Macadamia Nut Scones

I baked a batch of these Macadamia Nut Scones this past weekend for Mother’s Day brunch, and they were an all around hit.  Macadamia nuts add a beautiful buttery flavor to this indulgent tea time treat, and push the scones slightly toward the savory side of things while still embracing a tiny hint of sweetness.  I…

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…

Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is all about taking back control over your cereal.  It is from this early morning soapbox that you can start your day right – with a measured allowance of sugar, that leaves plenty of dietary room for that chocolate treat that’s looming at the back of your mind throughout the day, a reduction…

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…

Carrot Cake

A beautifully light, tangy, spiced carrot cake coated in fluffy cream cheese frosting.  I make this special cake once a year, at the end of every May, for my Dad’s Birthday. Ingredients: 2 cups Flour 1 cup Sugar ¼ tsp Salt 2 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp ground Cloves ½ tsp ground Allspice 10 oz…

Amelia’s Refrigerator Cookies

These are my Dad’s favorite cookies.  His Grandmother, Amelia, used to make them for him each year around Christmas time, and now the task has fallen to me.  These Refrigerator Cookies are some of the simplest cookies to make, but they check almost all the boxes of the perfect cookie list; buttery, crispy along the…