Ripe Banana Baker

Ripe Banana Baker

Vegan Turtle Cupcakes

Salted Caramel. Chocolate Cake. Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting. Roasted Salted Pecans I am a lover of salted desserts. When I was in culinary school, my favorite pastry chef instructor (Jeanne Krauss for those of you in the know!) was one…

Layers of Flavor: Fat

According to the culinary gods of the universe, fat is flavor. Butter, in particular, according to google: “Diacetyl is a naturally occurring substance that gives butter its characteristic flavor and aroma, and is often a component of artificial flavoring formulations. Acetoin,…

Ultimate Vegan Fudge Brownies

Vegan, Egg Free, Dairy Free In my immediate family genes, you are pre-disposed to be a chocoholic. I’m pretty sure this was passed down for generations now between both sides of my family. My grandma on my dad’s side was…

Layers of Flavor: Zesting

There are so many recipes these days that call for the zest of citrus fruit. It may seem like a completely unnecessary kitchen tool but I highly suggest anyone to invest in a good quality microplane (see above). I think…

Vegan Dulce De Leche Bars

SURPRISE! The reason why I wanted to make vegan dulce de leche so badly recently was because I just needed to make them into some type of dessert and quite honestly, I had never heard of anyone making a vegan…

Vegan Dulce De Leche

Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free & Paleo Sometimes I get a craving for something sweet & salty. When I say sometimes, I mean all the time. When all the salted caramel things came out about 10 years back, I was…

Vegan Very Vanilla Wafers

Usually when it comes to birthdays in my closest family, I ask those what they would like me to make for them. Usually it’s cake but recently my wife asked for banana pudding for her birthday. When we first got…

Vegan Vanilla Pastry Cream

(with variations!) My family and I go pretty much crazy for any type of pudding, mousse, and traditional custard like dessert. The great thing about being a pastry chef is that you get to try all the different types. When…

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup (Chunk) Cookies

You officially have the secret ingredient for many, many delicious recipes. It is my homemade peanut butter cups (chunks) recipe posted here: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (or Chunks) I bullet pointed all the possibilities of where you can add these…

Use a Scale!

Real talk, ladies & gentleman. Use. A. Scale. This is one of those many times I will die on this hill. Cooking & baking is a science. Cooking has some more wiggle room, but baking is a complete science project,…