Dessert

Gluten-Free Triple Ginger Cookies

Before I went gluten-free, this Fresh Ginger Cookie recipe from Allrecipes.com was one of my very favorites.  I got a lot of requests from...

Gluten-Free Lemon-Vanilla Sugar Cookie

A happy accident turned plain lemon cookies into something extra special.  My homemade vanilla extract was just about gone and as I was pouring out...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is the happy end result from a total baking failure.  It was Thursday, November 25 2010: Thanksgiving Day.  I went against my...

Christmas Smooth and Melty Mint Toffee

Is anybody else totally smitten with these Guittard Smooth and Melty Mint Nonpareil chips?  They were one of those total impulse buys at the...

Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Coconut Rice Pudding

Does the idea of black-eyed peas in a dessert kind of weird you out?   There were no moon cakes or daifuku mochi (or any...

Date with Fate Chai Chia Pudding

Ever used chia seeds for something other than a Chia Pet?  In the book Born to Run, Christopher McDougall profiles the world’s original ultra...

Poached Pears in a Spiced Honey Syrup

I definitely gravitate towards heavier (read: more fattening) desserts like cake, cookies, ice cream, brownies, etc., etc., but fruit desserts are the more common...

Kiwi-Strawberry Pavlova

Don’t worry my Kiwi friends, I’m not taking sides on the whether Australia or New Zeland invented pavlova.  Consider me Switzerland.  I also fully...

Toasted Hazelnut Fudge Cake with Mocha Glaze, Naturally Gluten-Free

As I sat down to do this write up and compared my notes to the original recipe, I realized that I unintentionally made several...

Sweet Jellied Coconut Squares- Coconut Sweetmeat

With all the Asian and Pacific coconut desserts out there (mochi, bibingka, haupia, etc., etc.), it’s always surprising when a recipe using a similar...