Category: Desserts

Mexican Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are “genius,” which is appropriate as we celebrate Albert Einstein’s 136th birthday. They not only combine chocolate, flour, eggs and sugar, but add vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne and Jack Daniel’s Whiskey! Along with raisins and pecans: you have “genius!”* And it’s also Pi Day, but I made […]

Pan de Plátano

We recently had some bananas that were getting nicely sweet and ripe and needed to be used in some way. Usually, I make banana bread and that is what I did again. But this time, I used a recipe from Marge Poore’s 1,000 Mexican Recipes cookbook. I noticed […]

Apple Sauce

Autumn has arrived! For those of us that live in the northern half of North America that means apple season. This past weekend on the way home from church, we visited Door Creek Orchard, an apple orchard a few minutes from our house. It is a small orchard […]

Polvorones de Nuez

I don’t eat a lot of cookies, but I do like shortbread cookies.  In fact, we often keep a pack of Keebler Pecan Sandies in our pantry (sometimes Cashew Sandies).  They are great with some ice cream when you want to relax while watching a movie.  I like […]

Arroz con Leche

We weren’t a family that had dessert very often but this was one of our favorites.  Especially when it started getting cold outside.  In southern California that meant the low 50s!  It is a very simple dessert: milk, rice, sugar, raisins and cinnamon.  Sweet and creamy. While reading […]

Almond Oatmeal Cookies

We had some friends and their kids over for dinner to watch the Packer game today.  The Green Bay Packers played the New York Giants this afternoon and, unfortunately, lost.  But I’m glad we had cookies to temper the sadness. I wanted to make some cookies that kids […]

Apricot-Pistachio Biscotti

Growing up in southern California, we had fruit trees in our garden and around the neighborhood.  Lemons, oranges, pomegranates, and even apricots. As a kid, I loved the fresh oranges, lemons, and pomegranates. The apricots, not so much.  But now they are probably my favorite fruit.  And dried […]