Desserts

French Cheesecake

When I first became a Chef, I must have spent many months going through various culinary websites for inspiration, ideas and direction. One of the sites I came across belonged […]

Ricotta and Praline Cake

  Here’s another keeper cake recipe. I had some ricotta in the fridge. My friend Maria makes all kinds of delicious Italian treats (which I am sometimes the grateful beneficiary […]

Toasted Almond and Coconut Blondies

You know you have a hit when “everyone” who tries this says “OMG (insert something biblical or not), so good!” This is a variation on a standard Blondie recipe which […]

Rhubarb and Custard Tarts

The first time I had rhubarb, I thought it was stringy and sour (I was 9 or so), I didn’t like it at all. Over the years (many of them), […]

Halvah and Chocolate Scone Loaf

Tasty, not too sweet, not a cake and definitely not a loaf. My wife will love this for Mother’s Day!  It is a nice recipe for a scone style treat […]

Ambrosia Cake

  If you follow my blog or have attended my classes you know I like to give you recipes that you will actually make.  They usually don’t contain a log […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Guinness Brownies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Yes there will be much green flowing today. I think we’ll all have our fair share of food and things that are green today. Here’s a […]

“Caffins” – March Break Baking Activity!

    It is March break and all the kids are off – but you know that. If you didn’t go away, you probably have them all with you in […]

International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day to every woman out there! It does make me sad that we have to designate a day to pay tribute to women. Don’t get me wrong, […]

Apple Cake with Sour Cream and Honey

This is a nice recipe for those occasions when you just want cake.  You can serve it with or without icing.  It is moist and very flavorful on its own […]