Category Archives: Recipes

Melt-in-your-Mouth Shortbread

There is something so delicious about shortbread, beyond just the flavor. I think it’s the simplicity that makes it so appealing, that a few basic, simple ingredients can come together into an amazing product. And that description is not over-the-top if you have had good shortbread. I am of the opinion that everyone should know how to make shortbread. It is incredibly easy and you ... Read More »

Chocolate Whole Wheat Honey Cookies

Here’s one more Independence Day-inspired post, though only the icing is red, white and blue. The cookies themselves neither need icing nor have anything to do with the holiday. In fact, though they are entirely dissimilar from gingerbread cookies in terms of their ingredients, they have a taste and texture similar to gingerbread that would make them excellent in the winter, too. The recipe is ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Bread

It may look strange, but I assure you that this bread is perfectly normal. In fact, it’s simply a white, sandwich-type bread that I dyed red and blue in honor of the 4th of July. It was actually really fun to make this bread. I mixed up three small batches of dough, all at the same time, and added food coloring to get the colors ... Read More »

Dutch Babies

I love Dutch babies. No, not as in children (though I’m sure they’re all just lovely), but as in the large puffy, oven-baked pancakes. Unlike regular pancakes, the batter has a much higher ratio of eggs to flour, which gives them the same sort of lift that you might find in a souffle. Unlike a souffle, you actually want these to fall when they come ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Tasty Kakes

Tasty Kakes are snack cakes that are originally from (and hugely popular in) the Philadelphia area. Since a lot of my family lives out there, I regularly got to taste these delicious cakes when I was growing up, despite the fact that they weren’t sold out in California. More recently, I have seen a kind or two in the market, but they are still largely ... Read More »

Mushroom Caviar

When I saw Elise‘s post about mushroom caviar, I was immediately interested in it. It’s a cross between dip and “real” food, not to mention that it’s different from most of the dips that I have on a regular basis, so I thought it would be a great summer snack. And I was right. This dish is called “caviar” for its slight physical resemblance to ... Read More »

Zucchini Cookies

If you have ever experienced and overabundance of courgettes/zucchini/summer squash in either your garden or refrigerator, you are not alone. I don’t try to grow it anymore for two reasons. The first is that it takes over the garden and results in an unbelievable number of squash. The second is that my garden is already overtaken with cucumbers and I don’t have any more room. ... Read More »

Vegan Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

This month’s food meme mashup of IMBB27 and SHF20 is hosted by Reid, of the inimitable Ono Kine Grindz, everyone’s favorite Hawaiian food blog. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, allow me to clarify. Every month, many food bloggers participate in the food blogging events Is My Blog Burning? (IMBB) and Sugar High Friday (SHF), which usually occur independently, but happen to both ... Read More »

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