Archives: Baking

Almost-Famous Breadsticks

April 7, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Bread, Kid-friendly, Recipes

Freshly baked bread — still warm from the oven —  is one of life’s simple pleasures. If you’ve never made your own bread before, this recipe for breadsticks is a good place to start. Fashioned after Olive Garden-style breadsticks, they’re easy to make and very worth the effort! My kids devoured them. I used my […]

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Banana Buttermilk Muffins

March 8, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Kid-friendly, Muffins, Recipes

  These moist and tasty muffins have a light banana flavor and are topped with an oatmeal and brown sugar struesel. Yum! My friends who tasted them agreed that this is definitely a keeper recipe. I think they’re best the day they’re made, slightly warm from the oven. Enjoy! Banana Buttermilk Muffins -recipe adapted from Taste of […]

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Bourbon Chocolate Cake

February 12, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes

  With Valentine’s Day just days away, I thought I’d post one of my favorite chocolate desserts: Bourbon Chocolate Cake. This fantastic dessert is dense, rich and worth every luscious bite! Even if you don’t enjoy sipping the barrel-aged spirit on it’s own, I’m confident you’ll love this cake. The bourbon (I prefer Jim Beam for this […]

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Black Forest Oatmeal Drops

January 11, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cookies & Bars, Kid-friendly, Recipes

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the combination of chocolate and cherries, so naturally I had to try this recipe for Black Forest Oatmeal Drops: chewy oatmeal cookies studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and dried cherries! Yum! They make a perfect after-school snack or wintertime treat. Let me warn you now, though…it’s hard to stop at eating just one…! Black Forest […]

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Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

December 20, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving

If you’re still working on your Christmas morning menu, this recipe for Cranberry Streusel Cake would be a good one to consider. The moist, festive cake is both easy to make and delicious. The sweet, brown sugar streusel is a nice balance to the tart cranberries. To simplify things the morning of, have your cranberries chopped and measured, and […]

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Panettone Muffins

December 4, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Christmas, Holidays, Muffins, Recipes

These pretty, jewel-like muffins are easy-to-make, lightly sweetened muffins are delicious, loaded with plumped-up dried fruit and are perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch. They’re inspired by Panettone, an Italian sweet bread that is popular at Christmas. For the muffins, I used dried apricots, golden raisins, dried pineapple, chopped dates, and dried cranberries…all soaked in a little […]

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Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

October 10, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping | Filed in Autumn, Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes

I’m always on the lookout for new coffee cake recipes so I was intrigued to find this one for Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping. The cinnamon-spiced cake is moist and filled with apples…perfect for cool Autumn morning gatherings, and great with a cup of coffee! The recipe calls for making a brown sugar glaze which I […]

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Fresh Peach Cake

September 22, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes, Summer

Here’s a simple recipe featuring my favorite summer fruit: peaches. The coffee cake is easy to make, delicious, moist and lightly spiced…and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I added an 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg to the batter, and omitted the pecans. The cake is best served the day it’s made, but leftovers are still […]

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Sagaponak Corn Pudding

August 16, 2011 by andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in Baking, Casserole, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Give me a spoon and a bucket of this stuff and I’m a happy girl. Okay, maybe that’s a little over doing it. I really do love this recipe, though. Corn pudding (if you’ve never had it before) is a savory baked corn dish that is creamier than cornbread but more dense than a custard. Basically, it’s […]

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Berry Best Muffins

August 9, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Berry Best Muffins | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Kid-friendly, Muffins, Recipes

I made these delicious citrusy, berry-studded muffins last week for a gathering. They were easy to make, moist and a perfect way to highlight summer’s freshest berries. These muffins are best the day they’re made…but are still tasty the second day. I used blueberries and raspberries, and lemon zest and orange zest for both the […]

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