Classic Greek Baklava

This Classic Greek Baklava features layers of flaky dough
filled with ground nuts and honey.

Traditional Greek Baklava |

I had no idea how spoiled I was back when I lived in Atlanta.  No matter what it was you were looking for, someone in Atlanta sold it.  I could find crawfish and tasso for my favorite south Louisiana recipes.  I literally could find every ingredient imaginable at one of the many specialty food markets around town.  Continue Reading »

Maple Walnut Cupcakes

These Maple Walnut Cupcakes are topped with maple cream cheese frosting and garnished with delicious toasted walnuts.  They’re the perfect Spring dessert!

Maple Walnut Cupcakes |
I have a confession to make.  I didn’t like cream cheese frosting until probably about a year ago.  I kept trying it, but I always preferred a classic buttercream frosting.  However, I can be pretty stubborn at times, and I was determined to like cream cheese frosting.  Then it happened.  I remember the moment quite vividly actually.  (Seriously, who actually remembers the moment when they began liking cream cheese frosting? #foodbloggerproblems) Continue Reading »

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Try making your own Homemade Flour Tortillas next time you’re craving Mexican or Southwestern food!

Homemade Flour Tortillas | Why are tortillas so darned tasty?  We go through a decent amount of tortillas here in the Spiced house.  From fajitas to quesadillas to burritos, we always seem to be reaching for the tortillas.  Continue Reading »

Chocolate Hazelnut Babka

This Chocolate Hazelnut Babka is filled with gooey melted chocolate and crunchy hazelnuts.  It’s the perfect Easter treat!

Chocolate Hazelnut Babka | Growing up in the South, I’d never really heard of babka until I moved to the North.  Sure, I’d seen the Seinfeld episode where Jerry and Elaine go to the bakery to buy a chocolate babka, only to see the last one sold to the customers right in front of them.  They ended up settling for the cinnamon babka, which Jerry called a “lesser babka.”  But, I didn’t fully understand the humor of this situation until I moved to New York.  Continue Reading »