Desserts

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie with Creamy Caramel Pecan Filling

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie with Creamy Caramel Pecan Filling

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie with Creamy Caramel Pecan Filling is the perfect autumn treat! All pumpkin lovers will gobble these up and since it takes less than 30 minutes to make these you’re going to love making them!   I. LOVE. AUTUMN. I always have! I love the changing of the leaves […]

Easy Baked Muesli Bars

Easy Baked Muesli Bars

Easy Baked Muesli Bars are a zillion times better than store bought granola bars! Ok so I’m going to be honest. Everyone loves muesli in their yogurt. It’s a great way to start your morning, healthy blah… blah… So I tried it. I do not like muesli in my yogurt. […]

Persimmon Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

Persimmon Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s not a tomato, it’s a PERSIMMON! Persimmon is a popular fruit in China in the fall. Its sweet and juicy enough to eat alone and even more outstanding in this Persimmon Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting! Mmmmm!! **RECIPE AND PHOTO UPDATE!** I’ve been going through some of my […]

Ultimate Apple Nachos

Ultimate Apple Nachos

The second recipe for Shanghai Family Magazine September issue Snack Attack article! Everyone loves nachos with tortilla chips and cheese, but did you know you could take the same nacho concept and turn it into a delicious sweet treat that no child can resist? Cut apples into wedges and drizzle with your favorite […]

Peach and Blueberry Fruit Roll Ups

Peach and Blueberry Fruit Roll Ups

Have you gotten your hands on Shanghai Family Magazine’s September issue yet? You’ll find my first full article in there- Back to School Snacks! It was a deliciously fun article to create! I hope you enjoy the next 4 tasty recipes. Recipe 1: Peach and Blueberry Fruit Roll Ups! Who doesn’t remember […]

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake with Honey Lemon Icing

Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake with Honey Lemon Icing

Have I ever mentioned that I love anything lemon? I can’t resist a slice of lemon cake, a glass of lemonade, lemon meringue pie, lemon cookies, chicken and lemon… Lemon! Lemon! Lemon! This Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake is the perfect dessert to crave my sweet and lemony tooth!  The batter is […]

Mango Blueberry Popsicles

Mango Blueberry Popsicles

  Full of mango chunks and blueberries, this recipe for Mango-Orange Popsicles will definitely cool you down on those days when the mercury level keeps rising!   Can I tell you something? It’s soooooooo hot and humid in Shanghai! Hot, humid, sticky… A recipe for disaster! I’ve resorted to life by the pool […]

Almond and Dates Energy Bites

Almond and Dates Energy Bites

I am a huge fan of Energy Bites, the latest health food craze to take over Pinterest. I just created a recipe for Stone Ground using their Almond Espresso Butter, but I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you as well. These delicious Almond and Dates Energy Bites are made using Middle […]

Shanghai Family Magazine: Kumquat Strawberry Popsicles

Shanghai Family Magazine: Kumquat Strawberry Popsicles

Nothing beats the Shanghai heat better than popsicles by the pool, so for the June/July issue of Shanghai Family Magazine I created a unique and easy recipe for Kumquat Strawberry Popsicles.  There’s no denying, Shanghai gets hot in the summer! My family’s first year here we did not leave until mid […]

Espresso Almond Butter No Bake Energy Bites

Espresso Almond Butter No Bake Energy Bites

The latest trend in healthy eating is energy bites. Especially homemade, no bake energy bites. You can add your favourite ingredients combinations in the batter like white chocolate and cranberries, oatmeal and carrots, and nut butter and chocolate chips. I’ve seen an endless stream of energy bites on Pinterest with so many […]

Carrot Zucchini Bars with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Zucchini Bars with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

I absolutely love this recipe for Carrot Zucchini Bars because it’s not very sweet. You could imagine that I eat my fair share of cakes, pies and sweet treats on a regular basis. But I was really in the mood for something that wasn’t going to send me into a […]