Simple Vanilla Cake Recipe

The beauty of this Vanilla Cake recipe lies in its simplicity. See, it’s so simple that it works in lots of scenarios — Christmas brunch, summer barbecues, and of course birthdays. We call this Kindergarten Cake in our family because it’s the cake that the kindy teachers made for birthdays when my kids were in […]

Plum Jam Recipe — No Pectin

This plum jam recipe has only two ingredients: plums and sugar. No pectin. It also makes use of those tiny sour fruit from ornamental or wild plum trees, the ones that aren’t really good for anything else.

The Best Pavlova Recipe

This version of the classic New Zealand dessert has been a family favorite for decades. It’s somewhere between a hard meringue and an angel food cake — so, heaven, or the best of both worlds.

Can You Eat Radish Greens? Yes! Make Pesto

Many people don’t realize that you can eat radish greens or leaves. Yep. They are 100% edible. In the spirit of waste not, want not, here’s a quick radish greens pesto recipe for your next crop. It’s healthy, delicious, and super easy. Scroll to the bottom for more radish green recipes. Lately, we’ve seen a […]

Sourdough Bread Recipe: Step by Step for Beginners

My husband shares this simple, step-by-step guide with friends interested in getting started. Once comfortable with the hands-on process, anyone can dive into the more nuanced aspects of making delicious bread.

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

I had been using this banana bread recipe for many years before I realized how great it is. At some point, I decided to try some other recipes, in the endless quest to fix things that aren’t broken. Only then did I realize that this one uses much less added sugar than most.

Easy, Beautiful Meyer Lemon Marmalade Recipe

Meyer Lemon Marmalade is like sunshine in a jar, and who doesn’t need that some days? Am I right?? I’m honestly obsessed with this stuff. I used to eat it every day, but it doesn’t fit into our new low-refined-sugar lifestyle (so fun), so I think it’s going to have to be just a Sunday thing.

Molasses Cookie Recipe (Very Easy)

This molasses cookie recipe has been in my family FOREVER. I’ve been making them since I was a wee cutey pie, as has my daughter (they’re her favorite). They are so delicious but so unfussy. Sometimes they come out crispy, sometimes chewy, sometimes puffy, sometimes flat — they are always delicious because of that molasses-ginger-cinnamon-clove magic!

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies with Cornflakes

A few years ago, a friend gave me the Milk Bar cookbook, and since I’m always a sucker for a variation on a chocolate chip cookie, of course I had to try the Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie.

Cornflake Crunch

Lovely for snacking all on its own, or use in the Chocolate Chip Cornflake Marshmallow Cookies.