Food Processor Birthday Carrot Cake

Homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is really good and it’s a favorite for birthdays in our family.  But frankly, I used to inwardly groan when anyone asked for carrot cake because it meant I had to hand shred a pound of carrots.  I will never again mind it, however, because now I make food processor birthday carrot cake. Continue reading “Food Processor Birthday Carrot Cake”

Strawberry Banana Walnut Bread

It’s February, and February not only means Valentine’s Day, but it also means that the Florida strawberry season–which runs from December through April–is in full swing.  We live about 50 miles from Plant City, “Winter Strawberry Capital of the World”, but this time of year you’ll find Florida strawberries in grocery stores nearly everywhere in the USA under different brand names. Continue reading “Strawberry Banana Walnut Bread”

Blender Brazilian Cheese Puffs

I’m fascinated by the foods of other cultures and I can happily spend days researching authentic ethnic menus and recipes to create a special meal for family and guests.  A few years ago I did just that when Joe and I invited good friends over for a Brazilian dinner and today’s recipe came about as a result of that dinner. Continue reading “Blender Brazilian Cheese Puffs”

Easy Beach Pie

I love discovering regional and/or vintage recipes so when I recently read about a pie that was once served at many restaurants along North Carolina’s Atlantic coast, I started researching its history. If you’re dreaming of hot sun, blue water, white sandy beaches, and palm trees, this recipe for easy beach pie is just what you need—without packing a suitcase or waiting in a line at the airport. Continue reading “Easy Beach Pie”

Savory Biscotti With Parmesan and Rosemary

One of the gifts that I received for Christmas was a biscotti pan from our oldest daughter.  I was delighted because this is a high quality pan, and because I’ve been wanting to make biscotti for a while Continue reading “Savory Biscotti With Parmesan and Rosemary”

Fig Bars with Oats and Walnuts

Happy New Year to everyone!  I’ve been baking a lot for the past few weeks but you haven’t seen any posts from me because I was always in too much of a hurry to take photos.  I have a goal to do 52 posts in 2017 and I’m starting with these delicious fig bars with oats and walnuts. Continue reading “Fig Bars with Oats and Walnuts”

Apple Walnut Cake with Rum Butter Sauce

When I had apples leftover from making Thanksgiving apple pie, I needed to use them up so I made apple walnut cake with rum butter sauce.   Normally, I would probably bake this recipe in my Bundt duet pan, but I wanted to spread the wealth of all that deliciousness.  By using my small loaf pan I made four loaves of apple walnut cake that I can share with our neighbors.  I guess you could argue about what this recipe really is, “it’s cake, no it’s bread, no it’s cake” ad infinitum… Continue reading “Apple Walnut Cake with Rum Butter Sauce”

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

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One of my all-time favorite recipes is the delicious honey whole wheat bread recipe that I’m sharing today.  It’s the result of my search for a delicious and healthy homemade bread that is as soft and fluffy as store bought, but healthier and way less expensive.   Continue reading “Honey Whole Wheat Bread”

Easy Rye Quick Bread

 

For this–my first real food post on my new food blog–I’m sharing a recipe for Easy Rye Quick Bread that is so crazy fast, moist, and flavorful that you won’t believe it until you make it and taste it.

Before I get to that, however, I just want to let you in on the plans I have for this blog.  In future posts, I’ll discuss my favorite recipes, baking equipment, tools, and techniques to assure your baking success.  I’ll have recipes for many of the breads you’ve eaten and some you’ve never heard of; cakes of every kind; special occasion and everyday cookies and bars; and sweet and savory pies.  I’ll share my baking background and the stories that explain why I love baking so much.  I‘ll throw in some history of ingredients and recipes and give shout-outs to the fabulous bakers who inspire me and from whom I’ve learned so much. Continue reading “Easy Rye Quick Bread”