More Sweet Summer: Super Strawberry Shortcake

  It’s already mid-August, and I can’t let summer slip away without some strawberry shortcake. We’re on a serious strawberry spree over here, so it’s no surprise that this dessert has finally made an appearance on our table. My husband is the big biscuit-maker in the household, and every time he makes a batch for dinner […]...

Sweet Summer: Strawberry White Balsamic Caramel Tarts

Deep in the heart of summer, and we can’t get enough of sweet ripe fruit around here. My daughter Isabelle would live on fruit if she could; it’s been a trial to coax her to eat her dinner when she keeps insisting that she only wants to eat blueberries and strawberries and mango. How can […]...

Happy Birthday to Me: Strawberry Rose Fraisier

  Yearly birthday confession time: in the last few years I’ve gotten really bad at remembering my 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 […]...