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 [...]

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 [...]

Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea

We have been having a heat wave here in Minneapolis! It sounds like a contradiction, but it is true. The weather has been very tropical-like. We’ve had hot days in the 90s with lots of humidity, enough to make me feel like I’m in Florida, and sometimes these are punctuated by torrential rain. I’ve been [...]