Chocolate Decadence – The Original Recipe

Chocolate Decadence – The Original RecipeChocolate Decadence – Celebrate with Chocolate

Here’s the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth. The cake recipe I adapted, named Chocolate Decadence and wrote a book about, is as delicious now as it was then, in the mid 70’s. Perhaps even more delicious, now that such wonderful chocolate abounds. Made with a pound of chocolate, Continue reading

Phyllo Tartlets w/ Lemon Curd & Berries

Phyllo Tartlets w/ Lemon Curd & BerriesPhyllo Tartlets – Luscious & Colorful Summertime Treat

Light, crispy and flaky phyllo tartlets paired with a perfectly balanced tart/sweet lemon filling and topped with summer’s best berries. All enhanced with a drizzle (or pool) of deeply flavorful raspberry purée. An easy and attractive summertime treat. Throughout the summer, top the tartlets with other ripe summer fruits. Continue reading

Crispy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Crispy Ginger Molasses CookiesCrispy Ginger Molasses Cookies – My New Favorite Cookie

Do you remember the Molasses Sugar Cookie recipe on the back of the bottle of Brer Rabbit Molasses? I certainly do. My college roommate and I baked them rather frequently. Crisp, chewy and spicy. Everything I wanted in a cookie (when I didn’t want chocolate chips). Continue reading

Tangerine Almond Cake – Made with Love

Tangerine Almond Cake – Made with LoveTangerine Almond Cake for Your Valentine

Citrus-flavored and richly textured, Tangerine Almond Cake has a Middle-Eastern pedigree. If you’re at all familiar with Ottolenghi & Tamimi’s Jerusalem, from which this recipe’s adapted, then you just know this cake’s something special. Special enough for your Valentine. Continue reading

Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti — Gluten & Dairy Free

Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti—Gluten & Dairy-Free Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti for Holiday Giving

Did you know that classic Italian biscotti (bee/SKOHT/tee) traveled the seas with Columbus? While Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti aren’t exactly the same as those biscotti, they are twice baked to remove excess moisture. It’s the twice baking Continue reading

Flaxseed Muffins w/ Apple ’n Blueberries

Flaxseed Muffins w/ Apple ’n BlueberriesLight, Moist, Tender & Tasty

Nutritionally rich Flaxseed Muffins w/ Apple ’n Blueberries feature oat flour, flaxseeds, coconut sugar and milk. Light, moist, tender and tasty, they’ve become my new go-to muffins whenever I have a little extra time for breakfast. For sure I’ll prepare them for Easter Continue reading

Linzer Thumbprint Cookies – Sweetened w/ Honey

Linzer Thumbprint CookiesTasty & Healthier Linzer Thumbprint Cookies for Holiday Giving

Cookies top my list of homemade holiday gifts for family and friends. Over the last few days I’ve created a gluten-free Linzer Thumbprint Cookie from the dough of one of the world’s great desserts, the Linzertorte. That their crisp, nutty texture, buttery and lightly-spiced flavor gets even better after a couple of days Continue reading