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

Chocolate Berry Jam Cake with White Chocolate Ganache Frosting

My favorite cake combination is chocolate cake and white frosting. I love white chocolate ganache! I especially love that I can make it sugar free by using sugar free chocolate chips! Sort of like a devils food cake. The filling for this version is my own sugar free seedless mixed berry jam. Best part of … Continue reading Chocolate Berry Jam Cake with White Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Chocolate Berry Jam Cupcakes with Strawberry Ganache Frosting

Who doesn’t love a festive looking scrumptious cupcake? These are chocolate cupcakes, which are my favorite! They are sugar free, gluten free, low carb and keto friendly. The frosting is a sugar free ganache frosting. I had an extra bag of strawberry chocolate chips from Choczero, so that is how I achieved the color & … Continue reading Chocolate Berry Jam Cupcakes with Strawberry Ganache Frosting

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

Galatopita – Grain-free Greek Milk Pie

The first time I went to Greece as a married woman, one of the pites (pies) my mother in law had prepared for us was her famous galatopita. Galatopita means milk pie. It is a sweet dessert pie that is made with milk custard and a semolina base. Regionally, it can be made with or … Continue reading Galatopita – Grain-free Greek Milk Pie

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

Keto Mini Berry Tarts

I recently made two types of berry curds. A sugar free mixed berry curd and a strawberry curd. They are wonderful as fillings for cakes and tarts! They are so pretty, festive and they taste amazing! Today I opted for mini fruit tarts! Fruit tarts have always been my favorite little treats and I am … Continue reading Keto Mini Berry Tarts

Mixed Berry Curd

I recently was introduced to curd at Thanksgiving when I was looking for something different to make for the holiday, and made a baked cranberry curd tart. I have been curious about curd because I have always seen lemon curd in the market, and it is used in various desserts. Well, while I was exploring, … Continue reading Mixed Berry Curd