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 [...]

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 [...]

Strawberry-Orange Macaroons

Strawberry-Orange Macaroons

Who doesn’t like coconut? Coconut is one of those foods that is so immensely versatile that it can be used in desserts and savory dishes alike. I am amazed that one fruit can be transformed into: cream of coconut, coconut oil, coconut flakes, coconut milk, and coconut water, producing an almost infinite number of dishes [...]