Strawberry Muffins

It’s strawberry season! It’s strawberry season! This weekend it seemed that everyone I know went to their local farms and picked buckets of berries. I took a shortcut and went to my local farmer’s market. Note to self: always bring more than $8 to the farmer’s market. James and I had to make some tough…

Chocolate Chip Soda Bread

This isn’t bread so much as a giant scone. I’m not complaining because it’s rich and chocolatey and is best eaten when smeared with berry jam. I made it to eat for breakfast, but in the future I’ll reconsider it as a possible dessert item. Ingredients Source: Slightly adapted from Whole Foods 6 T. butter,…

Blueberry Muffins

As many of you may know, I love blueberries. In middle school a friend gave me a blueberry-themed birthday gift box full of blueberry flavored, scented, shaped, colored things. I loved it! I’m always seeking more ways to bake with these awesome spheres of flavor and this muffin recipe is awesome. Take these muffins, add…

Homemade Frappuccino

My high school didn’t start until 9 a.m. (yes, that was awesome). Occasionally before school, I would go to Starbucks with my parents to get breakfast. I would always order some type of frappuccino and coffee cake. My dad joked that I was having a milkshake and cake for breakfast. He wasn’t wrong, but I…

Cinnamon Crunch Sweet Potato Muffins

If the popularity of these muffins were a function of the time and frequency in which they were devoured, then I’d say we have some really popular muffins (can’t you tell I’m good at math?) on our hands. On average, James ate two a day. They are moist, sweet without being overpowering and an all-around,…

Blog Birthday Banana Bread

I love banana bread and I love this blog. It’s been four years since I started blogging when I lived in a house in Georgetown with James and six of our friends (man, that was fun!). Now we live in Durham with friends nearby and friends scattered around, but the blog lives on! In honor…

Oatmeal Maple Pecan Scones

Scones are the best warm out of the oven. I’ve often found that fresh-baked scones are only at least 1/3 as good as the day before. They can become cakey and a little too doughy (and this comes from someone who loves dough and cake). Not these babies. These oatmeal scones stay almost as fresh…

Cranberry Orange Bread

I was first introduced to the cranberry-orange flavor combo at Whole Foods. They have delicious cranberry orange muffins that are hard to resist. Looking to recreate this awesome culinary experience (and wanting to create holiday goodies for my colleagues) I looked up what recipes were out there. Answer: A LOT! For some of you that…