dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello all! I love chocolate chip cookies with a passion – especially when they’re freshly baked & the chocolate chips are still warm and gooey! Yup, that’s the best kind! Anyways, it’s taken me a long time to perfect a recipe from scratch, however doing some research and help from some friends, this is what we’ve got!

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 1/2 […] Read more

Cheesecake with Triple Berry Sauce

The holiday season was a big time for parties at my house-hold. So here’s yet another recipe I developed for our holiday get togethers! This one is a basic cheesecake with a triple berry sauce.
Here’s what you’ll need:
cheesecake filling:
3 lbs (48 oz) cream cheese
1.5 cup sugar
3 tbs vanilla
3 cups sour cream
2 tbs lemon juice
3 tbs cornstarch
6 tbs flour
2 tbs baking […] Read more

Apple Tart!

Need a quick/easy dessert? Well this is what you want to make then! A simple dessert that looks as beautiful as it tastes!
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 sheets of puff pastry
4 Granny Smith Apples
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
2 tsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of ground clove and ground ginger
First we’re going to preheat oven to 350. Then […] Read more

Lemon Squares!

I’ve been wanting to post for SO long now & boy has it been a while! Sorry about that, I’ve been caught up with endless exams and finals and overall a crazy semester; however, it is now WINTERBREAK! – which means time to finally relax!! Yesterday we had a kishori (girls in high school & college) gathering at my house […] Read more

Discombublated Apple Pie

The ingredients of apple pie, split up to make an elegant dessert :) This past Saturday, I had the honor of teaching the cooking class at my mandir (temple) and decided to go with this twist on a classic.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 boxed mix of apple pie (I’ve used Betty Crocker before, but Shop Rite has it’s own version only […] Read more

Avocado Ice Cream w/ Dark Chocolate

May not sound as delicious as it is, but trust me it is! Got the idea of the recipe from Alton Brown’s Good Eats, but altered it a bit.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 small to medium avocados
1 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup 2% milk
1 & 1/2 cup heavy cream
5 squares of dark chocolate (I used dove chocolate)
Here’s the […] Read more

Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce definitely has a special place in my heart! I absolutely love caramel in all forms especially all over my ice cream in the saucy version. Thinking about it is just making my mouth water – lucky for me I have a whole bottle full of homemade stuff that tastes absolutely delightful.

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 & 1/2 cup sugar
2 […] Read more

JANU BARS!

It’s my cousin’s birthday today and I practically grew up with her so I decided to make this bar for her with some of her favorite ingredients (well, she claims she doesn’t have favorites.) It’s a play on magic bars.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 cups of graham cracker crumbs
2 sleeves of graham crackers (~3 cups crumbs) [1 honey + 1 […] Read more