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…

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…

Cranberry Oat Banana Bread

Some say holiday foods are filled with gingerbread and cranberries and peppermint. Apparently my holiday recipes center on bananas! It’s not actually that bad. This is just the second banana bread I’ve made in two weeks. This one was a huge hit. James said it was “complex, nuanced, multi-layered, moist and delicious.” What a review!…