RSSBread

Banana Cornbread with Honey

Banana Cornbread with Honey

| January 3, 2013 | 9 Comments

What’s better than plain old cornbread? Banana Cornbread sweetened with honey! It’s a fabulous, fresh take on northern-style cornbread. The last three months of 2012 brought so much difficulty, grief and heartache. So when 2013 rolled in on Tuesday, I had some pretty high expectations for it — and I wasn’t about to enter 2013 […]

Continue Reading

Cheddar Ham Rolls

Cheddar Ham Rolls

| December 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

As I stood at the stove this morning, heating water for oatmeal and listening to the kids, I realized that we are finally there — the last day of 2012. I smiled, watching the bubbles form and rise in the pot. While I know it’s just a day, the symbolic change of 2012 to 2013 […]

Continue Reading

Raspberry Walnut Buttermilk Bread

Raspberry Walnut Buttermilk Bread

| December 24, 2012 | 5 Comments

The wreath outside our house has a red and white striped bow that I made from ribbon and jewelry wire. It doesn’t have the strand of twinkling lights though. Our lighted garland, which we spent at least an hour trying to hang unsuccessfully on temporary hooks, sits curled on a chair. It never lit up […]

Continue Reading

Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins

Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins

| December 3, 2012 | 11 Comments

When I bought three pounds of cranberries for Thanksgiving, I knew I would only use two pounds for the duo of cranberry sauces I was making. Still, cranberries aren’t as readily available for much of the year, so if there was ever a time to enjoy them, it’s now. And I thought maybe — just […]

Continue Reading

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

| November 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

When I arrived at my children’s school yesterday for a parent-teacher conference, the teacher’s aide from my daughter’s class was waiting in the hallway to give the teacher something. She’s a kind woman, closer to my mother’s age than my own, who bears a striking resemblance to my friend Elayne who passed last year. I […]

Continue Reading

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bread

Whole Wheat Blueberry Bread

| September 7, 2012 | 9 Comments

  Who loves blueberries? We do! Blueberries are so good for you, filled with antioxidants, so my family has them regularly. When eating blueberries, I love those big, round sweet ones plucked fresh from bushes that are best in the heat of the summer when they are fresh. If they aren’t sweet, they just don’t […]

Continue Reading

Banana Toffee Muffins

Banana Toffee Muffins

| July 2, 2012 | 6 Comments

Happiness is a warm muffin on a Sunday morning. It’s curling up in a chair with a good book and relaxing while you enjoy it. And, for the home cook, it’s seeing people go back for seconds, eagerly licking their sticky fingers after devouring your freshly baked muffins. These Banana Toffee Muffins are happiness inducing. […]

Continue Reading

Chocolate Banana Marble Bread

Chocolate Banana Marble Bread

“Will, Will! We’re having that bread Mommy gave us yesterday for breakfast with strawberries!” Paige chirped to her brother after sneaking a peek at the counter where I was preparing breakfast. There were smiles and dashes for the table. Then the “mmms …” I don’t think I will ever tire of hearing Will say, “Mommy, […]

Continue Reading

Garlic Tomato Crostini with Ricotta

Garlic Tomato Crostini with Ricotta

| April 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

Poor ricotta cheese. It’s usually made with the leftover whey from making other cheeses but is rarely a destination food unto itself. Really, ricotta cheese is highly underrated and underutilized. Generally left to tango with marinara in baked ziti or spread on lasagna noodles all whipped up with egg and Parmesan or sweetened and piped […]

Continue Reading

Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

| January 30, 2012 | 12 Comments

Sweet, tender and sure to impress, Blueberry White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones are surprisingly quick and easy to make. This might just be my favorite scone recipe ever. It’s everything a good scone should be — subtle, but flavorful. Perfect with coffee or tea. And totally memorable. Scones unfairly get a bad rap, I think. It’s […]

Continue Reading