Smith Island Rainbow Cake

Smith Island Rainbow Cake

I’ve heard from other parents that the rainbow cake can be a nightmare – too much cake. If you slice it thin so it’s a reasonable amount of cake, it falls apart, if you split the layers so each kid gets 2 or 3, kids complain they didn’t get the colors they wanted. Then you have this awkwardly tall leftover cake hanging around. Well, the state of Maryland has a solution for you. I baked a rainbow cake, Smith Island Style (with white chocolate icing) and it worked on 8 levels.

The Santi G: banana, dulce de leche, and Scottish (or Irish) cream milkshake

The Santi G: banana, dulce de leche, and Scottish (or Irish) cream milkshake

A boozy banana dulce de leche milkshake inspired by a recipe from Santiago Giorgini, an Argentinian Chef and TV presenter. Bananas and dulce de leche are a classic Argentinian combination, the milk and bananas are the creamy foundation from which the Scottish (or Irish) cream and dulce de leche sparkle.

Last of the Summer Lime

Last of the Summer Lime

I wanted to make a cookie for summer. So I made these on my last Friday off of the summer and the pun name was just a bonus. A vegan sugar cookie with bright strawberry flavour with flecks of lime.

Walkin’ Biscuits (Cookies)

Walkin’ Biscuits (Cookies)

Low sugar healthier snack cookies that are thankfully quick and easy to make because they quickly go missing. Based on the recipe from Yummy Toddler Food – this is a really forgiving recipe and very adaptable. Includes a chocolate variation. nom.

Fancy Toddler Crackers

Fancy Toddler Crackers

A fancier take on the simple toddler cracker recipe, with just a couple bonus ingredients that you do. They do have a slightly nicer flavour, but are not quite as simple, just due to how many ingredients involved, so I don’t make them quite as often.

Zingy Lemon Glitters

Zingy Lemon Glitters

Based on Isa Chandra Moskovitz’s “Citrus Glitters” I’ve added candied ginger and narrowed it down to just lemon zest. This is basically a vegan take on old fashioned sugar cookies, and could easily be adapted to any flavour you like.

Mom’s sugar cookies

Mom’s sugar cookies

Easy to work with dough that yields crisp, crunchy cookies. This is my mom’s adaptation of McCall’s cook book’s “Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies”. They’re the Christmas cookies I grew up with.

Stained Glass Cookies

Stained Glass Cookies

This is a fun cookie decoration technique and makes you look pretty pro you can select candy flavours to complement the cookie or do this with a neutral flavoured dough.

Egg Yolk Paint

Egg Yolk Paint

This has become my top cookie decoration technique, it’s fun, the results are beautiful, it doesn’t add sugar to the cookies, the cookies stay crispy, and it’s done once the cookies are out of the oven.

Rose Water Glaze

Rose Water Glaze

Another variation on America’s Test Kitchen’s all purpose glaze, I like their use of cream cheese, it helps mellow the sugar. This variation is just right to go on a flavoured cookie without overpowering it. If the cookie is more of a neutral flavour, there’s room to intensify the glaze with more rosewater.