Homemade Mint Extract

How fabulous is homemade mint extract? All you need is two ingredients: fresh garden mint, vodka, plus 6-8 weeks in the pantry. This takes just minutes to make. In fact, I made this extract while a sauce was simmering one evening. It’s that fast! This would be a lovely homemade gift for the bakers in…

Homemade Marshmallows

Pillowy, sweet clouds perfect for s’mores and hot cocoa  I can’t believe how easy marshmallows are to make. How have I not made them until now?! I’m never going back. They’re quite fun to make too. Watching sugar turn into a puffy cloud and then into a marshmallow is fascinating. Kids will love helping too…

Orange Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those cookies you bite into and say, “Oh wow!” They look like chocolate chip cookies but they taste much fancier. With chewy, tart dried cherries and brightness from orange zest, this is one fancy chocolate chip cookie. These don’t quite look done when you pull them out of the oven. You’re…

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

I’m delighted to report that Mama Rose Table has perfected her pecan pie cheesecake just in time to share it with you all for Thanksgiving! This recipe is truly the best of both worlds. It’s more delicious than any pecan pie I’ve ever had. The cheesecake actually lightens it up AND it’s quite a bite…

Fairytale Pumpkin Layer Cake

A pumpkin layer cake with chocolate ganache and a cream cheese filling Pumpkin lover, rejoice. This one’s for you. This cake tastes super pumpkin-y. Why? It’s made with my homemade fairytale pumpkin purée! Lest you think the name is just cutesy, let me clarify: I made this cake using the gorgeous fairytale pumpkin that decorated my home…

Maple Cream Scones

Super soft scones with a kiss of maple I’m a stickler for soft scones. I typically make English style scones (like this one) but I recently adapted this recipe from my mom’s scone recipe and wow, is it good! My mom went through a major scone phase when I was a teenager and now I…

Maulwurfkuchen

If you love chocolate cake, bananas, and whipped cream, keep reading! This is my favorite German cake, and that’s saying a lot because I really love Black Forest Cake. Maulwurfkuchen or “mole hill cake” just has so many of my favorite things: chocolate cake, whipped cream, bananas, chocolate sprinkles! It’s light and airy yet still decadent. And it’s…

Pookies, aka Pumpkin Cookies

The perfect pumpkin cookie One bite of this perfect fall cookie and no matter where you are, no matter what the weather, you’ll feel like there’s a nip in the air, leaves falling around you, and apple cider in your mug. It’s instantly fall when I bake these perfect pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! It’s almost…

Fairytale Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin cheesecake brownies fit for a princess WOW. Can I just say WOW? These brownies are unbelievably good. A luscious pumpkin cheesecake layer is the sweet surprise inside these fudge-y brownies. I used a Ghirardelli brownie mix but you could of course make brownies from scratch. I used my homemade fairytale pumpkin puree for these brownies. Fairytale…