Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Pudding is one of my favorite desserts to scratch-make in the bus because it is just so simple to throw together with ingredients that we usually have on hand. And, as it turns out, it is also super easy to make vegan. A simple stovetop…

Mousse Parfait

Mousse Parfait

When it comes to making desserts in a tiny kitchen or even in a campground, there are few better options than mousse. It is light and airy, but also rich and decadent. And, as it turns out, it is really easy to make just about…

Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Pumpkin Creme Brulee

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that will absolutely knock the family’s socks off, this pumpkin creme brulee is the dish. Falling neatly in the middle between rustic family feast and haute cuisine, this dish is both familiar and elegant, featuring all your…

Stovetop Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Stovetop Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

I was told once that the American food that most fascinates foreigners is the Thanksgiving feast. The immutable menu of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie has become an image that those in other countries long to experience. I was surprised…

Grandma’s Impossible Pie

Grandma’s Impossible Pie

This here is Grandma’s Impossible Pie.⁠ ⁠ We used to eat it every year at Christmas, and I have recently learned why: the “impossible” part of the name refers to how it must be impossible for such an easy pie to be so dang good,⁠…

Furutsu Sando

Furutsu Sando

Furutsu sando is a subtle dessert that celebrates seasonal fruits, tastes delicious, and looks beautiful–sounds like Japanese patisserie. Something like a strawberry shortcake, furutsu sando is a sandwich made with whipped cream, whatever fruits are ripe at the time, and, traditionally, Japanese milk bread. It…

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake (pastel de tres leches) is an immensely popular dessert throughout Central and South America. The origin of the cake is a matter of debate, and while it definitely did not originate in Costa Rica (at least I haven’t heard anyone argue that),…

Thai Tea Pudding

Thai Tea Pudding

Thai tea is one of those absolutely delicious things that few people realize is so easy to make at home. All you need to do is visit your local Asian grocer, or hop on the internet, and pick up a packet of Thai tea mix.…

Khao Niew Ma Muang – Mango Sticky Rice

Khao Niew Ma Muang – Mango Sticky Rice

Quick, simple, and delicious, mango sticky rice (khao niew ma muang) is one of the finest desserts not only in Thailand, but the world over. It is as simple as cooking rice, whipping up a quick sauce of sugar and coconut cream, and topping it…

Horchata Panna Cotta

Horchata Panna Cotta

When you think of horchata, you probably think of a cold glass of sweetened rice milk spiced with cinnamon. This is the most prevalent variety in the US, available at many taquerias and Mexican restaurants. It is a delicious and refreshing drink, and perfect to…