Category Archive: Desserts

Blood Orange Sugar Cookies

Blood oranges are so fascinating to me:  unsuspecting from the outside and completely dark, lovely, and dramatic on the inside.  Inspired, I substituted blood orange zest for lemon zest in my Valentine’s Day… Continue reading

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

My good friend Jonathan threw his annual Tremendous Tamale Throw Down last weekend, and I baked these cookies in keeping with the theme.  People loved them, and I didn’t even mention that they… Continue reading

Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake

I stumbled upon the most amazing flavor combination while baking a cake last weekend: chocolate and pumpkin spice. Absolutely complimentary and less expected than orange and chocolate, the cake was a big hit… Continue reading

Salted Caramel Sundae

The combination of sweet and salty is one of my favorites, and salted caramel ranks at the top.  The recipe below makes a versatile vegan caramel sauce that is great over almond ice… Continue reading

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies were always my mother’s standby cookies and a family favorite.  Just like the recipe on the back of the box of oats, this recipe produces a chewy cookie with… Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry and rhubarb season are upon us and I thought it would be a great time to share one of my most requested recipes.  When selecting rhubarb, make sure to look for medium… Continue reading