• Ricotta waffles with falling powdered sugar
    Breakfast and Brunch,  Waffles and Pancakes

    The Best Ricotta Waffles with Meyer Lemon Cream

    You need these in your life. Seriously, these are the best ricotta waffles ever. They’re thick and a bit dense in the way that holds up to lots of syrup and butter or a heavy slathering of whipped cream. They have flavor on their own, but not so much to outshine the toppings. AND they reheat beautifully, which is not something you can say about most breakfast items! I’ll let you in on a little secret about me. I prefer waffles to pancakes. Nothing against pancakes, but I prefer the crisp edges of a waffle, and those little pockets filled with syrup. I knew the lemon curd from the last post…

  • lemon curd filled thumbprint cookies stacked
    Cookies,  Seasonal fruit

    Meyer Lemon and Earl Grey Thumbprint Cookies

    These meyer lemon and Earl Grey thumbprint cookies are the result of a fortuitous find and a little brainstorming. I was so excited to find meyer lemons this weekend, I knew their sweet tart flavor was destined for greatness. I went through the mental checklist, lemon bars, lemon cake, lemon curd. Curd is always a favorite, but sometimes you want something a little fancier than sneaking spoonfuls from the fridge late at night. An easy cookie sounded nice, no rolling or cutting. Now all that was left was deciding on the flavor profile. A vanilla bean cookie would work, but the floral notes of Earl Grey sounded like the perfect…

  • three cheesecake brookies stacked with blue towel and milk
    Bar Cookies,  Cookies

    The Ultimate Cheesecake Brookie Bars

    This is definitely the way you want to start off the new year. No need to make the hard decision like what dessert to make. The ultimate cheesecake brookie bars are the answer. A brookie, in case you don’t know, is a brownie layered with chocolate chip cookie dough, then baked. This is the perfect combination of every decadent craving you could have. Creamy, tangy cheesecake, rich, fudgy brownie and chunks of chewy chocolate chip cookie all layered together. I love that you get a unique bite each time, some just brownie and cheesecake, some brownie and cookie, and of course the best are all three. These bars are a throwback to my second…