Fruit

unarrested development – lemon ‘mac’ cookies

April 11, 2014
Lemon ‘Mac' Cookies

Macaroons have long been a staple at the Passover table—confections made with shredded coconut and usually egg whites and sugar, baked to a slightly crunchy exterior and a soft chewy center. I think they are one of the most under-rated cookies around because they are too many versions that are overly sweet and sticky.

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party on – banana frangipane tart

April 4, 2014
Banana Frangipane Tart

The long awaited Pie Party Potluck LIVE! is back —and everyone seems to want a slice of pie  . . . or many slices of many pies. The event is sold out.

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the big picture – orange-scented honey almond cakes

March 21, 2014
Orange-scented Honey Almond Cakes

Ever since 2014 rolled around, I’ve been out of luck. I’m not talking about major catastrophes in my life—just the feeling that everyday, the universe is going against me.

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naughty love – cherry-pop chocolate cake

February 14, 2014
Cherry-Pop Chocolate Cake

Last week I talked about where love lies, but on Valentine’s Day and throughout the weekend, it’s time to have fun with your partner or with whomever you want to play. It’s an occasion to get naughty.

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where love lies – passionfruit mousse cake

February 7, 2014
Passionfruit Mousse Cake

About three months after M and I dated, he said what we all want to hear in a relationship, “I love you.” Yet, I felt like I was woken in the middle of the night or stuffing my face with doughnuts and unable to speak. All I could manage was “Ummmm, too.”

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justified – blueberry kalamasi coconut cake

January 31, 2014
Blueberry Kalamasi Coconut Cake

A couple of weeks ago, I posted the question: are four sticks (1 pound) of butter a bit excessive to make 12 muffin-size cakes? The responses were quite interesting. Most said yes, but a handful of folks actually said it’s justified, if these mini cakes are like pound cakes.

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balance diet – naughty cake (boozy coconut-chocolate cake)

January 10, 2014
Naughty Cake aka Coconut-Chocolate Cake

Happy New Year! I had my share of sweet holiday treats from Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations, and I hope you did too.

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tis the reason – pistachio cranberry peppermint bars

December 20, 2013
Pistachio Cranberry Peppermint Bars

As 2013 draws to a close, I want to express my gratitude to all my readers. Thank you for your coming to the blog so regularly.

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chasing christmas – pomegranate chocolate bundt cake

December 13, 2013
Pomegranate Chocolate Bundt Cake

Christmas in Hong Kong is a different species—think of it as New Year’s Day with gifts. In the public places, the glittering lights and artificial trees are oversized, and there’s a gleeful energy from everyone rushing about with bags of presents. The high sport of shopping, which normally requires aerobic energy, suddenly shifts up to […]

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pretty in pink – cinnamon poached apple cake

November 8, 2013
Cinnamon Poached Apple Cake

Once in a while, I’ll spot a produce item that’s totally captivating—perhaps for its inherent natural beauty or how it could be transformed in the kitchen.  So there at Montgomery Place Orchard one Saturday morning amongst the typical autumnal color palette of browns, orange, yellows, auburns and vibrant reds sat a proud bushel of pale green apples with […]

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making the grades – ‘fruit & nut’ chocolate cake

November 1, 2013
'Fruit & Nut' Chocolate Cake

Now that Halloween is over, did you satisfy your sweet tooth—or do you still have bags of individually wrapped bite-size candies waiting for you in a cabinet? Enough to make you slip into a sugar coma? Living in NYC, we don’t have kiddies ringing the doorbell for trick or treat, so we’re spared from having left […]

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