Category Archives: Recipes

Easy French Bread Baguettes

Isn’t this baguette pretty? I really enjoy baking bread, but I don’t get to do it too much. These loaves were my first try at making baguettes. I have to admit that I am intimidated by recipes that call for making a sponge days in advance – and don’t get me started on how terrifying saking sourdough from scratch is. I tend to stick with ... Read More »

Wickedly Perfect Turkey Apple Sausage

 If you happen to live in the US and own a television, perhaps you have seen the new reality show on CBS, Wickedly Perfect. Say what you will about reality television, but I think that this is a pretty fun show. The premise is to have a bunch of Martha-Stewarts-in-training compete for a book deal and several TV spots. Yeah, the requisite whining and moaning ... Read More »

Twice the Twice-Baked Potatoes

I have learned that not everyone is a fan of sweet potatoes. These sorts of people often cannot offer a solid explanation as to why they don’t like these sweetly delicious veggies. My personal theory is that they were scarred at a young age by being forced to consume some great-aunt’s marshmallow and brown sugar saturated sweet-potato-from-a-can casserole. One of those dishes where you love ... Read More »

Oven-Baked Falafel

I spent a lot of time thinking about this month’s IMBB, hosted by Cathy over at my little kitchen. Typically when I eat beans, they are of them plain or refried with hot dogs variety. It wasn’t until I reached into my fridge, looking for a snack, and pulled out some hummus that it hit me: chickpeas. My first thought was to make hummus. I ... Read More »

Chai Spiced Oatmeal

In this month’s issue of EatingWell – which is, by the way, a wonderful foodie magazine to check out – there was an article on mangos. Gorgeous, versatile, tasty and in season. The article was accompanied by several recipes offering suggestions on how to showcase this fruit in various dishes. One recipe in particular caught my eye: Chai Spiced Bread Pudding with Mango. I’ve been ... Read More »

Lemon Curd

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But that is a gross exaggeration. In the picture above, you can see two slices of angel food cake and a lovely dollop of homemade lemon curd. The slices are from different recipes for cake. One cake, I made with egg whites and the other I used meringue powder. Why bake two cakes, ... Read More »

Sunday Brunch: Buttermilk Waffles

This morning I made brunch for my parents using the waffle iron my mother got for Christmas. I believe their old waffle iron was at least ten years old. It worked, but had a variety of problems including the lack of an indicator light of any sort. It was difficult to tell how long it needed to heat up and when the waffle was finished ... Read More »

Homemade Pita Bread

I love pita bread. I use it instead of regular sliced bread frequently. You just can’t beat the convenience of holding a little pocket and eliminating the possibility of the filling escaping out the back of your snack. I actually had no idea how easy it was to make this myself. I have no problem with the vast majority of store bought pitas, but I ... Read More »

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