Tag Archives: vanilla extract

Chewy Snack Bars

The muesli bars, energy bars or snack bars you can buy at the groceries are often either too dense or too sweet or even a little bland to my taste. But I do like a sweet snack every now and then, and these chewy four cereal bars fit the bill quite perfectly! As a bonus […]

Instant Strawberry Sorbet

This time of year we rarely see fresh berries, but frozen ones are quite good and easy to use. This dessert is ready practically in the time it takes to measure up the ingredients! This sorbet melts really quickly, since its texture depends on the icy frozen berries, so it must be served immediately after […]

Spelt-Oat Cookies with Chocolates and Cranberries

I made these cookies as a present for my mom, who had the opening for her art exhibit on Tuesday. I wanted her to have more than one flavor, so I divided the dough in three before adding dark and white chocolates and cranberries. Although these cookies might not be the ultimate decadence in cookie […]

Kiwi Fruit Cupcakes

A happy coincidence: I needed something productive to do, and we had two perfectly ripened organic kiwi fruits. I used all kinds of green things in these cupcakes; an apple, melon seeds, kiwi fruits, and green food coloring for the icing (had we had frozen parsley, I would have squeezed out its juice to be […]

Feel-Good Muffins

This is another muffin recipe I engineered after the holidays, when I wanted to bake something that would be good for the tummy and still have a lot of flavor. The delicious, subtly sweet spiciness of these muffins makes them a desirable snack any time of the day. Maple syrup is a little bit of […]