Tag Archive: cinnamon

Crafting with a Cinnamon Broom, Part 2

This post is continued from my previous post, “Crafting with a Cinnamon Broom, Part 1” from earlier this week.  I decided to use a store-bought cinnamon broom to make some small, scented wreaths… Continue reading

Crafting with a Cinnamon Broom, Part 1

A little over a week ago, I bought a cinnamon broom for $3.99 at the market.  It’s a bit too early for fall decor, if you ask me, (see my post “Thoughts on… Continue reading

Thoughts on the Cinnamon Broom

Here we are, in the first few days of August, and what did I see at the store? A display of cinnamon brooms. I usually associate the cinnamon broom with autumn and holidays… Continue reading

Cranberry Ice Cream

Je suis désolée, mes amies.  I have been sick the past few days and I didn’t post yesterday as promised!  But I’m making up for it today with a homemade cranberry ice cream… Continue reading

Spiced Apricot and Honey Goat Cheese

Now, I don’t know how to make homemade goat cheese, but I did come up with some pretty tasty mix-ins to add to plain goat cheese.  This blend of spices, dried apricots, and… Continue reading

Sweet, Spicy, and Simple: Baked Grapefruit

I first heard of baked grapefruit about a month ago and I was instantly intrigued.  I added it to my Culinary Bucket List a few days later.  Yet, I wondered: could grapefruit warmed… Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Cake Doughnuts with Coffee Liqueur and Raspberry Glaze

I have been planning a chocolate version of my mini cake doughnuts for a while now, but last week I got the idea to add coffee liqueur to the batter to enhance the… Continue reading

A Cup of … Spanish Mocha

Today I tried a new drink — Spanish mocha.  As far as I can tell, it is a blend of coffee or coffee liqueur, chocolate, cinnamon and spices (possibly a hint of cayenne… Continue reading

Pork-Loin with Dried Fruit, Pumpkin Butter, and Sweet, Smoky Red Wine Sauce

Today I am celebrating the birthday of a dear friend and recycling a wonderfully savory recipe that I discovered this fall.  I first made Jane Kirby and Kay Chun’s recipe for “Yucatán-Style Pork”… Continue reading

Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters

If you’re like me, you might have a few extra cans of pumpkin puree lying around this week. I decided to make a quick dessert out of one such can and blend the… Continue reading

Triple Nut Baklava with Spicy Orange Syrup

Today a friend and I baked up some Greek baklava inspired by and adapted from a cookbook featurette in the September 2011 issue of House Beautiful Magazine.  The original recipe is from a… Continue reading

Peach Pie Duet

This is a great recipe for hearty, peach pies for two.  The tangy, sweet peaches combine with spicy cinnamon and nutmeg under a veil of crunchy sugar coating to create a delicious dessert… Continue reading

Peach Margaritas!

I am convinced there is nothing that a good margarita cannot fix.  I have also been on a peach kick lately: adding peach soda to my teas, making peach pies, and now…peach margaritas!… Continue reading

Sassy “Shortcakes” With Balsamic Drizzle

I first thought of making a balsamic drizzle when I posted a shortcakes recipe in May. This recipe is inspired by and loosely adapted from: Patriotic Mini-Cakes, see the Resources page for more… Continue reading

Candied Bacon

Yes, I really did just say “candied bacon.” When I heard of this recipe from a family friend, I knew that even if it turned out poorly, I just had to try it.… Continue reading

Atypical and Appetizing … Pie and Cheesecake Crusts

I’m a savory-sweets person.  Perhaps this is why I prefer pies and cheesecakes over any other type of dessert.  I’m all about the CRUST, and I love to experiment! I’m sure we have… Continue reading