Hooray pumpkin season! Every year I make at least a few loaves of sweet, spicy pumpkin bread, but this year I got wild and added a handful of raisins and cinnamon chips to the quick-bread batter, and the result was my favorite pumpkin bread yet. The cinnamon chips aren’t always easy to find in the […]
Here we are in the tall cotton season of fresh summer fruits, and I have been making the most of the fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and cherries at the farmers’ market and local organic grocery store. While not technically in season yet, I also picked up a few peaches last weekend to add to a […]
Allow me to share a story… My parents host our family Thanksgiving. I’m not sure how it came to be, but my participation includes going home the day before to help my mom prepare the food and get the house ready for guests. She says I get to be her “special helper.” I tell her […]
I initially thought today’s post wouldn’t be much of a “vintage tradition in today’s kitchen”, but I have since realized I wasn’t thinking back far enough. I got the recipe for these Apple-Cinnamon Oat Squares from the Jan/Feb Whole Foods “Whole Deal” flier, and I knew I would like these based purely on the ingredients list. They are wholesome […]
Last weekend Kayte introduced me to the German Baked Pancake. More like an enormous popover than a pancake, the entire thing is baked in an oven-proof skillet and served in wedges. I don’t know how I managed to live nearly thirty years without knowing about this dish. Shameful!
I grew up with two kinds of coffee cake…the homemade tube-pan version my mom made and the Drake’s packaged version my grandparents always had in the cabinet, alongside the Devil Dogs and Swiss Cake Rolls. My mom’s version, sweet and crunchy with nuts, memorably served as my birthday cake one year when I had a […]