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Cuisines Archives: American


Lemon-Honey Springerle Cookies for Springtime

Springerle: It’s such a spring-y name for what’s traditionally a winter cookie. But we can still make them in springtime, right? (Spoiler alert: Yes, of course.) Springerle cookies are a type of German biscuit-style cookie that are traditionally embossed with an intricate print. They’re usually made at Christmastime, with Christmas-themed designs. We got inspired by […]

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Rhubarb 101 and Basic Rhubarb Sauce

What the heck is rhubarb? And how/why/with what does one eat it? You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers, after having spent a childhood practically immersed in rhubarb (OK, not literally). We also just received a beautiful gift of rhubarb from our friends at Melissa’s Produce, so we can’t wait to talk about rhubarb and […]

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apple pumpkin cake

Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting

Sometimes your kids have great ideas, without you even realizing. That’s basically the story behind this Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting. Long story short: Kid came up with the idea; described it to me; I told him it didn’t sound like it would work; he wanted to make it anyway… it turned out great. […]

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Three layer mint brownies recipe

Three-Layer Mint Brownies Recipe

There’s a time for eating “healthy” foods (most of the time), and then there’s a time for enjoying holiday cookies like these Three Layer Mint Brownies. These brownies are the perfect match of chewy brownie and melt-in-your-mouth minty goodness. You could certainly make them at any time of year but in our house these are […]

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Quince Quinoa Side Dish Recipe For Fall

Among all of the fall fruits, quince is probably the most misunderstood. It looks like it could be as tasty as an apple or a pear, but if you bit right into it you’d be disappointed – its consistency is woody and its taste is astringent. But – and this is an important point – […]

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Apple salsa

Apple Salsa – Spicy, Fresh, Perfect for Fall

Picture our family in the kitchen, surrounded by 27 pounds of apples that we’ve picked. We’ve already made apple pie, applesauce, and we’ve eaten what seems like an endless amount of apples out of hand. What’s left to make? “Apple salsa!” declares one of the kids. Apple salsa… Hmmm… That might just work. Turns out, […]

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