Category Archives: Snacks

(Vegan) Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently came across this recipe via Taste, a great food e-magazine. I’m sometimes wary of vegan baking recipes if they over-add ingredients. But this one doesn’t–it’s simple and straightforward, created when the author had trouble finding eggs. Full disclosure: … Continue reading

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Jewish Apple Coffee Cake

I checked out The Essential NY Times Cookbook from the library, and while I wasn’t drawn to the sweets in the dessert section, the ones listed under “breakfast” were quite enticing. I literally threw this one together the other night … Continue reading

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

What’s appealing about this cake, besides the fact that it’s a moist, sweet, delicious treat? It uses ingredients readily accessible in your pantry. And my kids loved it! Here’s what you need: 2 eggs and 1 egg white 1 cup … Continue reading

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Apple Cake that is sweet yet spicy, zesty yet bland, tart yet un-tart

Last Rosh Hashanah, Simon’s NY cousins sent him this great chapter book called “Once Upon An Apple Cake: A Rosh Hashanah Story.” It’s about a 10-year old girl trying to figure out the secret ingredient in her Zadie’s famous Rosh … Continue reading

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Honey-Date Bran Muffins (a la Mimi’s Cafe)

About a year ago, Simon and I went with my best friend, Nicki, to get our nails painted. (Yes, he loved it, and also got a sorta-shady kid riding a light up bike toy that may have been a secret … Continue reading

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Apple Fritter Cake

If the title didn’t make you run to your kitchen, I don’t know what will. This recipe was featured in the LA Times Thanksgiving Food Section this year as an alternative to traditional dessert. I can’t say it tastes exactly … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins, How They Should Taste

Little Flower in Pasadena has always been a favorite cafe and bakery of mine and my sisters. We used to enjoy food and treats there when they both lived in Pasadena. While I don’t make it out there much anymore, … Continue reading

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Almost Instant Soft-Serve

After making this recipe, I think it’s highly unlikely I’ll be buying much ice cream again. It’s so easy, so delicious, and made up of mostly fruit that it’s kind of like a smoothie. I made this round with strawberries … Continue reading

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Maple Blueberry Scones

When you aren’t afraid to bake with some butter, but you also want a recipe that doesn’t require serious baking skills–but still tastes fancy bakery delicious–these scones will do the trick. This recipe is adapted from one posted in the … Continue reading

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The You’ll-Never-Buy-Fancy-Granola-Again Granola

For Mother’s Day this year, which typically coincides with my dad’s birthday, we decided to do homemade gifts. For Mom/Grammy, we made homemade granola, since it’s one of her favorite foods. She loved it! So, when we decided we wanted … Continue reading

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