Category: Desserts

07 Dec

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

There’s nothing quite like a cut-out sugar cookie in December.  I love the whole experience of cranking up Bing Crosby and Burl Ives on the radio, having a counter full of cookies, icing, and sprinkles, and the Christmas tree twinkling in the background. This year, I decided that I wanted to make all of my […]

02 Sep

Black Cherry Ice Cream

Black Cherry Ice Cream | Foodinary

With Labor Day Weekend drawing near, the end of summer is sadly coming faster than I would like.  It only seems appropriate to celebrate with a treat that truly sums up a Michigan summer : Black Cherry Ice Cream. I made this Black Cherry Ice Cream “Philadelphia-Style” instead of in the “French-Style”.  When you make a […]

12 Aug

Zingy Lemon Bars

Zingy Lemon Bars

I often forget how much I enjoy Lemon Bars.  The zingy lemon filling on top of a crumbly shortbread crust is just delightful so it’s hard to believe the first printed recipe of this classic American dessert didn’t come about until 1963 by Betty Crocker. It’s not a dessert I make often, but it always […]

12 Jul

“Believe to Become” Baking Workshop

Believe to Become

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to teach a baking workshop at the “Grand Rapids Dreams: Believe to Become Summer Camp” here in Grand Rapids.  Each of the campers is preparing for an upcoming talent show to showcase what it is they are passionate about.  Some of the girls expressed an interest in baking, so I […]

06 Jun

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have exciting news for all of you Foodinary Fans out there!  My photo of these Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies won first prize at the Lakewinds Natural Foods Photo Contest!  The contest was all about finding “yummy” photos to add to their extensive online Recipe Center.  While shooting a couple of different options for this […]

16 May

Grapefruit Granitas

Grapefruit Granita

My recipes don’t always turn out as planned.  A few weeks ago, I made an awesome Strawberry-Basil Sorbet for a freelance job and was on a total ice cream/sorbet kick.  Now I don’t have one of those fancy ice-cream makers, and this makes creating homemade ice cream a bit difficult.  So I was having a […]

14 Mar

Simple Irish Cream Cupcakes


Just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, I have the perfect little treat to delight your friends and family.  These little gems are my Irish Cream Cupcakes.  Spiked with some Bailey’s Irish Cream, these cupcakes are super simple to make and even more fun to eat : ) Adding a dash of Irish […]

13 Feb

Honey Sponge Cake with Whipped Goat Cheese Topping


Valentine’s Day… The number of people who relish this holiday is almost equal to those who just despise it.  I am pretty much indifferent when it comes to February 14, but I know many people who just go nuts for this day.  The chocolates, the flowers, the teddy bears…It has all gotten a little bit […]

08 Feb

Carrot and Apple Cake

Carrot and Apple Cake

Carrot Cake is a dessert I always considered to be very “American” – along with staples such as apple pie or chocolate chip cookies, a moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting seemed to be something served on most American tables throughout the years.  After doing a little digging though, I came to learn that […]

16 Dec

6 Sugar Cookie Tips and Tricks


I haven’t made frosted sugar cookies in years – primarily because they never turn out the way I picture them in my mind.  Either the cookie is too tough to chew or the frosting never looks quite right…. There have been few sugar cookies that I’ve really enjoyed eating or baking. It’s Christmas time though, so why […]


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