Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

This is not the first (nor will it be the last) strawberry-related recipe you’ll see on this blog.  I absolutely love strawberries and I thoroughly enjoy trying new recipes which feature them.  As I was flipping through my July edition of Bon Appétit, I came across a delightful section devoted to tasty frozen treats. IContinue reading “Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet”

Rhubarb-Strawberry Cobbler (with Fresh Thyme, Orange Zest, and Port!)

Rhubarb at the farmers market always excites me.  I grew up with a rhubarb patch in our garden, and my mom would always make rhubarb pie for my dad.  There was something about the tartness of the stalks mixed with the sweetness of the sugar that always stuck with me. Rhubarb is one of thoseContinue reading “Rhubarb-Strawberry Cobbler (with Fresh Thyme, Orange Zest, and Port!)”

Chocolate Banana Bread

If you’re like me at all, you have a collection of overripe bananas in your freezer, destined for bread.  I have a pretty fool-proof (and delicious) recipe for banana bread given to me by my mother, but I wanted to change things up this time around.  And what better way to do that than withContinue reading “Chocolate Banana Bread”

Strawberry and Crème Fraîche Scones with Brown Sugar Crumble

This last Sunday was the second week of the farmers market here in Omaha and it was a gorgeous day.  Just a week ago, the sky was overcast and there was a biting wind slapping us in the face.  Not a fun trip to the market at all.  The start of the farmers market alwaysContinue reading “Strawberry and Crème Fraîche Scones with Brown Sugar Crumble”

Strawberry Shortcake

I think the last time I posted I lamented the sluggishness of the oncoming spring weather here in Omaha.  Well, surprise surprise, it’s still not here.  We’ve had freezing rain, snow, rain, clouds, wind, and pretty much everything else you can think of that isn’t spring weather.  To top off the disappointing weather, I haveContinue reading “Strawberry Shortcake”

Beignets

Fat Tuesday was this week and while others around the nation were stuffing themselves, I was eyeball-deep in required reading for class.  As a reward for my academic diligence, I thought I would whip up a batch of homemade beignets. After some research, I began to feel a little intimidated.  I don’t have a veryContinue reading “Beignets”

Apple Brown Butter Upside-Down Cake

If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know that I have a special place in my heart reserved for America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated Magazine.  Last April, I was chosen as a finalist for their “Learn To Cook” series.  Alas, I did not win, but I still love them and put my fullContinue reading “Apple Brown Butter Upside-Down Cake”

Orange “Creamsicle” Ice Cream

It’s winter here in the midwest.  The sun may be shining, but it is by no means warm outside.  This is the weather of sledding, hot cocoa, fireplaces, and heavy blankets.  Certainly not the weather of ice cream, right?  Normally, I’d agree with you, but in this case, you’d be wrong. Perhaps it was theContinue reading “Orange “Creamsicle” Ice Cream”

Happy Christmas!

Aren’t we the cutest?  From L to R: Truman, my lovely husband Scott, Fischer, me, and Jackie.  Photo courtesy of The Mullers. What you’re about to read is an obligatory holiday blog post.  I, like many others, spent the last two weeks prepping and cooking in anticipation of Christmas.  My goal is always to haveContinue reading “Happy Christmas!”

Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti

A few things have happened in the last week.  First, a week ago today I turned 33-years-old.  I treated myself to a manicure and my lovely husband treated me to dinner at my favorite Indian restaurant in town.  Second, my fall semester finally ended last week and I have to say that I am pleasedContinue reading “Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti”