Category Archives: Dessert

Bananas Foster (slow cooker)

According to the website WhatsCookingAmerica.net: In the 1950’s, New Orleans was the major port of entry for bananas shipped from Central and South America.  In 1951, Owen Edward Brennan challenged his talented chef, Paul Blang to include bananas in a … Continue reading

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Banana-Apple Bread

I had two very ripe bananas and a few apples that needed to be enjoyed before going bad. Ordinarily I would have cut them up, added my favorite yogurt, and maybe sprinkled unsweetened shredded coconut on top. The fruit, however, … Continue reading

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Fresh Plum Galette

When plums are ripe they are a true flavor flash. Whether they are yellow, scarlet, or purple, look for ripeness by holding them in the palm of your hand.

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Lemony Bundt Cake

This is a solid vegan cake with a wonderfully fresh lemon flavor.

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Fresh Apple Tart

Granny Smith apples originated in Australia in 1868 when Mary Ann (Grannie) Smith found a seedling growing in her backyard garden. This was the same place where she would often toss French Crab apple cores. The seedling bore apples that … Continue reading

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Ojai Orange Cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes are easy to make and have a fresh carrot cake taste. The freshness of Ojai oranges that give the buttercream frosting an orange Creamsicle flavor.

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Chocolate Espresso Cookies

This vegan recipe takes chocolate chip cookies to the next level with oats and an infusion of espresso-spiked dough. I like to use a dark chocolate that is at least 79% cacao.

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