winter

  • Castelfranco Radicchio Salad with Fennel, Orange, and Sumac Dressing

    March 29, 2022marissajmakes

    I love salads. They’re a blank canvas to delight your tastebuds with various textures and flavors, and are fresh and healthy. I know they get a bad rep, but salads don’t have to be, nor should they be, boring! This Castelfranco radicchio salad takes the best of winter produce to make a salad that’s delightfully refreshing,…

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  • Meyer Lemon Italian Meringue Pie

    January 12, 2022marissajmakes

    Meyer lemons are high on my list of favorite fruits, and Meyer lemon meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts. I grew up with Meyer lemon trees at my parents house. Because we never had to buy lemons, I didn’t know that regular lemons were very different until I got a bit older. I still…

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  • Quiche Lorraine with Almond Crust

    January 31, 2021marissajmakes

    This gluten-free quiche with almond crust is buttery, creamy and indulgent. Filled with shallots, thick cut bacon, and gruyere, the tender filling pairs beautifully with the subtle sweetness of the almond crust. Perfect for an impressive but easy brunch, or breakfast. Any time I go to the Bay Area to visit my parents, I’m faced with…

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  • Linzer Cookies

    Hazelnut and Key Lime Linzer Cookies

    January 31, 2021marissajmakes

    Sometimes you just nail it. These cookies have the perfect texture with the right amount of sweetness and crumble, paired with a zingy Key Lime curd filling. It’s the perfect twist on a classic Linzer cookie.  These cookies are perfect for enjoying at home for the holidays, or for dropping off for your family and loved…

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  • Cardamom Bundt Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

    January 31, 2021marissajmakes

    Get ready for the most tender Bundt cake you’ve ever had! This cake goes heavy on warming spices to give depth to its sweetness, and uses yogurt in the batter so it melts in your mouth. Topped with a glaze that’s naturally bright pink from the juice of blood oranges– what more could you ask for?…

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