These chewy cookies are filled with toffee bits, white chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts— an irresistible combo!

Toffee White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies |

Some classics are better left well alone, while others just cry out for a little tweaking. White chocolate macadamia nuts cookies are one standby that I couldn’t resist playing with one Friday afternoon a few weeks back.

Friday cookies have kind of become a thing and even though my go-to brown butter chocolate chip cookies never fail to make me happy, sometimes I like to switch it up.

White chocolate chips + macadamia nuts + toffee chunks for the win! Continue Reading…


Tender scones filled with fresh tart rhubarb and scented with vanilla bean and orange zest make a great accompaniment to a spring morning and a cup of coffee or tea.

Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Scones |

One thing I am going to miss dearly about our house in Salt Lake City is all of the fun stuff that grows in the backyard— grapes, raspberries, herbs, garlic and rhubarb. To name a few. (I won’t miss the weeds.)

Thankfully, spring came early this year and my rhubarb plants are already up and begging to be baked with. So how could I say no? Continue Reading…


Easter Roundup

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words about our big move. Things are still crazy chaotic right now with packing, etc., but I’m feeling surprisingly calm and a whole lot better about the whole thing thanks to the overwhelming support of my friends, family and readers.

If you can believe it, even though most of my house is currently in boxes I’m actually hosting Easter dinner for my family this Sunday. Am I crazy? Oh, probably. But I’m cutting corners where I can, using a few tried and true recipes, and planning to put my guests to work.

As I was planning the menu, I had a lot of fun searching through my recipe archives for inspiration. I’ve got a lot of great spring recipes, many of which I had forgotten about, and I decided to highlight a few of my favorites, just in case you also are in the middle of menu planning.

So here they are, 10 recipes that are perfect for Easter. Continue Reading…