• Cake,  Pound Cake

    Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake

    I am sooo feeling this spring-to-summer transition that we’re in right now. Now that we’re back in the Midwest and have four distinct seasons (yay!), I’m soaking in the sunshine and spring blooms. Of course this mood continues to my kitchen, where this Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake embodies this time of year perfectly!

    Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake
  • Pies

    Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie

    I was having a creative block in the kitchen recently. Usually recipes just pop into my head or I whip up something random up to satisfy a craving. It just wasn’t happening, and trying to be creative just isn’t something that works! I took a break, I stopped trying, and this Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie happened. And it’s magic.

    Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie
  • Cupcakes

    Honey Lavender Cupcakes

    We are BACK from our Hawaiian vacation! It was an amazing trip! Though I’m still in a jet-lagged fog, I’m inspired and ready to get back in the kitchen! In the meantime, I do have one recipe that I was *supposed* to share before our trip that’s finally ready! You’re going to love these Honey Lavender Cupcakes!

    Honey Lavender Cupcakes

  • Madeleines

    Lemon Lavender Madeleines

    I had never considered baking with lavender until fairly recently. It’s not an ingredient that I was accustomed to. We took a trip to a lavender farm on our vacation in Michigan, and the smell was soooo phenomenal! I was familiar with the use of lavender in sachets and soaps, but it was the lavender sugar cookies they were selling that drew me in. I’d like to say that they were also phenomenal (eh, I’m a baking snob), but I can say that they inspired me to push my personal boundaries with a new ingredient. For my first lavender bake: Lemon Lavender Madeleines!

    lemon lavender madeleines