Galete Waffle Cookies for Valentine’s Day and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

A recipe for galete – slightly sweet, lemon- and cardamom-spiced waffle cookies topped with a sweet-tart lemon glaze. All you need is a bowl, a few ingredients, and a waffle iron. “Do you like waffles?” “Yeah we like waffles!” So goes the chanting from the kitchen the minute the waffle iron appears. There are cheers. […]

Roasted Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Waffle Cones

A recipe for creamy, indulgent roasted blueberry cheesecake ice cream both churn and no-churn. Plus, a bonus recipe for graham cracker waffle cones because, why not? This recipe is a desire to find that piece of myself lost to childhood. It’s a search for the blueberry cheesecake ice cream I remember eating from the canteen […]

Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes [Almond Flour]

A recipe for gluten-free strawberry shortcakes made with almond flour and coconut flour, topped with plenty of fresh-picked berries and whipped cream. “Up, up, up.” Softly, slowly, caressing blanket-covered feet that tuck up into the ball of child when touched. I prefer to wake up slow. I fully realize the stats and studies on the […]

Chewy Ginger Molasses Spice Cookies: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This recipe for chewy ginger molasses spice cookies uses almond flour and coconut flour for a gluten-free version of the classic. It also incorporates coconut milk for a dairy-free option. Our house is currently an intricate series of piles. There are piles of homework not yet recycled, waiting in limbo, homework to do, resting in […]

Pear and Fig Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey

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

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}

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 […]