Desserts

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 […]

PIZZELLE COOKIES

Sights, sounds, smells, and tastes; the holidays are rich with the memories of these. Pizzelles, for my family, are a holiday cookie requested each and every year. These beautiful large snowflakes fill the aroma of the kitchen with anise seed as they sizzle between the pizzelle press. An Italian cookie, […]

ENGLISH CHRISTMAS PUDDING

  Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol, I believe was the first and only time I had encountered The Christmas Pudding. Now, married to a British Gentleman, I accepted the challenge to – Recreate The Christmas Pudding. Traditions are like that. Particularly at holiday time, we reach deep into our memories […]

SESAME CUSTARD PIE

Who dreams about recipes? Hah! Maybe only kooky artists like me. Well, last night I envisioned a delicious custard pie, flavored with tahini, which of course is simply a sesame seed paste. So… why not put sesame seed flour in the crust too? I grew up eating a dessert called […]

LINZER COOKIES

  A favorite family Christmas Cookie has long been the Linzer Cookie. Why? I think because it’s appearance and flavors encompass Christmas colors and flavors better than any other cookie I make. Linzer Cookies were first derived from Austria, with almond meal in the cookie dough and raspberry or current […]

SPICE CAKE with PUMPKIN GANACHE & CARDAMOM CREAM

Nothing tastes more like October, November, and December than dark, rich, spices in our desserts! This cake is so rich with holiday-season flavors that it is sure to become a favorite to make again, and again, each Autumn and Winter. There are three parts to making this decadent dessert, and […]

PIE & TART CRUST – IN MASON JAR LIDS

It doesn’t have to be the holidays to love pies or tarts. You don’t have to be waist conscience or health conscience to appreciate the size of these lovely little 3-Bite tarts and pies. Using a Mason Jar Lid in place of a large pie pan, or expensive tart shells, […]

SALT CARAMEL APPLE CAKES

  Apple pies are a fabulous way to indulge in the autumn season, but apple cakes… especially when they taste like caramel apples covered in nuts and salt? Well THAT is a delight reserved only for autumn!  These little cakes are more “appley than they are cakey” and the caramel […]