desserts

GLUTENFREE HUMMINGBIRD CAKE WITH LEMON MASCARPONE FROSTING

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”37781667″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – “Imagine” by John Lennon NOTE: I meant to post this last week but in the midst of attending Big Traveling Potluck in Los Angeles, I completely forgot; the cake is still fabulous – I really hope you’ll bake one! Sometimes one just […]

GLUTEN-FREE TRIPLE-THREAT CHOCOLATE SQUARES

Januarys can be rather dull; while September ushers in bushels of apples, cider and doughnuts, October pays homage to the pumpkin. November we plan menus around family and turkeys (albeit there are times when one cannot make a distinction between the two) and December conversations center around words like: ho-ho-ho, […]

GLUTEN-FREE ROSEMARY-TANGERINE BISCOTTI

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year!’ croons Johnny Mathis on a classic holiday tune now blaring from my speakers. I’ve thought about that line quite a bit these past couple of holiday seasons wondering exactly who is having a good time? No, this isn’t going to be Negative […]

GLUTEN-FREE SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE

For more years than I care to admit, I’ve carried yellowing, smudged, brittle and torn recipe pages up and down the West coast, then to the Midwest – always tucked inside a bulging 3-ring recipe binder that is home to hundreds of other recipes I’ve collected over the years. Like […]

GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN BUCKLE WITH SUGARED PECANS

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”36161493″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Here We Go Again by Ray Charles with Norah Jones Guys, I’m going to out myself here and say that I am bone-tired. My brain is fried, my body’s ‘get-up-and-go, got-up-and-went;’ I’m staring at a calendar that says next week is Thanksgiving, […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE

Sometimes you just gotta put your head down and move forward. I have danced around this post for the last two months wishing that I, that my family, wouldn’t have to face this day. But today is here and rather than spend it in bed with ivory-colored, 100 percent, 600-thread […]

CHOCOLATE, COCONUT AND CARAMEL HUMMUS PASTRIES

When The Professor and I received an invite to become a ‘Sabra Tastemaker’ I wasn’t quite sure what being a Tastemaker entailed. We were already buying Sabra hummus on a regular basis and in fact, The Professor takes a scoop with some fresh veggies to campus for lunch nearly every […]

GLUTEN-FREE RHUBARB TOASTER PASTRIES

Ten minutes to empty my head, empty my thoughts, pen-to-paper without stopping. No editing, no looking back – only moving forward. Wouldn’t it be great if we could live life this way? If I could live my life this way? Only moving forward, never looking back to edit, cross through, […]

SANBITTER BOOZY SHAKE

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”30283479″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Stand By Me by Ben King Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry – and if you added the proverbial Neapolitan then that rounded the number up to four flavors of ice cream in my world back in the little house on Ankeny Street.  We […]