Soft Ginger Cookies

Soft Ginger Cookies

  These soft ginger cookies are sooooo good!  They have an amazing ginger flavor, and are soft, chewy, and are wonderful with a cup of hot tea or coffee – perfect for a cold fall or winter day!  This recipe has been adapted from Alton Brown’s Ginger Snap recipe… I changed a few of the [...]

Chocolate Pecan Mystery Cake (made with pumpkin or zucchini squash)

Chocolate Pecan Mystery Loaf Cake

I still have a ton of raw field pumpkin in my refrigerator & freezer, leftover from my Halloween Jack O’Lanterns.  Since then… I’ve made pumpkin streusel bread, warm pumpkin pudding cake, pumpkin pie cupcakes… and I’m now officially sick of pumpkin!   No more pumpkin flavored treats!!!  Blech! And now, for something completely different…. How [...]

Masala Chai (or “Chai Tea Latte”)

Masala Chai (a.k.a. "Chai Tea Latte")

Weather reports call for rain this weekend!   When it rains (which it almost never does here in San Diego), all I feel like doing is sitting down in front of the TV, watching B movies on the SyFy channel (you know, like “Dinocroc vs. Supergator” or something equally awesome), all while sipping a nice [...]

Warm Field Pumpkin (leftover Jack O’Lantern) & Pineapple Pudding Cake

Field Pumpkin & Pineapple Pudding Cake

Do you still have leftover Jack O’Lantern (field pumpkin)?  I still have about 2 pumpkin’s worth of raw field pumpkin in the fridge… and besides making “pumpkin bread“… what else could I make with it?  Well, a few days ago, pineapple was on sale for $0.88 each at the market… so why not combine the [...]