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 [...]

Mexican Chocolate Sheet Cake [GF]

Mexican Chocolate Sheet Cake [GF]

In September we had a backlog of celebrations to catch up with on account of the pandemic. It’s been a strange year, what with gatherings constrained and people being very careful not to contract the virus. We have been lucky so far, but also extremely careful, yet when the August and September birthdays rolled in, [...]

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 [...]