Autumn is a magnificent season. Even in the evergreen-filled Pacific Northwest, we still see some deciduous trees turn vivid colors of yellow, orange, and red. We wrap ourselves in cozy layers and drive out of the cities to pick apples and pumpkins. We stroll down the streets while smelling the warmth of roaring fireplaces. Eventually, a quiet but beautiful melancholy sets in. Autumn… Read More Simple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
I haven’t played much with yeast on this blog. I love making English muffins, last year’s Easter treat was Hot Cross Buns, and occasionally I whip up a quick-rise pizza crust, but that’s about it. I promise one day I will get more into yeast breads – one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to… Read More Brown Sugar Carrot Bread
Remember those delicious oatmeal cream pies we all used to eat in our lunches when we were kids? Well, here’s a way to recreate them, without all the preservatives and other artificial stuff you find in pre-packaged goodies. Looking for a new cookie recipe to try for a holiday party, I read about this cookie… Read More Nutella Oatmeal Cream Pies
Tonight, as I watched the snowflakes begin to fall here in New York City, I thought it was the perfect time to whip up a quick hot chocolate. Stay warm, everyone! Hot Chocolate Adapted from Joy of Baking Serves 2 Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups milk (I used skim, and drizzled a little half… Read More Hot Chocolate, Anyone?