Lemon Poppyseed Tiramisu

I’m a huge fan of anything lemon flavored, and after making two tiramisus around Christmas/New Years, I had a brilliant idea – how about I alter the recipe and make a lemon tiramisu instead? I finally did a couple days ago after work. It’s pretty simple, as you really only need to change a few…

Post-Workout Pumpkin Smoothie

Speaking of pumpkins, aside from eating them plainly after being baked, you can obviously use them in various recipes. I’ve been incorporating pumpkin into my post-workout smoothies and I’m loving it. It gives them a silky texture and brilliant color. Below is this morning’s pumpkin smoothie with banana, strawberries, oatmeal, honey, milk, and water. Boom! (Picture…

Plum Dumplings & Other Kitchen Adventures

First thing’s first: my feet hurt like you wouldn’t believe. I’ve been standing and walking all day long in non-supportive flip flops while cooking. My back’s also killing me a bit – signs of getting old?? Anyway, my parents have been down in Atlanta this weekend at a wedding, and this is the first time…

Apricot & Cherry Clafoutis

Last month I was obsessed with making Clafoutis. So obsessed I made two versions within one week. As Wikipedia describes it, Clafoutis is “a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.” The first one I made was with apricots, and it was deliciously tart, but…

Simple Strawberry Cake

Two things: 1. I love baking because it’s an art that gives me very quick and satisfying results. 2. I LOVE STRAWBERRY SEASON. My dad bought a TON of strawberries for $2 (!!!) and I decided earlier this afternoon that I needed to make something quick, delicious, and not too fattening, so of course I…