Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Bread with Warm Ganache and GIVEAWAY!!


It’s holiday time, and that means time to bake! This time ’round, we’re focusing on a quintessential Christmas candy that there is no shortage of this time of year – the candy cane!  Somehow I end up with at least a couple of boxes of candy canes sitting around my house and while my husband and I… read more »

Citrus Olive Oil Muffins


Most of you have probably heard of the classic olive oil cake, which is tender and lovely with a prominent olive oil flavor and perhaps a hit of citrus.  But did you know that olive oil is an awesome substitute for vegetable oil or melted margarine or butter in many of your baked goods?  Using… read more »

Easy Cornbread Recipe, Revised


Everyone needs a good recipe for cornbread in their arsenal.  I first posted this recipe two years ago (wow, it was two years ago exactly, how weird is that?) as a last minute addition, hence the iPhone photo on the first post.  I shared that photo on Twitter and was immediately covered in requests to… read more »

Spiced Apple Cinnamon Bread


I don’t know about you guys, but the last several days we have been enjoying the most incredible weather!  It’s been comfortably cool with very little humidity and a light breeze – absolutely wonderful.  Of course with weather like that, I started thinking about fall!  We try to have a little fun with our dinners… read more »

Chocolate Chip Ginger Muffins


The other day I posed a question: what is the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? This is one of those muffins that can tow the line.  There’s no oil, nuts, or dried fruit in the batter.  Heck, they are even full of chocolate chips!  The texture is a bit fluffier than a hearty… read more »

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins


A warm, hearty muffin can be described as one of my most comforting  breakfast foods.  They can be healthy – naturally sweetened and made with whole grains – or they can be naughty – full of chocolate chips and peanut butter. It’s one of those sneaky little breakfast items that allows you to get away… read more »

Povitica Bread | Pretty and Delicious


I was so excited to try this recipe.  I’m in the middle of a love affair with homemade yeast breads, and when I came across this recipe for povitica – a sweet bread made by rolling out yeast-leavened dough very thin, filling it with something nutty and sweet, and rolling it up – I knew… read more »

Easter Recipe: Hot Cross Buns


Hot cross buns are a popular treat at Easter time, and there are many different variations of them! Basically, hot cross buns are described as any sweet roll marked with a cut or icing cross.  Traditionally served on Good Friday, hot cross buns are usually made with some kind of yeast dough and dried fruit.… read more »

Fluffy Orange Currant Muffins


If you know me, you know that I don’t like to waste food.  We plan our meals each week, buy what we need, and we use all of it.  Ok, I’ll admit to a few slices of stale bread getting tossed to the birds at the end of the week and other minor offenses like… read more »