Tag: Desserts

FAMILY REMNANTS

My niece, Lauren Upton, prepared this table. It’s her birthday party. Turning 29 on the 29th of the last days of 2019. She chose the theme for her birthday party, Middle Eastern. Why? because we are a proud remnant family of Safita Syria and everything we do and cook, when […]

WINTER FRUIT PIE

A winter pie calls for something dark, heavy in flavor and of course, a splash of booze! I have just the pie for you. It has only a touch of guilt in it while the rest is lots of dried fruits, nuts and apples, Yum! While you can use a […]

BLUEBERRY-LAVENDER POPSICLES

If you know me, you know I am a late-in-life rookie gardener. This year I wanted to try my hand at an ‘Herb de Provence’ field, in an area the deer usually beat me to. It worked! I am so excited to see and smell the intoxicating aromas of lavender, […]

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 […]

CHOCOLATE DATE HEARTS

Who needs Valentines Day to enjoy Healthy Chocolate Hearts! Dates, Nuts, and Cacao are the only ingredients in these hearts. Dipping chocolate is the only ingredient that has a bit of sugar. Eat up and enjoy! INGREDIENTS Yields 2 – 3 dozen Dates – 2 cups, pitted Nuts – 2 […]

RASPBERRY TARTS

A cookie-like crust. A sweet milk custard, and luscious ruby red raspberries. Can you think of anything more delicious for a Valentine Dessert! The crust can be made in advance, and either stored in the fridge for a week, or frozen for several months. I love to use Mason Jar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]