Sweet Hummus Recipe

When the Greeks wrote about ambrosia in their myths, they were probably thinking about garlicky hummus and pita. There are many hummus recipes, emphasizing different flavours and textures, so in my opinion, while sweet hummus is not common, it's still valid. This stuff ends up tasting like chocolate chip cookie dough with a peanut-butter flavour,…

Vegan Cinnamon-Layered Scones

While I wanted to bake today, I was feeling rather uninspired and couldn't think of a real bangin' pastry that I wanted to try. Then some perverse hippy thought invaded my mind, and it occurred to me, "Why don't you make something vegan?" Well, why not, indeed. This thought, oddly, settled it for me, and I…

Queen Cinnamon Roll (Recipe)

After making dough intended to be cinnamon rolls, I questioned myself, "Why go to the trouble to make a bunch of cinnamon rolls, when I can make one giant cinnamon roll?"  The answer to that question is "Because your dough is entirely too soft right now, and would need more flour for that." Unfortunately I found…

Lemon Brownies Recipe

My sister-in-law had her birthday a couple weeks ago, and I got volunteered to make three types of dessert -- blondies, regular chocolate brownies, and lemon brownies. I had fun with it, and decided the best recipe was this one. I meant to take better pictures, but the guests were eager to eat, so... Enjoy!…

Matzah Brickle Recipe

If you know what matzah is, chances are it's because you've eaten it. When you ate matzah, you probably wondered if it could ever be delicious. Wondering if matzah can taste delicious brings you to the recipe below (the result of which is a crunchy dessert with significant levels of fat and sugar). You'll probably…

Coconut Almond Scones

This was originally a recipe for coconut scones with optional chocolate chips, but guess who didn't have coconut milk or coconut flavoring in their house? But thankfully, I had both almond milk and almond extract, the flavors of which make the closest thing to ambrosia I've ever tasted. (That would be marzipan, but these scones…

No-Bake Chocolate Haystacks

You like chocolate? Coconut? Peanut butter?? You're in luck. Look what I've got for you: You don't have to bake these little delights, so they're super easy, and yummy whether hot or cold. Also for those observing Passover this week, they're unleavened!! 😀 An alternative to endless matzah brickle (my Jewish people say "Baruch Hashem!").…

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

So, I'm more of a cookie baker than anything else. Cookies are my buzz. Also, since my "pastry" posts are more popular than my "poetry" posts, you may be seeing more recipes than poems in the future. (But never fear, fellow poets! I plan on putting a poem up tomorrow) Let me know in the…

Black Bean Brownies Recipe

I know I haven't posted anything in a while. I offer no explanation or defense. I made these on a snowy day. I pulled them hot out of the oven, and ran upstairs for my camera. When I came back down, they were already half-gone. (Or half-there, if you see the glass that way) Anyway,…

Miniature Lemon Bun Sandwiches Recipe

First off, I want to say that this recipe appears to be simple, but if you're underprepared, as I was, it can be menacing. These delicious things... got the better of me. (Flashback to me scrambling in kitchen, screaming for more cardamom, stacking towers of dirty dishes, tripping on cat, and accidentally nuking North Korea)…