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...]

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...]

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...]

Coconut Muffins with an Orange Glaze

I don't have a terribly sweet tooth (although I know that doesn't sound right to those of you who've followed this blog for a while and been witness to the vegan baked goodies and Indian sweets I've posted here). But it is the truth-- I'd pick a savory snack over a sweet one any day. For … [Read more...]

Apple Cake With Caramel-Pecan Glaze

Apple Cake

Channel-surfing for a cooking show this morning, I caught Christopher Kimball, the pompous and intensely annoying host of America's Test Kitchen, deriding vegetarian food and a tofu dessert he ate somewhere. "It is terrible," he and another cook went in unison, talking about chocolate mousse made … [Read more...]