Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake slice (A Seat at the Table)

Rhubarb is such a unique vegetable.  It grows with big leaves that are inedible, but the stalks are a bright red, and are absolutely delicious when cooked (with sugar).  Raw rhubarb is intensely sour/bitter.  It’s one of those plants that you can’t believe someone figured out how to eat, but I’m so glad the deliciousnessRead more

Coconut Brown Rice Pudding

Coconut Brown Rice Pudding (A Seat at the Table)

This is a fantastic rice pudding.  I think I like it even better than my previous rice pudding.  This is very easy to put together since the rice is already cooked.  The spices can be altered as desired for your favorite flavor, but I adore the cardamom in this.  I was a little afraid theRead more

Turtle Cookies

Turtle Cookies (A Seat at the Table)

Have you ever had a turtle?  They’re a delicious family favorite candy from my childhood.  Pecans, encased in chewy caramel topped with sweet milk chocolate.  We used to get them around the holidays.  I’m still a big fan of the salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy combination.  These cookies are all of the delectable things I remember aboutRead more

Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding (vegan and gluten-free)

Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding (A Seat at the Table)

Coming up with new, delicious, and easy vegan and gluten-free desserts for Carroll Cafe is a challenge.  This month I decided to give rice pudding a try.  I figured there must be a good recipe using a non-dairy milk to make it vegan.  While I usually prefer my rice to be savory, this rice puddingRead more