Category Archives: Recipes

Sunday Brunch: Plain Waffles

Despite the fact that this may not be the prettiest waffle, I rather like the way it turned out to be almost circular. I will, however, practice filling my waffle iron. Last time I posted about making waffles for breakfast, I based my recipe on one from America’s Test Kitchen, where I was assured by the testers that a thicker waffle batter produced waffles far ... Read More »

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are good. Very good, as a matter of fact. Though I had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches almost every single day that I took a bag lunch to school (K-12), I did not often have peanut butter cookies. Thinking about the reasons why this may have been, it occurs to me that perhaps the fact that we had peanut butter in the ... Read More »

Spicy Blackberry BBQ Sauce and Died and Went to Heaven Chocolate Cake

It all started with a sauce. A gorgeous, burgundy colored sauce that does not photograph nearly as well as I would like it to. I found it in this month’s Bon Appetit magazine. It was a spicy blackberry barbeque sauce. The question was what should I serve it on? Steak. Again, the picture didn’t come out as well as I had hoped. I guess I ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies

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What better way to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you than by baking them a big batch of heart shaped cookies? Ok, there are some things that could be considered better – money, cars, twice as many cookies – but you must admit that fresh cookies are high up on the list. And this is one gorgeous batch of cookies, if ... Read More »

Yogurt Cake

 I knew it was only a matter of time before I got tagged. And I agree that this is a great way to get friendly with blogging buddies. Of course, I couldn’t do this without baking a little something to go along with it, so I tried a yogurt cake once more. It worked! And it was delicious. I adapted this from a recipe for ... Read More »

Sfogliatine con Crema di Mascarpone

This month’s Sugar High Friday theme was puff pastry, hosted by Clement at A La Cuisine!. I have to admit that it put me in a bit of a tight spot. When I am looking to make something sweet, I tend to shy away from things that seem to be already put together (read: puff pastry, I’m just trying to phrase it nicely). To me, ... Read More »

Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

I remember that when I was about 7, I couldn’t imagine how my parents could eat onion rings and fried zucchini sticks when we went out to steakhouses. And it certainly wasn’t because I was considering the artery-clogging qualities of those foods. To me, they were vegetables, no matter what form they took! Suffice to say, it did not take me long to love both ... Read More »

Orange Cranberry Bread

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Orange Cranberry Bread is one of my go-to quick breads that I make several times every year. I make it for myself, for my family, for gifts and for no good reason at all, just to share with friends. It is quick, easy and really outstanding as far as flavor goes. I first started making it when I was little – very little – using ... Read More »

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