Ingredient: cinnamon

Fuyu Persimmon Preserves

Fuyu Persimmon Preserves

Although you came here to check out my fuyu persimmon preserves recipe, I’d like to tell you a little story first.

Hilda’s Crack Cookies

Hilda’s Crack Cookies

There’s a reason this recipe has the word “crack” in the title. Like crack, these cookies are truly addicting! This recipe wasn’t always called “Hilda’s Crack Cookies,” though. The originally version of this recipe was called “MJ’s Can’t Stop Eating Them Cookies.” MJ was a […]

Christmas Peanut Brittle

Christmas Peanut Brittle

Christmas and baking go hand in hand, don’t they? During the last few weeks before Christmas, my baking really kicks into high gear. Last year, while making my microwaved peanut brittle, I decided to add some flavors to make it extra Christmasy.

Persimmon-Pumpkin Bars

Persimmon-Pumpkin Bars

With Thanksgiving being right around the corner, these persimmon-pumpkin bars would fit perfectly into your Thanksgiving menu. You can easily make them a few days in advance, giving you one less thing to bake on Thanksgiving day.

Caramel Apple Pie

Caramel Apple Pie

When you hear the term All American, what comes to mind? For me, it’s our beautiful flag, our troops, baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie!

Fig Newtons

Fig Newtons

Fig newtons are one of my favorite Fall treats. I always have plenty of fig preserves in the Fall, thanks to my beautiful fig tree. If you like store-bought fig newtons, you will love this homemade version!

Easy Beef or Lamb Shawarma

Easy Beef or Lamb Shawarma

Shawarma is meat that is stacked vertically on a spit and cooked slowly over many hours. Since most of us don’t have a spit handy or hours to cook, I’m sharing a tasty alternative.

Strawberry Fig Preserves

Strawberry Fig Preserves

I still remember the first time I had strawberry fig preserves. It was when I was in my twenties and worked at a women’s jail. One of the older ladies that worked there always made preserves and different types of jams and brought them in for everyone to enjoy.

Beni’s Biryani

Beni’s Biryani

Yesterday was Biryani day at my sister, Beni’s house. I’m currently visiting her in Chicago. We have spent the last two weeks primarily cooking and eating! My brother was stopping by for a visit and requested we make biryani.

Pear-Apple Preserves

Pear-Apple Preserves

It’s Fall, my favorite time of year! We don’t get much Fall weather in San Diego, but I still like to partake in Fall activities. One of those activities is making preserves. What says Fall more than apples and pears?


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