Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Milk Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the lemon cake for people who don’t typically like lemon cakes. I know, because I’m one of them. My friend Sarah recently celebrated her 30th birthday, and I wracked my brain for at least a month beforehand to come up with the perfect birthday cake for her. She’s an accomplished baker in her…

Recipe: Roast Leg of Lamb with an Herb, Mustard, and Red Wine Crust

Tangy. That is the word for this fantastic lamb marinade that will wow you and your guests alike. The combination of rich flavors – slivers of fresh garlic, sweet onion, sharp lemon juice, piquant mustard, and fruity red wine – becomes the perfect tenderizing bath for the succulent lamb and provides a beautiful caramelized crust while roasting….

Recipe: Lemon Raspberry Cake with Mascarpone Buttercream Frosting

I have a confession to make: I don’t generally like lemon desserts. Give me your creamy, your chocolate, your vanilla-based confections – I’ll take anything soft, buttery, and caramelized. Lemon can so often overpower, it vanquishes all other flavor, from cheesecakes to sugar cookies. Bleh. But not this time. A few weeks ago, my friend…

Recipe: Mix-and-Match Chicken

If there’s one thing I can do well consistently, it’s chicken. It’s the main protein in our household – fairly light, easily flavored, and not too difficult to prepare. As long as you’re not doing a full roast, it’s the perfect dish for a busy weeknight. Which brings me to mix-and-match chicken. This is my…