Fourless Chocolate Cake

I host a lot of dinner parties. At least once a week, there are at least four people eating in my kitchen. The reason is simple, I don’t just love to cook. I love to cook for people. The joy of seeing someone really enjoy something I’ve made for them is far more gratifying than any…

Lemon Bars

In the spirit of keeping these posts more real, I’m a recipe for my go to potluck dessert: lemon bars. They taste and look great and people always seem to think that they are a lot more work than they really are. A perfect combination! This batch was made for my Greener Reader book club…

Banana Coffee Cake

Life gets hectic, it’s a simple fact. Even the best laid plans can evaporate in a flash. For me, this blog has proven to be one of those aforementioned best laid plans. It’s a great goal and an easy item on the weekly checklist but more often than not I have put it aside in…

Coffee Sugar Cookies

Early morning is one of my favorite times of day. I don’t love the actual getting up part but after that pain has passed, rushing around in the pre-dawn light is kind of exciting. The only reason to be up that early is if there is something important that requires it. As an adult with…

Lilikoi Coconut Ice Cream

Lilikoi has got to be one of the most intense fruits I have ever experienced. No wonder it’s called passion fruit. The smell alone is enough to drive me crazy. Each wrinkly little fruit is just waiting to get broken open and spill its juices. The bright, tart, sweet flavor is the essence of tropical…

Coconut Rice Pudding

Sticky rice and salty mango at Thai restaurants is pretty much my favorite sweet dish. I could eat it forever. Seriously, that stuff is heaven for me. The problem is making the sticky rice at home. I haven’t mastered it by any stretch of the imagination. Not by a long shot. That’s why I went…

Mango Ginger Sorbet

Mango season. That glorious time when fruit that tastes like pure sunshine is falling from all the trees in the neighborhood. It comes and goes so quickly that sometimes we hardly know it has passed. Everyone seems to come together in their love of mangoes. Even the odd person who doesn’t like them seems to…