Category Archives: dessert

Ultimate Airy Cheesecake

I don’t use the title of “ultimate cheesecake” lightly. I’ve been making cheesecake for years and I think I have finally perfected the ultimate airy, fluffy cheesecake (if you prefer a really dense cheesecake, try this recipe). About a year ago, I made a Smitten Kitchen recipe that calls for beating the eggs and sugar…

S’mores Brownies

Sometimes you just need a fun dessert. Also sometimes you need to use up a bag of mini marshmallows you bought for Passover and never ended up making into anything. These s’more brownies were a huge hit; they could also be a fun birthday party treat, and you could make these in muffin tins for…

Passover Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Store-bought Passover desserts are the worst. Not only are they ridiculously expensive, they aren’t even very good. But you can make your own delicious cookies! So don’t buy Passover desserts anymore :)

Gluten-Free Hamentashen

I love Jewish food-related traditions, especially hamentashen! For those who don’t know, hamentashen are triangular filled cookies that are traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim, which celebrate the Jews triumphing in the face of adversaries who want to kill them; the story isĀ catalogedĀ in the Book of Esther. Hope on over to My Jewish…

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

A number of people have told me recently that although they want to bake gluten-free, they don’t want to have to buy all of the gluten-free flours I use in my recipes. While I generally find that an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix just doesn’t cut it for some baked goods, for this particular cookie recipe…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The holiday season is an excellent excuse to bake ridiculous amounts of cookies. Luckily, my office is only too happy to gobble them up! I’ve experimented with a couple of different versions of this chocolate crinkle cookie recipe and I think I’m finally happy that I’ve got the right texture and flavor–lightly chocolatey, a hint…

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I went gluten-free, I also had to go oat-free. I REALLY miss oats, but as much as I pretend they don’t make me sick, even gluten-free oats just don’t agree with me. Because of this, I haven’t been able to eat my absolute favorite cookie in the world, oatmeal cookies.

A Sweet New Year: Gluten-Free Apple Kugel

Wow, it has been a long time since I posted anything! We just bought and moved into our first home so it’s been an incredibly hectic few months. I promise I’ll post pictures of the new place when it’s less of a disaster zone :) This is a little late for Rosh Hashana (Jewish New…

Strawberry Coconut Granita

For me, there is nothing more delicious than a cool, refreshing granita to top off a summer meal. Here I pair strawberries with a little coconut milk and a hint of cinnamon, but if you like this also works great with whatever fruit is in season: Peaches, pineapple, or even melon. Strawberry Coconut Granita Ingredients:…

Carrot Cake Muffins

I love carrot cake, but most recipes produce a very oily and heavy cake. So I set out to create all of the flavors of the perfect carrot cake in a much healthier gluten-free and dairy-free version. Yum! I frosted these with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting in honor of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot…