Breakfast · Desserts

Easy Cherry Danish

Almost once a week, I either host or attend a “tea party” with my mom, my sister, my great-nanny, my kids, and occasionally other random guests.  By “tea party,” I mean we brew a couple pots of English breakfast tea, serve some kind of pastry dish, like cookies or scones or butterhorns or even crumpets,… Continue reading Easy Cherry Danish

Dinners · Side Dishes & Salads

Best Broccoli Salad. Ever.

Summer means lots of salads to me.  Pasta salads, potato salads, broccoli salads.  Anything quick and easy that can go with grilled meat.  It’s been super hot here in Seattle the last few summers and I am a grump about heat.  Nobody here has air conditioning! Do you know how miserable it is to sit… Continue reading Best Broccoli Salad. Ever.

bars · chocolate · Desserts

Starbucks S’mores Bars

This weekend, I received the following email from reader Stephanie: I love your blog. I’ve made your copycat Starbucks Michigan Cherry Oat bars. Yummy! I didn’t find it on your blog– but, can you figure out the Starbucks S’Mores bars– my new guilty pleasure? Please? I love emails like this. Also, if you haven’t tried… Continue reading Starbucks S’mores Bars

chicken · Dinners · Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Chrissy Teigen’s Chinese Chicken Salad

I will start out by saying that this is one of the best salads I have ever eaten in my entire life.  And I have had a lot of good salads.  It was like “pour the entire thing into a giant mixing bowl and eat until you feel sick” good. Lets just say I have… Continue reading Chrissy Teigen’s Chinese Chicken Salad

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Marble Cake

I’ve never attempted a marble cake before, but it has always looked good to me.  So when I saw a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction where she actually made like 2 dozen cakes trying to find the very best marble cake recipe ever I was totally sold and had to try it. Verdict: this recipe is… Continue reading Marble Cake

Breakfast · christmas · cinnamon rolls · Desserts · Easter · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Apple Pie Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

I love apple pie and I love cinnamon rolls.  In the grand scheme of things, they are for sure in my top 5 favorite dessert items.  I’m honestly a little disappointed in myself that it took me until now to do it. This is the simplest, easiest recipe for cinnamon rolls ever because you don’t… Continue reading Apple Pie Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls