Desserts

Oat Aggregate Cookies

Oat Aggregate Cookies

A story goes with these cookies… In February 1979 the Cal Poly Construction Engineering students (known as ConE’s) held their 2nd Annual Bake-Off competition. Rosie (a Home Ec student at the time) thought it was a scam — free cookies and a date with the […]

Stir-N-Roll Pie Crust

Stir-N-Roll Pie Crust

If making pie crust makes you crumble, try this one!  It’s perfect for sweet or savory pies and is my favorite for apple pie. I use it for Rita’s Pumpkin Pie too, which is the only way I make my Thanksgiving  pumpkin pies. Now to the […]

Crème Caramel – Always Classy, Always Easy

Crème Caramel – Always Classy, Always Easy

Creme caramel belongs on the short list for World’s Greatest Dessert.* This time-honored custard is well known in France, Italy, and of course Spain where it’s called flan, as it’s referred to in Mexico as well. How is my creme caramel different than others? The custard (creme) is […]

Apple-Rhubarb-Ginger Galette

Apple-Rhubarb-Ginger Galette

A galette is my cheater version of pie. Just one crust to roll and no pie pan fussing! Perfect for stone fruits, apples, berries, rhubarb, and oven ready in about 30 minutes. Or maybe a few minutes more if it’s your first time. This is […]

Cranberry Sauce Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Sauce Upside-Down Cake

What do you do with leftover cranberry sauce after the turkey is gone? Cranberry sauce keeps for months, probably longer, but why not use it for a holiday-ish cake topping. I was chatting with blogger Amy Sherman who mentioned baking a cranberry upside-down cake for Thanksgiving. […]

Really Good Low-fat Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Really Good Low-fat Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Life is good with a raisin oatmeal cookie! These are wonderful after-school snack or take-along cookies made even better because they are very low in fat and sugar. A little yogurt and oil substitute for butter, and there’s not too much brown sugar. Nutritionals clock […]

Mango Tango Ice Pops

Mango Tango Ice Pops

Mango Tango Ice Pops Prep time: 15 minutes if using pre-cut fruit     Freeze time: 2-3 hours Makes 12 ice pops (4 cups puree) 1/2     cup Angostura® 7-Year Caribbean Rum (4 oz.) 1/4     tsp. Angostura® Orange Bitters 3        cups diced* ripe mango (about 16 oz.) 3        cups diced […]

Golden Fruit Salsa-Chutney

Golden Fruit Salsa-Chutney

Fruit salsa, chutney – or can it be a sundae topping?  Take your pick! It’s ‘golden’ any way you serve it. Sweet-tangy golden raisins and summer fruits – peaches, nectarines, strawberries, apricots, and a zing of crystallized ginger. I created this fresh fruit salsa as […]

Sweet Heart Cocoa Coconut Torte

Sweet Heart Cocoa Coconut Torte

Have your cake and no sugar too! No added sugar and no gluten, but plenty of flavor! Cocoa Coconut Torte is sweetened with raisin and date puree like my Raisin-Date Apple Muffins. The cake is rich and sweet, similar to a flourless chocolate torte. Ground almonds replace flour for a little extra […]

Cranberry-Orange Pecan Bread

Cranberry-Orange Pecan Bread

Crunchy toasted pecans and Angostura Orange Bitters complement tangy cranberries in this easy, yummy holiday quick bread.  My Orange-Laced Frosting here makes a fancier quick bread.  For holiday gifts, I’m going to try this recipe using two smaller, 3 x 5-3/4″ loaf pans (perhaps three smaller pans – tbd).  Of […]