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Mother’s Day

  • strawberry cake with fresh strawberries

    Homemade Yellow Cake with Strawberry Frosting

    Homemade Yellow Cake with Strawberry Frosting ~ simple, homey, and fresh, this strawberry cake makes such a nice finish to an early spring meal, and it would look adorable studded with…

  • Welsh cakes

    Easy Welsh Cakes Recipe!

    Welsh Cakes ~ they’re cooked on a griddle like a pancake, but can be eaten out of hand like a scone ~ these sweet, buttery little breakfast cakes are a Welsh…

  • small batch craft chocolates

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America ~ these bean to bar chocolatiers are flourishing in cities all over the US using ethically sourced, single origin, organic cacao to make the most…

  • Making a blueberry muffin bundt cake with yogurt drizzle

    Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake

    My Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake with a sweet yogurt glaze is a delicious mash up and officially the best way to wow a brunch crowd, welcome overnight guests, or treat yourself…

  • colorful pansy shortbread cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies ~ these are my favorite buttery rich shortbread cookies topped with colorful and delicate edible flowers. This pretty tea time treat is surprisingly easy…

  • a slice of orange blossom bundt cake

    Orange Blossom Bundt Cake

    An Orange Blossom Bundt Cake made with my signature orange infused sugar for a classic pound cake texture and a sophisticated orange flavor. This is the orange cake to end all…

  • A rhubarb shortcake on a white plate with whipped cream

    Rhubarb Shortcake

    Rhubarb Shortcake ~ the combination of flaky pastry, juicy tart fruit, and sweet cream is unbeatable. One taste of this easy and elegant spring dessert and you’ll never settle for strawberry…

  • Clotted Cream Shortbread, cut into squares

    Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread

    Cornish Clotted Cream Shortbread  is an authentic shortbread recipe that uses clotted cream in addition to butter to make the most luxurious breakfast or tea time treat ever. This is the…

  • Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tart, sliced

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart

    Rhubarb Shortbread Crumble Tart ~ this  juicy rhubarb tart recipe is warmed up with vanilla bean and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping. After you make it for Mom this Mother’s Day,…

  • Spring Backyard Flower Arranging

    You don’t have to have a Martha Stewart style cutting garden to put fresh flowers on the table throughout the season. Here are my top tips for spring backyard flower arranging,…

  • A slice of strawberry rhubarb pie with ice cream on a blue floral plate

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

    Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie ~ sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb team up for this easy one crust crumble topped pie. Was there ever a springier dessert? I don’t think so. Be…

  • gluten free whole tangerine cake

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring ~ there are always lots of entertaining opportunities in Spring ~ Mother’s Day, Easter, Passover, showers, graduations…so many cake-worthy occasions. From decadent chocolate…

  • Raspberry Eaton Mess in a glass with spoon

    Raspberry Eton Mess

    You don’t have to be a prep school alum to appreciate a Raspberry Eton Mess ~ it’s a traditional British dessert made with meringues, berries, and lots of whipped cream. It’s…

  • Great Island Salad Plate in a white bowl with chicken salad and mixed fruit

    Great Island Curried Chicken Salad Plate

    My Great Island Curried Chicken Salad Plate has a definite tropical spring break vibe with a tumble of colorful mixed fruit anchored by a big scoop of curried chicken salad (made…

  • Sheet Pan Frittata with spring greens, asparagus, snap peas, and goat cheese

    Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens

    A Sunday stroll through the farmers market inspired this Sheet Pan Frittata with Spring Greens…I found all sorts of early spring veggies, but finally settled on dandelion greens, baby asparagus, snap…

  • Black bottom strawberry cheesecake squares

    No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Squares

    My No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Squares is a make-ahead friendly recipe made with fresh strawberries and a dark chocolate cookie crust ~ it’s an easy strawberry dessert that anyone can do,…

  • Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is an elegant dessert infused with the essence of spring

    Spring Botanical Desserts

    Celebrate the start of the new season with these Spring Botanical Desserts ~ edible blossoms, tender herbs, and even wild spring greens like nettles or dandelions enhance these unique recipes. What…

  • Whipped Basil Ricotta with spring veggies

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité

    Whipped Basil Ricotta with Spring Crudité ~ a healthy ode to spring produce, this raw vegetable appetizer with a fluffy herb ricotta dip is the perfect way to welcome the new…

  • Guacamole Deviled Eggs in a round tray with snipped chives

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs

    Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a fresh take on everybody’s favorite comforting appetizer, it’s amazing how a little tweak like adding smashed avocado, garlic salt, and lemon really takes them over the…

  • Instant Pot Clotted Cream on a scone

    Instant Pot Clotted Cream Recipe

    My Instant Pot Clotted Cream Recipe is a revelation, plain and simple. Who’d a thunk you could use your Instant Pot to create the famously decadent spreadable cream that’s the highlight…

  • Salmon Cobb Salad in a wooden salad bowl with salad spoons

    Salmon Cobb Salad

    Salmon Cobb Salad ~ a twist on a classic main course salad that proves that salad can complete with tacos or pizza any night of the week!…

  • Strawberries and Cream Pots

    Strawberries and Cream Pots (no bake)

    Strawberries and Cream Pots garnished with edible flowers ~ a dreamy no bake strawberry pot de créme made quick and easy on the stove top. This spring dessert showcases the timeless…

  • Fresh strawberry cake topped with strawberries and flowers

    Easy Strawberry Cake

    My Easy Strawberry Cake recipe is a simple white layer cake filled with bright strawberry jam, frosted with an almond buttercream, and festooned with a lovely wreath of fresh berries. Nobody…

  • Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata

    Asparagus Goat Cheese and Olive Frittata

    Asparagus Goat Cheese and Olive Frittata ~ is there anything easier, and more comforting, than eggs for dinner? This is a convenient busy day 30-minute meal that always feels like a treat to…

  • Warm lemon puddings on a baking sheet with blueberries

    Warm Lemon Pudding Cake (gluten free, or not!)

    My Flourless Warm Lemon Pudding Cake is downright magical ~ it’s an easy self-saucing lemon sponge cake dessert that bakes up with a fluffy cake layer and a tangy pudding layer.…

  • Roasted Beets and burrata on a white platter

    Roasted Beet and Burrata Salad

    Roasted Beet and Burrata Salad with basil walnut oil ~ this is my kind of food ~ simple, vibrant, healthy…with a touch of mouthwatering decadence. It’s lovely to look at, so…