Recipe List

Enchanted Pumpkin Cookies

A magical combo of pumpkin and chocolate will enchant your senses in any season! The notes of pumpkin are neither overpowering nor underplayed. The soft cookie serves as the perfect cushion for a chocolate witch’s hat.

This recipe is inspired by Very Best Baking by Nestle.

Mandarin Orange Sponge Cake

Sour lemon, Japanese yuzu and sweet Mandarin say hello in this fluffy cake.  Serve Mandarin Orange Sponge Cake plain, with powdered sugar or glaze and watch the smiles appear. 

This recipe is adapted from Carole Walter's Orange Sponge Cake recipe in Great Cakes.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cake Donuts

Served plain or with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, these gluten-free pumpkin donuts are palate pleasers. The soft-crumbed donut sings pumpkin and celebrates the holiday season with panache.

Adapted from King Arthur.

Ramen Carbonara

Japan meets Italy in simple but satisfying Ramen Carbonara. Soy sauce roasted Italian zucchini crown noodles kissed with olive oil. Crunchy bell pepper hearts and star cut-outs adds appeal for kids (of all ages!)

Slow Cooker Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

This lemony cake is "baked" in the slow cooker is definitely a dessert. But, not too sweet so it qualifies for legal breakfast and snack fare! 

The recipe is inspired by Betty Crocker.

Vegan Apple Biscoff Cinnamon Rolls

Biscoff and apples do a nice job to create a compare and contrast of soft bread and crunchy filing. However, they play second fiddle to the cinnamon flavor.

Good news about these cinnamon rolls: Besides the fact that they are vegan, the dessert breakfast bread seems to please all ages. A candy-popping teen to hip late-20 somethings to a friend closer to my young age (wink, wink) declared their affection for my Vegan Apple Biscoff Cinnamon Rolls.

Vegan Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes

Vegan and gluten-free, these luscious chocolate cream cakes rival "regular" chocolate mousse. The crunchy nutty chocolate crust tops it off to make these minis a pièce de résistance. A sliver of Japanese persimmon bathed in a bit of coconut oil, cinnamon and organic brown sugar is a highly recommended garnish.

This recipe is inspired by One Green Planet.

Peanut Butter Ginger Apple Cookies

A conscious coupling of ginger orange marmalade and peanut butter combine to create a superb balance of yin and yang. The cookie is filled with a Neufchâtel cheese kissed with more ginger orange marmalade and Fuji apple crumbles.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and Pocky Crumble

Fluffy chocolate buttercream is an ideal frosting for cake decorators who are health conscious.  Cream cheese, Greek yogurt, unsweetened (ideally organic) cocoa blend with butter and vanilla to create a frosting ideal for piping. Of course, you can simply slather the stuff on any sweet, too! 

The Pocky crumble is a nifty crunch topping. Pocky crumble is a perfect substitute for those who are allergic to nuts.

Vegan Green Tea Cupcakes and Vegan Chocolate Frosting

The matcha green tea flavor boldly steps forward in this dense, moist and wonderful cake. Luxuriously laden with chocolate (all dairy free, gluten free and vegan), no one will ever know this is not a “regular” whipped-creamy sort of chocolate frosting.

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