Sourdough English Muffins

Hello, friends! Today I made Sourdough English Muffins. I have to confess that I love having my sourdough starter. I love it so much that I gave it a name: Beast! Sourdough starters have a reputation for being high-maintenance. Feeding a sourdough starter involves combining starter, flour, and water in a particular ratio to ensure…

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

Hello, friends! Crunchy poppy seeds and mellow orange flavor complement each other perfectly in this incredibly easy-to-make cake. The timeless combination of sweet oranges and poppy seed flavors swirl through this golden, fluffy sponge cake. This easy and delicious cake is filled with sweet orange flavor thanks to the zest and juice of fresh oranges…

Lemon-Lime Coconut Bundt Cake

Hello friends! Spring has come, and along with it comes this bright and easy Lemon-Lime Coconut Bundt Cake. There is nothing like the taste of citrus to bring sunshine to your taste buds, and this scrumptious cake is like springtime in a pan. Buttermilk and butter make this lemon cake, tender,moist, and perfect. This cake…

Apricot Chocolate Chip Irish Soda Bread

Hello friends! Ah, the classic Irish Soda Bread! The simple combination of flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and buttermilk. Of all the traditional foods served to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this is my favorite. Somewhere along the line I thought adding chopped apricots and chocolate was a good idea, and fell in love with…

Morning Glory Muffins

Hello friends! What better way to enjoy a glorious morning than by baking up a batch of Morning Glory Muffins. This healthy and earthy whole grain muffin has a little bit of everything: chock full of carrots, apples, raisins, pineapple, coconut, walnuts, and sunflower seeds. They also have a very cute name! Chef Pam McKinstry…

Irish Buttermilk Brown Bread

Hello friends! Ah, Irish Buttermilk Brown Bread! Like the classic soda bread but unlike with the combination of whole wheat flour, oats, wheat bran, molasses, and buttermilk. Of all the traditional foods served to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this may be my favorite. This 100% whole grain bread gets its crackly-crunch crust from a touch…

Blueberry White Chocolate Biscotti

Hello friends! The most comforting aroma after a long day of school was discovering a batch of freshly baked cookies right out of the oven. While I’ve finished school long ago, I’ve never outgrown the appeal of a warm and gooey baked cookie. Biscotti were one of the first cookies I discovered and fell in…

Orange Cardamon Pistachio Buns

Hello friends! Baking with yeast has become one of my favorite things to do. In the beginning, it was a challenge. My family can share many tales of horror in my quest to bake with yeast. Many hockey pucks I’ve baked. Tons of wasted ingredients; butter, sugar, and flour mixed with yeast, that I killed….

Ranger Cookies

Hello everyone! Have you ever had a Ranger cookie, never? It’s an “everything but your kitchen sink” cookie. A cookie recipe that you could throw whatever tastes good in! I had no idea that Ranger cookies even existed. Well, now I’m a Ranger cookie-lover from my first bite. The Ranger cookie origin is unknown. Some…

Healthy Granola

Hello friends! A little crunch, a little chew, granola makes a great snack. Store-bought granola has its shortcomings. Most are packed with lots of fat, too sweet, high in calories, and with little nutrition. I wanted to make my own granola that’s easy to make, not-too-sweet, with satisfying clusters, and deliciously healthy. Every crunchy cluster…

Classic Carrot Bread

Hello, friends! January sparkles with the excitement of a new year. Resolutions abound with the promise to put the woes of the past behind. And who could forget the struggle to shed pounds that lie ahead? With this in mind, I set out to bake a healthy carrot bread. Adapting the familiar substitutions: whole wheat…

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Espresso Meringue Cookies

Create magical melt-in-the-mouth moments with each bite of my sweet, crisp and fluffy meringue cookies. Rich dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and espresso powder flavor each light, crispy, and chewy Chocolate Espresso Meringue Cookie. They are a breeze to make: crack the eggs, separate the whites from the yolks, and blend in sugar and flavorings. All…