German Apricot Cheesecake with Quark (Aprikosenkuchen)

A German Apricot Cheesecake with Quark (Aprikosenkuchen) with 3 slices cut from it sitting on a white cake plate. A single slice sits on a white plate above it.

It’s amazing to me the phenomenal change a simple little adjustment can make to a recipe… take this German apricot cheesecake with quark for instance. The first time I made it, for some strange reason, I decided to put the apricots on the bottom between the crust and the filling. I thought it would lookRead more

Ancient Grain Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

A square baking pan lined with parchment paper and filled with ancient grain blueberry banana baked oatmeal studded with toasted pecans

Sometimes I just want something warm and yummy without pulling out all the stops to make waffles or pancakes on a lazy weekend morning. This blueberry banana baked ‘oatmeal’ is just perfect for that… I say ‘oatmeal’ because I actually use Rogers’ Ancient Grain Porridge blend (which has oat, rye, barley, spelt, khorasan AND quinoa flakesRead more

Authentic Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte)

A black forest cake on a decorative cake plate

Don’t let those maraschino cherries on top fool you, this is nothing like a black forest cake you find at the grocery store and nothing like most of the recipes you will find online! Unlike the chocolate cake and maraschino cherry laden versions at the store, the recipe for this one originates from the back ofRead more