Peach Pie

A few months ago I had the privilege of taking a pie baking class with the amazing pie crust whisperer, Kate McDermott . She taught us some very useful tips in creating a perfect crust. I’ve been wanting to make a pie on my own since the class, and I finally got the chance. Since peaches are…

Pie Baking with Kate McDermott

Who loves pie? I know I do! I don’t consider myself a dessert lover but I do love pie! I love it so much, I nicknamed my daughter Pie, because she’s the most perfect thing in the universe…just like pie! So you can imagine how thrilled I was to be able to attend a pie baking…

Vegan Rice Pudding

I make this at the J.O.B. If you’re ever at Whole Foods Venice, you can find it at our dessert bar so definitely come give it a try! Or… give it a try at home. Ingredients: 4 cups uncooked rice. (jasmine or brown rice can be used) 6 – 8 cups of almond milk 1…

Pecan Pie Cobbler

At my job I’m constantly inspired to come up with new and exciting ways to make our dessert bar appetizing and delicious! With the holidaze now upon us I thought it would be fun to put a little twist on a classic pie served in many households for the season. Also, it will give our…

Simple Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

This Strawberry Ice Cream is quite simple to make and best of all, it requires no cooking. The hardest part of this recipe is sieving the strawberry puree to remove the seeds and it’s not really hard just a little time consuming. I love strawberries and their in season right now too. They were on…

Green Tea Ice Cream with Crushed Ginger Cookies

This is one of my favorite desserts! It’s perfect after our at home sashimi night too! It’s quite simple to throw together. Take a few ginger cookies and place them in a sealed bag. Wack them a few times with a rolling pin or small pot. Scoop some green tea ice cream in a bowl…

Cherry Almond Yogurt Popsicles

The creativity bug played around inside my head again. I had all the right ingredients to make yummy homemade and healthy frozen yogurt treats. So, here’s what I did… Ingredients- 1/4 cup almond milk 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup frozen cherries (thawed and pureed) 2 tbs. sugar splash of almond…

Spicy Chocolate Bark w/Orange Zest

For Valentines this year, I thought I’d give my closest friends some of my special chocolate bark candy. I like making simple, but fun, handmade treats for my sweethearts because I think it’s more personal and it taste better too. I got creative on these treats this year. I made this particular recipe in honor…

JJ’s Perfect Pumpkin Pie!

I LOVE pumpkin pie. Maybe it’s because I was born the day after Thanksgiving, I don’t know, but I love it. I decided I needed to make the perfect pumpkin pie for myself. I don’t like them when they are overly sweet, and I’m not really a dessert girl. I read a lot of recipes,…

Dark Chocolate Bark Candies

Dark Chocolate Candies Use your favorite kind of chocolate candy bar (plain). I prefer Lindt 70-80% cocoa. break about 4 chocolate bars up and put in a double boiler pot over medium heat. roughly chop 1/2 cup almonds, add to chocolate (or use your favorite nuts), roughly chop 1/4 cup dried cherries and 1/4 cup blueberries,…

Make Your Own Ice Cream!

For this recipe you will need an ice cream maker. A friend of mine gave me a basic little Cuisinart Ice Cream maker and I couldn’t be happier with it. I have a bit of a Pinkberry obsession but it can be quite expensive, so I make my own frozen treats from time to time….