Mascarpone Pie with Fresh Berries and Almond Crust

This Fourth of July, I wanted to make a festive little something to decorate with the good ole red, white and blue! I decided on this fabulous, light and refreshing mascarpone pie, fragranced with lemon juice and zest. It's a no bake recipe, so it set in the refrigerator. I decorated it with sliced strawberries … Continue reading Mascarpone Pie with Fresh Berries and Almond Crust

Strawberry Crumble

What to do with a large container of overly ripe strawberries? Well, anything really! I decided that this weeks sugar free dessert should be a strawberry crumble. Very easy and perfect for your summer berries! I sweetened my strawberries with yacon syrup instead of sugar or other sweeteners. And my secret ingredient is a chocolate … Continue reading Strawberry Crumble

Prasopita- Leek and Onion Pie

You will love this non traditional take on a traditional prasopita. Prasopita is a leek pita or pie that is made with leeks, red onion, spring onion, dill, mint & feta. It is lesser known outside of Greece, however well loved among the natives. Leeks, onions, shallots, garlic, spring onions, and chives are all part … Continue reading Prasopita- Leek and Onion Pie

Lemon Ouzo Olive Oil Bundt Cake

This beautiful bundt cake will be a hit at your next gathering! It is made with almond flour, olive oil, Greek yogurt, lemon zest and ouzo! Glazed with white chocolate, and garnished with toasted almond slivers, lemon zest and dry edible rose petals. This is my take on a lemenoladopita, or lemon olive oil cake, … Continue reading Lemon Ouzo Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Hawaiian Haupia – Keto Coconut Milk Treat

I’ve been dreaming about Hawaii lately and desiring to go! In my culinary research I discovered this wonderful and refreshing coconut milk pudding. It is a favorite at luaus and various other types of gatherings and celebrations. If you are looking for a dessert that takes only a few minutes to make, with very little … Continue reading Hawaiian Haupia – Keto Coconut Milk Treat

Sesame Peanut Noodle Bowl

When I was fresh out of college in the mid 90s, I interned for a time with Interview Magazine in Soho. One of my absolute favorite lunch spots was Kelley & Ping, an Asian market & noodle house, on Greene Street. My favorite item on their menu was their cold sesame noodles! Everything about this … Continue reading Sesame Peanut Noodle Bowl

Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie always reminds me of my trips to Florida. I remember eating it in Key West after having visited the Hemingway House at a nice cafe in the area. Being a writer and a reader, and a big fan of Ernest Hemingway, visiting his home was a time of inpisration. It even inspired … Continue reading Key Lime Pie Bars

Blood Orange Karydopita

My wonderful friend Elainee picked blood oranges off of her tree the other day and I decided to keep the last few for a dessert. As I brainstormed on what to make, I thought of this variation on the traditional karydopita, which is a walnut cake full of warm spices like cinnamon and clove, soaked … Continue reading Blood Orange Karydopita