Vanilla-Date Breakfast Smoothie

Makes 2 smoothies

active time

5 minutes

total time

5 minutes

This quick and healthy shake is a great breakfast on-the-go. [Read more…]

Huckleberry Crisps


6 tbsp. plus ½ cup sugar

6 tbsp. flour

¼ cup rolled oats

¼ cup packed light brown sugar

¼ cup chopped walnuts

1 tsp. lemon zest plus 2 tsp. lemon juice

¾ tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. kosher salt

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon [Read more…]

10 Weird Ice Cream Flavors to Ruminate on This Monday Afternoon

Every summer there’s a kooky new ice cream that captures people’s imaginations. The first sensational flavor this year hails from the Philippines and it’s made with–wait for it–crocodile. Yes, crocodile ice cream exists. Oy. Okay, so it’s actually made with the reptile’s eggs but still, crocodile. [Read more…]

Valrhona S’Mores

Category: Cookies and bars

Difficulty: Moderate

Prep Time:15 min

Cook Time:25 min

Total Time:40 min [Read more…]

Coconut Cake with Rose Petals


For the Coconut Cake

8oz (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter – at room temperature

1 cup Sugar

4 Large Eggs – at room temperature

1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Rose Water

1 1/2  cups Flour

3/4 cup Pistachio – ground, plus 16 halve Pistachios for decoration

1 1/2 Tsp Baking powder

Pinch of Salt

1 cup Yogurt

Zest of 1 Orange

1 cup Coconut – sweetened and shredded [Read more…]

Blackberry Slump

A cousin of the cobbler, this dessert is served at the Four Swallows restaurant on Bainbridge Island, Washington. [Read more…]

Freshpresso orange

A real vitamin cocktail: orange tempered by vanilla charms the Arpeggio Grand Cru, with energy and vivacity. [Read more…]

Gingerbread Cookie Sandwiches

All the kids in our family used to get together and make these cookies at our house every year; now we do it at the Carlo’s factory.

Makes about 16 sandwiches [Read more…]