Pumpkin Cheesecake

When the rain starts falling and the leaves change from greens to reds, I start dreaming of pumpkins; pumpkin pies, pumpkin puddings and of course pumpkin cheesecake.  I love cheesecake and I love pumpkins so this recipe is the best of both worlds. Start by making the crust. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F….

Pear Polenta Cake

There are many different cakes and I wanted to try something new. In my cupboard, there was polenta that had been sitting around for awhile and I wanted to get rid of it. I decided to see if there was a dessert I could make with it. After googling, I found a recipe for  upside…

Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

Rhubarb is one of those beautiful plants you find in many gardens. They have bright red stalks and dark green leaves.  The leaves of the rhubarb are poisonous and cannot be used in baking and cooking. The red stalks are sour and need to be cooked or baked with sugar. My backyard has one rhubarb…

Decorating Jello with Fruit

Jello doesn’t have to be an understated dessert. You can make your Jello the life of the party by decorating it with fruit. I came up with this idea because my friend who loves Jello would always make Jello “cakes”. For her birthday, we decided to make her a Jello Birthday Cake. To decorate the…

Creme Brulee without a torch

A couple weeks ago, I posted a review on Nordstrom Cafe. When I was there I ordered creme brulee. It was yum.  I decided it was my turn to make this favorite dish. One reason I don’t make this dish often is that I hate using a torch.  I improvised in this version. You will…

Green Tea Mochi! (with Homemade Red Bean Paste)

The other day was my grandma’s birthday. Instead of making her a cake I decided to make your green tea mochi.  I have always wanted to make mochi but was scared that it would be hard. In fact it is super easy.  I even made the filling! The night before I rinsed and put the…

Two Takes on Cinnamon Buns

During my trip to Alaska, I found this recipe book. It had lots of different recipes using sour dough. There was cakes, breads and even cinnamon buns. I wanted to see if sourdough cinnamon buns were better than regular cinnamon buns so I decided to try out both recipes. The sour dough cinnamon bun recipe…

Mango Pudding!

Most people in Vancouver get their mango pudding after dinner at a Chinese restaurant. A typical dessert at a Chinese restaurant is either red bean soup or mango pudding. Sometimes you don’t always get mango pudding or sometimes your mango pudding is from a package which is not aways the best tasting. This mango pudding recip tastes delicious and is…

Tiramisu + Cheesecake = Heaven

Ever wanted to have cheesecake and Tiramisu together?  Well now you can!  This all started when I was going to make a Tiramisu but I was unaware of how many people were showing up to the party.  Definitely one recipe of Tiramisu was not going to be enough.  I looked and looked online for a…