Cherry Cornmeal Buckle

cherry cornmeal buckle

I usually try not to post two dessert/dessert-like recipes in a row, BUT I decided it just wasn’t fair to deprive you of this amazeballs cherry cornmeal buckle ANY longer than absolutely necessary. Plus, cherry season doesn’t last forever, so you gotta snap them up while you can! Carpe diem, right? Well actually, more like carpe fructum (“seize the fruit”), but let’s not get technical. Continue reading

Rajma Quinoa (Indian-style kidney beans)

rajma quinoa

rajma quinoa

Hello there! I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend! My apologies for the blog silence lately – I had actually wanted to post this recipe last week, but felt that it might not be very relevant to post an Indian food dish in the days leading up to the Fourth of July. Everyone else seemed to be posting traditional American recipes and fun red, white, and blue foods, and I’d be like, “Hey! Have some…rajma.” So here we are. July 7th. That’s as good a day as any for Indian food, right? Right.  Continue reading

Very Berry Cheesecake Squares

very berry cheesecake squares

very berry cheesecake squares

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays – cookouts, beach bonfires, fireworks…ah, fun times! One of the things I love about this holiday is how laid-back it is: you don’t have to worry about figuring out gifts to give or fancy outfits to wear, because what’s more important is just spending time with friends and family and hopefully enjoying a great meal. Continue reading