Ode to Cranberry

Photo above: Cranberry syrup on vanilla pancakes I love cranberries and they are not just for Thanksgiving! Here are two recipes that work together and highlight this lovely flavor. Cranberry Syrup   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 25 mins   Super easy to make and a…

Holiday Baking 2011

Here is the short list of what I plan to bake this holiday season. I’m sure I will be adding to it… Click on the images to go to the recipes online.   Cherry-Pistachio Nougat For these I used parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray instead of edible rice paper. It was…

Cherry Charlottes

This dessert is really easy and super yummy. Cherry Charlottes   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins   Great way to use fresh cherries or other summer berries Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 6 Ingredients 3 cups fresh cherries 1 tbsp corn starch 2-3 tbsp sugar…

Chocolate-Filled Mango Cupcakes with Cherry Frosting

Above: Finished cupcake revealing the chocolate center. I came up with this while planning my daughter’s fifth birthday party. I wanted a tropical theme to celebrate her roots (she is half Dominican and spent her first 4 years there) but I also needed to incorporate chocolate, my daughter’s favorite food. Chocolate-Filled Mango…

Christmas Bark

For me, a gift is not a gift if I don’t make it or at least enhance it in a creative way. This year was a challenge because I’m living in my mom’s tiny house, no space of my own, no workspace. So I knew I couldn’t sew or make any type…