Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry season has arrived! At last!  It seems to have arrived late this year, strange considering the unusually warm summer, but my blueberry bushes started producing their first berries last week.  This is the first year that they have produced enough fruit to bake with, which is exciting, considering that they are of a tarter…

Sticky Buns

Sticky Buns – cinnamon roll’s nutty more complicated cousin. By more complicated, I’m referring to the extra day it takes to make these gooey lovelies (it can be done in one very long day, but it is actually easier to not cut corners with this one), the application and creation of the filling which requires…

Strawberry Focaccia Faux Cheese Danish

A strawberry focaccia cheese danish? Where to start?  This idea floated my way via Living magazine, and I though, there’s an idea – a low fat, simplified version of a cheese danish, that doesn’t involve strategically layering a pound of butter into your dough – stellar! I had to try it, at least once and,…

Fresh Cranberry & Orange Muffins

I can’t think of anything to write for this post other then – I love LOVE love baking with fresh cranberries.  Dried berries and canned jellies just don’t do the fruit justice.  Not to mention that beautifully bright red color! Talk about festive!! Recipe makes a dozen regular sized muffins or 6 large muffins. Ingredients:…

Apple Quick-Bread

A honey infused apple quick-bread with a sour cream base, I set out to bake a simple apple quick-bread that was slightly more savory then an apple cake (I’m thinking breakfast) and not heavily spiced.  One of my latest food revelations is that heavily spiced apple cakes/breads muffle the bright, saccharinely tart flavors of a…

Cinnamon Roll End Bread

I baked 6 dozen cinnamon rolls for a catering order last week, which, I am proud to say, turned out fine.  I’ve baked dozens of cinnamon rolls throughout the years, and have had my fair share of cinnamon roll learning experiences (i.e. flops) and successes.  It comes with a long sigh of relief that I…

Dark Zucchini Bread

My wonderful cousin Jen gave us three massive zucchinis – you know, the behemoths that lurk in the back corners of your garden, the ones that you’ve mistakenly overlooked a day or two ago, the ones that are longer then your forearm and almost twice as thick, the ones you close your car windows to…

Banana Nut Muffins

This week I wanted to share my favorite banana muffin recipe with you.  It is adapted from the Bread Bible.  It seems like not too long ago I was posting my banana bread recipe, but with this summer’s heat my bananas have been ripening quickly, before I can keep up with them.  A dilemma that…