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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)

Strawberry Cake

To say that my family loves strawberries is an understatement…an extreme one. We still reminisce about the best strawberries we ever had- Dublin, Ireland,  seven years ago. My then four-year old loved the strawberries so much he refused to share them with us. We are jealous of other parts

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.

The Most Amazing Cinnamon Rolls

“The strongest of all warriors are these two- Time and Patience.”  (Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace) You will need both to make these amazing cinnamon rolls (and wait to taste them) but trust me, the end result in this case is well worth it. I was actually looking for a recipe for English

Kesari- an Indian Semolina Sweet

When I was in 6th grade, we had to do a project in Social Studies class on Greece. For my project, I decided to bring in a Greek dessert to class. Well, looking at the recipe books from the library (sadly no internet back then), I thought that the Greek Semolina Halva sounded a lot like the

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

While having lunch today we were discussing what colors are the most visually appealing to eat. A lot of colors were thrown out, but in the end we all agreed on purple. Purple fruits and vegetables are amazing to look at and also supposed to be very healthy. They get their color from a high

Cocoa Pops

The holiday season and family get togethers are just around the corner. Looking for an easy addition to your family breakfast or brunch? Put out a tray of these “cocoa pops” and cups of steaming milk and you will be surprised how quickly they disappear. They melt into the warm milk

Honeycrisp Apple Flatbread

When my son was in kindergarten, he came home from school one day talking about Honeycrisp apples. Apparently, they were his teacher’s favorite kind of apples and he wanted to try them. I had never heard of them, but we went to the store and bought a bunch. They were the most amazing apples