Why You’ll Scream For Vegan Ice Cream

Finnish food bloggers Virpi Mikkonen and Tuulia Talvio know a thing or two about healthy living. In addition to creating recipes and blogging about food, Virpi is a certified health coach and Tuulia is a certified yoga instructor. But even health nuts have a sweet tooth, so to satisfy their never-ending craving for ice cream, Virpi […]

Peachberry Shortbread Ice Cream

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. If you’re anything like me, your air conditioning is working overtime (hello, heatwave), your sandal game is strong, and your ice cream cravings are in full swing. To add fuel to the fire, I just returned from a pretty spectacular trip to Italy where I indulged in gelato daily […]

Peach & Blueberry Crumble with Gingersnap Crust

Summertime is made for crumbles. And crisps and cobblers and buckles. Thought I’m a little fuzzy on the exact distinctions, I know that I’d happily eat any of them on a warm summer night with a scoop of ice cream. Also, for breakfast. The only problem with peach season is that I can’t control myself […]

How to Frost a Layer Cake

My birthday is on Sunday, and I’m already dreaming of cake. And although I find baking them to be extremely enjoyable, I’ve never been that great at making my layer cakes look as good as they taste. I decided to call in the expert, Chef Callie Speer of Geraldine’s here in Austin — you guys might remember the epic homemade donuts […]

Phyllo Napoleans with Strawberries and Lemon-Vanilla Cream

Warmer weather is officially here to stay in Austin, and as a sun-loving, Texas gal, I can’t tell you how pumped I am to spend the next four months sporting tropical pink toenail polish and my favorite new bikini. And while I love the cakes and cookies that cooler weather brings, with the change of […]

Mocha Coconut Quinoa Bark

When you think of quinoa, dessert may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but trust me on this one, it’s a perfect fit. Since quinoa’s rise to superfood stardom, the internet has exploded with recipes for salads, sides, burgers and more, all featuring this hearty little seed, front and center. And for good […]

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

The minute I laid eyes on this cake perched on the marble counter at Josephine House, I knew I had to have a slice… and find a way to talk pastry chef Jen Tucker into giving me the recipe. It tastes as bright and sunny as it looks, oozing with a triple dose of citrus: […]

Lemon Breakfast Panna Cotta with Stovetop Granola

My morning routine tends to be a rushed one. As hard as I’ve tried to force myself to be an early riser, I typically find myself squeezing in every possible second of shut-eye, then hopping out of bed with just enough time shower, dress and grab breakfast to-go before heading into the office. My favorite […]

How to Make Macarons at Elizabeth Street Cafe

Anytime out-of-town friends come to Austin, one of the first places I take them is Elizabeth Street Cafe. I know I can’t go wrong with what is arguably the cutest café in town (I mean, have you seen the bright pink and turquoise exterior?!) and treating them to the fresh mango and cucumber salad or a warm bowl of bún accompanied […]

DIY Mini Éclairs

If you’ve ever traveled to France, you likely associate éclairs with the oblong pastries found preciously lined up behind glass cases in patisseries all over the country. Well, today’s versions are a little less pristine, but a lot more fun. Seriously, how can you look at these little guys and not say, “Aww”? They’re miniature versions […]