Category Archives: Dessert

Ice Cream Sandwich

Hello cookie, meet ice-cream. Such a simple collaboration, yet from it comes a wonderful result. This is a self-explanatory recipe, all you need are the two components. As for the flavors? That’s one not-so-simple collaboration for you to decide! (In

Ice Cream Sandwich

Hello cookie, meet ice-cream. Such a simple collaboration, yet from it comes a wonderful result. This is a self-explanatory recipe, all you need are the two components. As for the flavors? That’s one not-so-simple collaboration for you to decide! (In

Jam and Cream Roll Cake

My favorite thing about cooking is that everything you do in the kitchen is an experiment that just keeps leading me to new ideas. Sure, it is nothing new, and I’m not saying that every moment is an earth-shattering AHA!

Jam and Cream Roll Cake

My favorite thing about cooking is that everything you do in the kitchen is an experiment that just keeps leading me to new ideas. Sure, it is nothing new, and I’m not saying that every moment is an earth-shattering AHA!

Bûche de Noël (aka Yule Log Cake)

Literally translated, “Log of Christmas,” this traditional holiday dessert has roots that date back to ancient European traditions. It is fashioned to look like a yule log, which to celebrate the winter solstice, would be burned in the hearth for

Bûche de Noël (aka Yule Log Cake)

Literally translated, “Log of Christmas,” this traditional holiday dessert has roots that date back to ancient European traditions. It is fashioned to look like a yule log, which to celebrate the winter solstice, would be burned in the hearth for

Lemon Curd Tart

Lemony treats are generally associated with spring time flings and hot summer days.  I don’t care what season it is, there is never a wrong time to indulge yourself with a slice of this mouth-puckeringly-sweetly-tangy tart.  It is the combination

Lemon Curd Tart

Lemony treats are generally associated with spring time flings and hot summer days.  I don’t care what season it is, there is never a wrong time to indulge yourself with a slice of this mouth-puckeringly-sweetly-tangy tart.  It is the combination

Pear Galette

  The wonderful thing about simple and rustic cooking is that not only does is taste great, it never goes out of fashion.  In my opinion, a traditional recipe will always outlast the latest trend in culinary what-have-you-nots.  Some could

Pear Galette

  The wonderful thing about simple and rustic cooking is that not only does is taste great, it never goes out of fashion.  In my opinion, a traditional recipe will always outlast the latest trend in culinary what-have-you-nots.  Some could

Grapefruit Sorbet

It is the end of September, and if you live in San Francisco, you know what that means: Indian Summer!  I love the brief heatwave we get right before the season changes.  The days are warm, and the sunsets are

Grapefruit Sorbet

It is the end of September, and if you live in San Francisco, you know what that means: Indian Summer!  I love the brief heatwave we get right before the season changes.  The days are warm, and the sunsets are

Whipped Cream

When it comes to toppings and condiments, nothing beats a good dollop of this airy, dairy delight.  It is fresh and light, and sweet with a kiss of vanilla.  If only it paired well with savory dishes… I’d put whipped

Whipped Cream

When it comes to toppings and condiments, nothing beats a good dollop of this airy, dairy delight.  It is fresh and light, and sweet with a kiss of vanilla.  If only it paired well with savory dishes… I’d put whipped

Banana Bread

No matter how hard I try, my bananas always seem to ripen quicker than I can eat them.  But that’s perfectly okay because now I can make a wonderful loaf of banana bread.  Using really ripe bananas is the key:

Banana Bread

No matter how hard I try, my bananas always seem to ripen quicker than I can eat them.  But that’s perfectly okay because now I can make a wonderful loaf of banana bread.  Using really ripe bananas is the key:

Peach Cobbler

I’m not from the South, so by no means am I going to attempt to nostalgically reminisce about the delightful memories of coming home from school, with the scent of this peachy dessert wafting through the air as it cools

Peach Cobbler

I’m not from the South, so by no means am I going to attempt to nostalgically reminisce about the delightful memories of coming home from school, with the scent of this peachy dessert wafting through the air as it cools

Virgin Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of my favorite cakes, though sometimes its alcohol and raw egg content weirds me out.  So here I have devised a version of the beloved Italian dessert that can be enjoyed by all.  I actually came up

Virgin Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of my favorite cakes, though sometimes its alcohol and raw egg content weirds me out.  So here I have devised a version of the beloved Italian dessert that can be enjoyed by all.  I actually came up

Strawberry Lady Shortcake

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and with our hectic modern-day lives, we more often than not just send her a card in the mail and then continue on with our busy schedules. Take a little time this year

Strawberry Lady Shortcake

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and with our hectic modern-day lives, we more often than not just send her a card in the mail and then continue on with our busy schedules. Take a little time this year

Chocolate Raspberry Ice-cream

When it comes to ice-cream, I am a big fan of minimal, no-frills flavors.  Double-Chocolate-Chunk-Caramel-Swirl-Praline-Cookie-Dough?  No thank you!  Vanilla is actually my preferred ice-cream of choice.  Chocolate comes in a close second.  There are ways to enhance traditional flavors without

Chocolate Raspberry Ice-cream

When it comes to ice-cream, I am a big fan of minimal, no-frills flavors.  Double-Chocolate-Chunk-Caramel-Swirl-Praline-Cookie-Dough?  No thank you!  Vanilla is actually my preferred ice-cream of choice.  Chocolate comes in a close second.  There are ways to enhance traditional flavors without

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Ice-cream

With spring returning, what better way to celebrate than to have homemade ice-cream. There’s a guilty pleasure I take watching as it churns in the machine, the slow anticipation of seeing it change from liquid form to the frozen state.

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Ice-cream

With spring returning, what better way to celebrate than to have homemade ice-cream. There’s a guilty pleasure I take watching as it churns in the machine, the slow anticipation of seeing it change from liquid form to the frozen state.

Red Velvet Stack Cake

For me, there was always a mystique and aura of decadence associated with Red Velvet cake. Perhaps it was the alluring color, the subtle flavors that unraveled on my tongue, or that people always seemed to order it for some

Red Velvet Stack Cake

For me, there was always a mystique and aura of decadence associated with Red Velvet cake. Perhaps it was the alluring color, the subtle flavors that unraveled on my tongue, or that people always seemed to order it for some

Lemon Pound Cake

The Pound Cake is a great classic confection that I just can’t ever seem to get enough of.  It’s name is rooted in the tradition of the original recipe having a pound each of the ingredients; flour, butter, eggs, and

Lemon Pound Cake

The Pound Cake is a great classic confection that I just can’t ever seem to get enough of.  It’s name is rooted in the tradition of the original recipe having a pound each of the ingredients; flour, butter, eggs, and

Fudgy Brownies

Brownies are one of the simpler sweets to bake. These buttery treats are deliciously fudgy and chewy in the center with a crisp flaky top layer. They also don’t require too much preparation or finesse.  And if when you cut

Fudgy Brownies

Brownies are one of the simpler sweets to bake. These buttery treats are deliciously fudgy and chewy in the center with a crisp flaky top layer. They also don’t require too much preparation or finesse.  And if when you cut

Maca-ringue

When I was in Paris, one of my favorite sweets was the meringue. They come in all sorts of flavor combinations and are literally the size of your head! But despite all that, it could not compare to the delectable

Maca-ringue

When I was in Paris, one of my favorite sweets was the meringue. They come in all sorts of flavor combinations and are literally the size of your head! But despite all that, it could not compare to the delectable