Category Archives: Dessert

Tangy Meyer Lemon Curd (Or How To Turn Your Neighbors Into Beta-Testers)

I’ve always loved lemon curd but have found that most versions are too sweet for my tastes and no, I don’t enjoy sucking on lemons, I just prefer my lemon curd to have a mouthwatering tang with its sweetness. So

Tangy Meyer Lemon Curd (Or How To Turn Your Neighbors Into Beta-Testers)

I’ve always loved lemon curd but have found that most versions are too sweet for my tastes and no, I don’t enjoy sucking on lemons, I just prefer my lemon curd to have a mouthwatering tang with its sweetness. So

Meyer Lemon Yogurt Cake With Lemon Glaze

Until my baby Meyer lemon tree starts to pull its weight, I’ll be making do with the succulent, ripe fruit from my local market. I know, life is hard 😉 Little did I know that re-purposing my citrus jewels would

Meyer Lemon Yogurt Cake With Lemon Glaze

Until my baby Meyer lemon tree starts to pull its weight, I’ll be making do with the succulent, ripe fruit from my local market. I know, life is hard 😉 Little did I know that re-purposing my citrus jewels would

Moist Buttery Almond Cake

I’m pretty certain I acquired my love of marzipan and all things almond from growing up in the frozen Midwest with all those German-Norwegian bakeries that would make and sculpt their own adorable marzipan “fruits” and creatures not to mention

Moist Buttery Almond Cake

I’m pretty certain I acquired my love of marzipan and all things almond from growing up in the frozen Midwest with all those German-Norwegian bakeries that would make and sculpt their own adorable marzipan “fruits” and creatures not to mention

Zesty Lemon Blueberry Cake Cookies

I’ve said it before and it bears repeating. Baking is chemistry. Change a few key ingredients or even adjust a ratio or two and you’ve got a bird of a completely different feather. Whenever we wing our way south for

Zesty Lemon Blueberry Cake Cookies

I’ve said it before and it bears repeating. Baking is chemistry. Change a few key ingredients or even adjust a ratio or two and you’ve got a bird of a completely different feather. Whenever we wing our way south for

FDNY Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

For the longest time, I was blissfully ignorant of the intricacies of rice pudding. “It’s vanilla pudding with rice in it, how complicated can it be?” my naive younger self (version 1.2) crowed. You see, the hubby, despite all his

FDNY Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

For the longest time, I was blissfully ignorant of the intricacies of rice pudding. “It’s vanilla pudding with rice in it, how complicated can it be?” my naive younger self (version 1.2) crowed. You see, the hubby, despite all his

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie (Or How To Make Friends & Influence People)

I’m not sure how it came about but the hubster’s nursing staff have been clamoring for pie and not just any pie, frozen strawberry margarita pie. So how did they find out about this delectable cold concoction? Apparently Dr. Blabberovsky

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie (Or How To Make Friends & Influence People)

I’m not sure how it came about but the hubster’s nursing staff have been clamoring for pie and not just any pie, frozen strawberry margarita pie. So how did they find out about this delectable cold concoction? Apparently Dr. Blabberovsky

Crunchy Velvety Chocolate Bread Pudding

It’s been a busy winter season at Chez Gekiuma. Lots of work, fanciful experiments, and food comas with interludes of play. Oh, and a few possessed electronics that shuffled off this mortal coil to be replaced by shinier and more

Crunchy Velvety Chocolate Bread Pudding

It’s been a busy winter season at Chez Gekiuma. Lots of work, fanciful experiments, and food comas with interludes of play. Oh, and a few possessed electronics that shuffled off this mortal coil to be replaced by shinier and more

Where’s The Yogurt Oatmeal Dried Cherry Cookies With Chocolate Chips?

Despite our genetic lineage or perhaps because of it, the hubster and I are pretty healthy [knock knock.] We eat a fairly healthy, balanced diet and engage in cardiovascular activities regularly for exercise and fun. But, that doesn’t mean that

Where’s The Yogurt Oatmeal Dried Cherry Cookies With Chocolate Chips?

Despite our genetic lineage or perhaps because of it, the hubster and I are pretty healthy [knock knock.] We eat a fairly healthy, balanced diet and engage in cardiovascular activities regularly for exercise and fun. But, that doesn’t mean that

Fudgey Chocolate Peppermint Cookies With Candy Cane Sprinkles

As you get older, despite having a bigger budget, it seems that it’s harder to find something to give people. In this modern life of interwebs convenience where salt from Tibet can be conveniently shipped across oceans and dropped off

Fudgey Chocolate Peppermint Cookies With Candy Cane Sprinkles

As you get older, despite having a bigger budget, it seems that it’s harder to find something to give people. In this modern life of interwebs convenience where salt from Tibet can be conveniently shipped across oceans and dropped off

Spice Me Pumpkin Bread

The torrential rains have melted away, gracing us with crystal clear skies, bursts of sun and highs in the mid 40s, heralding the return of Madam Nature’s fall line: scattered showers in grey monochrome with morning temps in the high

Spice Me Pumpkin Bread

The torrential rains have melted away, gracing us with crystal clear skies, bursts of sun and highs in the mid 40s, heralding the return of Madam Nature’s fall line: scattered showers in grey monochrome with morning temps in the high