Category Archives: bread

Chocolate Cherry Muffins

It’s the first day of the new year. I should be posting something wholesome and healthy, but one of my boys asked me to make scones for breakfast. Our butter supply has been completely depleted by Christmas cookie baking, so we opted for muffins instead. The fact that muffins are simpler to make than scones [...]

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam

Our fingers are permanently stained pink. So are our mouths. Strawberry season is drawing to a close here in southern Wisconsin. What looked to be a fantastic season was hampered by days and days of soaking rains. While farmers were able to pick a fair amount to sell, the season was shortened and the u-pick [...]

Banana Bread

My four-year-old has a bee in his bonnet about banana bread. He has been asking me daily if we could make some. Well finally, on this snowy March Sunday, we had the right combination of spare time and brown-freckled bananas. In the March issue of Bon Appetit, I remembered seeing a recipe for banana bread. [...]

Oat Bran Muffins

Before the barrage of holiday cookie recipes envelope me in a flurry of flour and a shower of sugar, I thought I’d sneak in one full-of-fiber snack. A good bran muffin can be hard to find. Whole wheat flour and bran in the wrong muffin, can be dense, dry and tasteless. In the right hands, [...]

Grilled Pizza How-to

I’ve been MIA. Lots of other writing (I’ll share soon), lots of family illnesses (hopefully spring and a renewed commitment to probiotics will help), and not a lot of sleep. But there is cooking to be done and gardens to grow. You will be hearing more from me, more often in the coming weeks. If [...]