black forest devil’s food cake

black forest devil's food cake

This black forest devil’s food cake features buttery chocolate cake, homemade cherry liquor, and freshly whipped cream. A luscious chocolate glaze drips over the top, creating a stunning presentation and a delicious compliment to all the flavors. My version of black forest cake, uses a buttery chocolate cake instead of the traditional, light genoise sponge. […]

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cardamom honey gingerbread cookies

cardamom honey gingerbread cookies

These soft baked cardamom honey gingerbread cookies are inspired by my Iranian heritage and they’re absolutely delicious. The flavors remind me of traditional Persian cookies served during Nowruz but with a decidedly Christmas vibe. A sort of baklava/gingerbread mash up, this recipe deserves to be on your holiday baking agenda. gingerbread cookies made accessible Cookie […]

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homemade marzipan

homemade marzipan

Homemade marzipan is a delicious almond confection with a plethora of uses. You can roll marzipan out like fondant to cover a cake, make delicate little carrots to top carrot cake, or dip balls of the candy in dark chocolate for an afternoon tea companion.  Shortly after I was born in Tehran, my parents immigrated […]

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beef and mushroom stew

beef and mushroom stew

This beef and mushroom stew is a simplified twist on the classic beef stew and it’s just as delicious! Perfectly browned beef, savory mushrooms, and a low and slow cooking process makes this stew absolutely perfect for those chilly winter months. Meaty cremini mushrooms, savory cuts of beef, with all the umami goodness of tomato paste and […]

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