Desserts

CHESTNUT BUTTER COOKIES WITH SALT CARAMEL FILLING

Why have one cookie when you can have two, sandwiched together with a decadent schmear of Salt Caramel filling! These Chestnut Butter Cookies are festive enough all on their own, but add caramel, and a drizzle of chocolate, and you have the best holiday cookies you will ever put to […]

PUMPKIN SEED & DATE CAKE

There’s more to that lovely, sunshine of an orange pumpkin, than meets the eye! Those seeds!!! The oil that can be extracted from roasted pumpkin seeds is richly delicious. While everyone will be focused on the flavorless meat of the pumpkin, with cakes, pies, muffins, ice cream, and cocktails, (as […]

BLACK WALNUT COOKIES

One of the most unusual tasting nuts, and not very often shared in recipes, is the Black Walnut. There is an almost smoky, earthy flavor to them, and they lend themselves beautifully to the richness of a shortbread type of cookie. Hope you enjoy this cookie recipe my Swedish grandmother […]

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 […]