Brownies {Gooey, Soft, Chocolatey Deliciousness}

Need a reliable and simple, yet melt-in-the-mouth delicious dessert? Maybe you need to whip up something for a bake sale, or to welcome your new neighbor? or something for those last-minute moments Read more …

Chocolate Eclairs {Your Definitive Guide}

In this post, I will show you how easy, and fun, it is to make chocolate eclairs (coffee ones coming soon). I have tried and tested many recipes. Some were Read more …

Caramel Macchiato Coffee Cake {Happy International Day of Coffee}

Well hello there coffee lovers! Today, in honor of International Coffee Day, I bring you a sweet caramel macchiato flavored coffee cake. Just think …. moist milky coffee flavored cake topped Read more …

Blueberries with Lime Syrup and Confit Peel

  It’s blueberry season in Florida! I recently had to make a dessert for our weekly bridge gathering. My original idea of for a tart didn’t quite materialize. So I Read more …

Spanish Date Cake with Marcona Almonds {a must-have on your cheeseboard}

This Spanish-style cake is more often found during the holiday season and can be very expensive, to say the least! So…. if you want to enjoy this sweet sticky treat any time Read more …

Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar Icing and Candied Carrot Ribbons {Your perfect springtime entertainment cake}

I have a confession to make. I’m not a cake baking sort of person. Some of you can bake anything out of nothing. Me? not so much. I think this Read more …

Greek Yogurt Homemade from Scratch {Creamy pots of Greek yogurt with strawberries, honey and chia seeds}

  There is so much to say about this post! First, I want to encourage you to make your own yogurt and de-mistify the whole process. Secondly, if you don’t Read more …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pi(e) to Mark Pi(e) Day {with vanilla bean ice-cream}

I know, I’m a day late with this. I guess that’s what happens when “life” happens! I baked this pi(e) to mark pi(e) day! See, yesterday was March the 14th of the Read more …

Pistachio Soufflé {Pierre Koffmann’s Signature Dessert}

    Sometime ago in the 1990’s there was a fabulous restaurant at the Inter-Continental hotel in London called Le Soufflé. Light fluffy ramekins bursting with bubbly flavor were a genuine delight! Read more …

Pistachio Ice-cream

I made this batch of pistachio ice-cream to go with my pistachio soufflé. Very easy to make. The basic custard recipe can be used as a base for pretty much Read more …

Sweet Crêpes {Just in Time for Mardi Gras}

The first time I discovered crêpes was in London well over 20 years ago with my then boyfriend, now my long-suffering husband! It was a small cosy traditional crêperie on the Fulham Road called Ambrosiana. It Read more …

Bête Noire {Flourless Chocolate Cake – To Die For}

This recipe was originally given to me by my mother-in-law sometime back in the early 80s. She is one of those cooks who is naturally gifted at spotting and making truly wonderful Read more …

Pecan Maple Butter {like pecan pie in a jar only better}

Don’t say I didn’t warn you from the outset. This stuff is addictive! I keep dreaming up of all the wonderful things I can top with this amazing sweet nut butter Read more …

Banana Bread {perfect every time}

For some reason, I can’t bring myself to toss out over-ripe bananas that no one has eaten. Especially when I can make moist foolproof banana bread with them! This recipe Read more …

Marshmallows – Homemade, Fluffy and Corn Syrup Free!

It’s another one of those recipes where once you have tried the homemade version, you will never want to buy mass produced and packaged ones ever again! This is an Read more …

Blondies {gooey, chewy, moist and rich}

Imagine savoring these gooey little treats on a cold snowy day with a hot chocolate on the side, after a hard day of skiing. Then imagine my utter disappointment when the family Read more …

Homemade Mincemeat Pies

  It’s safe to say that I won’t be having any more store bought mince pies again, unless of course, I have to. And that’s how this recipe began … I Read more …

Mincemeat for Mince Pies and Mince Tarts

Unimpressed by the ready-made mince pies I find in the US, our family’s collective yearning for a good mince pie this holiday season led me to try making my own Read more …

Scones with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve

How infuriating! I took step by step photos of the scone-making process and didn’t realize until the end that my camera didn’t have the flash card in it! So, until Read more …