Baking with Jam Round Up

It’s time to clean out the preserve pantry before I start stocking it up again. Here are some super simple recipes for jam cakes, jam bars, jam cookies, jam muffins, and a jam ice cream. (And for an added bonus: preserve recipes for the upcoming season! . . . → Read More: Baking with Jam Round Up

Raspberry Muffins

As I made Chef Sarah’s Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream, I defrosted some raspberries for the delicious center of these cupcakes.    I had about 2 cups leftover.   I was definitely not making enough batches of these cupcakes to use up the rest.   (Each cupcake contained only one raspberry.)

What to do . . . → Read More: Raspberry Muffins

Pumpkin Sage Whole Wheat Muffins for SRC

Check out my healthy option for a whole wheat pumpkin muffin with just a hint of butter and sage. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Sage Whole Wheat Muffins for SRC

Peach Jam Muffins

Since Peach-palooza started,  I embarked on a jam making frenzy.   I made some frou-frou jam flavors like nectarine-ginger and white peach marmalade.   I also made some regular freezer jam.  (I just use whatever recipe is listed inside the pectin box for freezer jam.)    I have stated before that freezer jams use less sugar and do . . . → Read More: Peach Jam Muffins

Secret Recip Club Post: Lots o’ muffins!

Need a bunch of muffin recipes? Here are some great ones from Everyday Insanity! . . . → Read More: Secret Recip Club Post: Lots o’ muffins!

Dark Sweet Cherry Muffins with Almonds

I am still finding all sorts of goodies in the bottom of the freezer and in the pantry. What did I find today? More of our giant dark sweet cherries and a bag of almonds. . . . → Read More: Dark Sweet Cherry Muffins with Almonds

Christmast Gift #9: Double Choco-Banana Muffins

More muffins—perfect for more Christmas baskets. . . . → Read More: Christmast Gift #9: Double Choco-Banana Muffins

Christmas Gift #8: Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

A great blueberry muffin with a sweet crumb topping—just like the local bakery’s. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #8: Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins

Christmas Gift #7: A Healthy Muffin Recipe

Making over a sour cream-bran muffin recipe into a yogurt-flax muffin. Take a basket of these to your next party as a hostess gift. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #7: A Healthy Muffin Recipe

Cranberry Muffins for a Thanksgiving Breakfast

A quick muffin recipe for a light Thanksgiving morning breakfast. . . . → Read More: Cranberry Muffins for a Thanksgiving Breakfast

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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