

The Prettiest Pumpkin Pie

Here’s the prettiest pumpkin pie made with classic pumpkin spices and a flaky butter pastry. It’s topped with a simple yet beautiful leaf design made from the leftover pastry! This is a simple way to elevate a Thanksgiving dessert that the whole family will love.

Apple Blossoms baked in a buttery pastry and drenched in rum caramel sauce

Apple Roses drenched in Rum Caramel Sauce

These apple roses are made with a buttery pastry, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and drenched in a rum caramel sauce. They make a beautiful dessert perfect for entertaining. Make apple roses in advance, reheat and serve when ready.

Mini Maple Walnut Cupcakes with Candied Walnuts

Mini Maple Walnut Cupcakes

A special cupcake for a special event! You’ll love these mini Maple Walnut Cupcakes topped with candied walnuts. They are rich, sweet and nutty. The recipe makes enough to feed a crowd.

How to make Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Simple Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Want to learn how to make simple toasted pumpkin seeds? Then I have the recipe for you! Enjoy lightly salted pumpkin seeds for a snack or add to granolas, salads, or soups.

Banana Blueberry Coffe Cake

Banana Blueberry Coffee Cake

This banana blueberry coffee cake is super moist and has just the right amount of sweetness. It’s filled with cinnamon, cloves, bananas and toasted pecans; that swirl throughout. This coffee cake will be your new favourite treat to enjoy with a hot cup of tea!

The prettiest peach pie ever!

The Prettiest Peach Pie

This is the prettiest peach pie you’ll ever bake! A fun way to dress up a classic peach pie is using the pastry scraps to create a pretty top that will impress your guests!

Sprinkle Rainbow Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sprinkle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade sprinkle ice cream sandwiches are a fun dessert to cool down in the summer heat. Use your favourite ice cream and pair with these bright, colourful and fresh homemade sprinkle cookies!

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread is a simple and easy recipe that makes up a moist, nutty flavoured bread; perfect for a morning snack! And it makes a great way to use up garden zucchini.

Ambrosia Salad using SunGold Kiwifruit

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia salad is a fun, simple, healthy light snack to have around the house on those hot summer days. It’s full of fruit, marshmallows, and coconut, just enough sweetness and a little tang!

Rhubarb Scones

These rhubarb scones are fluffy, light, and a little tart! The rhubarb is layered in the middle of each scone for a perfect match to a buttery, flaky scone.

Brown Butter Crostini's

Brown Butter Crostini

Here’s a fun spin on a crostini and a perfect way to impress a crowd.  You’ll love these brown butter crostini with rich nutty flavours of browned butter, the sweetness of fresh fruit and the earthy hint of herbs.

One batter cupcake, 3 Flavours.

One Batter Cupcakes, 3 Flavours!

One batter cupcakes, 3 flavours! Here’s a simple cupcake recipe where you split the batter into 3 to achieve 3 totally different flavours, making you look like a baking star! My favourite flavours are marble, raspberry and lemon cupcakes.

Pain d'epi Bread - French Baguette

Pain d’epi Bread – Wheat Stalk Bread

Pain d’épi bread, also known as the wheat stalk bread is an impressive twist on the classic french baguette. It’s beautiful and stands out as part of a table setting for any event (or for just you)!

Herbed Butter

Simple Herbed Butter

Herbed butter is a simple way to elevate a dish and can easily be whipped up with your own fresh herbs from the garden. It’s perfect on its own or topped on a favourite meal like grilled steak.

Lemon Crepe Cake

Lemon Crepe Cake

This lemon crepe cake is pillowy and light with a zesty lemon flavour. It’s the sweetest cake to celebrate at brunch or for any special occasion.

No Bake Coconut Tart with Sugared Fruit

No Bake Coconut Tart with Sugared Fruit

Who would have thought a dessert could look this beautiful and be so easy to make?! This no bake coconut tart is even on the healthier side when it comes to desserts! There are only five main ingredients; the graham wafer crust, coconut yogurt, and sugared berries making this a super light, summery and fresh dessert!

How to make sugared fruit

How to Make Sugared Fruit

Want to learn how to make sugared fruit? It’s a super simple and a super impressive way to fancy up any dessert! You can easily add a little sparkle to most fruits, flowers, and herbs!

The Everything Cookie Dough

This is the perfect cookie dough to add any of your favourite ingredients! You get to create your very own cookie. Use up leftover nuts, bits of chocolate, candy or dried fruit! This recipe makes a lot of dough and can be frozen and baked on a rainy day.



I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!