Tag Archive | "cinnamon"

Peach Crisp

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Fruit crisp is one of my favorite desserts because the oatmeal crumble on top adds a sweet crunch to each bite while allowing the fruit to remain the star of the dessert. I use whatever fruit is in season so this time I chose peaches for a grand finale of summer.

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Cinnamon and sugar is a simple yet soothing combination. I've always had a weakness for cinnamon and sugar so naturally these soft, chewy, and melt-in-your-mouth cookies are one of my favorites.

Mini Gingerbread Cupcakes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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This gingerbread can come in the form of cupcakes, mini cupcakes, or a 9x13 loaf. It is yummy plain but I love the addition of the cream cheese frosting.

Gingersnap Cookies

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


These gingersnaps are great served alone or with vanilla ice cream. They also make incredible ice cream sandwiches.

Wild Blackberry Pie

Monday, August 23, 2010


I love this pie during summer and I love this pie during winter (when I'm dreaming of summer). The "little wild blackberries" are the perfect combination of tart and sweet. If you don't have wild Pacific blackberries you can use the berry of your choice.

Dessert Pizza

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My sister-in-law came up with this idea when she was experimenting with some leftover Easy Pizza Crust dough. It reminds me of the dessert pizza we would order at pizza parlors when I was little but it's better because you can control how much sugar and butter you add.

Pfannkuchen (German Pancakes)

Monday, April 12, 2010


This recipe comes from my good friend, Milena, in Germany. Similar to crêpes, German pancakes are large and thin and can be used for both sweet and savory dishes. When I made these recently for breakfast, I made the sweeter version and added grated apples and blueberries to some of the pancakes.

Arroz con Leche

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Arroz con Leche, literally "rice with milk," is a traditional Spanish dessert that is also popular all throughout Latin America. Variations of rice pudding can be found around the world and this is the Spanish take on it. I love the simplicity of this recipe - rice, milk, a cinnamon stick and sugar. It is easy to make as long as you have forty minutes to an hour to watch it and stir it frequently.

Hot Cross Buns

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Hot Cross Buns were traditionally made on Good Friday but they have become a typical breakfast treat during the entire Easter season. The following recipe is the one that my mom still makes every Easter.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Over the past couple of years we have made Tikka Masala many times in an effort to perfect it. It typically has heavy cream so our goal has been to create a lighter version while matching the restaurant creaminess and flavor. The last time we made this, our fifteen-month old son couldn't get enough of it!

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