Baking

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Homemade Fruit-Filled Strawberry Bars

Hi, everyone! I’m back after a very long break from blogging. Life got so busy that blogging fell to the wayside (largely because I was either not home or preoccupied during prime daylight hours, when the lighting is most flattering for amateur food pics!), but I found myself thinking about the blog all the time, … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Cheddar Cheese Crackers

The other day, my friend Tiffany posted a picture of the whole wheat cheddar cheese crackers that she made for her daughter. I looked at the recipe (from the Weelicious blog) and was intrigued by the fact that there were only three ingredients — whole wheat flour, butter, and shredded cheddar. Well, OK, and salt, … Continue reading

Thumbprint Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, a dear friend of mine visited for the weekend, and while she was here, she commented that I should make thumbprint cookies with my homemade strawberry jam. For those of you who are unfamiliar with thumbprint cookies, they are shortbread cookies with a little well in the middle, filled with … Continue reading

Christmas Gift Baskets, 2012 Edition!

It’s that time again — I’m in full gift basket mode! This year’s version is a lot like last year’s, with the exception of sugar cookies subbing in for banana bread, and the addition of furikake Chex mix to some of the baskets.   The contents are (click on each item for the recipe): Reindeer … Continue reading

East Meets West: Furikake Chex Mix

It’s December, which means I’ve now entered into full-on gift basket mode! You may recall the Christmas gift baskets I made last year; I still love the collection of reindeer Oreo pops, hot cocoa mix, chocolate stirring spoons, pretzel treats and banana bread, so I don’t intend to change things up too much this year. … Continue reading

Popovers

I’d never heard of popovers until college, when Johnny and I were dating. While we were visiting his parents one time, his mom (my future mother-in-law!) made them for breakfast. I instantly fell in love with these airy delights — crispy on the outside, soft and a bit custardy on the inside, with a big … Continue reading

Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

I’ve been meaning to write about this recipe for a long time, but I have such a backlog of potential blog entries that it’s taken me until now, the fourth time making this quiche, to do it! A while back, my friend Shelly posted a delicious-looking spinach and feta quiche recipe. She had found the … Continue reading

Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

Now that Jack’s in kindergarten, I’m trying my best to make sure he has a real sit-down breakfast every morning (I’ve talked about this before, but although I love to make sumptuous weekend brunches, weekday breakfasts are my downfall as a chef/mom/person who’s otherwise into good health). Today I decided to make some muffins that … Continue reading

Maple Salmon

Last week, I decided to cut sugar and refined carbohydrates out of my diet for a month (note that I didn’t say I cut out carbs — that would be impossible for me!), and although I’m doing well so far, I did find myself craving something sweet (other than fruit) for dinner. By the way, … Continue reading

Cookies ‘n Cream Cupcakes

My older son, Jack, is five today! It’s bittersweet — on one hand, I’m so proud of the big boy he’s become and amazed by how much he’s grown in the last five years (and, let’s be honest, I’m also glad that he’s more physically independent now; sippy cups, Pull-Ups, and huge messes at every … Continue reading