Irish Cream Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

I know, I know, I am a day late for St. Patrick's Day, but honestly do you need an occasion to eat cupcakes? Especially cupcakes infused with booze? I was up baking these late last night, which might explain the off-kilter frosting, but they taste so good that I'm sure you'll forgive me. As you … [Read more...]

Cocoa-berry Cake From ‘Sweet Utopia': Cook That Book

There's an unhappy relationship between cakes and my waistline but something about this Cocoa-berry Cake  made me want to toss the tape measure and start stuffing my face.A few weeks back I got in the mail a review copy of Sweet Utopia by Sharon Valencik. It immediately grabbed my attention with its … [Read more...]

Sweet Mango Cornbread

Gluten-free mango cornbread

My Mango Cornbread was a happy accident. I set out Monday to make my Luscious, Delicious Mango Bread which never fails to win over friends and family -- even Opie loves it-- but then I picked an unlabeled (by me) jar of what I thought was whole wheat pastry flour and happily mixed it up with baking … [Read more...]

Focaccia With Caramelized Onions, and the Common Sense Of Dogs

focaccia with caramelized onions

You've heard those amazing dog stories-- you know, the ones where the parent is hanging by the edge of a cliff, or has a heart attack in the middle of nowhere, or is about to get engulfed in a terrible house fire, and lo and behold! Fido, who never seemed to be good for anything but wagging his tail … [Read more...]

Itty-Bitty Cupcake Bites For Halloween– And A Ghost Story

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I am not a big believer in the supernatural but there was this one time, on a cold, dark February evening, when my rooted-in-reality self turned a wee bit agnostic.I was walking out of the Maryland statehouse in Annapolis. The legislative session was on and getting longer by the day with delegates … [Read more...]

Multigrain Wholegrain Bread: Hearty and Easy

Multigrain Bread

Here's a bread I make almost every weekend so we can have something nutritious to snack on when hunger hits. My multigrain, wholegrain bread is not just divinely healthy, it's also one of the best breads you'll ever taste-- guaranteed. What's more, it is totally versatile. It works beautifully … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Quiche

Sweet Potato Quiche with Caramelized Onions

Spring is time to go yard-saleing. It's one of the reasons I most look forward to this time of year. Much as I hate going to shops, I admit there's a gorgeously vicarious joy in going into other people's homes and rummaging through their stuff -- even if it's stuff they've decided they don't want … [Read more...]