baking

Cheddar and Herb Cauliflower "Biscuits"

Maybe it’s a bit misleading to call these biscuits. Maybe I should have gone with another name. The reason I went with “biscuits” is because I think that they taste as close to the much-admired Cheddar Bay Biscuit as you can get* in the flavor department. *I should say: as close as you can come to […]

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Italian Zucchini, Sundried Tomato, and Olive Cornbread

I’ve started going overboard with my soup and chili recipes. I’m all about a comforting broth this time of year. If I had my way, I probably wouldn’t eat solid food from early October until about March. Curries and bisques and stews could keep me satisfied all winter long, I’m sure of it.  Rather than […]

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Lemon Madeleines with Clementine Glaze

I generally shy away from foods that require their own cooking vessels. My life kitchen is sufficiently cluttered without single-purpose utensils, dishes, and molds, thank you very much. A happy exception to this rule is the madeleine mold.  Madeleines are simple, slightly-sweet French butter cakes. They require few ingredients, rarely “flop”, and are one of […]

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Bourbon & Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars with a Cinnamon Crust

As you finalize your plans for Thanksgiving this week, let me put one small and undeniably delicious wrinkle in your plans. This “wrinkle” is in the form of a gooey, rich bourbon and chocolate pecan bar with a buttery crust and a hint of cinnamon.  Despite the fact that I love trying out new recipes […]

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Zucchini Bake with Pesto & Thyme

If you are a summer gardener, you probably have more zucchini than you know what to do with. If you frequent your local farmer’s market, you may have forgotten that you already bought zucchini at the store last week, bought a dozen gorgeous squash specimens from your favorite stand, then realized at home that you […]

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Soft Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

This recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies tastes like pure comfort to me. What does pure comfort taste like for me? Cashmere and Veuve. Vanilla, butter, oatmeal, toasted nuts, and brown sugar. So I combined all of these items (excusing the cashmere and Veuve) into a new cookie recipe.  I also used a touch of […]

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies with Sprinkles

Disclaimer: I was given free silicone non-stick baking mats by Kitchen Executive Chef to review. All opinions are my own.  I’ve made comments before that I bake when I’m stressed and bake when I’m overwhelmed with obligations, but let me clear the record: I also bake when I’m happy. Basically, I really should just say […]

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