Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind and Salt & Wind Travel. She's a California native who has always had a global perspective in her cooking and in life. Over the years, she has visited more than 35 countries and 35 states and has lived in Europe and across the United States. She is on a mission to help food lovers taste the world.

Tin Roof Ice Cream Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Tin Roof Ice Cream Cake

I adore birthday celebrations — the streamers, the gift-giving, the cake are some of my absolutely favorite things – so I wish we could get together once a month and celebrate all our friend's big ...
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Fennel Puff Pastry Bites with Mascarpone | http://saltandwind.com

Fennel Puff Pastry Bites with Mascarpone

These little puff pastry bites are pinch hitters when it comes to entertaining because they're as fitting at a holiday cocktail party as they are at an Easter brunch. I make the fennel filling and ...
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Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars | http://saltandwind.com

Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars

Normally I keep things under control around here and normally we have elegant but not necessarily decadent desserts. But, this last birthday, I wanted something over the top that wasn't a pie or ca...
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Date Coconut Cacao Nib Truffles | http://saltandwind.com

Date Coconut Cacao Nib Truffles

These Date Coconut Cacao Nib Truffles first made it in my kitchen because I wanted a healthy but filling on-the-go snack. But now I eat them as a healthier take on chocoalte truffles, hence the nam...
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Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake with Salted Coffee-Caramel Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake with Salted Coffee-Caramel Sauce

You know I don’t like my sweets, well, too sweet. But during the holidays I throw caution to the wind and make this decadent, buttery, and over-the-top Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake with Salted Coffee-...
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Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Vanilla and cherry are like the peanut butter and jelly of sweets if you ask me -- they met way back at the soda fountain and I'll forever and always be a fan. But if I had to choose my absolute fa...
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Cacao Nib and Walnut Cocoa Rochers | http://saltandwind.com

Cacao Nib and Walnut Cocoa Rochers

I first made these rochers (aka misshapen meringues) because I was missing the rochers at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. Since then, they've gone into regular rotation whenever sweets are called ...
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Toasted Coconut-Orange Icebox Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Toasted Coconut-Orange Icebox Cookies

I'm of the belief that a well stocked freezer should have some surplus soup, at least one casserole, tomato sauce, and frozen cookie dough so you can make like Donna Reed and play homemaker on the ...
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Pumpkin-Almond Butter Red Curry Noodles | http://saltandwind.com

Pumpkin-Almond Butter Red Curry Noodles

We need to talk about this pumpkin spice thing -- I'm waving my white flag and surrendering, jumping on the bandwagon, and bringing my own pumpkin spice to the party with these Pumpkin-Almond Butte...
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Toasted Coconut and Coffee Salted Chocolate Bark | http://saltandwind.com

Toasted Coconut and Coffee Salted Chocolate Bark

Bark is like culinary Cliff's Notes because it's there for you whenever you need to cut corners but still make something handmade. And, I mean, what's not to like – it takes minutes of effort and y...
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