Granny Eliza’s Chocolate Pudding

Granny Eliza’s Chocolate Pudding

When it comes to chilled desserts and custards, pudding often gets overlooked for its more sophisticated adult versions of custard-type desserts, like pots de crème, ice cream, mousse, and parfait. In comparison to these, pudding may sound too commonplace or humble to merit a blog post. However, blame it on childhood nostalgia, chocolate pudding is [...]

Carolina’s Southern-Style Fried Chicken

Carolina’s Southern-Style Fried Chicken

This year with the pandemic, Dan and I decided we would make the most of summer and dining-out experiences by literally taking our meals outside. I was immediately reminded of the Pflaumer Picnic Tradition and decided to buy a picnic basket and have it readily at hand to enjoy a meal on the spur of [...]

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am a chocoholic. Are you? I think there’s a large majority out there who rely on chocolate just as much as caffeine to power through the day. I am guilty as charged! I always have a chocolate craving. In winter, that craving takes the form of a cup of Spanish hot chocolate savored by [...]

Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea

We have been having a heat wave here in Minneapolis! It sounds like a contradiction, but it is true. The weather has been very tropical-like. We’ve had hot days in the 90s with lots of humidity, enough to make me feel like I’m in Florida, and sometimes these are punctuated by torrential rain. I’ve been [...]

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

Summer is fading and I am finding myself trying to make as many desserts as possible featuring sun-soaked, ripe fresh fruit, as if by doing so I could make summer last just a wee bit longer. After all, nothing says summer like fresh fruit! And there is nothing like the joy of berry season. From [...]