Category: Sweet Cravings

All of my posts in one spot!
August 9, 2011
Orange Cardamom Cupcakes with Rose Water Frosting

While growing up scents of orange, cardamom and rose water would fill our home when my mother and grandmother baked a Middle Eastern cake that they served often with tea. The traditional cake is dense and eggy with a generous amount of walnuts and soft golden raisins. No matter what time of year, when this cake […]

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July 25, 2011
Sugar and Spice Grilled Peaches

It’s summer time and I am smiling because my garden is in full bloom! For the past month we have been enjoying our treasured peaches. They grow big and plump. I like to pick them when they are slightly ripened. They appear firm on the outside although the flesh is pleasingly sweet with just the […]

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April 13, 2011
Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Bundt Cakes

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Bundt Cakes Meyer lemons have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common lemons. They work great for baking and are a perfect ingredient for these lemony mini bundts! Bake them for a morning or afternoon brunch and enjoy with a cup of tea! Ingredients 1 ½ cups all-purpose […]

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March 28, 2011
Oatmeal Parfait

Oatmeal Parfait If you are frequently on the run and need a breakfast that is healthy and quick, this recipe is a great solution. You actually don’t have to cook the oatmeal. Instead the oatmeal softens in the yogurt and milk mixture overnight. All that is left for you to do in the morning is […]

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January 11, 2011
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Pink Frosting

  Red Velvet Cupcakes with Pink Frosting Simple, delightful and delicious is how I would best describe these red velvet cupcakes. Simple white moist cake with a hint of chocolate, delightfully red in color, deliciously frosted with a light and fluffy pink frosting, a dramatic color combination for a real treat! Ingredients 1 ¼ cups […]

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December 4, 2010
Pandoro Bread Pudding Squares

  Pandoro Bread Pudding Squares Pandoro is a traditional Italian sweet bread similar to Panettone that you can find at most specialty stores around the holidays. It is the perfect bread for this easy and most comforting bread pudding dessert. You can enjoy it hot out of the oven or cooled and cut into squares. […]

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October 31, 2010
Nutty Chocolate Bark with Dried Cherries and Apricots

Nutty Chocolate Bark with Dried Cherries and Apricots Craving something sweet, crunchy, and salty? This no baking required, quick and easy dessert is fun to make and won’t leave you feeling guilty! It’s made with bittersweet chocolate, raw nuts, and dried fruit. Good ingredients for a nutty chocolate bark that’s so delicious! Ingredients 2/3 cup […]

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January 22, 2010
Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars This has been a frequently requested dessert ever since I made them the first time. Although I think everyone is trying to stay away from them lately to watch their waist lines! Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed ½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 […]

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December 22, 2009

Baklava One of my most cherished childhood memories that I have with my grandmother are of her baking delicious pastries in our kitchen. The scents of rose water, cardamom, and sugar are a few of the comforting smells the house would bring while she would prepare many baked goods.  My absolute favorite pastry she would […]

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October 8, 2009
Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze I made pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving one year and used canned pumpkin. That was the first and last time! I don't recommend it. Baking fresh pumpkin takes a little longer but makes a big difference in taste. To bake pumpkins, remove tops and scoop out seeds and stringy pulp. Slice […]

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