Desserts · Fruits

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

An unexpected but lovely rendition of the normally overly sweet macaroon (not to be confused with the macaron). The raspberry tempers the sweetness of the coconut and the dark ground grounds the sweet and tart flavor profile. It’s my new favorite sweet treat to eat with the crisp edges and chewy centers. The recipes yields… Continue reading Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

Cookies · Desserts · European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine · Mediterreanean Cuisine

Pignoli (Italian pine nut meringue cookies)

Sometimes you want more than a chocolate chip cookie. Pine nuts in desserts are a rare if not unheard of ingredient in the US. They are normally reserved for pesto or maybe a topping on a salad so you can imagine my giddiness when I saw them in cookies, tarts, and sweet breads in Europe.… Continue reading Pignoli (Italian pine nut meringue cookies)

Breakfast & Brunch · Desserts · Fruits

Raspberry Streusel Bars

Know that saying, “Keep is simple, stupid?” When it comes to baking, I can’t. Actually….I can’t. I frequently have the problem where I have cartons of berries sitting in my fridge. Even after repeated trips made back to the fridge due to hunger, boredom, feigned hunger, full-but-still-want-to-eat hunger, the berries are still in the fridge. It seems… Continue reading Raspberry Streusel Bars