Happy Birthday to Me: Strawberry Rose Fraisier

  Yearly birthday confession time: in the last few years I’ve gotten really bad at remembering┬ámy birthday. Not in a I-don’t-want-reveal-my-age way, but in a I’ve-got-so-much-to-do-I-just-plain-forgot way. I’m way past the age of all-night celebrations in a nightclub anyway, and once you have kids, all the elaborate party planning ends up going to their birthday […]...

Strawberry and Cream Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

  Last weekend we celebrated Isabelle’s second birthday. We’ve officially survived babyhood and now we’re parents to a toddler! It’s been a dreamy two years – not that we didn’t have our share of sleepless nights or days when the house was a disaster zone of dirty laundry, unwashed dishes, and toys scattered everywhere. But […]...

Chocolate, Strawberry, and Rose Geranium Cake (and a bonus giveaway!)

  chocolate, strawberry jam, and rose geranium cake Here’s the bonus strawberry-inspired recipe I mentioned on my strawberry tour recap post a couple days ago. Sometimes after several posts where I’m constantly trying to one-up myself in creativity, it’s nice to go back to the basics. Sometimes all you really need is a good chocolate […]...

Dessert First + Alessi: Roasted Strawberry and Marshmallow Ice Cream

Strawberry and Marshmallow Ice Cream in Alessi Big Love Hello! I’m excited to announce a collaboration between Dessert First and Alessi for the month of May: four recipes by me, photographed in some of Alessi’s beautiful and distinctive pieces. This partnership came about a couple months when I was invited to preview some of Alessi’s […]...

Sweet on Short Notice: Strawberry Tarragon Fools

Hey, how is it June and almost the middle of the year? Funny how having a baby completely skews your sense of time (i.e., how do entire months pass by without my realizing? I am staring at a not-so-tiny-anymore baby so I know months happened, but darned if I can explain where they went). And […]...

Strawberry and Rhubarb Scones with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Along with all the lovely growing, blooming things that herald spring is the baby in our home! Isabelle is three months today and I think she may have hit her growth spurt early. She’s a chubby bundle now!...