Happy Food Blog Friday! This is my absolute favorite zucchini bread recipe and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you today. Heidi from 101 Cookbooks calls this her Special Zucchini Bread and with extras like lemon zest and poppy seeds, it truly is special. Continue reading →
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Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending The Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee, a great event celebrating 60 varieties of peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, and pluots from about a dozen local certified organic farms.
After enjoying some music and eating delicious pulled-pork sandwiches topped with grilled peaches, we wandered from table to table chatting with farmers and sampling more varieties of stone fruits than I ever knew existed! Continue reading →
I’m sure you’ve heard me say that I prefer a somewhat healthy muffin. I know that I’ve told you before how I feel about overly sweet muffins – that if I wanted dessert, I’d rather just have a cupcake. But I did it anyway. I made these sweet, delicious muffins that offer very few nutritional benefits and really can’t be classified as anything but dessert.
You know what? I don’t regret it one bit.
These are the best muffins I’ve ever made and I wouldn’t change a thing about them. The banana and white chocolate are perfect together and the tart cherries help to balance the extra sweetness from the white chocolate. The streusel topping, perfect. Continue reading →
I was searching through old photos today and found these whole wheat blueberry muffins I made a while back. Since I remember them tasting just as delicious as they look, I decided that they shouldn’t be kept hidden on my hard drive any longer.
The muffin recipe came from Elise at Simply Recipes and the only change I made was to use King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat Flour instead of all-purpose flour. If you haven’t started baking with white whole wheat flour yet, now is the time to start! Continue reading →
Sometimes I think I would be perfectly happy in the kitchen making nothing but muffins all day long. Quick to prepare and endlessly adaptable, muffins are fun, easy, and delicious – and I believe everyone should learn to bake them.
If you’ve been reading about my kitchen adventures for any length of time, you already know that I tend to make a lot of whole grain muffins. While I do love sweet, cake-like muffins, I decided long ago that if I’m going to snack on something that tastes like dessert, I’d almost always rather go for an actual cupcake. Continue reading →
Although this was my first time making them, I’m beginning to think that these pumpkin spice doughnuts are going to become a fall tradition around here. Filled with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and even a hint of cardamom, these doughnuts will warm your soul on a crisp autumn morning.
Have you ever made doughnuts from scratch? The closest I had ever come to making doughnuts was back in my college days when I learned how to make faux doughnuts (fauxnuts?) by poking holes in refrigerated biscuit dough rounds and frying them up in a skillet. They were pretty good if you dipped them in sugar and ate them warm, but not quite the real thing. Ok, not even close.
I do have memories of the real thing, though. You see, my mom made homemade doughnuts for us once. They were yeast-raised doughnuts, the kind which are lightly glazed or sugar-crusted on the outside, but only slightly sweet and impossibly soft and fluffy on the inside. Though I was small, and the recollection is a bit fuzzy, I know in my heart that they were the best doughnuts I’ve ever tasted. While the “hot now” sign at Krispy-Kreme may make your heart flutter, I’m telling you that nothing compares to a doughnut fried up in your own kitchen. My mom only made doughnuts once that I can recall, but that one memory fills me with so much warmth, I know that I have to make doughnuts from scratch one day for my own children. Yes, food memories are powerful. Continue reading →
While some muffins are little more than cupcakes without the frosting, these hearty, flavorful, and nutritious whole grain apple muffins will help you power through your morning.
Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely a fan of cake-like muffins, but I think they generally make a better dessert than breakfast. Made with whole wheat flour and heart-healthy oat bran, these muffins offer a bit more staying power than something you might pick up at a cafe on your way to work. Continue reading →
I’m sitting here on this beautiful Sunday morning eating the best scone I’ve ever made in my life. Days like this are bittersweet. On one hand, there’s almost nothing better than a lazy Sunday morning spent baking and lounging in my pajamas. But what’s the fun in eating such a wonderful treat, when there’s no one to share it with? Continue reading →