Desserts

HONEY CAKES

Oh, how we take for granted the gift offering of the Honey Bee. Growing up in a Syrian American home, nearly all our desserts were made with honey; sweet, sticky, golden, yummy HONEY! For me, there are only two flavors that enhance the flavor of honey like nothing else: Lemons […]

ORANGE CAKE

ORANGES. Can you imagine a cake using Whole Oranges and only 5 ingredients! Spring is in the air and I wanted something bright and refreshing in flavor, gluten-free (without using any of those gluten-free flours), and healthy-ish. This cake is simply all the above and amazing! Ingredients 10 inch cake Oranges […]

CREME BRULEE

Chefs, as with all artists, are inspired by some of the most peculiar things. I like to call this creation: Winter Forest Creme Brûlée! Starbucks. I walked into a Starbucks shop the other day and a strange, weird new drink caught my eye. Juniper, sage, latte with a sprinkle of […]

SPICY PIE CRUST

A simple pie crust can be made with a fork or a food processor, and there is nothing better than homemade pie crusts! They are really not much different that making cookies. Here is one of my go-to crusts that I simply change the spice flavor depending on what is […]

FRUIT & NUT BITES

Healthy desserts, and healthy snacks that satisfy, are not easy to come by. Fruit and nuts, in any form, are often a good standby. Sometimes you want a little something creamy to satisfy that hankering for a piece of cheesecake, or ice cream. Ugh, health! These little Date Bites were […]

HONEY CAKES

Having gone to see the new Christopher Robin film with my grown daughter, her request, I was reminded just how much I adored Winnie the Pooh! The numerous scenes in the film of honey oozing and dripping from here and there tantalized my appetite to make these Honey Cakes. My […]

FIG TARTS

Nothing says ‘hello September’ to me like FIGS! Big fat juicy figs falling off the tree, tempting all with their sweetness. How is it that nearly three generations of Americans thought figs were some dried up fruit, from a far-off land, squished inside of two pieces of dough, and called […]

ALMOND ESPRESSO POPSICLES

Every afternoon, throughout the summer, I find myself looking for something icy cold, with just a little kick of caffeine, and of course… healthy! These Almond Popsicles have become my summer afternoon treat. Lots of crushed almonds, a few dates to sweeten, (instead of sugar) a splash of espresso, and […]

STRAWBERRY TARTS

I can’t think of a better way to awaken spring, than with Strawberries! These non-dairy, coconut custard tarts, layered with strawberries are just the right portion of a sweet treat to get your imagination spiraling for all the other things we love in spring time. Mason jar lids are the […]

ALMOND COOKIES

Sometimes the end of the day just screams for cookies! Homemade, crunchy, healthy cookies!! Oh, you didn’t know cookies could be healthy? Well, these are. And they are the perfect resolve for a sweet tooth without the guilt of butter, sugar, or wheat flour. Yep! These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, […]