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…

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…

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…

Blueberry Hill Blueberry Bread

Blueberry Hill Blueberry Bread

I know, I only just announced that I was going to focus on gooey, stuffed, iced, sweet breakfast baking and I’m interrupting this plan already. I get sidetracked easily when I’m poring over cookbooks. But this recipe is too good not to share. It’s simple…

Citrus Currant Muffins

Citrus Currant Muffins

The reality of baking for inn guests is that, if I’d wanted to, I could have pretty much made the same two breakfasts over and over and over. Most guests only stayed for one or two nights. We did have a number of repeat guests…

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins

That time of year is almost here, that delicious, unrelenting, ZUCCHINI time of year. I have vivid memories of having to turn neighbors away at the back door of the inn on certain high yield years. At least one year we had a person-high stack…

Blubarb Muffins

Blubarb Muffins

I should have seen this magical combination coming in my life. I’ve loved blueberries since I could eat solid food. I have a thing for rhubarb. Blueberry Rhubarb. Blubarb. (On the flip side, if spellcheck turns this into ‘Blurb’ one more time, I might lose my…

Pear Cardamom Bread

Pear Cardamom Bread

This experiment started, as perhaps all great experiments do, with something that needed to get used or it was going to waste. In this case, it was pears. You know how pears are perfectly perfect and delicious? For about 45 minutes? They are always too…

Mom’s Muesli

Mom’s Muesli

Do you have any recipes that are so familiar they don’t even feel like recipes? I mean, this isn’t anything that’s cooked and is only eyeballed anyway. I guess this is how real chefs feel about all kinds of food they prepare. Baker-me is a…

Homemade Granola (AKA Hippie Food Can Be Cool)

Homemade Granola (AKA Hippie Food Can Be Cool)

  I saw a review today for a book called Hippie Food and just the title made me laugh. I read the review, I have not read the book, but I’m here to say, these are my people. This is my food heritage, if I’m…