Decadent Chocolate Almond Cookies

It’s hump day and more importantly, we made it to February! Is it me or is time flying by?  It seems like I just celebrated the new year and here we are dashing into the second month of the year already.  For those of you who made resolutions, you better get on with it or…

Cinnamon Rolls

I have quite the sweet tooth and although dark chocolate normally does the trick, I’ve been craving another type of sweet.  You know the kind that will manifest itself at your dentist visit?  The one that’s so decadently evil that you hide when devouring?  The one that elicits alien-like guttural sounds of pleasure?   Yup, that’s the one…and that…

Mandazi, Mahamri…fried dough

As much as I love my oatmeal or granola in the morning, there are times when all I want is a mandazi to go with my coffee.  Mandazi is basically fried dough and who can resist fried dough? Especially if that fried dough has sugar! Americans have their donuts and East Africans have their Mandazi….

Yeast Donuts (Doughnut!)

I’ve been busy these last couple of days and I was too tired to post anything of significance.  My kitchen was a war zone for three days straight, I got a new oven (yay!), got high on fumes from said oven and somewhere in between that, my younger brother became a first-time dad! Oh yeah…

Mangoes with Chili (Maembe na Pilipili)

You know food has a funny way of sending you down memory lane.  One of my fondest food memories is one that a lot of Kenyans my age will relate to – Mangoes with Red Chili Powder.  I know, sounds crazy right?  Okay, at least I know Mexicans know what the hell I’m talking about…

Pumpkin Muffins

What to do when you have a huge pumpkin staring at you in the market? Buy it then think of all the recipes that you can make to justify the purchase!  When I was living in the US, I don’t ever remember buying a pumpkin from the market because guess what?  We always had Libby’s…