The Bell Kitchen

Lidl Challenge: Chocolate Almond & Cherry Rum Cake

“In recent memory, minus perhaps a Boy Scout cake walk when I was 11 years-old, I don’t think I have ever competed in any sort of food challenge in my life. I never quite gave it much thought nor have had the opportunity to give it a go . . .”

DRØMMEKAGE: Danish Coffee Cake at the Cottage

“As the weekend approaches and excitement brews, so do we as we begin to plan our weekend. Plans to zip to visit a friend, take the yoga class, sort out the house, or schedule in a nap. Even if it is the laziest of times, we sometimes forget that lazy is often ironically scheduled in. For me . . .”

Erdbeerknödel: Roasted Strawberries & Sweet Dumplings

Being an expat in the Czech Republic, I am never too far from surprises – especially when it comes to food. From mistakenly ordering fried pig kidneys to seeing friends gobble down turkey hearts . . .

Custard: Vermont Maple Cream Pots

For me, Arbor Day this year is a special one. My grandfather, who recently passed away in December of last year, was a talented arboriculturalist and tree surgeon in Connecticut . . .

In the Kitchen with Veronika Baking Oatmeal Cookies

At last, the weekend! There’s nothing quite like that first 30 minutes of a Saturday morning. I know some of us have the fortune of slowly sauntering to the bathroom, rinsing the sleep away . . .

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: The Sequel

“It’s too sweet!” he shrilly chirped from the couch from under a paisley-clad duvet. “What? What do you mean? A cookie is supposed to be sweet! That is the point!” . . .