Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

I made a chocolate chip walnut pumpkin spice bread using up leftover pumpkin from Ryan’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Last year, I made these walnut raisin pumpkin spice muffins, but I wanted to do something new this time around. A can of pureed pumpkin here in Canada is 796 mL, or about 27 oz. Many pumpkin […]

New York City Eats: Levain Bakery

New York City Eats: Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery is a tiny bakery on the Upper West Side of New York and is famous for its cookies. The first time I walked by their tiny below-street-level location, there was a line out the door and around the corner. Since I was on my way to meet the rest of our group, I didn’t […]

Caribbean Buttered Rum Cake

Caribbean Buttered Rum Cake

Tomiko and Donatello used to work on cruise ships for several years, and I flew down to visit them in the Caribbean once. In the Cayman Islands I tried some delicious Rum Cake, which was sold in boxes piled high in almost every store. This recipe is the closest thing to that buttery Tortuga Rum Cake. It’s […]

Moist Banana Walnut Muffins

Banana Walnut Muffins

I had a few leftover bananas lying around my kitchen, so I decided to whip up some tasty banana walnut muffins this weekend. They are exceptionally moist and the walnuts add a great toothsome crunch. This recipe can have myriad variations: try using different types of nuts and seeds, or add some chocolate chips or […]

Decadently Dense Walnut Brownies

Decadently Dense Walnut Brownies, Kiku Corner

If you have ever searched for the perfect dense, squidgy brownie, this is it. I can’t abide by cakey brownies – just eat a bloody chocolate sheet cake! The texture of these brownies are accurately reflected in the title – they are indeed decadently dense, squidgy and gooey. These brownies are immensely chocolatey because they […]

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