American Swedish Cheesecake with Cloudberry Jam

American Swedish Cheesecake with Cloudberry Jam

Välkommen! How are you all? The end of summer is approaching, and it dawned on me that I hadn’t made anything with cloudberries, which I normally do for Midsommer. You may be wondering “what are cloudberries?” or maybe have never heard of them, and if that’s the case, that’s totally OK. I hadn’t heard of cloudberries [...]

Thai Tea Ice Cream

Thai Tea Ice Cream

Happy August! How are you all? The past month of July struck Minnesota with a steamy heat wave that set all kinds of new records, sometimes with as many as seven consecutive days with a temperature of 90° or more, and that has prompted my kitchen to be strangely dormant. This weather is so unusual [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]