strawberry yogurt popsicles

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles | Solano's Kitchen

Ever since reaching the 3rd trimester, the dessert cravings have hit. Hard.  And more often than not, those cravings call for something cold, like ice cream… or sometimes water ice, or a popsicle.  Instead of trying to ignore the cravings completely (which I’d never be able to do… come on) or giving in entirely, I’ve […]

chocolate eclairs

Chocolate Eclairs | Solanos Kitchen

So, I’ve been slacking a little bit.  I promised you weeks ago more ice cream posts to help celebrate National Ice Cream Month.  And have there been any? Clearly not.  The worst part is, this isn’t for lack of ice cream making.  I have 3 different recipes currently hanging out in my freezer, just waiting to […]

best ever white bread

Best Ever White Bread | Solanos Kitchen

So, you probably haven’t heard me use terms like “best ever” around here too much.  Those aren’t words I like to throw around lightly.  In fact, I think it’s one of those things that can come across sounding a little fake.  In this case, however, I’m going to go ahead and put it out there […]

classic cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Rolls | Solano's Kitchen

Even though he doesn’t eat them very often, Daren has a huge weak spot for a certain mall-kiosk-based dessert of the humongous cinnamon roll variety.  Instead of describing these any further, I’ll let Louis CK do the talking for me here (just an FYI – if you’ve never seen Louis CK, there are parts of that […]

berry vanilla ice cream cake

Berry Vanilla Ice Cream Cake | Solano's Kitchen

July is a very special month… and not just because my birthday falls in it Nope, July is National Ice Cream Month! And what better way to celebrate than with a gorgeous (and delicious) ice cream cake? I love to make ice cream, and we actually make it pretty frequently around here.  You’d never know […]

black bean salsa

Black Bean Salsa | Solano's Kitchen

The first time I made this salsa was probably over a year ago, for one party or another (possibly the Dogfish Head tasting party?) I really enjoyed it, and this summer I’ve just been looking for a reason to make it again. It’s got great flavor, and the creaminess of the avocado really makes it […]