Tag Archive: Desserts

Lemon Rosemary Squares

The Lemon Square is one of my favorite desserts of all time. I adore a sweet treat with a bit of zing.¬†As a child, this made me strange. At a bake sale or… Continue reading

No-Bake Almond Butter Pie

It’s been in the mid-80s here in northern California this week. The beautiful, warm days have made me want to spend all day outside while avoiding the hot kitchen. Tonight I was craving… Continue reading

Fudgey Almond Swirl Brownies (Gluten-Free)

My husband and I are part of a couples group where there are 3 vegans, 1 vegetarian and one who’s gluten-free. Throw our kids into the mix when we gather as full families… Continue reading

Quinoa Qrispy Treats with Sesame Seeds and Flax

My family’s been obsessed with rice krispie treats as of late. I’ve been making a vegan brown rice version using 365 (Whole Foods brand) Brown Rice Crisps and Sweet and Sara’s amazing vegan… Continue reading

Chinese Almond “Jello”

This is by far my favorite Chinese dessert. My Mom used to make it for us when we were growing up and the sweet aroma of almond extract drifting through the house would… Continue reading

Baked Nian Gao (Chinese Sticky Rice Cake)

Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year to you all! As a Chinese American I have become more and more interested in my ancestry and culture as I’ve grown older. I grew… Continue reading

Almonds with Toasted Orange Zest

With allergies to peanuts, cashews and pistachios in our family, we eat a ton of almonds in this house. Good thing they are so delicious and versatile. I love baking with almond paste… Continue reading

Persimmon Pudding

We’re big persimmon fans in this house. My girls lovingly refer to them as “per-cinnamons” which makes a bit of sense since they look and taste like they have cinnamon in them. While… Continue reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chmelt Muffins

We just took our kids to play in the snow for the first time. Before now, they’d scooped up some melting snow in Yosemite National Park or driven past snow-capped mountains in the… Continue reading

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

I was born Thanksgiving Day, 34 years ago. My parents, grandmother and big brother were watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on television while my Mom was having contractions. After a swift delivery (I… Continue reading

Orange Brownies

I love the combination of orange and chocolate. I recently reinvented the traditional lemon square and created the Orange Square instead. Happy with the way that turned out, I thought I’d try making… Continue reading

Chocolate-Graham-Cracker-Bottomed Banana Cream Parfaits

I know the name is a mouthful but it’s fitting considering you’ll devour this thing by the mouthful! This fun, simple dessert hits all the right notes. The sweet tang of the banana… Continue reading