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

Nutella Dark Chocolate Cake

Nutella Dark Chocolate Cake (A Seat at the Table)

So I’m going to assume, dear reader, that you’ve had nutella, the delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that’s taken the world by storm.  And if you’ve had it, you obviously fell in love with it.  So obviously there’s not much else to say about this cake.  Except it’s delicious.  The cake is moist, the frosting isRead more

Sesame Tahini Cookies

Sesame Tahini Cookies (A Seat at the Table)

Ok, I’m going to let you in on a secret.  When I hear that a dessert is vegan and/or gluten-free, I pretty much assume it can’t possibly be delicious.  This is entirely unfair.  I myself have made several delicious vegan or gluten-free desserts.  I know it’s not impossible, yet my skepticism remains.  But in an attemptRead more

Midnight Chocolate Cookies

Midnight Chocolate Cookies (A Seat at the Table)

Today is my birthday, and what better way to celebrate with all of you, than a recipe for a fantastically delicious and decadent cookie!  I made these for Carroll Cafe last week, and I was super impressed by them.  They’re really more like a brownie than a cookie.  They’re rich, soft on the inside, andRead more

Frosted Banana Bars

Frosted Banana Bars (A Seat at the Table)

Well as I mentioned last week, my kitchen failures continued while I was doing my Carroll Cafe cooking.  So instead of the planned recipes, I had to quickly come up with some alternatives.  A quick text to my aunt, and I got this reliable, delicious recipe that was one of Grandma’s go-to recipes.  I canRead more

Finnish Cinnamon Rolls

Finnish Cinnamon Rolls (A Seat at the Table)

My favorite Finn, who introduced me to Finnish Oven Pancakes, makes fantastic Finnish Cinnamon Rolls.  These rolls are delicate and lightly sweetened, the dough is spiced with cardamom and the middle is spread with cinnamon.  While these aren’t nearly as sweet or decadent as your typical American sticky buns, they’re light and doughy and utterlyRead more