Almond Joy Cheesecake

It's the new year. Something so sad about post-holidays. When I was a kid, I always thought January was so depressing- Christmas was over, the weather was awful, nothing to look forward to until Valentine's Day. But over the past few years, I've come to see the promise of a new year- goals that I … Continue reading Almond Joy Cheesecake


TWD- Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Biscotti

This week's TWD is for Hazelnut Biscotti. Biscotti is Italian for "baked twice," and are crispy cookies (my husband, who speaks Italian, will remind me that "biscotti" is plural and "biscotto" is singular) that are usually eaten for breakfast with some kind of coffee drink. In Italy, they're yummy, probably because you're in Italy. But … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Biscotti

TWD- Almond Sticky Buns (the most-time-consuming recipe ever)

Ok, this every other week for TWD has messed me up! I keep getting confused on which week we're off and which week we're on! But since I've missed the last couple recipes, I made sure to check when this one was due! This week was Brioche Pecan Sticky Buns. According to Wikipedia, Brioche is … Continue reading TWD- Almond Sticky Buns (the most-time-consuming recipe ever)

Almond Cake with Homemade Almond Paste

My husband's birthday was last month and for a cake, he wanted an almond cake. I've always wanted to make a traditional almond cake using almond paste. I looked for a recipe for almond paste and found that it's relatively easy to make. There were cautions, however, that a food processor would not be able … Continue reading Almond Cake with Homemade Almond Paste