Instant Pot Apple Pear Butter

This year we were blessed with an abundance of apple pear (aka Asian pear or sand pear). This fruit is a pear that has a taste that is like pears but crispy like an apple. Since we had so many pears, I decided to make some apple pear butter to savor the taste through out…

Savory Turkish Coffee

New year, new coffee recipe. This time I wanted to try something different and savory. For this recipe, you will need some fresh rosemary and garlic. Yes you heard me right. Although I didn’t have the correct vessel to make my Turkish coffee, I think it worked fine in a sauce pan. To make this…

Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

Some days you just want a chocolate cupcake but sometimes you don’t have eggs or milk. Here is a vegan cupcake that is sure to satisfy your craving. (*note – I did make a double batch in the pictures) In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder,…

Eggnog Chia Pudding

This is a super easy pudding recipe that you can enjoy on your holiday. If you have some extra eggnog and Chia seeds then you are all set. This is best made the night before because you will need to let the Chia seeds soak in the egg nog. For 1 cup of liquid add…

Marshmallow Mousse

This is an easy dessert that leaves you wanting more. All you need is marshmallows, coconut milk and chocolate chips. In a large pot, add 1 can coconut milk. On medium heat, heat up the coconut milk and then add the marshmallows. I used an entire bag of large marshmallows. Small marshmallows would work as…

Plum Torte

This is a cozy family favorite usually made during the summer time when there are fresh plums available. However I think this would make a great holiday dessert because of all the cinnamon goodness. The plums can be substituted for other fruits, but the combination of sweet and tart work really well in this recipe….

Gingerbread Cookies

I love the spicy crispness of ginger cookies. Its a perfect blend of spices that warms your palate on cold winter days. Here is an easy gingerbread cookie recipe that can be used for making gingerbread houses or gingerbread cookies. In a large bowl cream the 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup…

Spiced Asian Pear

As I was searching for recipes to make with my Asian pears, I came across this recipe through my coworkers. Normally she would make spiced blueberries but suggested that I try this with some Asian pears. Well it was a hit with my family and goes great with so many dishes. Think of chutney. Slightly…

Dutch Apple Galette

A galette is a free form pie. It is rustic and organic. Perfect for someone who does not own a pie tray and doesn’t want to purchase a disposable one. This galette is a mash up of a dutch apple pie and a galette. A perfect combo for people who love crumbles and pies. Its…

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is yet another chocolate chip recipe. Can you tell I really like them? I decided to try this butter less cookie since my sister was trying to avoid dairy. I also wanted to try to use up items in my pantry and I had some coconut oil that I never really used too often….