Archive for the ‘Fruit’ Category

Cinnamon Banana Bread

November 11th, 2014 | Bread, Fruit, Pastry, Quick, Quickbread, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Keep your old ripe bananas in the freezer and defrost them right before making this stellar banana bread. Add some nuts or chocolate chips if you want it to be extra special for the holidays. This banana bread is even better the next day. Cinnamon Banana Bread Makes one 9-inch loaf 2 cups all purpose […]

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Banana Cream Pie

November 4th, 2014 | Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

The goodness of ripe bananas meet a smooth vanilla custard in a buttery crust. Make this for the holidays or just because. Banana Cream Pie For the custard: 2 cups whole milk 6 large egg yolks 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/3 cornstarch, sifted 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg pinch […]

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Cranberry Cake

January 16th, 2014 | Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

This cake is ridiculous. Ridiculously good. Once you get a taste of this cake, you may end up buying up all the fresh cranberries at your grocer. Cranberries freeze beautifully, so you can make this cake anytime the craving hits. There’s a good chance I will be making this again within the week. Don’t judge. […]

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Tuxedo Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

September 15th, 2011 | Chocolate, Desserts, Fruit, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

These are chocolate-covered strawberries to the max! Perfect for your next event, birthday, or weddings! Or heck, make them for a romantic evening with your boo-boo. Super easy to make, and quick to boot. These little guys should be made not more than a day in advance, as the berries can start getting a little sad […]

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Strawberry Shortcake

May 7th, 2011 | Breakfast, Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Strawberry Shortcake is a perfectly summery food, celebrating the arrival of berry season with a marriage of buttery biscuit and fresh whipped cream. Make sure not to over mix the biscuit dough to ensure a light and flaky delicacy. Enjoy on a sunny weekend afternoon on your porch, with a glass of strawberry lemonade on […]

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Korean Cream Cake (Seeang Cream Cake)

April 30th, 2011 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 5 Comments

There’s an unsaid tradition in our family. For most of the year, American butter cakes and cookies are good and well. But when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations, a special cake is always freshly ordered from the local Korean bakery- Seeang Cream Cake, otherwise known as Korean Fresh Cream Cake. It consists of […]

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Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

January 1st, 2011 | Cookies, Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

Happy 2011, everyone! May the next year bring all your goals to realization, and may your cookbook collection get ever bigger. Amen. I was first introduced to Thumbprint Cookies in the fourth grade. That was my bookworm stage. As in, six hour, non-stop, novel devouring stage. There was a recipe for thumbprint cookies on the […]

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Best Cinnamon Apple Pie

November 24th, 2010 | Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 4 Comments

I try to stop myself from telling people that we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving. Of course, the general idea of the holiday is there. The family togetherness and general giving of thanks for everything that is going right in our lives. At the same time, its hard for people to grasp the fact that Korean […]

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Dinosaur Plum Jam

August 24th, 2010 | Desserts, Fruit, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 5 Comments

Can you believe it? It’s almost September already, yet the signs of Fall have yet to arrive. Instead, here in sunny California, we have heated days and breezy nights, making me want to spend the entire day by the poolside with a cold drink in hand.

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Ultimate Lemon Bars

August 6th, 2010 | Cookies, Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 7 Comments

I adore lemons. They’re always rolling around my kitchen somewhere, and definitely always on my shopping list. I use them on savory dishes, salad dressings, and of course, desserts. I’ve been making this recipe forever.

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