Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Purple Sweet Potato Pie

It’s almost Thanksgiving! One of the most important national holidays in the United States, celebrating the first successful harvest that the Pilgrims and Native Americans held together on American soil, and while no record exists of that first Thanksgiving’s menu, we know that the table was covered with dishes of poultry, corn, pumpkins, and squashes [...]

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 [...]

Chocolate Lilac Pots de Crème with Lilac Cream

Chocolate Lilac Pots de Crème with Lilac Cream

Every spring, I’m obsessed with the beautiful pastel colors blooming in the garden, and I somehow want to capture all the beauty and intoxicating scents of spring. Lilacs are one of my favorites because they have such a wonderfully sweet, nostalgic perfume, and I have so many good memories associated with them from Louisa May [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]