Double the chocolate means double the decadence! A quick bread with cocoa powder, chocolate chips, zucchini to keep it moist and a handful of walnuts thrown in for good measure.
I give you the butteriest, flakiest biscuits you will ever set eyes on! Or wrap your mouth around. One of the best things about them is you can make them ahead of time and let them rise overnight in your refrigerator. Not to mention how quickly they come together. After patting the dough out into a square, 3 light and airy layers are formed by… [Read more]
Irish Soda Bread is a cinch to make and is a favorite in my house in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day! The soda in the name comes from the baking soda that is used as a leavener in a simple quickbread batter made from whole wheat and white flour, eggs, raisins, buttermilk and a touch of sugar. I love the rustic… [Read more]
It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without a King Cake or two ten! King cakes commemorate the Epiphany, a celebration of the Wise Men’s discovery of baby Jesus. A small plastic baby is tucked inside the cake, bringing the finder good luck and the task of supplying the next cake. Believe me when I say there will be a next cake, since they are eaten everyday… [Read more]
This recipe comes from my nephew who brought two loaves over with him for Christmas. He baked the bread himself and told me I should take pictures for my blog! How cute is that? One bite of the moist, dense bread and there was no doubt in my mind that it was worthy of a blog post. Packed full of pumpkin flavor, walnuts and cranberries… [Read more]