Girl Versus Dough

cereal milk cinnamon rolls

Who wants plain cinnamon rolls when you can have Cereal Milk Cinnamon Rolls, aka the sweet rolls I wish I knew in my youth could exist? Fruity cereal milk combines with soft sweet dough that is baked and topped with a cereal milk-infused glaze and, of course, more cereal. These bright and happy rolls are perfect for a special weekend breakfast.

Hello, hello! If you’ve got a keen eye, you may notice that things are looking freshy-fresh around here. That’s right — good ol’ GVD got a face-lift! It’s been a long (like, loooooong) time coming, but I hope you love it as much as I do. It feels very much like home again.

slice & bake chocolate orange shortbread cookies

a chocolate orange shortbread cookie with a bite out of it and more cookies in the background

Honestly, you don’t need to make any other cookie — these slice and bake chocolate orange shortbread cookies should be your go-to, now and forevermore. Made with salted butter, citrus zest and chunks of semisweet chocolate in a buttery shortbread dough, I dare you — DARE YOU — to eat just one at a time.

You guys, I know I say this a lot, but when it comes to these cookies? I think we can just stop here. I’ve reached full cookie potential with these BBs.

Because when you combine the flavors of sea salt, chocolate, orange and a buttery shortbread cookie, it’s the closest thing to dessert perfection, in my book. And we have one person to thank for it all.

korean bbq meatballs

korean bbq meatballs in a bowl with rice with fork off to the side

Kick your meatball routine up a notch with these sweet and spicy Korean BBQ meatballs. They make a fabulous appetizer on their own but also pair perfectly with a bowl of sticky white rice for a complete meal. With just a few minutes of prep time, you’ve got a tasty new meatball recipe go-to.

I can safely say that, in my world, meatballs are a regular mealtime occurrence. We enjoy them slow-cooked Italian-style; we eat the Swedish version with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce; sometimes I’ll even plop them in a soup. And of course I grew up on the classic cocktail version that you pick up with a toothpick — it was a party standard.

So it’s no surprise to me that when my husband suggested I make a recipe for Korean BBQ meatballs, there wasn’t a question — except to ask, when is the soonest moment humanly possible I can get these meatballs in my life?

strawberry rhubarb cheesecake bars

a stack of strawberry rhubarb cheesecake bars on a plate

Three cheers for springtime and also for these triple-layered Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars! A shortbread-like crust is topping with a sweet-tart strawberry rhubarb filling and topped with a creamy cheesecake topping for a truly decadent dessert that celebrates all the flavors of spring. Make these for an Easter brunch or as a fun weekend baking project!

As a true Minnesotan I talk about the weather often — and when we Minnesotans catch even a whiff of spring, we CELEBRATE. And by spring, I mean anything resembling warmer weather. Last week it reached the 60s for a few hours and we straight-up frolicked in the sunshine.

Other than being outside as much as possible, I am welcoming in the new season with these delightful strawberry rhubarb cheesecake bars, which are not one, not two, but three layers of deliciousness. They’re just begging to be a part of your Easter brunch table or just as a fun baking project to celebrate the arrival of days filled with more sunshine and fresh produce.