Browned Butter Pears with Crunchy Almond Crumble

During the current pandemic, like many others, I find myself purchasing more of an item than I usually would. I guess internally I'm worried that one day we won't be allowed to go into the grocery stores at all so I'm even buying larger quantities of fruits and veggies  when I see them, afraid it … Continue reading Browned Butter Pears with Crunchy Almond Crumble

Doubled Salted Caramel Ice-Cream

I used to get sad when my family didn’t like something that I made.  The first time I made this ice-cream my husband didn’t like it.  He said it tasted ‘burnt’.   At first I was kind of sad.  Then I realized that this meant there would be more for me I got over my sadness. … Continue reading Doubled Salted Caramel Ice-Cream

Double Crumble Strawberry Bars

I often end up baking or cooking things because of what is lying around that needs to be used, and fast.  You see, here in Mexico, because of the heat and humidity, (and I truly believe because our food is a little less processed also), food seems to waste faster.  When I buy bananas for … Continue reading Double Crumble Strawberry Bars

Sticky Toffee Pudding

I would have never made this recipe if I was flipping through a cookbook or the internet.  Dates?  Not a fan.  In a dessert?  Weird. I don't remember the first time I had this, but it was made by my talented dessert making friend that has passed a lot of fantastic dessert recipes on to … Continue reading Sticky Toffee Pudding

Chocolate Hokey Pokey (aka Sponge Candy)

About two and a half years ago, a family of eight moved to our neighborhood from New Zealand.  Their children spanned about 15 years, three boys and three girls.  I fell in love with their accents and expressions such as "togs" instead of bathing suit, "jandals" instead of sandals, and probably my favorite, "sweet as", … Continue reading Chocolate Hokey Pokey (aka Sponge Candy)

Spiced Cranberry Tea Cake

I love showing hospitality.  But I've never been great at saving things 'just in case' somebody drops by.  My mom has always been good at that.  "Mom, why are you buying so much cheese?".  "Well, you never know who's going to stop by and you have to have SOMETHING to feed them". Do you?  I … Continue reading Spiced Cranberry Tea Cake