Category: Dessert

Personal Irish Soda Bread--A wee gluten-free treat

Personal Irish Soda Bread--A wee gluten-free treat
Erin Go Bragh! Slainte! Luck o’ the Irish, and all that. It’s St. Patrick’s Day! A day to wear green or get pinched. A day to savor a pint with pals at the pub. A day to nibble on Irish Soda Bread. Even though I’m not Irish, I love to make traditional corned beef with corned... Read more »

Shake The Heat With a Chilly Chai

Shake The Heat With a Chilly Chai
I saw the weather forecast. We’re in for 90+ degrees this weekend. It was hard for me to believe that as I wrote this, while the chilly rains pelted the earth and I shivered in my sweatshirt and slippers, but that’s what they say. If they’re right about the coming heat wave, it means you... Read more »

Rich, Decadent Hot Chocolate--A sinful sip for Fat Tuesday

Rich, Decadent Hot Chocolate--A sinful sip for Fat Tuesday
Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Carnival, or Fat Tuesday, it’s similar—a time to celebrate and stuff yourself with a caloric feast before the restraint of lent starts on Ash Wednesday. Then you have 40 days of eating lean and mean. Theoretically. Today is Fat Tuesday, a day many people pig out, eating to their heart’s... Read more »
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Pumpkin Muffins Your Way—No trick; a sweet and spicy treat!

Pumpkin Muffins Your Way—No trick; a sweet and spicy treat!
When did pumpkin become a thing? When I was younger, we had pumpkin once a year. On Thanksgiving. In a pie. That was it. It was served after the largest, richest meal of the year, one that tested the limits of our stomach walls. I was so full on stuffing and mashed potatoes that eating... Read more »

Attack of the Spotty Bananas: Wrangling those stinkers into delicious muffins.

Attack of the Spotty Bananas: Wrangling those stinkers into delicious muffins.
When there’s work to be done, some people are easily distracted by laundry or Game of Thrones. My nemesis is spotty bananas. Two of them, to be precise. Because I know those little time bombs will surely turn into an oozing black stinky mess if I don’t step in and save the world by whipping... Read more »