Baked brussels sprouts and cranberries smothered in a creamy goat cheese sauce and topped with walnut bread crumbs.
Fresh cranberries, brie and greens come together to make a festive and flavorful filling for kabocha or acorn squash. The cranberries add a tangy pop of sweetness to the gooey brie, tender greens and mild-mannered squash. The best bite is when you dig deep and not only get the creamy greens but some of the dense squash on your fork too! The difference in textures… [Read more]
The start of apple season is marked by the beckoning aroma of apples saturating the market air causing my mind to conjure up images of pie. Where some see a tasty piece of juicy fruit to eat out of hand I imagine all the possible desserts that can be baked. I do it to every single piece of fruit to enter my house. Without fail…. [Read more]
I have a whole shelf in my kitchen stocked entirely with nuts, seeds and dried fruits. At times they threaten to overtake the entire pantry. To say I get a little carried away might be an understatement. I hate running out of any one thing…what if I need it to bake and there isn’t any!? You see my point? To use up some of the… [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]
An incredibly rich and fudgy brownie with a deep chocolate flavor embellished with the tart flavor of cranberries. The tart berry makes the perfect counterpoint to a super sweet brownie and are an unexpected but lovely surprise.I used frozen, leftover cranberry sauce from Christmas, but a berry jam or preserve is a shoe-in. The cranberry sauce has to be homemade, the canned stuff won’t work… [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]
Biscotti are long, hard Italian cookies that usually get dunked in coffee and sometimes wine before eating to soften them up. They get their distinctive crispiness from a double-baking process. They are formed into a log for the first baking, then they are sliced and baked a second time. The crispiness can be controlled on the second bake. For a crispy cookie that remains soft… [Read more]