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Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrots always remind me of springtime (Easter Bunny!) and our beautiful family dog Meera, who left a lasting impression on everyone during her lifetime. Meera was a German Shepherd with so much intelligence, affection and character. She also had a pretty sophisticated palate! Meera loved the

Individual Raspberry Chocolate Cake

The thought process in developing a recipe is rather convoluted- at least for me anyway. A trip to Le Pain Quotidien, where my husband bought some rice pudding in these mini Weck jars was the real instigator. These 7 ounce jars where so adorable and the perfect size for an after dinner treat, that

Coconut Cardamom Pumpkin Cookies

I always buy pumpkin purée this time of year, even if I have no definite plans on what to make with it.  It’s available in abundance at the store and if you have a pumpkin addict at home, it’s important to stock up. Last year I made pumpkin-cardamom cheesecake.  This year I wanted to

Almond Squares (vegan)

I realized as I was making these  Almond Squares , or “Badam Burfi” as they are known in India, that I really didn’t know much about almonds. They taste great and come packaged nicely in the store and I completely take them for granted. Do they grow on trees, do they have hard

Baked Brownie Pudding

One of my favorite books when I was little was the Better Homes & Gardens Dessert Cookbook. We had a tattered circa 1967 edition that was the source of many of the cakes my mom made for our birthdays over the years. I used to love to experiment with the recipes as well, much to my mom’s

Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart

Is there a more classic dessert combination than chocolate and hazelnuts? I can still remember the special fragrance of the chocolate-hazelnut gelato in Florence, Italy. For a few months now I have been stocking up on hazelnuts and high quality chocolate to make a dessert. I was not sure what I

Biscuits with Caramelized Apples

I am not really sure what the difference is between biscuits and British scones. Furthermore, with the caramelized apples on top these biscuits actually kind of taste like apple pie. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

A Small Batch of Italian Almond & Honey Cookies

When I first saw this recipe, what attracted me was the tiny quantities of ingredients required- everything in teaspoons and tablespoons, instead of cups. The method of preparing the batter, in a small saucepan on the stovetop, is also different. No need to bring out the  Kitchen Aid or any fancy

A Simple Rice Pudding

Creamy, warm, comforting. A simple dessert after a complex meal. There are so many variations of rice pudding around the world. This version is lightly spiced with saffron and  cardamom. Roasted cashews provide a little crunch. Give it a try. Continue Reading (recipe follows)

Almond and Cherry Dark Chocolate Crisps

Three ingredients. Four steps. Endless variations. Roast, melt, mix and set. Make sure you taste and like the chocolate before you use it in this recipe. The darker the chocolate you use, the healthier the chocolate crisps. The variations are unlimited: 1. Roasted Almonds + Dried Cherries 2.