Easy & Delicious Baked Apples

[This isn’t exactly my recipe, but since I have participated in the buying of ingredients and it was baked in my oven, I figure it counts :)] AK first made these divine baked apples for me a few months ago (it’s his mom’s recipe, thanks JW!), and it’s a great alternative dessert if you don’t […]

Sweet Potato Muffins

Annoyingly, grocery stores seem to think that people don’t use canned pumpkin year-round since I haven’t been able to find it in any stores near me. Thus, I decided to make sweet potato muffins instead! I used fresh sweet potatoes that I boiled and then pureed, but if you don’t have time, you can use […]

Dinner Party Dessert: Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Cake

Yes I know, you’ve seen to many banana baked goods recipes, and you’re right, this is another variation of plenty of previous recipes. What can I say, bananas make a great base for baking, and frankly, I never have any leftovers ๐Ÿ™‚ Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Walnut Cake Ingredients: 3 overripe bananas, pureed2 eggs1/4 cup […]

An Adventure in Vegan Baking: Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I’ve been thinking for a while I’d like to try vegan baking (which mostly means no eggs). Last week when I saw a recipe from my Twitter friend, the Lazy GF Chef, that looked delicious and happened to be vegan, I decided to try it ๐Ÿ™‚ I made a few adaptations: My cocoa looked yucky […]

Dinner Party (5 of 5): Cinnamon Banana Cake w/ Candied Walnuts

I’ve been remixing this recipe a lot because I love banana muffins/cake, and this recipe has been great in every variation I have tried. As the final course of my dinner party, I wanted something sweet but not too heavy since we had already eaten so much. I used oil here since it’s a dessert, […]

Dinner Party (Part 2 of 5): Twice Baked Parsnip & Sweet Potato Mash w/ Pecan Streusel Topping

Dear Readers, For the first time since I started tracking my blog with Google Analytics, I have surpassed 1,000 visits in a 30 day period. And it’s because of you! Thank you so much to all of my loyal followers (and first-time visitors too!), and please continue to enjoy my recipes and ideas ๐Ÿ™‚Dinner Party […]

Special Holiday Recipe: Cranberry Apple Fennel Compote

Tart cranberries, sweet apples and fennel, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg–all of the flavors meld together for a delightful dish just in time for the holiday season. I use something new in this recipe: Meyer lemons, which are a sweeter version of the regular lemon. A little vinegar balances out the sweetness of the sugar, and […]