Sweet Sunday – Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes 

I know, I know. Another chocolate recipe. You’re probably getting sick of it, aren’t you? Well tough, because this one is way too good to resist. Anything with chocolate is too good to resist. Besides, Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, and this is the perfect recipe to share with your fellow party…

Sweet Sunday – Maple Syrup Chocolate Cake

Sweet Sunday is here! It’s been two quiet weeks, I’ve been spending this week sick in bed and haven’t cooked or baked anything. Yeah, it’s been quite boring. However, I did watch the whole first season of How To Get Away With Murder in 1.5 days, so I’ve got that going for me. Seriously though,…

Tomorrow You Will Wish You Had Started Today

Ah, it’s been quiet over here at Basil and Oil this last week. Life (mainly sleep deprivation) caught up on me once again. I’ve been struggling with my thesis, how to fit in my gym sessions, when to socialize, when to take time for myself. It’s been busy in my life and my head. However,…

Sweet Sunday – M&M Cookies

Happy Sweet Sunday! How was your Valentine’s Day? Or did you celebrate Galentine’s Day just like me? This might be the best thing to have been created in response to a holiday. Celebrate your lady-friends just like they do in Parks & Recreation. Amy Poehler, you perfect human being, what a great day to think…

Sweet Sunday – Chocolate Chip Muffins

Goodday, my lovely readers! It’s time to bring some sweetness in your lives! As I’ve been craving chocolate for days, I’ve decided to do something about it. The result? Chocolate Chip Muffins. Hungry yet? As always, I try to make my sweet recipes just a tad bit healthier by not adding butter or using white flour. Same…

Sweet Sunday – Pink Macarons

Happy Sunday! Being a lover of Pavlova, I figured I should try making those cute macarons. They seemed to emerge out of nowhere the last years, and could literally be seen everywhere. I thought they were alright, but did not really understand the hype surrounding it. Until I made my own. Because how delicious are these…

Sweet Sunday – Christmas Cookies

It’s Christmas time! The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Oh, how I love Christmas. Darkness outside but warm indoors. Family, friends, and food. Lights in the tree and cinnamon-scented candles. Impressive dinners and glasses of red wine. And cookies. Cause what would a holiday (or any day for that matter) be…

Sweet Sunday – Chocolate Peanut Rocks

Happy Sweet Sunday! It’s time for another delicious sweet dish. Today’s recipe is for Chocolate Peanut Rocks, which is an incredibly easy recipe, that takes almost no time to make. Perfect for lazy days where you just feel like enjoying something sweet and chocolatey. I’ve learned this recipe from a friend at primary school. It…

Top 11 Dream Kitchens

So I’ve got this board on Pinterest, right. It has about 215 pins of kitchens. Just kitchens. There is not a place in the world where I can be happier than in my kitchen. Well, except for maybe my bed. Girls are supposed to have their dreams of the future filled with what their wedding…

Sweet Sunday – Spiced Carrot Muffins

Happy Sunday to you all! I’m thoroughly enjoing my very relaxing Sunday, my parents have gone out today, so I’ve go the house all to myself. This means that I’m currently blasting my music through the speakers and singing alone quite beautifully (not true) and quietly (also not true). How’s your day so far? For…

Sweet Sunday – Autumn Coffee Cake

When I first started this blog, I had no idea of what to expect in terms of followers. Did anyone even want to read my posts and try my recipes? Turns out, there are actually people that do! As my follower count was slowly creeping up, I was thinking that I had to something special…

Sweet Sunday – Dutch Ontbijtkoek

As a lover of all things food, I own a lot of cookbooks. And by a lot, I mean really a lot. They range from Jamie Oliver, to Nigella Lawson. From small IKEA cookbooks, to big pricey ones. Two of my favourites are actually getting pretty old, dating back to the 50’s. Both of them…