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Strawberry Rhubarb Macarons

Currently one of the most popular imports from France, macarons are a light, meringue-based confectionary . Their airy biscuits, which sandwich sweet fillings, are typically made with egg whites and almond flour—and a lot of patience. The batter can be tricky and temperamental and requires about 2 hours to make. But never fear, Gina has… Read More »

Ricciarelli (Sienese Almond Cookies)

Ricciarelli - Easy Sienese Almond Cookies that are naturally gluten free!

If you’re walking down the cobblestone streets of Siena, either you’ll be tempted to look up at the towering brick spires or you’ll be watching your footing. But trust me here, ignore the towers and risk tripping: the treasures of Siena lie in its pastry shops. Panforte, marzipan, and biscotti are piled into confectionary towers,… Read More »

Whole Blood Orange Tart

One of the greatest confusions in the food world is that when the weather around the country changes to dark and grey, freezing and gloomy, the markets are filled with the absolute brightest of citrus fruit. Oranges of all shapes and sizes, tangerines, blood oranges, meyer lemons, and every shade in between. This is something I’ve… Read More »

Brown Butter Apple Custard Pie

Brown Butter Apple Custard Pie

There may not be a dish that’s as quintessentially American as apple pie. A flaky (preferably homemade) crust cradles filling of crisp yet tender apples spiced with cinnamon and sugar. Some top with another layer of crust, others opt for a crumbly streusel topping. While we’re often of the belief that classics shouldn’t be touched, apple… Read More »

Danish Puffs

Danish Puffs - a traditional Danish pastry with three distinct layers, a flaky bottom crust topped with puffy pastry and glazed with a sweet, creamy frosting

Every family has its own recipe, the one dish that’s present through the picky childhood phases, passive-aggressive teenage fights, holidays, graduations, marriages, and rainy, lazy days. This is my family’s recipe. The flaky Danish Puff is my grandma’s classic “good morning” to guests. Woe to the ones who sleep in; they will be welcomed into… Read More »

Quick and Easy Peppermint Bark

Quick and Easy Peppermint Bark from the Yummy Supper Cookbook - only 3 ingredients for a delicious holiday treat!

This recipe is from the cookbook Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore by blogger and photographer Erin Scott. Read a full review of the cookbook here. Once in a while, you come across a recipe that is too simple to be true. Here, that is certainly not the case…. Read More »

Mexican Buñuelos with Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup

These Mexican Buñuelos are a traditional holiday dish! They're sweet and crispy tortilla-like fritters drizzled with a spiced brown sugar syrup.

Buñuelos signify celebration and revelry. Whether wrapped in paper at a carnival or concluding a holiday feast, variations of this fried dough dessert appear across many different cultures during the Christmas, Ramadan, and Hanukkah seasons. At first glance, the familiar old-school, round Spanish buñuelo resembles a cream puff or donut hole. But the traditional Mexican… Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Malt Milkshake with Gingersnap Crumble

Pumpkin Spice Malt Milkshake with Gingersnap Crumble

A popular pumpkin spice latte can give you that extra boost to start the day on a cool fall morning, but it probably won’t meet your dessert time cravings. And there’s no sense in waiting for Thanksgiving to roll around to warrant pumpkin-focused desserts. Enter the pumpkin malt milkshake. This is the classic vanilla malt… Read More »

Stone Fruit Panzanella with Pound Cake Croutons

Stone Fruit Panzanella with Pound Cake Croutons

This stone fruit panzanella is a recipe that I’ve been meaning to post for quite a while now…as in several years. I originally read about it an issue of Food & Wine when San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino shared his version, and was immediately intrigued. Panzanella, for dessert? Panzanella is one of the dishes I… Read More »

Peach Hand Pies

Peach Hand Pies

Mandy takes us back to pastry basics from her makeshift kitchen in Italy. Inspired by a fruit tart and pastry that she and her husband ate upon arrival, she sets out to see what she can create with minimal baking ingredients and very few appliances. These peach hand pies started with the seasonal peaches she… Read More »

Grape Nuts Ice Cream

Grape-Nuts Ice Cream

It might sound crazy, but it’s true. Grape Nuts ice cream is a wild, yet ingeniously perfect invention. Maybe you’ve always been a lover, an avid fan of the healthy cereal. Or maybe, you’re reading this alarmed, as in why would anyone ruin something as amazing as sweet creamy ice cream with fiber-filled pellets? Trust… Read More »

Quesada Pasiega (Spanish Catabrian Cheesecake)

Quesada Pasiega (Spanish Catabrian Cheesecake)

Cheesecake is usually reserved for special occasions. But Quesada, a custardy Spanish cheesecake alternative, doesn’t require a celebration when you’re craving something creamy and sweet. Quesada Pasiega is a Cantabrian cheesecake, originally from home kitchens in Spain. “Pasiega” refers to anything from the rural valleys between three rivers in Northern Spain, a region known for its cattle,… Read More »

Stracciatella Gelato

How to Make Straciatella Gelato at Home - creamy vanilla gelato swirled with chocolate

We made this gelato to celebrate our 2 year #Noshiversary! If there’s one thing that most people remember about their trips to Italy, even more than the wine and scenery, is the gelato. Found at nearly every street corner in every village in every part of Italy, freezers filled with mounded containers of multicolored gelato… Read More »

Blackberry Cupcakes with Rose Cream Cheese Frosting

Blackberry Cupcakes

Mid to late summer is peak berry season and these fresh blackberry cupcakes highlight the best fresh berries have to offer. The secret to these cupcake’s decadence lies in their complexity of flavors: rich blackberries, slightly tart cream cheese frosting and the light floral notes of rose water. The juice of the fresh blackberries also naturally… Read More »