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Oatmeal Sourdough

If you end up making more oatmeal than you can eat, a great thing to do is add it to bread dough. It adds moisture, heartiness and great taste and texture. Because I often add a bit of vanilla and molasses to my oatmeal, I find that it lends a bit of extra sweetness to the final bread. Sometimes I boost this with a bit ... Read More »

Steel Cut Oats

I must admit that I don’t know if I would serve this at a brunch. It is something I am more likely to make for myself. Indeed, I have oatmeal very frequently for breakfast. Growing up, oatmeal was not one of my favorites. I didn’t dislike it, I just tended to make it when it was very cold or when I was sick. I didn’t ... Read More »

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

An easy way to use up fruit without bothering to make a pie crust is to make a cobbler. A cobbler is a baked fruit dish of fruit topped with a sweetened biscuit topping. Actually, I think a cobbler could be savory as well, if you dropped pieces of buttermilk biscuit on top of a meat or vegetable base before baking it. The name comes ... Read More »

Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuits

Not being from the South, I will state that I am not an authority on biscuits. In fact, most of the biscuits I have eaten in my life have been the kind you might find in the refrigerated section of the market. I probably have never had an authentic Southern biscuit. They look tasty, though, so I set about to make some. If you have ... Read More »

Pic of my Pillsbury Bakeoff entry: Red, White and Blue Upside Down Cake

Red raspberries, blueberries and white cake. Gorgeous? You bet. Upside down cakes, particularly the pineapple variety, are an American tradition. I’m personally not a huge fan of the pineapple ones, as they tend to be too sweet. Of course, I’ve never made one myself and when you can tailor something to your individual tastes it does tend to improve. These types of cakes have a ... Read More »

Black Cherry Frozen Yogurt

Happy Fourth of July! It’s Independence Day here in the US and that means barbecues and fireworks. It also means that it’s summer, so I made a great, healthy frozen dessert: Black Cherry Frozen Yogurt. Incredibly creamy and delicious, without leaving that lingering cream taste that some ice creams do. The best part is it’s fat free, except for the few mini chocolate chips I ... Read More »

Chocolate-Chunk Caramel Cookies

Could these be the best cookies ever? Possibly. They were very, very popular. Very popular. Actually, there was nothing surprising about these cookies. They were just very tasty. Not earth shattering, but they had a quality that made you reach for a second right after you finished the first. They also left a pleasant caramel-y aftertaste behind. I baked them as a graduation gift for ... Read More »

Announcing SHF# 10: Oh Honey, You Shouldn’t Have!

“The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey….and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.” Winnie the Pooh in A.A. Milne’s ‘The House at Pooh Corner’ Sugar High Friday is a monthly blogging event created by none other than The Domestic Goddess, Jennifer, a few months back. It is my absolute honor to be ... Read More »

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