There’s something about muffins. I’ll go months without making them. Then I’ll rediscover how quick and easy they are and how healthy they can be and I start making them all the time. Continue reading
What? I know, they don’t look exciting. In fact, they look like a paler cousin of the date square. And yeah, they are. But they excite me because they’re full of possibility. From the filling to the crust to the topping, they can be changed up in so many ways to make them completely different.
I was originally going to use a mix of dried figs and apricots in them, until I realized that my daughter had eaten the apricots. But already I’m wondering about other fruits. Like dried cherries! Oh.my.gosh. Can you imagine? If you love cherries like I do, you’ll understand my excitement. Continue reading
I hesitate to put the label “healthy” on something like cookies
I mean, they still have sugar and fat and wheat flour in them. But compared to conventional cookies, these are a good bit healthier. They’re also still clearly a treat, and not a meal replacement or anything. Continue reading
I know, I know, cranberries are the sauce fruit of the season. Apples are so… autumn. Well, it technically IS still autumn. But it’s the best part of autumn. The part where apples are still bountiful, but so are other treasures, like nuts.
So far this season we’ve had heartnuts, butternuts, black walnuts and chestnuts. I also cracked open a tin of store bought salted mixed nuts, tossed them in a hot pan with maple syrup and cinnamon until they became caramelized, sweet goodness and took them to a girlfriend’s house to nibble while we watched White Christmas. So good! And pseudo-healthy. Continue reading
As I type this, the sun is streaming through my kitchen window. A welcome sight, to be sure. After over a week without so much as a glimmer from the golden orb, I am soaking up what I can. It’s still chilly, though. Which is again welcome after the balmy pre-Christmas season, through into the New Year that we experienced last year. There was nary a flake to be seen, and winter coats were a formality, rather than a necessity. This cool weather has inspired me to start baking. Continue reading