Category Sweets and Treats

I am a Writer (who made Blueberry Lemon Delicious Pudding)

Something happened to me last week. I became a writer. I didn’t get a job or a book contract. Nothing actually changed at all except for my mindset. I haven’t been paid for writing in decades, and yet, I still write. I write because it is what I like to do. And therefore, I am […]

I’m in a Transition so I made a Cake

It has been 59 days since my last post and I feel like the Catholic school girl I once was, going to confession to tell my audience in the dark box what I have been up to when he, my audience, had not thought about me or my life since the last time I visited […]

Pomegranate Flan for Allan

Flan seems like an appropriate recipe for One and Only Son’s birthday, which is tomorrow, which begins the celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which is where I gave birth to said Son. While living in Mexico, birthplace of One and Only Son, I discovered flan…an easy, delicious and quite impressive dessert.  Over the years, I […]

Mom’s Memory Pie (aka Blueberry Lemon Tart)

Today is my father-in-law’s birthday. And two days ago was Firstborn Daughter’s birthday. You may wonder why I am posting about my Mom today instead of them. Well, here’s the thing. I started testing recipes earlier this summer to commemorate their special days. But I didn’t finish.  I am not stressing about it, I just […]

Foolproof Favorites from Famous Chefs – Balsamic Strawberries

I went to the farmer’s market in Solvang yesterday. I was buying some green beans and the friendly farmer handed me two ripe strawberries to taste.  So I did.  I had no need for strawberries and was rushing home to start prepping for a dinner party last night.  The peach dessert was already made and […]

Elizabeth’s Summer Pie

I met Elizabeth at a birthday party. There were about thirty of us gals celebrating and roasting a friend.  I had finished putting out the salad (roasted beet and goat cheese on arrugula with citrus shallot dressing) and had just filled my plate with goodies when I saw Elizabeth.  I hadn’t met her before and […]

Paleo Carrot Banana Muffins

Some recipes just work. Maybe it’s because you are comfortable with the ingredients, or the results satisfy your taste buds in some kind of a primal way that is rarely achieved, or maybe you were in a good mood the first time you tried it.  Whatever the reason or reasons, some recipes strike the right […]