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 […]

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 […]

blueberry pancake cupcakes

So a few days ago I promised you a new cupcake recipe that utilized that super-easy-and-delicious blueberry sauce… and here it is! I have been dying to make “pancake” cupcakes for a long long time now, but I always felt like I couldn’t quite find the right occasion.  They’re kind of breakfast-y, so they’d be […]

baked sunday mornings: banana whoopie pies with milk chocolate swiss meringue buttercream

Banana Whoopie Pies | Solano's Kitchen

Confession time: when these showed up as this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings recipe, I wasn’t really thrilled.  I haven’t been keeping up with the baking schedule very well lately, and I knew that this week I would finally have a chance to bake whatever was up next.  Now that summer school has started, Fridays off […]

raspberry sea salt dark chocolate brownies

Raspberry Sea Salt Brownies | Solano's Kitchen

I feel like I owe you guys an apology.  See, somehow, my very favorite brownie recipe has never made it onto the blog. And these brownies are GOOD. Dark, rich, and super fudgy- not cakey- just the way we like them. While this isn’t the original recipe, it’s the same brownie base, just doctored up […]

chocolate peanut butter macarons

Chocolate PB Macarons 2

So by now, I think you all know about my love for macarons.  There’s something just so delicate and delicious about these little French cookies that gets me every time.  As I’ve mentioned before, in the past I’ve had the most success with the Italian method, and I still feel like this is the most […]

salted caramel apple crumble

Caramel Apple Crumble | Solano's Kitchen

I am so excited to get into late spring/summer with our CSA share.  Don’t get me wrong, we loved having the fresh veggies throughout the winter – but, as is to be expected, the variety wasn’t quite what it is in the warmer months.  Since everything is fresh and local, we’re hardly getting sweet corn […]

vanilla bean scones

Vanilla Bean Scones 2

Vanilla.  It can really be an overlooked flavor, don’t you think? Sure, we use vanilla extract in almost everything we bake – but it often plays more of a supporting role.  And sure, rich and interesting flavor combinations, like chocolate biscoff crunch, lemon blueberry and strawberry balsamic are awesome and lots of fun.  But sometimes it’s nice […]