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Apple Walnut Strudel with Cardamom - made with fillo (phyllo) pastry sheets | URBAN BAKES

Apple Walnut Strudel with Cardamom + Moving out of NYC

I’m excited to share with you today another recipe using pastry dough aka phyllo or filo sheets.  The first time I’ve ever used phyllo sheets was earlier this year when I made this Pistachio Baklava with Cardamom and Rose Water and it was a hit!  Gone within a day!  Now that apple season is in full effect, I wanted to bring a new …

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Middle Sister Wines - Goodie Two Shoes Pinot Noir | URBAN BAKES

Move to NYC Pt. 3 Celebration with Middle Sister Wines – Goodie Two Shoes

Today I’m sharing with you a little piece of my family life and I couldn’t be happier to express my excitement with you over wine!  It started a little more than six months ago, when I was phoned with unexpectedly good news.  My sister, Tiffany, announced she was moving back to New York!  This time, with her fiancé, Hazan.  As stoked as I was, I couldn’t believe …

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Dog Birthday Carrot Cake with Neufchâtel Cheese Frosting | URBAN BAKES

Dog Birthday Carrot Cake with Neufchâtel Cheese Frosting

Celebrate your furbaby’s birthday with a deliciously homemade moist carrot cake even you can try it too!   Two years later and another birthday party for my oldest furbaby, Grizz-Lee. ♥ Unlike Grizz’s first birthday party to celebrate his 3rd birthday with his friends, this party was instead, more intimate.  Just the family of four (two owners, myself included, not shown).  Being that I don’t currently have the dogs full-time, …

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Devil's Food Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting | URBAN BAKES

Devil’s Food Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting for My 2nd Blogiversary

Each Luscious Chocolaty-rich layer of this Indulgent Devil’s Food Cake is slathered with Salted Caramel Frosting and a generous coat of the BEST Chocolate Buttercream. Today, I have the most amazing cake EVER made on URBAN BAKES and I am thrilled to finally share this with you in celebration of my blog’s 2nd anniversary!  Yay! I remember it like it was yesterday when I passed my 1st blogiversary.  At the time, I believed …

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Sopa de Menestrón aka Latin Style Minestrone Soup | URBAN BAKES

Sopa de Menestrón aka Latin Style Minestrone Soup

Warm up in this chilly weather with bowlful of a Delicious Latin Twist on the classic Minestrone Soup. Never thought I’d bring you soup, huh?  Did you know I once posted an Avocado Mint Soup?  Yep! I sure did, about a year ago. Today I wanted to shake things up a bit, you know, bring a little more savory, Latin flavor to the …

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Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting (Dog Safe) | urbanbakes.com

Peanut Butter PUPcakes

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or any other special occasion, I hope you had a joyous one. Today I’m a bit late sharing a recipe I made as a little Christmas gift for my two fur babies, Grizz-Lee (right) and Chocolate (left).  If you’re new to URBAN BAKES, then you may not already know, these two are my angels.  I’ll go through great lengths to ensure they live …

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