Vanilla Bread

Whole Wheat Vanilla Bread

-+*One morning in Bombay, Desi, on an errand to pick up some bread for breakfast, came home with two little balls of fur, one yellow and the other red. You can expect to find just about anything for sale on the streets of Bombay and that morning Desi had come across a man selling tiny…

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Whole-Wheat Focaccia

Whole Wheat Focaccia

-+*After making the best focaccia ever, I was a little obsessed with the idea of making a whole-wheat focaccia that was just as good, or even better. But with all that was going on, it took me until now to actually make it. Boy, was it worth the wait! My Whole Wheat Focaccia is not…

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Butternut Squash Muffins

Butternut Squash Muffins, And Travel Through Timeless Lands

-+*These Butternut Muffins were a bit of a gamble. I had some butternut squash puree leftover from making my Butternut Squash Pie, and some blended tofu from making my Mango Pie and I wondered why I couldn’t just marry these two into a blissful breakfast food . And just like that, these delicious muffins were born. Before…

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Mango Pie

Mango Pie. Because a Cow Turns Five Only Once

-+*A couple of days ago, Holy Cow! turned five. That seems a long time in the ephemeral world of cyberspace, and I must confess I am not someone who sticks long-term with most “hobby” projects, as Desi will tell you. But this blog has persisted through good times and tough ones, largely because it has…

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pumpkin pie with butternut squash

Pumpkin Pie (With Butternut Squash)

-+*I wasn’t feeling terribly inspired about baking a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving until I chanced upon a recipe in the New York Times that showed how to make one from scratch– without a pumpkin. I have nothing against pumpkins, mind you.I love them in all their rotund glory and they are delicious sweet or savory….

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Cucumber Cake

Low-Fat Cucumber Cake, Indian-Style

-+*It’s sweltering here in the northeast, and in most of the country. But a steady crop of cucumbers from the vines I planted in my backyard garden this spring are helping us keep our cool. I’ve been slicing them into pitchers of water, chopping them up into salads and raitas, and just eating them fresh…

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Garlic Hamburger Buns

Sandwich Buns or Hamburger Buns

-+*Hey, there! How have things been in your world these past two months? You may have wondered what was going on in mine after I dropped off the face of the planet, unannounced. But I was around, very much so, and missing you too. Life just got in the way and to make a long story…

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Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb Pie

-+*It’s not a crime not to eat some rhubarb pie in spring but, honestly, it ought to be. Rhubarb is one of the season’s sweetest gifts. These crisp, tart stalks that look like ruby-red celery start appearing in the farmer’s market in my suburban Washington neighborhood this time of year. They get snapped up in…

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Mirch Ka Salan With Peshawari Naan

-+*Before I get to today’s recipe, Mirch ka Salan with Peshawari Naan, here’s a small rant. I am not a Bolly-watcher, by any means. I am not hungry for the latest news on whichever middle-aged “hero” and painfully young “heroine” is dominating India’s movie industry. I couldn’t care less who’s going out with whom. And…

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Maple Oatmeal Bread

Whole-Wheat Maple Oatmeal Bread

-+*This sun-kissed Maple Oatmeal Bread is so light and fluffy, you might have to fight an urge to cuddle it when it comes out of the oven. Or to gobble it all down in one sitting. I made this bread this past weekend and of all the breads I’ve shared with you on Holy Cow!…

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Focaccia

Best. Focaccia. Ever.

-+*I was planning an Italian dinner for my friend Margo and her family recently and I wanted to bake a bread that would appeal to her son Danny who’s as picky as any four-year-old can be. I pondered my Rustic Tuscan Loaf and my Whole-Wheat Ciabatta, but I wasn’t quite sure that these fantastic but…

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Carrot Bread: Low Fat And Wholegrain

-+*Spring arrived early this year, like an unfashionable guest. The cherry trees in Washington’s Tidal Basin– gorgeous with their full, pink flowers — have already bloomed, days before they were supposed to. The daffodils have been out for a while, and the tulips are beginning to bud. March is all dressed up in weather that…

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