Indonesia: Dawet (Iced Pandan Jelly Dessert)

Indonesia: Dawet (Iced Pandan Jelly Dessert)

I’ve been thinking about Indonesia for #GentGoesGlobal for a LONG time. One of my close internet friends is Indonesian, and she convinced me that something like Nasi Goreng is too expected, especially since I already had rice dishes such as Jollof and Omuraisu for other 

A Hummingbird Cake That’ll Hover in Your Mind Forever

A Hummingbird Cake That’ll Hover in Your Mind Forever

I am proud (read: terrified) to inform you that I have joined the folks over at the Sunday Afternoon Baking Club! This is a group of bakers who bake along with a theme each week and share the results on Instagram. I was intimidated to 

Bananas Foster Pie, Choclatized

Bananas Foster Pie, Choclatized

I’ve talked a lot about #52WeeksofCooking, a challenge on Reddit that has done a lot to help keep me creative in the kitchen. On Mardi Gras week the theme was, of course, Mardi Gras. I had a great idea for bananas foster beignets, but time 

Apple Confit

Apple Confit

I came across this recipe when I was trying to fit a challenge brief. The challenge was “confit” and I was struggling to wrap my mind around what that meant in a vegetarian context. My limited experience with the term “confit” included mostly duck. Duck 

Christmas Monster Cookies

Christmas Monster Cookies

So it’s the New Year, and you’re stuck with leftover Christmas candy. Maybe you got it in your stocking, or you got it on sale, or you bought it for a party that never happened. So now you can either shove it in your face 

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Many moons (ok a few) ago, I was doing research for my Buttermilk and Chive Biscuits recipe and ran across the fact that the word “biscuit” comes from Latin “biscotti,” or twice baked. I realized I had never made biscotti, and wanted to give it 

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

Last week I jumped head-on into peppermint season with a Peppermint Brownie Cake, and I just can’t shake the visions of candy canes dancing through my head. So I decided we needed something simple but delicious this week: peppermint bark. Yes, we’re all staying home 

Peppermint Brownie Cake

Peppermint Brownie Cake

Now that the Thanksgiving madness is over, how about some Christmas cheer?? I’ve got just what you need with this peppermint brownie cake. Stand back, pumpkin – it’s peppermint time. I have always been team “the earlier the better” when it comes to the Christmas 

Estonia: Leviasupp

Estonia: Leviasupp

There’s really not a way to preface this for the non-Estonian mind, so I’m just going to put it out there: today, I’m asking you to make dessert soup out of bread. Yup, that’s leviasupp. When I started brainstorming recipes for my #GentGoesGlobal series, I 

Jaffa Cakes

Jaffa Cakes

It’s finally time for the final recipe from my honeymoon tour of Europe! We’ve made tapas from Spain, macarons from France, pastéis de nata from Portugal, and döner from Germany. Finally, it’s time for the United Kingdom to shine, with Jaffa cakes! Like I mentioned