Luscious Lemon Bar

With summer around the corner I love making fruity desserts since fresh fruits are readily available in stores.  But the first thing comes to mind on a hot summer day is the cool refreshing freshly made lemonade.  With that in mind, I thought to make this lemon bar which is tangy, sweet and full of…

Carrot Zucchini Bars

  This recipe has been in my mind for a while and some how I have missed it.  I saw this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens website probably 2 years ago.  Finally I had a chance to make this yummy bars.  These bars are so healthy and packed with nutrition.  I omitted the cream…

Chocolate Strawberry Meringue Bars

When I say Chocolate Strawberry Meringue bars, yes it has 3 layers on top of a chocolate cookie base.  I went through many sites looking for a cookie bar recipe but I was not so tempted of the different ingredients that was used in cookie bars.  A lot of the cookie bars call for condensed…

Banana Oat Cookies

Every time I buy bananas they become so overripe very quickly.  Most of the time I make banana bread.  This time I thought to give it a different twist.  These cookies came out pretty good but would not beat chocolate chip cookies.  You have to make sure to store them in the refrigerator to keep…

Honey Tahini Cookies

I was browsing for a recipe that uses tahini and came across this recipe on the food & wine website.  This recipe is so simple and quick.  A very healthy and gluten free recipe as well.  The combination of honey and tahini gives these cookies a pleasant fragrance and taste.  I would give a 5 stars…

Almond Coated Jam Cookies

Ingredients: 4 oz butter 3 oz castor sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 oz self rising flour Almond meal for coating Raspberry preserves Method: Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and set aside In a bowl beat sugar and butter together.  Then beat in the egg and vanilla…

Sugar cookie mix almond bars

I usually don’t like buying cookie mix or cake mixes since they never have the flavor that we get when baking from scratch.  But with this cookie bar, it is a bit different.  The main flavor and taste comes from the almond paste topping and the fruit preserves.  The cookie dough was used just as…

Minced Fruit Pies

Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners (powered) sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 5 oz cold butter cut into pieces 1/2 teaspoon orange essence 4 tablespoons iced water 1 1/2 cups minced fruits (mincemeat) 1 egg lightly beaten powdered sugar for dusting Method: Sift flour, sugar, and cinnamon into a large bowl Rub…

Flourless Almond Cookies

Ingredients: 2 egg whites 1 cup almond meal/ground almonds 1 cup caster sugar ½ teaspoon almond extract About 15-20 whole almonds Method: Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside Lightly beat egg whites.  Add almond meal, sugar, and almond extract and beat with an electric mixer until combined and mixture is soft Let stand…

Mixed Nuts Maple Bars

Ingredients: ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 1 egg 1/3 cup maple syrup ¼ cup canola oil ¼ cup freshly squeezed ornge juice ¾ cup toasted mixed nuts (such as cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts) ½ cup chocolate chips Recips of Chocolate-Hazelnut…