Apple Yogurt Walnut Cake

So, if you follow my blog (and thank you) you will notice that I love to bake and cook with fruit. It just adds such delicious flavor and texture to your food. Since I had so many apples I wanted to bake some goodies to have on hand for company. And who doesn’t love a…

Vanilla Glazed, Crumb Top Apple Muffins

Apples, cinnamon, buttery crumb topping, vanilla glaze, yum, yum and yum! And what a perfectly baked, fresh out of the oven morning treat this was on such a wintry day. After the weather has maintained its’ record low of freezing weather, today was our first winter blizzard here in New York City and most of…

Happy New Year & Happy Birthday to Me!

  Reflecting back on 2017  I said to myself, “Whoa, where did the year go?” It really did fly by, almost with a blink of an eye. Although, there are so many wonderful memories and with those fond memories family, friends and  great food are commingled . I do pray and look forward to a…

Pear & Almond Tart with Fig Glaze

I enjoy baking especially around the holidays. It is such a great time of the year and it’s the perfect weather to turn your oven on and allow the aroma of baked goods to scent your home! If you follow my blog, which I hope you do, I usually bake with fruit or chocolate ingredients….

French Apple Tart

It’s that time of the year for fresh, crisp, sweet, tart and juicy apples. It’s Fall or Autumn season, depending on your word preference, the coziest time of the year. It is apple picking time and pumpkin picking time. A time to celebrate and enjoy the weekends with our loved ones in nature. Apple picking…

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…