Category: Cakes + Pastries

Holiday Icebox Cake

Holiday Icebox Cake

This is a holiday icebox cake, my new favorite, effortless no-bake retro dessert. The term “retro desserts” has been popular for a while now. Food, much like fashion, is often circular. Food trends swing far and wide, but those with real roots, often circle back 

Pumpkin Cheesecake With A Pretzel-Graham Cracker Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake With A Pretzel-Graham Cracker Crust

Yes, believe it or not, there is a National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, it’s October 21st. It’s funny, I would have thought it was closer to Thanksgiving. The Fall baking season is in full swing, holiday meal planning has begun and pumpkin desserts are now more popular 

Fresh Fig Cake

Fresh Fig Cake

People don’t typically invite former professional chefs over to dinner. I’m totally serious. That sounds funny I know, but it’s true. I have other chef friends who say the same. Honestly, it’s a thing. Truthfully, what people should know is that chefs make excellent guests 

Din Tai Fung Chocolate Xiao Long Bao

Din Tai Fung Chocolate Xiao Long Bao

My families love of Din Tai Fung is no secret. I did a copycat recipe of their chilled cucumber salad (a true favorite) and to this day, this simple dish, remains one of my most viewed blog posts. I think that says something. Din Tai Fung 

Frosted Banana Cake

Frosted Banana Cake

I have always loved bananas.  As a kid, I prefered them over apples. Straight-up, on top of cereal, with ice cream, you name it, I’m a fan. Like banana bread, frosted banana cake was a treat and something I always looked forward to having. Some 

Chocolate Mocha Countdown Cupcakes

Chocolate Mocha Countdown Cupcakes

You survived the holiday season but you have one more celebration to come. But this one is easier. Much easier. New Year’s Eve is a bit more celebrated than New Year’s Day. And let’s call New Year’s Day what it is: a recovery day for