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 ...

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

This week I was walking my dog Izzy, when we came across an injured baby crow in the parking lot. The little guy was struggling to hop to safety, so I decided to try and scoop him up to get him some help. I found a wildlife rescue here in Bellevue and gathered up some ...

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 ...

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Last weekend at the Urbana Farmers Market I came across some little baby Damson Plums. The lady selling them had warned me that they would most likely be too tart to use for anything other than some sort of alcohol. I beg to differ. It’s funny how something like tartness can be so relative. They ...

Vegan French Bread

Vegan French Bread

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in basics, French, Recipes, sides | No Comments

Ingredients: 1 1/2 packets of Active Dry Yeast 1 tbsp fine grain sugar 2 cups hot water 5 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp sea salt First you want to “proof” your yeast, which basically means you’re testing it to make sure its still good. Add 1 tbsp of sugar to the 2 cups of hot ...

Vegan Gingerbread Houses

Vegan Gingerbread Houses

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

What could possibly bring more joy to a child than to wake up on Christmas morning to a massive edible candy house? My friend Jenni and I decided that for this holiday season, we wanted to make a couple of houses to share with some of the kids at the Crisis Nursery. Seeing the crazed ...

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in desserts, Recipes | One Comment

I’m not much of a chocolate lover, but I must say, I do like eating this cake. Probably because its an excuse for me to make lots of frosting. The cake is a mere vessel, for which to shove lots of frosting in my mouth. Mmmmm. My husband, however, IS a chocolate lover and he ...