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

Swedish Apple Almond Cake

Swedish Apple Almond Cake (A Seat at the Table)

I haven’t been to Sweden, but I’m pretty sure I’d love the food (then again you’d be hard pressed to find a country where I wouldn’t love the food).   This cake has a subtle sweetness that highlights the sweet apples.  It’s moist and spiced with cardamom and is the perfect tea-time cake.  This wasRead more

Pumpkin Cinnamon Cookies

Pumpkin Cinnamon Cookies (A Seat at the Table)

Pumpkin season is in full swing.  While I still feel it’s a bit early (I still feel like it’s September!), these cookies are enough to convince me to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon.  Cakey and fluffy, rich and warm, these cookies are one part coffee cake and one part snickerdoodle.  The cinnamon flavor is outRead more

Pavlovas with Mixed Berries

Pavlovas with Mixed Berries (A Seat at the Table)

Pavlovas are a type of meringue typically topped with whipped cream and berries.  This meringue-dessert has a crispy-crunchy outer layer and a soft-chewy interior.  It’s almost like a marshmallow on the inside, surrounded by a crisp-outer layer.  Combined with barely-sweetened whipped cream and berries, these are a sweet, creamy treat. Pavlovas are a bit fussy.Read more

Coconut, Zucchini, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies (A Seat at the Table)

Alright, here’s one more zucchini recipe!  This is definitely worth making before the last of the zucchini leave your garden!  You can even freeze the dough (pre-scooped) for later this winter. These cookies are sweet, chewy, nutty, crunchy on the outside, and tender on the inside.  I have to say that these jumped up nearRead more

Individual Cheesecakes with Fresh Fruit

Red White and Blue Cheesecake Cupcakes (A Seat at the Table)

I didn’t used to like cheesecake, then I tried chocolate cheesecake and I could totally get behind that.  And then when my sister made this cheesecake the first time, I became a full convert.  There’s nothing like a sweet, crunchy crust paired with rich, creamy cheesecake.  Now you have all the deliciousness of cheesecake inRead more

Rhubarb Berry Crisp

Rhubarb Berry Crisp (A Seat at the Table)

This was another great recipe from Carroll Cafe.  Rhubarb is a great spring plant.  It looks like red celery and has a very intense tart flavor when raw.  I love baking with rhubarb because the tart flavor works so well in a variety of uses, like pie, bars, scones, and this crisp.  This crisp usesRead more