Funfetti Madeleines

Funfetti Madeleines

It’s Father’s Day and I can’t believe we are onto the last two weeks of the month of June. Summer is here and Minnesota is abloom in all its emerald green leafy goodness, with a canopy of shade trees lining the streets, gardens full of leaves and flowers, and lake season in full swing. Summer [...]

Strawberry Custard Tart

Strawberry Custard Tart

It’s Mother’s Day and I am in awe of the dedication and hard work that mothers and grandmothers everywhere around the world devote to their children, partners, and families. I was blessed to come from a long line of very caring, organized, dedicated women at the center of family life. I would not be able [...]

Mocha Latte Cheesecake

Mocha Latte Cheesecake

Who doesn’t love coffee? I know I rely on this magical beverage to wake me up every morning and power me through the day. I’m actually one of those rare people who still prefers to brew her own coffee at home rather than go to Starbucks or Caribou Coffee. A Starbucks habit is definitely something [...]

Espresso Cookie Squares

Espresso Cookie Squares

We are a coffee-obsessed nation, but when people think of coffee, most people will point to Seattle, New York, San Francisco, and even Portland, not the Midwest. Not many know that a huge chapter of the Third Wave coffee movement started here in Minnesota, which is what yielded the fair trade, specialty coffee obsession of [...]