And, you guys, this is not a recipe you want to skip over. Of all my family tradition recipes, küchen is probably my favorite. My grandma is 100% German, and this is one of her signature desserts. I can’t make it, eat it, or even think about it without being reminded of her. Though she lives on the opposite side of this vast state, I am blessed not only to still have a grandmother, but also to still have the privilege of seeing her every now and then. Continue reading →
This week, friends, I’ve got a shiny new recipe that took many attempts to perfect.
I offered to write a guest post for Laura’s Mess and decided upon French macarons.
As we Northerners enter into the cold and desolation of winter (Well, we’re technically entering into fall, but we likely won’t be graced with its presence for long before winter shows its face!), and Southerners enter into the fresh rejuvenation of spring, I decided on a macaron recipe fitting for all seasons and any hemisphere: Dark Chocolate Orange. The slight piquancy of citrus is especially for those of you in or entering a season of warmth, and the chocolate is for anyone, because is there ever not a time for chocolate?
It’s been months now since I created this cookie recipe, but the impending busyness of life (a full-time job plus two side businesses, et cetera) has prevented me from sharing it with you. Fortunately, the time has come!
These cookies are for those of you who crave and adore chocolate as much as I do. They’re brimming with FOUR different kinds of chocolate! Is it overkill? No, not at all. I assure you.
With cocoa powder, melted semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate chips, and dark chocolate chips (or white chocolate, if you prefer), these cookies are not for the faint of heart. For those who prefer fruity or salty sweets, these may be a bit of an overload. However, you should at least give them a chance. 😉
It’s December! Snow has fallen! Christmas is coming!
And with Christmas come lots of unneeded-calorie-wise but temptingly-delicious treats and goodies that fill my belly with joy.
One such Christmas-time treat is the Melt Away cookie. (I think they’re also known by the name “Melting Moments.”) I’ve been making and devouring them since I was a wee child, and you’ll see why once you make them!
“With bread, all sorrows are less.”
– translated quote from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
It’s true; there’s just something about fresh, homemade bread that makes life more pleasant. Wouldn’t you agree?
This Better-For-You Honey Oat Banana Bread will make your life even more pleasant because of the health benefits it offers. It’s a modified version of my main go-to banana bread recipe: The butter and processed sugar have been cut in half, and I added Greek yogurt, honey, and oats.
Well, it hasn’t fully sprung yet, at least not here in Fargo.
But it’s on its way! I think. I hope…
I mean, it has to be close, right?
A week ago, I went for a run outside in shorts. SHORTS. I thought spring had arrived for good.
Then, a few days later, we got dumped on by a big, nasty blizzard. Some way to introduce the season of sunshine and flowers. Surely that will be the last!
So while I’m waiting for the weather to brighten up outside, I’ll brighten up the recipes in my kitchen. And what tastes brighter than citrus?
These Lime Poppy Seed Muffins are based on my Almond Chia Seed Muffin recipe, and they’re bursting with bright citrus flavors from fresh lime juice, lime zest, and lime yogurt.
I love family traditions.
More specifically, I love family food traditions.
In my husband’s family, they all had their favorite desserts growing up, which Rob’s mom, Kitty, made for them on their birthdays. My sister-in-law Sue loves Apple Spice Cake with caramel topping, so that was her choice of birthday cake. Adam always got Angel Food Cake or Key Lime Pie, and Wes liked to change things up from year to year, but he loved Kitty’s Chocolate Soufflé. Papa Mark’s favorite was German Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting.
Rob’s birthday treat is today’s topic of interest: Apple Pie Slices!