Sifting Focus Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:59:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Flourless Chocolate Cake Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:59:08 +0000 Flourless Chocolate Cake RecipeThere are two kinds of ‘flourless’ Chocolate Cake.  The first is the dense and fudgy type, which I have never liked.  It’s way too intense for me.  The second, which is my preference, is a lighter version, ethereal and tender. … Continue reading ]]> 1 Chocolate Banana Bread – Plain and Simple Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:34:37 +0000 Chocolate Banana Bread RecipeBananas represent a kind of edible security blanket for me.  Never a need to feel hungry if there is a bunch of canary yellow bananas sitting on my counter.  A quick and nutritious snack is always at hand.  And although … Continue reading ]]> 1 Triple Coconut Macaroon Cake Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:32:35 +0000 Triple Coconut Macaroon Cake RecipeThere’s no ambivalence when it comes to coconut, either you’re a lover, or a hater.  I’m a lover.  My love affair with coconut began way back in my childhood, somewhere between my first Mounds Bar and my Dad’s German Chocolate … Continue reading ]]> 4 Grandma Harrison’s Butterscotch Pie Sat, 28 Jan 2017 19:26:08 +0000 Butterscotch Pie RecipeMy Grandma Harrison was one of the best souls I have ever known.  She worked hard, gave selflessly, and loved unconditionally. Grandma raised my Dad as a single mother, and later lived together with my parents and helped raise me and … Continue reading ]]> 8 Beer Bread Re-visited Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:48:57 +0000 Beer Bread RecipeI awoke early this morning to yet another day of pounding rain and wind.  I’m not complaining, as heavy rain days are as close as we Southern Californians get to snow days.  It’s Sunday, and as such, the day was … Continue reading ]]> 5