TWD: Espresso Cheesecake Brownies

It’s been far too long since my last Tuesdays with Dorie post. Truth be told, I think I was extremely disheartened after the disaster that was my attempt at the Coconut-Pineapple Dacquoise. Not that it tasted bad, but I put so much time, energy and 

Parisian Apple Tartlets

MMMMMMMMM. These were so good! And SO SIMPLE! Some peeled core apple, some puff pastry. A little butter and sugar and that’s it! Oh c’mon! Even the most kitchen phobic amongst you can make this one. With my heart shaped cookie cutters I really went 

Tiramisu Cake

Holy MOLY! After several months where chocolate desserts have reigned supreme, a challenger has risen to claim the throne! It’s been a while since I’ve submitted an entry for Tuesdays with Dorie. The funny thing is that I have made entries (most notably the Chocolate 

Mexican Turtle Cheesecake with Banana Rum Sauce (recipe)

Here it is, down to the wire. Still über busy but I wasn’t gonna let the posting date for this month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge pass me by! The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake as 

“Set the House on Fire” Banana Cream Pie (recipe)

I can scarcely believe that this post is so so late! It’s been ‘one of those weeks’ for quite some time now. And though I should be grateful for all the activity, I’m definitely becoming a bit worn and longing for a little tranquility. As 

Causa a la Chiclayana – Potatoes with Fish & Vegetables (recipe)

From April 17-19 2009 Trinidad will host the Fifth Summit of the Americas. In recognition of this event, I am cooking my way through the dishes of the member countries. Enjoy! 🙂 My first stop on my culinary tour of the member states that will 

Blueberry Crumb Cake

It’s 3a.m. and I need to be up at 6 so I’ll keep this shorter than usual 🙂 Coffee cake is not a fave of mine, so this wasn’t a great hit for me. Everyone else loved it though and that mattered more to me 

Haman’s Ears/Orejas de Haman

This Sephardic Purim treat is rarely mentioned in Purim recipe lineups, overshadowed in familiarity by its Western European counterpart Hamantaschen. It’s a shame though, because this dessert is light, and deliciously addictive. Strips of dough are fried and sprinkled with confectioners sugar. I personally like 

Chef Bryant Terry & Cajun-spiced, Open-faced Red Pepper Frittata Sandwiches (recipe)

Chef Bryant Terry & Cajun-spiced, Open-faced Red Pepper Frittata Sandwiches (recipe)

February is Black History Month and with it comes A Taste of Ebony, a food challenge hosted by Joelen of Joelen’s Culinary Adventures highlighting the work and recipes of Black chefs and food celebrities. When I began TriniGourmet Black food personalities were almost a shadow 

Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread

“Decadence with a smile”, those were Jason’s first words when he first tasted this Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread. Following his example I also dug in and had to nod (or moan) my agreement. “It’s like something I’d actually buy!” I said, and coming from 

Trinidad Saheena (recipe)

I made these traditional Indo-Trinidadian appetizers last year as part of my Eid menu. Chopped spinach stirred into a splitpea flour base and then fried, delish! I prefer mine relatively light , especially when fresh out of the oil, but some make theirs denser. The 

Sardine Pate (recipe)

Growing up in a cross-cultural household there were many moments when you realized that your home was a little ‘different’ from many of those around you. As a kid I went to a variety of private schools with large international populations so those differences seemed 

Pumpkin Pone (recipe)

First of all, thanks so much for all the kind comments and messages from those of you who took a moment to send my mom your support as she adjusts to her new gluten-free life. We were all quite surprised and happy 🙂 Thanks also 

Jason’s Kosher Antipasto Platter

Sunday October 19, was my sweetie’s birthday and I wanted to do something special for him to mark the occasion. Last year I went all out so I felt some pressure to not lower the bar this time around. The only problem was that the