Earth Day Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies (adaptive from Wild Whoopie Blueberry Pies- Sinful Nutrition) Sandwich Cookies 1 ½ cups all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons canola oil ⅔ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large egg ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup frozenContinue reading “Earth Day Whoopie Pies”

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls Dough • 2- 1/4-ounce package yeast • 1/2 cup luke warm water (approximately 140F)  • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/3 cup butter, melted • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 egg • 4 to 4 ½  cups all-purpose flour Filling • ½ cup butter, softened • ¾ cup likely packed brown sugar • 2Continue reading “Cinnamon Rolls”

Limonc”hello”

Limoncello (adaptive from What’s Cooking America recipe): 15 organic lemons ( I used 6 meyer lemons and 9 regular lemons)   2 (750 ml) bottles 100-proof vodka ( I used Tito’s)  Simple Syrup: 4 cups sugar 5 cups water (filtered tap water or distilled water) Instructions Step One: Clean the lemons to remove any dirt,Continue reading “Limonc”hello””

Pineapple Pie

Pineapple Pie Crust 2 cups All purpose flour 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 tsp of salt ¼ cup of melted coconut oil, cooled to room temp. ¼ cup of cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes * 2 tbsp. of vodka 2-4 tbsp. of ice cold water * (for vegan crust, use ¼ cup ofContinue reading “Pineapple Pie”

Nostalgia cookies

  Ingredients 2 cups cinnamon crunch cereal 2 cups AP flour 1 tsp baking powder ½  tsp of salt ½ tsp of cinnamon 1 cup of butter, room temperature 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 2 large eggs, room temp. 2 tsp of vanilla extract 2 cups of marshmallows, separated from cereal 2 cups ofContinue reading “Nostalgia cookies”

Strawberry Tequila Lime Cake

First off apologies for my absence in my blog posting. I have been slacking and am going to get back posting something monthly.   Well, last week was the perfect storm of celebration in the Los Angeles area. It was Taco Tuesday as well as Cinco de Mayo. My plans were to find some cheesyContinue reading “Strawberry Tequila Lime Cake”

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”

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”