Category Archives: Sweets

Versunkener Apfelkuchen (Sunken Apple Honey Cake)

Sitting at my desk at work yesterday, Smitten Kitchen posted a new recipe, and it couldn’t have been more timely, Sunken Apple Honey Cake on erev Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year when we eat apples and honey to celebrate … Continue reading

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Upside Down Apple Crumble a la Mode

On Saturday night Patrick and I hosted a small gathering of friends and family for dinner and game night.  For dessert, I wanted something that incorporated apples but wasn’t too heavy.  I ended up making a version of an inside … Continue reading

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Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

A couple of weeks ago I was celebrating at my bachelorette party, and it was so much fun.  It was also a funny weekend because we had a lot of special eaters – no gluten, no dairy, no meat, no … Continue reading

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BEST Citrus Cake EVER with Blueberries

Since Nicki’s boyfriend, Matt, has been in Uganda, and my fiance, Patrick, likes to have happy hour with his friends after work on Friday until 11 p.m., Nicki and I have started a new tradition on Friday nights – we … Continue reading

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Melted Strawberry Mini-Muffins

Summer is a great time to eat strawberries – they are red, juicy and fragrant.  Since I was having a girls’ night last night with my best friend Nicki, and strawberries are one of her two favorite foods (the other … Continue reading

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Almond, Maple and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This weekend I was really craving a pastry or something sweet.  When a post from one of my favorite food blogs (the Sprouted Kitchen) came in with a mouth-watering picture of cookies, I knew I had my treat.  I altered … Continue reading

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Fresh Mango Smoothie

I seem to go in waves craving yummy, homemade smoothies.  I was on a date/banana/peanut butter kick for a while, and recently created this delicious mango smoothie.  It makes a great breakfast or snack. Here’s what you will need: 1 … Continue reading

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Honey Wheat Oat Muffins

This muffin recipe is inspired by the Food & Wine website’s baked breakfast series.  These muffins are great because they are low fat and really tasty.  I plan to eat mine with some jam on top, or maybe a little … Continue reading

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Baked Banana, Berry and Maple Oatmeal

To invite my maids of honor and bridesmaids to join the wedding party, I hosted a brunch for those of them that live nearby (2 are in Kenya and one in Washington, DC so unfortunately they did not get to … Continue reading

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Caramel Sauce

Finally, for our Christmas dessert, Patrick specifically requested caramel.  I have a recipe for simple and delicious caramel sauce, so we whipped up a batch and poured it over sliced bananas for dessert.  A perfect end to a perfect meal. … Continue reading

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