Carob Chip Cream Scones

Carob Chip Cream Scones

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in breakfast, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

Now that I reside in Seattle, I have become obsessed with coffee. I’ve always loved it, but now I REALLY love it. How can I not indulge on a regular basis? I live in America’s coffee capitol…home to the world’s most densely populated radius of coffee addicts. Naturally, I often require a little snack to ...

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

My mom recently came to Seattle for a visit, and I had suggested to her that it could be fun to make a recipe together. This was especially meaningful to me since I learned to bake with my mom and grandmother. What better way to pay tribute to the main culinary influences in my life, ...

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in American, breakfast, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Ok, I’ll admit it…I have a cherry addiction. It’s true. Now that I live in Washington, how can I not take advantage of the amazing cherries I see every week at the farmers market?! Not only are they delicious, but they have many health benefits. Cherries contain red pigment antioxidants called anthocyanins, which have been ...

Strawberry Rose Water Bars

Strawberry Rose Water Bars

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 12 Comments

Ok, so this is definitely a girlie girl desert…which I kinda love. Rose water is by far one of my favorite ingredients to use, and when used sparingly, it adds a touch of floral delicacy. It can really bring out the flavor of certain fruits, like strawberries. It also goes really well with citrus, so ...

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mason Jar Pies

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mason Jar Pies

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

These pies are kinda awesome. Not only do they look adorable, but they’re also single serving, portable and can be devoured straight outta the jar. The combination of strawberries and rhubarb is classic, but I put a little bit of a twist on this by adding some orange and ginger. I love this pie because ...

Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, Crystalized Ginger and Candied Walnuts

Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting, Crystalized Ginger and Candied Walnuts

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

After a long couple of months, having moved across the country from Champaign, Illinois to Bellevue, Washington, I’m back…and I come bearing cake! What better way to celebrate a new home, in a new city, than with a decadent carrot cake. A little comfort food to help me settle back into my life. I’m excited ...

Al (Cap)Pacino Cupcakes

Al (Cap)Pacino Cupcakes

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in American, desserts | No Comments

Cupcakes for your Scarface. Hands down, coffee is my favorite flavor for dessert. We have an amazing local roastery here in Champaign called Columbia Street Roastery. The delicious aroma of roasting coffee beans as I walk into the store always brings a serene smile to my face. For this recipe, I highly recommend using freshly ...

Green Tea Cupcakes with Candied Almonds

Green Tea Cupcakes with Candied Almonds

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in desserts, Japanese, Recipes | 3 Comments

I tested these ‘lil guys out on a group of non-vegans who tend to eat your typical “American” diet. I wasn’t really expecting many people to like them…or even TRY them! Just goes to show, don’t underestimate people. They were a hit! With that said, the original cake part of the recipe I made was ...

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Instead of eating turkey this Thanksgiving, why not eat a tray of cupcakes? I totally would. Frosting Ingedients: 8 ounces Tofutti Cream Cheese 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, preferably fresh 3 tbsp soy butter 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond extract 5 cups confectioners sugar (Wholesome Sweeteners makes organic powdered sugar) In ...

Pumpkin Tofu Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Tofu Cheesecake Bars

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

Pumpkin is in season right now so I have been making lots of my own pumpkin puree. It can be a fairly time consuming project, but so worth it. Fresh pumpkin tastes far better than canned, plus you can purchase some local organic pumpkins to help support small farmers. My friend Melinda was kind enough ...