Salted Butterscotch Blondies

Salted Butterscotch

These bars were inspired by a mistake. I accidentally threw some butterscotch chips into the grocery cart. Whoops! Time to make blondies. Only this time I wanted to try something a little different so I added butterscotch chips, oats and a smattering of salt.

Morning Cinny Buns

Cinny Buns

For those of you planning a Mother’s Day breakfast extravaganza and everyone else who just wants a good cinnamon roll, here’s a recipe from  Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery–Rosie Daykin’s “Morning Cinny Buns”. So far the Butter Baked Goods book hasn’t let me down. Inspired by the jumbo size treats at…

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Toffee Rice Krispies Treats

toffee rice krispies treats

Today’s recipe is just an after effect of my new obsession with marshmallow making. You’ve probably made more than a few batches of Rice Krispies Treats, right? But did you ever think of making them with homemade marshmallows and adding Heath Toffee Bits?

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today’s cookies are bake sale perfection! They’re about 4 inches across, fairly thick, and loaded with flavor from the walnuts and vanilla. And if you don’t want to break the budget, you can make the cookies smaller. Either way, they’re perfect for wrapping individually.

Seeded Whole Wheat Bubble Bread

Whole Wheat Bubble Bread

Bubble Bread, Monkey Bread, Pull Apart Bread — whatever you call it, this buttery, light loaf is a lot of fun at parties or just regular weeknight dinner. The last time I made bubble bread for guests it disappeared seconds. That version used frozen bread dough. For yesterday’s version, I pulled out the stand mixer…

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Milk Bar Life Oatmeal Cookies

grandma's oatmeal cookies

I just made the most beautiful oatmeal cookies! The recipe is from Christina Tosi’s new book Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories, a collection of recipes Tosi uses outside of Milk Bar.

Bulk Bin Bars

bulk bin bars

I haven’t cloned Kind bars yet, but if I were going to then this is the recipe I’d start with. Also known as Birdseed Bars, these are hodgepodge of seeds, nuts and dried fruit held together in a matrix of honey, sugar and butter.

Butter’s Famous Marshmallows

famous marshmallows

I’ve tried a lot of marshmallow recipes, but this one tops them all. It’s from Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery by Rosie Daykin, owner of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver.  The book has over 100 recipes for showstopping muffins, scones, cookies and cakes, but Butter’s Famous Marshmallows, a recipe for the popular marshmallows…

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Quiche for Two or Three


More often than not the quiches I make are lightened up versions which use egg whites, low fat cheese and some sort of pastry crust alternative. But that kind of quiche wasn’t on the menu yesterday! This weekend we were in the mood for a smooth, no-holds-barred quiche made with half & half, cheddar cheese,…

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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

chocolate macadamia nut biscotti

I bought some macadamia nuts thinking I’d make white chocolate macadamia cookies, but as usual I couldn’t resist the pull of actual chocolate and ended up making double chocolate macadamia nut biscotti instead.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Scones

Vegan Chocolate Chip Scones

After using silken tofu in what we thought was a very good pudding, I decided to try using it as an egg/milk replacement in scones. To keep the vegan theme, I used coconut oil in place of butter and increased the amount of vanilla to help compensate for the missing butter flavor (which wasn’t missed…

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Pudding Made With Tofu

pudding made with tofu

If you’re trying to cut down on dairy and like the flavor of tofu – or at least don’t mind a hint of it – you have to try this pudding made with tofu. It’s chocolate mint flavored and tastes like a Girl Scout Thin Mint in pudding form. I’m not even a huge fan…

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Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

I’m feeling a little “baked-out” these days, so instead of sharing my usual 100th rendition of chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies or chocolate cake, I’m going share great little salad we tried over the holidays. The parsley, mint and cucumber make it so refreshing, and since there’s so little oil it’s very light. Served with…

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Deluxe Chocolate Chip Pudding Mix Cookies

chocolate chip pudding cookies

Most of my favorite chocolate chip cookies are big, thick, dense, bakery style cookies that weigh in at around 3 to 4 ounces. A good example is the New York Times chocolate chip cookie recipes. I just love those cookies and make them all the time, but they are huge, and making them for an…

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Creamy Chocolate Bon Bons

Creamy Chocolate Bon Bons

Using raw eggs in candy has fallen out of favor due to the risk of salmonella, but thanks to pasteurized eggs, I now give old recipes like this one a second look.  Made with an airy mixture of melted chocolate, eggs and butter, Creamy Chocolate Bon Bons are rich in chocolate and have a phenomenal…

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Green Bean Salad with Feta and Walnuts

Green Bean Salad

Normally this space would feature a sweet treat, but I haven’t made anything particularly interesting lately and rather than post my hundredth rendition of chocolate chip cookies, I decided to share this refreshing green bean salad made with green beans, feta, mint and walnuts.