Category: Sweet Recipes

Gluten-Free Blackberry Oat Bars

Gluten-Free Blackberry Oat Bars

Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, these blackberry oat bars may just become your new favorite treat. Fresh blackberries are the feature in these tasty bars. Sweet, yet tart with great texture. Thankfully, fresh berries are available well into the cool Fall months and here in California even […]

Pear Olive Oil Cake

Pear Olive Oil Cake

This recipe is based on a recipe I recently saw in The Jewish Weekly in a special food feature about Rosh Hashanah (which starts tonight) the Jewish New Year–also known as the first of the High Holidays. As someone who celebrates the Jewish holidays, I welcome […]

Changemaker Power Of Girl Founder Lily Riccio And Her Favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake

Changemaker Power Of Girl Founder Lily Riccio And Her Favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake

15 year-old Lily Riccio is my featured Changemaker this month. This high school sophomore is doing her part to help shatter barriers and bring down glass ceilings across industries. Lily launched her digital platform, Power of Girl, in April of 2017.  It is an inspirational […]

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

My thoughts on pies are no secret: I’m not a huge cooked fruit person, I say this yet I still enjoy a pie on occasion, especially a really good one.  This year, I decided to play around with an easy pie-like type of dessert—fruit hand […]

Apricot Quick Jam

Apricot Quick Jam

I don’t typically crave jam. But in the summer, with delicious ripe fruit and berries, it’s more appealing. Right before traveling to Europe, our entire apricot tree ripened at once. Totally serious, the whole tree! I made some coconut-apricot bars using my raspberry-coconut oatmeal bar recipe […]

Frozen Grand Marnier Soufflé

Frozen Grand Marnier Soufflé

A frozen Grand Marnier soufflé is a thoroughly elegant dessert.  It is also one of the tastiest. Some say it’s similar to ice cream. But not in my book. Frozen soufflés are rich and heavenly. They are light, but luxurious. Back in my restaurant days, I […]