Speckled Chocolate Easter Cake

Speckled Chocolate Easter Cake

Every Easter, I become obsessed with all things pastel. Pre-pandemic, Easter brunch was one of the first events we hosted once the spring season arrived, and it’s been a tradition among our group of friends since 2012. In past years, I was usually in charge of making the ham, with a side dish of bacon [...]

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

Summer is fading and I am finding myself trying to make as many desserts as possible featuring sun-soaked, ripe fresh fruit, as if by doing so I could make summer last just a wee bit longer. After all, nothing says summer like fresh fruit! And there is nothing like the joy of berry season. From [...]

Rhubarb Cheesecake

Rhubarb Cheesecake

It is rhubarb season! Wait, what? Unlike most people in Minnesota and the Midwest, I did not grow up with this beautiful pink and green vegetable. Buenos Aires is much too warm for rhubarb to grow there and if you grew up in South America like me, you probably never saw this plant featuring fleshy, [...]

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Hello, everyone! How are all of you doing? We have survived another week of the pandemic. As I mentioned in my last post, I am adapting my cooking to the times, trying to make nutritious meals out of readily-available ingredients, and when it comes to desserts, making simpler treats that don’t take too much time [...]