Poppyseed Rolls

One of my favorite parts of cooking is being part of tradition. I’ve posted brisket, latke, challah and other holiday recipes over the last almost-four-years(!) We’re now going to travel to a little town in Poland where James’ (paternal) great-great grandmother, Anna Butenas Yesenofski, born in 1886, made poppyseed rolls. Anna brought the recipe with…

Blueberry Coconut Muffins

This week James’ grandparents flew to Hawaii to celebrate their 55th (!!) wedding anniversary! To get that Aloha! mood started, I made these delightfully moist muffins for them for their plane ride. Luckily, we got to keep a few for ourselves! Ingredients Source: Slightly adapted from Bob’s Red Mill 1-1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup Sugar…

Strawberry Banana Bread

Starting today through the rest of August I’ll be on hiatus. My graduate program just ended, we’re in and out of town and the biggest news of all is…we’re moving! I got at job at the North Carolina Museum of Art and we’re hoping to find a place in Durham. I love this blog, but…

Applesauce Kugel

We recently had a deli dinner night with the works: corned beef, pastrami, potato salad, cole slaw, rye bread and pickles. To top off the deli experience I made kugel! I had barely enough noodles, but no apples. I peeked through my pantry and found applesauce. I thought, “Surely there must be some sort of…

Blueberry Coffee Cake

The story of this coffee cake goes like this: buy ONE cart of blueberries… get TWO free… use THREE cups in a coffee cake. You see, there was a sale at our grocery store and there was just no way I was going to pass up that sale. This also meant I had entirely too…

Applesauce Spice Muffins

Summer classes are back and I’m in my seat by 9:30 every morning. As much as I love breakfast foods, I’m not ready to chowdown as soon as I wake up. I usually have some sort of granola bar handy, but that can get old. I need something on-the-go that won’t melt in the summer…

Strawberry Coffee Cake

See that square with the strawberries bursting out? Doesn’t it look cute? Like I fashioned it for a professional magazine photo? Think again. It’s only like that because I took this to my class and James wanted a piece before it was devoured. So that left me with a coffee cake that looked like someone…