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Oatmeal Cranberry Flaxseed Cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry Flaxseed Cookies

Flaxseed is one of those healthy ingredients that is easy to sneak into foods, increasing the nutritional value by at least a little bit without really changing the taste or texture of what you’re making. The tiny seeds – about the size of sesame seeds – are slightly crunchy and have a very subtle nutty flavor. They’re best used when they have been ground into ... Read More »

Apricot Oat Scones

Apricot Oat Scones

Scones are one food that can illicit surprisingly strong reactions from people. Some people love them (usually people who have had good scones) and others hate them (usually people who have had bad scones. Some like a traditional scone that wants to be topped with jam and cream, others want something more tender, moist and sweet on its own, a cross between a muffin and ... Read More »

Easy King Cake

King Cake, cream cheese filling

King Cake is a traditional pastry served for the celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is made with a rich bread dough that is filled with a cinnamon mixture and braided into a ring. It is typically frosted, and adorned with purple, yellow and green (purple to represent justice, green to represent faith, and gold to represent power). These days, there are a ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Pancakes with Brown Sugar Maple Syrup

Brown Sugar Pancakes with Brown Sugar Maple Syrup

I suspect that one of the reasons that pancakes are usually kept fairly simple – plain or buttermilk seem to make up the vast majority of pancake recipes – is that pancakes are such a great way of serving maple syrup. It’s easy to save the bulk of the flavor for the syrup. But it is also easy to infuse a little more flavor into ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cupcakes

Angel food cakes are just delightful – fluffy, soft and sweet. The full size cakes are light, but sometimes you just don’t need a whole big cake. Maybe you don’t have an angel food pan, which is crucial to success in baking a full angel food cake, or maybe you don’t want to use up a dozen eggs just for the egg whites. Perhaps it’s ... Read More »

Sunflower Butter Cookies

Sunflower Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is unquestionably the go-to nut butter in the kitchen. It has a lot of flavor and it’s readily available, usually at a much better price than other nut butters. But as with all things food-related, it’s nice to have some other options and deviate from the standard from time to time. In this case, that means experimenting with some non-peanut butter nut butter ... Read More »

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins, top view

I recently stopped in at a local cafe and ordered a tasty looking apple muffin to go with a cup of coffee. That muffin only had about two pieces of apple in the entire thing, and was pretty disappointing overall. Naturally, this set me on a mission to make a simple, tasty apple muffin. Apple and cinnamon is always a great pairing, so I started ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Eggs in Toast

Toad-in-the-hole is the name of a traditional British dish in which sausages are put into Yorkshire pudding batter and baked right into the popover-like pastry. Since it’s origination, the name has been expanded to include many other dishes, including the simple breakfast dish of eggs in toast. At least, I’ve always heard eggs-in-toast called toad-in-the-hole. It can also be called Eggs in a Basket, Eggs ... Read More »

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