Blood Orange Ricotta Cake

A few weeks ago, my mother gave me a bag of blood oranges that were sent to her in error by the grocery store. She ordered regular navel oranges but got blood oranges instead. She had no use for them, […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

I have been too busy these past few months that I totally forgot to post a recipe I prepared on Good Day Charlotte back in October. My brain is so fried that I can’t even remember the story that inspired […]

Apple Crostata

 A crostata is an Italian baked tart. It’s a rustic dessert made with seasonal fruit wrapped in a simple pastry dough. It’s also an uncomplicated dessert that doesn’t require special baking technique or training. A crostata is an easy way […]

Triple Chocolate Fudgy Brownies

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, Queen City Kitchen will be a vendor at the Love Desserts Charlotte dessert festival. This will be my first festival, and I’m really excited! I love getting out in front of people and talking about […]

Dulce de Leche Banana Pudding

I used to be a volunteer cook for Wednesday night supper at my church. Every week for several years, I helped prepare 300+ meals with a group of retired men and women who kept the kitchen running smoothly and me […]

Carmelita Bars

I remember the first time I ever had a carmelita bar. It was when I made my inaugural visit to the Whole Foods in Charlotte, North Carolina during the store’s grand opening week about four years ago. At the time, […]

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