Desserts

BLACKBERRY VEGAN CHEESECAKE

Healthy Sweets.  For those who love their sweets AND their figure, this beautifully delicious Blackberry Vegan Cheesecake is for you! There are three easy steps. Once assembled, it chills in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Makes 12 mini or 1 large Crust Pitted dates – 2 cups […]

DATE BARS

How does “Naturally Sweet Treats” sound to you! Can you imagine the deliciousness of a chocolate treat, without the addition of sugar? The star of this dessert is the chocolate, while the supporting actor for sweetness, is the dates. INGREDIENTS Yields 2 – 3 dozen Dates – 2 cups, pitted […]

S’MORES VODKA ICE CREAM

Ice Cream is great. Vodka Ice Cream is better. S’MORES VODKA ICE CREAM IS BEST! If you loved my S’MORES VODKA MARTINI, you are sure to crave the less alcohol version, in an Ice Cream. It’s fast, easy, and an investment in an ice cream machine (about $65.00) will make […]

BAKLAVA

  Food is the most delicious way I know to keep family traditions alive, and Baklava is our family’s most favored traditional dessert. I grew up in a Syrian/American home, and have been cooking since I could stand on a chair to knead bread. I have a large foodie family. […]

FROZEN STRAWBERRY DESSERT

The onset of summer stimulates the taste buds for lots of frozen desserts! A beautiful spring morning in a field of strawberries, a cool mist settled over the leaves, and reminded me of the crystals that form over the top of a frozen summer dessert. I knew exactly what dessert […]

POUND CAKE WITH BEET VODKA ICING

Spring brings alive so many colors and flavors, AND the laying of eggs! I could not help but to create a cake that would showcase both the colors of spring, as well as the rich yolk of duck eggs. This cake is so easy to put together, and the icing […]

SUGAR BEET CAKE

Color affects my emotions, and emotions inspire my taste buds. Weird, I know, but then we artists are allowed to be a bit weird. In the dead of winter, there isn’t a lot of inspiration in the way of color, and so I couldn’t deny that the Red Sugar Beet […]

CITRUS GELATIN

There is something inspiring about a mound of citrus, in the dead of winter. While winter has its own charm, I can’t help but to long for the refreshing smells and colors of spring and summer; and so, while at the market, the other day in the dead of winter, […]

PISTACHIO PASTRY

Arabic pastries are about the healthiest sweets you will ever eat! Nuts, honey, dried fruits encased in a crunchy golden pastry shell as thin as paper. Yum! A variety of ingredients can be used, and a variety of ways to assemble, but in the end they are always inviting. Ingredients makes […]

LEMON CURD TARTS

I am a Yellow, Orange, and Green kinda gal. These colors capture my attention and inspire me. When the greys of winter set in and there is no green on the trees, and very little sunshine lighting my day, I find my solace in these colors.  Citrus fruits satisfy my […]