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”

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”

Healthy Resurrection Sunday protein packed pancakes

  1 cup of organic soy flour 1/2 cup of stone ground whole wheat flour 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder pinch of salt 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 serving of vanilla protein powder 3 tbsp of greek yogurt 1 tbsp of agave nectar 1 1/2 cups of finely shredded carrot 2 eggs, room temperature 1Continue reading “Healthy Resurrection Sunday protein packed pancakes”

Homemade King Cake with Bananas Foster Praline Filling

Ingredients Dough: 2 (¼ oz.) packets dry active yeast ½ cup of warm water (110 to 115 degrees) ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup butter, melted ½ cup of warm milk (110 to 115 degrees) 2 eggs yolks 1 ¼ tsp. salt 1 tsp. lemon zest ½ tsp. fresh grated nutmeg 3 to 3 ¾Continue reading “Homemade King Cake with Bananas Foster Praline Filling”

White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecakes

Filling 2- 8oz packages of cream cheese (room temp.) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup raspberry curd plus 3 tbsp, separated 2 whole eggs, plus 2 eggs yolks   Crust 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour pinch of salt 1/2 of unsalted butter, room temp 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar 1 large egg, roomContinue reading “White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecakes”

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pastries

When I was younger I loved Poptarts!! They were so convenient for breakfast or anytime. Instant sugar and energy, ignoring the crash 30 minutes later. LOL. My favorite flavor was always the frosted Cinnamon-Brown sugar. A pack of these and some Combos was my ultimate high school lunch. (Terribly unhealthy I know) Probably why IContinue reading “Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pastries”

Super Rich and Ridiculous Persimmon Bread

I LOVE giving homemade gifts for Christmas. Nothing shows more that you care for someone than taking the time to bake or make something special for that person. Usually I give out cookies or breads for the holidays. This year I wanted to include a different recipe to add a little excitement to my packages.Continue reading “Super Rich and Ridiculous Persimmon Bread”

Ginger Pear Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream

Cupcakes 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 tsp of baking powder 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger plus 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup of buttermilk 2 tbsp of pear liqueur (optional)Continue reading “Ginger Pear Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream”