Nothing is more refreshing than freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day…that is, unless you infuse that cold glass of lemonade with mint. This is our family’s favorite summer beverage! It’s simple & guaranteed to have people going back for seconds. This recipe is enough to make six quarts, which is enough for about 2 pitchers of lemonade. Ingredients 4 cups simple syrup (3 … Continue reading Mint-Infused Fresh Lemonade
This weekend, my wife (the queen of pies) had a special request: combine apple pie with a cinnamon roll. The result, which uses my mom’s cinnamon roll recipe as a base, was decadent. It’s a bit of work, but totally worth it. A great baking project for a rainy day at home. Continue reading Apple Pie Topped Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Icing
Pizza is by far my favorite food, so when we were in Italy earlier this year you can bet I ate a lot of it. While we were in Rome, we discovered Pizza al Taglio. The bread of the pizza is thicker, similar to focaccia, and it is baked on a sheet pan to get a super crispy crust. It is then cut into rectangles. … Continue reading Sheet Pan Pizza Dough – Roman Style!
My mom’s side of the family emigrated from Denmark to Idaho in the early 1900s. We were only a few generations removed, so a bit of the Danish culture stuck around. One of my favorite things were the little Aebleskiver (apple slices) we would have for breakfast. Little warm pancakes balls that are stuffed with apples, dusted with powder sugar, and dipped in jam. It … Continue reading Danish Æbleskiver
This is basically a German version of Mac & Cheese, but so much better than that orange garbage you get out of a blue box. My kids love it. I first discovered spätzle when living in Braunschweig, Germany, but it wasn’t until months later that I discovered how much better fresh, homemade spätzle is than what you can get out of a bag in the … Continue reading German Cheese Spätzle
I grew up with a mom who had a big barrel of wheat in the garage and a wheat grinder to make it useful. One of my favorite things she made often were these whole wheat pancakes. These are best with some raspberry or strawberry jam (which my mom always made herself), but feel free to drench them in syrup if you’d like. They’re simple … Continue reading Mom’s Whole Wheat Hotcakes