• Cherry Almond Granola with Vanilla Crumbles

    Granola is a morning staple for my family. It graces our smoothie bowls and tops our yogurt cups. We even eat it by the bowlful, drenched in milk. Over the years, I’ve sampled plenty of store-bought and homemade varieties. While…

  • Ginger Chicken with Almonds

     My friend Steve-Anna sent me this wonderful recipe for ginger chicken and claimed that it was one of her all time favorites. My father doesn’t eat ginger if he can avoid it, so when I made it I just warned…

  • Chewy Almond Squares

    Sometimes I want to bake something sweet, but I just don’t want a big fuss with a mixer or running the oven for an hour. These chewy almond squares fit the bill! They’re basically blondies, but made with almond extract…

  • Almond Pound Cake with Orange Glaze

    If you are looking for a special pound cake to prepare for a special gathering, consider this almond pound cake! It is both dense and light, as all pound cakes should be; it’s rich with the aroma of almonds from the…

  • Ginger Almond Biscotti

    These ginger almond biscotti are almost like gingersnaps in their crispiness and flavor! Fresh grated ginger goes into the batter, as well as toasted almonds and the usual suspects of fall spices—cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. There are two camps…

  • Almond Flour Waffles

    I love cooking for people. It’s my primary means of showing affection. And while I’m always happy to work around dietary needs, cooking for my younger brother takes a bit more consideration. Not only is he lactose intolerant, he is…

  • Almond Shortbread Cookies

    There can never be too many recipes for shortbread, whether for holiday baking or “just because” baking. That “just because” moment could be a for teatime treat, a gift for a friend, or to finish a dinner party. I like…

  • Almond Roca

    I have a severe weak spot for almond roca during the holiday season. I can resist fruitcake, all manner of Christmas cookies, puddings and mince pies. But when it comes to almond roca, will power abandons me. (That will be…

  • Caramel Nut Tart

    Here is a delicious autumn nut tart that you can make with practically any mixture of nuts. Just make sure you get the freshest nuts possible – from your local farmers market, or from the bins at stores with high…

  • Chinese Almond Cookies

    Chinese almond cookies are a trademark in Chinese-American cooking. Often relegated as a second string sweet to the more entertaining fortune cookie these don’t get the respect they deserve! Sure, they don’t tell you what a charming personality you have…