Rose Petal Tahini Ice Cream

I cook with my children on (almost) a daily basis. I believe that's what made my tiny kitchen the most special place on my children's mind. If you'...

Skillet-Fried Banana Bread

Based on the stellar recipe from Mastering Spice, this loaf is sliced, then fried in slices to create a flavorful crust. Perfect with cream, ice cr...

Chocolate & Avocado Mousse

This dish is both gluten and dairy free, making a decadent dessert that can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone. The avocados fade into the background...

Sourdough Dutch Baby

A pudding-pancake hybrid with a strange name, this dish might have been inspired by the German Pfannkuchen but is definitely American. My version c...

Smoked Cinnamon Salted Caramels

Growing up in Minnesota there were always endless potlucks, sports team get-togethers, and social occasions that required bringing a dish to share,...

Spiced Hot Toddy

A perfect beverage for cooler weather. My version pairs a young Islay scotch with complementary spices. If you don't drink I've included some spicy...

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

When I had to create a banana bread recipe for a baking magazine, I realized that banana bread is the perfect vehicle for the heat of pepper or chi...

Apple Cider Donuts

The first thing that comes to mind at the end of summer is apple season, which means it’s time for apple cider doughnuts! I’ve gone apple picking a...

Peach Almond Tart

It is finally peach and stone fruit season. The opportunities are endless. I love this tart since you can use some overripe or bruised peaches (or...

Challah French Toast

This is a favorite breakfast dish at our house. I make challah every week and freeze some for the rest of the week. We do not use milk at home, so ...

Labne Cheesecake

This recipe is inspired by a childhood favorite of mine growing up in the Galilee in the Upper Eastern part of Israel. It was served every Saturday...

Tahini Shortbread Cookies

You might as well call these halva cookies, because once you add something sweet to tahini (like honey, sugar, maple, or silan), it tastes just lik...