Category Archives: Sweet Treats

Homemade Copycat Girls Scout Thin Mint Cookies

Are you like me and love thin mints?  Especially those delectable girls scout cookies?  I absolutely love those minty cookies!!  I wait all year to buy them from girls scouts who are usually selling them outside grocery stores.  Minty chocolate all enrobed around a crunchy cookie – these are so addicting and I love them so much that I can never stop at just one, or two or three!  It’s a good thing I only buy them once a year 😀.  Now, I am in a quandary.  Because I’ve found the easiest recipe possible to make these thin mint cookies at home at anytime of the year! Continue reading Homemade Copycat Girls Scout Thin Mint Cookies

Rose and Ginger Cupcakes

It was a gorgeous sunny day with blue skies and puffs of white clouds last week Thursday.  On that morning I had already gone on my walk, already spent time in my garden, and already prepared lunch for the family, and still had time on my hands, so I decided to bake.  With such a beautiful day in front of me, a spring inspired cupcake seemed very appealing.

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Apple Pecan Crumble

With all things wholesome such as fresh apples, oats, nuts, cinnamon, and brown sugar Apple crumble is my go-to dessert when I want to make something sweet, easy and comforting.  It’s the most simple of desserts with the most stupendous of results.  For today’s recipe I took my original Cardamom Spiced Apple Almond Crumble and modified it to add lots of pecans. I added pecans because honestly I was in the mood for crunchy pecans in a dessert.  Continue reading Apple Pecan Crumble

Vanilla Poundcake with Orange Syrup

Sometimes you just want a good old-fashioned simple poundcake. You know what I mean? Something sweet, dense, and moist to have with a cup of tea or coffee. That’s what I was craving when I made this vanilla poundcake with orange syrup. Vanilla poundcake with simple syrup is an easy and quick sweet treat that you can whip up in minutes. Continue reading Vanilla Poundcake with Orange Syrup

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Anyone?

Chocolate chips cookies – the all-American cookie is a favorite cookie of many a kid and adult alike. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, with sweet chocolate chips, all melted in a cookie.  This is one feel-good sweet treat. There are so many recipes out there for chocolate chip cookies that one can find countless recipes for the ultimate chocolate-chip cookie in cookbooks and online, and they are all great recipes –  how can you go wrong with sugar, butter, chocolate, and dough?. Here is one more chocolate-chip cookie recipe to add to your chocolate-chip cookie recipe library. Continue reading Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Anyone?

Homemade Bircher Muesli

Oh how I love Bircher muesli. I used to make it all the time years ago, and Hitesh and I would have it every morning.  It was a quick breakfast that didn’t require much work, all the prep was done and all we had to do is have a scoop in the morning with a little milk and berries.  It was sweet and delicious and had everything in a bowl – whole grain oats, honey, apple, dried fruits, and yogurt.  Not only did it satisfy us for hours, it tasted amazing. Continue reading Homemade Bircher Muesli

Almond Orange Bars

Soft crumbly almond orange bars are a flourless almond torte/brownie like dessert made with all the goodness of crushed almonds.  I got the idea for this almond bar when I was making a Spanish almond cake called Tarta de Santiago—Galicia.  The almond cake was wonderfully fluffy and light but it took 6 eggs to make it that way and I thought let me try and make a version with just 2 eggs and alter the recipe a bit.  Here I was trying to figure out if anyone would like this almond bar like cake when a funny thing happened;  the family started trying it and absolutely loved it! Continue reading Almond Orange Bars

Wine Poached Dried Fruits

Wine poached dried fruits is one of those sweet treats that looks like it came from an old-fashioned Victorian shop and tastes as decadent as it looks.  Seriously though, what’s not to like about a boozy jam of fruit compote that can be had with ice cream or a piece of cake?  Wine poached fruits tastes like a fruit cake in jar.  With lots of wine, spices and dried fruits the only thing missing is the flour, butter and baking. Super delicious, decadent and oh so fancy,  you might think these poached fruits are hard to make but in actuality it’s pretty darn easy! Continue reading Wine Poached Dried Fruits