Pear and Fig Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey

Pear and Fig Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey recipe |

A recipe for a pear and fig tarts with a creamy honey and goat cheese cheesecake bed, topped with the last of summer’s rosemary. Each weekend we pull up and pile out, four kids, two adults. There’s a gentle roar that accompanies the crowded space, people’s voices as they wander through the aisles, a harmonica […]

Rhubarb Almond Danishes

Rhubarb Almond Danishes Recipe |

A recipe for rhubarb almond danishes from a laminated dough with a frangipane and rhubarb swirl, glazed with rhubarb syrup. June has arrived, and my children count the days to summer vacation. The lilacs have gone from fragrant violet blooms to dried blossoms seemingly overnight. The irises and poppies are now full and colorful, each […]

Vanilla Chocolate Cake {Bábovka}

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A recipe for a quick and easy Czech-style vanilla-chocolate cake made in a kugelhopf or Bundt shape called bábovka.This post is in partnership with Nielsen-Massey Vanilla. Thoughts, words, opinions, and recipe are my own. I’d mentioned the cake briefly, as an aside to dinner plans, homework, and whether or not we could fit in a […]

Meyer Lemon Cottage Cheese Sugar Cookies

Meyer Lemon Cottage Cheese Sugar Cookie Recipe |

A Meyer lemon curd- and zest-infused cottage cheese cookie recipe inspired by Berlins’ke pechyvo and Eastern European cheese-style cookies I grew up with tucked into Christmas tins. These are rich with bursts of lemon, crisp and chewy at the same time. Friday I stood in a church, light gleaming from skylights across my grandmother’s casket, […]

Marzipan Raspberry Swirl Gelato: A Taste of Italy

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Get the recipe for this creamy marzipan gelato with a fresh raspberry sauce swirl. The almond and raspberry complement the rich, frozen dessert and take you straight to the streets of Italy. I’m sitting here with a fan blowing hot, humid air on me. It is slightly better than the alternative – still air that […]

Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Rhubarb Coffee Cake #recipe |

A quick and easy recipe for rhubarb coffee cake, great for everyday entertaining or just because. Today is the first day of summer break for my children. Our alarm went off at 6:15 a.m. I rolled over onto my husband’s pillow as he begrudgingly exited the bed. This is, in fact, my favorite part of […]

Salted Maple Whiskey Caramel Corn with Pecans for Movie Night

Salted Maple Whiskey Caramel Corn recipe |

This recipe for maple caramel corn with a shot of whiskey, plenty of pecans, and a sprinkling of salt is just what your movie night ordered. Every morning over breakfast Magnus asks me if it’s a school day. His sweet voice calls to me from the kitchen table even as I move to pack lunch […]