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Some Monday Thoughts

Some Monday Thoughts

I’m working on my goal of being more consistent over here on this blog again. But, really, on this particular morning, I’m avoiding opening the QuickBooks/credit card processing/ website-updating can of worms. All of these things need doing and I’m just sure once I start,…

The Best Bran Muffin

The Best Bran Muffin

I’m going to close out 2018 by giving you a healthy and tasty gift to start your 2019. The Best Bran Muffin recipe. All credit goes to the Dahlia Bakery in Seattle and their great cookbook. My cookbook says it was published in 2012 and…

December 26 should be a holiday everywhere

December 26 should be a holiday everywhere

The two other countries where I have lived – England and Ireland – consider December 26 a holiday. It’s Boxing Day in the UK and St. Stephen’s Day in Ireland. In either country it is a fitting end to the hectic Christmas season. An extra…

Cranberry Vanilla Muffins

Cranberry Vanilla Muffins

What the ever-loving heck happened to November?! Well, I hope you had a good one. I guess I’ve had a busy one. Thanksgiving is over and hopefully yours was filled with being surrounded by the delicious food and companionship that you most desire, whatever form…

Blog World

Blog World

My Dad stopped by the other day while I was baking. He was picking up his dog (Uncle Harley to our Pippa Jane – we call them The Squad when they are together) who had weekended with us while Dad weekended in NYC. He spotted…

Yeast Baking For The Win!

Yeast Baking For The Win!

This week has been all about the cinnamon roll. Not a fancy or out of the ordinary cinnamon roll. Just a really good version of the classic. The OG Cinnamon Roll (as the kids would say.) I love yeast doughs. I have loved them since…

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

Apple Cider Donut Muffins

There were a few snowflakes swirling around in the air over the weekend and there was a definite frost on the ground yesterday. I’m a big fan of seasonal baking/cooking and all this means that I am using apples and pumpkins and cranberries every chance…

Thoughts From a Recent Road Trip

Thoughts From a Recent Road Trip

Fall is pretty easy to love, especially up here in Vermont. And I know I have said it before, but this one seems particularly beautiful. Maybe it’s because it was dry for so long this summer it just didn’t seem possible that fall would be…

Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Good morning from me, sitting here with my hands wrapped around a cup of coffee, who wore a wooly hat to walk the dog this morning, who is resisting the idea that poor Miss Pippa is looking like she might need ACL surgery #2 for…

The Life and Times of a Plum Cake Recipe

The Life and Times of a Plum Cake Recipe

I could say I invented these Cinna-Plum Muffins but that would be a lie. I took a very established recipe for plum cake and put it into muffin shape. I used bit more cinnamon and sugar than called for but other than that, I changed…