Oatmeal, Banana, Cranberry Cookies

So, you are trying to eat healthier but all you can think about is a cookie. Who hasn’t?They are everywhere! On TV, in magazines, on billboards, grocery stores, bakeries and even your children’s books. (Hello Cookie Monster)Cookies, cookies, cookies!!!! It’s as if you were hypnotized to think about cookies all day! There is no escape….

Southeast Asian Longan Fruit

Longan Fruit. How beautiful, dainty, exotic and sweet is this South Eastern Asian fruit? It is a hidden gem that I found in Chinatown section of New York City; sold on every street corner by the food vendors. At first glance I thought this small round brown fruit was lychee, but to my surprise it…

Fruity Yogurt Popsicles, Yum!!!

Who does not love a creamy Popsicle on a hot summers’ day? It is creamy, refreshing and healthy too. Shhh, we don’t have to tell anyone they are healthy. Heck, you can eat this as a meal on the go! These Popsicle’s have no added sugar, no food coloring, no syrup-just all organic  yogurt and…

Yvette’s Best Ever Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!! What a sweet and fun day! I have been making these cookies for a long time and since today is the day, and people keep asking me for the recipe (some just ask for me to make them) here is the recipe. It’s very easy to make and if…

Time for a Delicious Treat, Lemon Lavender Greek Yogurt Cake

  Spring is here and so are all the beautiful flowers that put a smile on our face. Certain flowers are also edible and help create a beautiful place setting for any meal or an added ingredient for that floral taste. Lavender has been well known for its relaxing and calming effects.When seeped as tea,…

Jicama

  In the United States, this weekend is Memorial Weekend, a time to remember and salute our troops for their dedication to this country for our freedom. So many lost lives that we need to pay honor and dedication to, that have given us our freedom. But many people also celebrate this weekend for the…

Holiday Apple Tart

There is no better aroma than the sweet smell of baked goods. It just brings back so many wonderful memories for me. Although my mom wasn’t a baker, she was a wonderful cook- my grandmother was an amazing baker. Whenever she baked, all the neighbors would be so happy since she loved to share her…

Decadent, Moist, Dark, Chocolate, Fig Cake

The title says it all! Wow, this is one of the best cakes I believe I ever baked. But, you only need a small piece because it is so rich and moist and, delicioso! Just dust some powdered sugar on top, serve it with either milk, coffee, tea or even a nice glass of red…

Caramel Apple Tartlets

Ahh, the finished product! It looks so pretty, like a flower, a real nice presentation to serve for a dinner party dessert , afternoon tea or just for yourself. I made these beauties with organic granny smith apples and left the skins on, so they not only provide more fiber, but also hold their shape…

Individual Apple Caramel Pies

Today was a good day to stay indoors and bake. The weather really changed from yesterdays 46 degrees to today’s 30 degrees and wet snow. So, I had a lot of work to do and figured today would be a good day to bake. I can then freeze these beauties and when I need them,…

Hot Cocoa Treat

These are such fun treats to make for friends and family. Most people love a cup of hot cocoa on a cold night. So to make it even more fun to make I added chocolate bits and mini marshmallows. Yummy!!  Now who wouldn’t want to receive this? These also make great treat bags as gifts…