Basil Ricotta Muffins

I’m hooked on the Great British Baking Show. If you haven’t seen it, there’s something so wonderfully British and quaint about it, but still an amazing show of skill and technique by amateur bakers. It’s almost like an anti-reality show. There is a competitive element – each week someone is dismissed and one baker will…

Thanksgiving Wonder Sandwich

Mmmm, Thanksgiving. Mmmm, Thanksgiving leftovers. Today’s creation is what we started calling the Thanksgiving Wonder Sandwich because it is truly a wonder. Biscuit, green bean casserole, turkey, cranberry sauce, fried egg, all topped with gravy. It doesn’t get much easier and delicious than that. So be thankful, dig in and enjoy! Ingredients Biscuit Green bean…

Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Every other month a group of friends and I get together for brunch. In the alternate months we get drinks. So we have a good system in place to get together, talk, eat and drink. But when we get together for brunch, we bring our A Game. Look at this spread: fresh peaches, carrot quick…

Mandarin Orange Passover Kugel

This year I signed up to the bring a fruit kugel to Passover. Before I saw my family’s shared Google Spreadsheet, I didn’t know there was a “Passover-safe” fruit kugel. There are seemingly endless options for savory kugels but in my search online for ‘fruit kugels for passover’ or ‘sweet kugels for passover’ I only…

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

“No snow,” said radio. “No show,” said television. But snowflakes don’t listen to radio, snow flakes don’t watch television. All snowflakes know is snow, snow and snow… circling and swirling, spinning and twirling, dancing, playing, there and there. – ‘Snow’ by Uri Shulevitz This excerpt is from one of Max’s favorite books. It’s also seasonally…

Cream Biscuits

After making quiche last week I had half a bottle of cream left over. Combine that with a recent craving for biscuits and I hoped that cream would make a suitable substitute for buttermilk. Little did I know there was a whole category of cream biscuits. From one of my favorite food blogs to Paula…

Spinach Mushroom + Onion Quiche

Nine days ago our nephew Noah was born! He is the first nephew/grandchild in the family and we are so in love and excited. My brother Jeremy and his wife returned from the hospital after two nights and are settling into their new life with their baby boy. As aunt and sister to the growing…

Banana Pancakes

Waking up too early Maybe we can sleep in I’ll make you banana pancakes Pretend like it’s the weekend now – Jack Johnson We didn’t have to pretend it was the weekend (like the song says) when I made these pancakes. It was a weekend morning and we were in no rush to get the…

Banana Peanut Butter Oat Bars

I have tried on many failed occasions to make granola bars. For whatever reason, I just haven’t been able to get the ingredients to maintain a cohesive form. Even after baking they usually crumble into something resembling granola. But the time has come. I finally made granola bars that seem more like homemade Clif bars….

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…