Peach Cake

Summer produce is quite simply, the best stuff ever. The smell of walking into your local farmer’s market is unmistakable, and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to figure out how to take advantage of all those bea...


Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Sugar Glaze

What is it about lemons and poppy seeds that ALWAYS seem like a good idea? Always coming at you in the form of a big, fluffy, citrusy muffin that beckons our call, any time of the year. But for some reason, this summer, a muffi...


Sweet Potato Jalapeno Chili

Sweet Potato Jalapeño Chili   March madness can be a bit crazy. And I’m not just talking about basketball. It’s our last month of limbo. Is it winter? Is it spring? Is it something in between? Will the sun EVER come b...


ORANGE AND CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK POUND CAKE

Orange & Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake Valentine’s Day. If you are single, this is just another day in the wild jungle that is the dating version of the Hunger Games (may the odds be ever in your favor). If you are in a...



Black Sesame Ice Cream

Black Sesame Ice Cream Ice cream? In January? Duh. Lately, at least in NYC, the cold just doesn’t seem to let up. 30 degrees feels like a heat wave, and summer feels like another lifetime ago. We are all dreaming of beaches, ...


TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES

It’s that time of year again.  No, I am not talking about the holidays. I am talking about the endless amounts of cookie swaps and edible gift-giving season that has commenced. Parties. Secret Santas. A gift for the mailman,...


PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BROWNIES

Deanna, the Mediterranean  Momma It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving. Time for turkeys, cranberries, stuffing, and a lot of time spent on the couch in a self-induced food coma. As I prepared to head out of town to...


Strawberry Rhubarb Orange-Scented Pudding Cake

I have to say, though, that there is one particular ingredient that is currently in season that I really only know to pair with one thing… rhubarb and it’s BFF, the strawberry. These two flavors are simply put, soul mates ...



Fresh Cinnamon Rolls with Eggnog Frosting

Deanna, The Mediterranean Mama Every year, my family has gotten into the tradition of indulging in cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. A warm and sticky jolt of sugar with our coffee and mimosas to help us open presents, and c...


The Best Meal of the Year – Part 2

THE BEST MEAL OF THE YEAR – PART 2   The Mediterranean Mama, Deanna  gave us a “turkey-less” rendition of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, with a “piggy” twist. There is nothing worse on Thanksgiving than...