Category for Desserts

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Chocoflan


I’ve had sweet potatoes on my mind this week, mostly because I love sweet potato pie at Thanksgiving time. I guess I’m not the only one because as I was walking into the grocery

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Flan


Flan is a custard-like dessert with roots burrowed deep across all the Americas.  Making flan has to be an art form, since the smooth texture of the custard-like dessert and delicate flavor of the

Cherry Crumble


Summertime brings us the gift of plump, juicy cherries that kiss our lips with sweetness. It’s difficult to eat a cherry without imagining what it might taste like filling a pie or tart or pastry.

Cassata alla Siciliana


In college, I was taking an acting class that focused on using the techniques of Sanford Meisner. One of the key premises to using Meisner’s method is that the actor is never standing around

Gluten-Free* Peppermint Bark Brownies


Hi. My name is Andrea and I am addicted to Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark during the month of December. Cost Plus World Market carries the dark chocolate variety, so I stock up every year. I

Gluten-Free Buñuelos


I thought it would be a challenge to make gluten-free buñuelos for many reasons. Not only did I fear that they would crack and fall apart, I secretly dreaded the idea that they have

Pecan Pie (Gluten-Free and High Fructose Corn Syrup-Free)


Growing up in Arizona, there were palm and citrus and pecan trees everywhere. I have wonderful memories of fall, when as kids, we would crawl around in the yard searching for pecans that had

Gluten-Free Cherry Cranberry Pie with Streusel Topping


Cherries have always been one of my favorite fruits, even when I was a young child that refused to eat much of anything. Cranberries were something that grew on me. Together the sweet and

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pie


I never tried a sweet potato pie until 2004. Every Thanksgiving found pumpkin pie in the kitchen, pumpkin pie on the table. No matter where I went, East Coast or West, it was always

Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Walnut Muffins


When I posted the recipe for gluten-free pumpkin pancakes, my friend, Stacy, made a comment about muffins. Mmmmm, muffins! My mind traveled back to a snowy morning in Boston, when as a graduate student,