Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

This recipe is for Beth. I was supposed to write about the poke bowls she introduced to us when we visited her in California, but last Friday I didn’t have time to take pics before we devoured them, so instead I’m posting these chocolate chip…

Best chocolate and zucchini cake

Best chocolate and zucchini cake

This is the best chocolate cake I have eaten in a long long time!! I adapted the recipe from Yossi Arefi’s book Snacking Cakes. I had the book in my Amazon wish list for a while and a few weeks ago I decided to make…

Chocolate ice cream edible garden

Chocolate ice cream edible garden

It’s been a while… This pandemic is not making things easy (for anyone). Lately, it’s been difficult to find time to cook, take pictures and write. Some days my kids were more motivated than I to cook, so we’ve been doing some kid friendly recipes,…

Mango fruit roll-ups

Mango fruit roll-ups

Ready for some mango fruit roll-ups??? A couple of years ago I got a dehydrator for my birthday. It was June, right in time for the mango season. I had been playing around with the idea of a dehydrator for a long time, but I…

Mango cheesecake

Mango cheesecake

And another mango recipe: today a mango cheesecake. It is an adaptation of my mom’s cheesecake, which, for the record, it is not your typical NYC cheesecake. The first time I was playing around with the recipe, it was a disaster. I did not bake…

Creamy lemon ice cream in lemon shell

Creamy lemon ice cream in lemon shell

Let’s be clear from the beginning: this creamy lemon ice cream would not necessarily fall in the healthy category… Having said that, who cares in these moments in time!! Well, maybe we should care a little, but we’re also allowed to do things that make…

Cranberry almond biscotti

Cranberry almond biscotti

I’ve done these cranberry almond biscotti a few times and they always disappear extremely fast, which is clearly a sign of how good they are 😊. Last week I did a videoconference call with my childhood friends in Spain. They are confined home but thankfully…

Chocolate egg bonbons

Chocolate egg bonbons

Before we dig into these chocolate egg bonbons, I would like to make a small reflection of the current times. Never in our lives we’d had imagine we’d live something like what we’re going through right now. It is difficult to try to make sense…

Panellets

Panellets

Panellets are little marzipan-style sweets that come in different shapes and flavors. They are typical fall Catalan sweets usually eaten on or around November 1st, which is All Saints Day and la castanyada (the chestnut party, if you will…), although you can find them in…

Chocolate peanut butter banana bread

Chocolate peanut butter banana bread

This chocolate & peanut butter banana bread was part of my Mother’s Day surprise my son had for me this year. He prepared a poster-like presentation using a program they use at school and he knows I like cooking so he did it about a…