Christmas Forest Fruitcake ~ full of dried fruit and nuts for a memorable holiday tradition!
Christmas, Desserts, Vegan

Christmas Forest Fruitcake

Ah, Christmas!  I love the idea of keeping warm before a crackling fire, sipping hot apple cider and taking long walks in the peaceful snowy forest.  Christmas is supposed to bring to mind images of goodwill, merriment, giving and family, however often you find yourself frazzled, running around to make sure you get all your… Continue reading Christmas Forest Fruitcake

Chocolate Yam Brownie Cake
Desserts, Holiday Cooking, Vegan

Chocolate Yam Brownie Cake

As I was testing this chocolate yam recipe and it wasn't behaving exactly how I'd imagined, I was thinking that I could perhaps start doing specialty posts called Cleo's Confessions ..... oops, make that Cleo's Cooking Confessions ---- we don't want to get too personal! So, first confession ...... my intention when I began creating… Continue reading Chocolate Yam Brownie Cake


Apple Quince Harvest Crisp

September and October is time for the harvesting of apples.  All kinds of apples populate the produce sections of grocery stores: Gala, MacIntosh, Ambrosia, Jonagold, Fuji ...... the choice can seem endless and what better time than autumn to think of Apple Crisp-ish desserts for your table? While an apple dessert on its own can… Continue reading Apple Quince Harvest Crisp

Celebration Cake

Celebration Cake with Mascarpone Icing

There are so many events we can celebrate.  From a birthday or anniversary, to a new job or a new home.  How about a graduation, a new friend, or simply the changing of the seasons?  Into the monotony of our often heavily scheduled lives, it's nice to break up the pattern with a celebration, and… Continue reading Celebration Cake with Mascarpone Icing