Sweet Potato Bread with Brown Butter Bourbon glaze

Happy Black History Month!! I love this time of year. Being able to reflect on my ancestors and all that have done for this country. The best way that I try and acknowledge my roots is through food. I love to make recipes that include ingredients that I know are true to my heritage butContinue reading “Sweet Potato Bread with Brown Butter Bourbon glaze”

Protein Packed Gluten-free Applesauce Muffins

I made some applesauce a couple of weeks ago because first of all its Fall!! It makes your house smell amazing. Secondly, my mom brought me some apples from her tree and they were going soft, so I needed to do something with them pronto. I just peeled, cored and chopped them up. I threwContinue reading “Protein Packed Gluten-free Applesauce Muffins”

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Salted Caramel and pecans

                    Ingredients ½ cup of butter, room temperature ½ cup of vegetable oil 2 cups of sugar 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/2 tsp of salt 1 tsp of cinnamon ½ tsp of nutmeg ¼ tsp of ground ginger 1/8Continue reading “Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Salted Caramel and pecans”

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake with Banana Toffee Filling

I love this time of year especially because I love everything pumpkin!! To be more clear, I love everything pumpkin spice. I am not a fan of pumpkin pie but pumpkin and pumpkin spice seems to make everything else better. Of course my favorite fall drink is a PSL. I decided that this Fall treatContinue reading “Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake with Banana Toffee Filling”

Carrot Cake Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Whiskey Glaze

            I’m not sure why but most of my dessert ideas come to me at night. Maybe its the fact that my wildest fantasies are food focused. (Greedy girl at heart). One eventful evening I had an idea about combining carrot cake and bread pudding. I woke up thinking “whyContinue reading “Carrot Cake Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Whiskey Glaze”

Fig and Raspberry Tart

                        Ingredients  6 dried figs,  chopped ¼ cup Disaronno, (or any almond liqueur) 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more as needed 1 cup whole amaretti cookies ¼ tsp of salt 1/8 tsp ground cloves ¼ tsp of ground ginger 7 Tbs. cold unsalted butter,Continue reading “Fig and Raspberry Tart”

“Clean” White Peach Blueberry Bars

              During my preparation for my move I was cleaning out my refrigerator. I stumbled upon a couple of packs of blueberries used for my protein smoothies. I discovered that July was National Blueberry Month so I definitely did not want to waste them. I rummaged in my pantryContinue reading ““Clean” White Peach Blueberry Bars”

Peaches and Cream cookies

    For Doctor’s Day this year our hospital was kind enough to give all the physicians baskets filled with fruit and nuts. I’m not sure if this was some sort of inside joke being that I work in California but I enjoyed it just the same. Inside the basket there was one item inContinue reading “Peaches and Cream cookies”