This post is about old recipes that I have updated/improved/tweaked since posting them originally. When I am cooking, I like to write in the margins of the recipe things I discover as I am making the dish, noting changes/additions/subtractions that I made along the way. I 'm not great at cooking with an electronic device as … Continue reading Always Learning, Always Changing: Recipe Edits
Blueberry season has been a fun one in our household. We love them. We eat them like candy. Mostly because they have been tasting like candy! This summer we had the chance to go berry picking a couple of times and it was such fun! I didn't freeze any of … Continue reading Blueberries: Rustic Mini-Pies, Muffins and Ponderings on Perfectionism
Seven years ago, I saw this magazine in the newstand called Weekend. The cover drew me in. A beautiful photo, great design, intriguing headlines. I bought the magazine and quickly became a fan. I bought a few more when they came out. I struggled with reading a magazine called "Weekend" since my life, with young … Continue reading Parmesan Rosemary Muffins – A Game Changer
I told you a couple of months ago that I visited Portland, Oregon for the first time this spring... remember when I saw Joy the Baker? What a great city! One of my favorite things about visiting a city is going to local food spots and having great meals and tasty treats, and being inspired … Continue reading Portland Muffins (Despite my Directional Issues)
If I had to choose one baked good to make, it would be muffins. They are so easy, versatile and tasty. Since breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, I love that they are a main-course baked good! I appreciate creative, unique muffins and simple classic ones as well. It's great when you find … Continue reading Bran Muffins (Dirt & Stick Muffins)
Banana Ripeness. That's what we're here to talk about today. I am taking a poll about when a banana is perfectly ripe for eating. There is some debate on this topic. If fact, in our family there is some disagreement on this matter (which actually comes in handy since there are only 1 or 2 … Continue reading How Ripe is A Perfectly Ripe Banana?
A student of mine, Kelsey, was telling me that she tries to buy one thing at the grocery each visit, that is not on her list, as a treat to herself. Sometimes it's an indulgence while other times it's an ingredient to use in a new recipe. I love that idea! I have been buying … Continue reading Beets and Kale
Years ago, when my friend Hannah had her baby Frances, I wanted to take her a tasty baked good and squeeze that little girl. I found a cranberry orange muffin recipe in a Martha Stewart cookbook, whipped them up, and took them over to her. Hannah is one of the most lovely gift recipients! She … Continue reading Cranberries are in…better stock up!
Muffins are one of my very favorite things to bake and EAT They are healthy (or at least can be), are a breakfast-y food, (which is my favorite meal of the day), and they are fun to make and hard to bomb (unlike layered cakes). Not only that, but they are easy to transport, simple … Continue reading Get Your Muffin On (Post #3 of 3)
If you take a girl to Goodwill this is what she’ll do… She’ll find some really fun treasures which she'll buy and take home with her. And as she is cleaning the vintage batter bowl that she bought, she will be inspired to make some muffins. So she’ll stir up some blueberry blossom muffin batter. … Continue reading Thrift Shops, Muffins & Flow Charts