Snowdrift Muffins

My snowdrift muffins are coconut muffins with white chocolate chips.  Decent fresh fruit is hard to find at this time of the year, and I have been branching out into the use of other dried and preserved fruits.  I love dried coconut, but it has the tendency to dry out your baked goods if you…

Dinner Rolls

The bread recipe of the week are these lovely buttermilk dinner rolls.  They are light, solidly formed, and subtly flavored by honey and lemon zest.  I added some sprouted wheat flour to the mix for some additional protein, but, if you do not have any on hand, feel free to use regular flour, or substitute…

Chorizo & Corn Soup

A corn soup with some chorizo in it to liven it up and give it a hint of spice.  The chorizo makes a good contrast to the sweetness of the corn which can almost be too much when concentrated into a soup.  The addition of sour cream and chives also lends to contradicting the sweetness…

Rye, Beer, and Olive Flatbreads

The sourdough starter, that I began back in November, found its untimely end this week.  I figured that the blackish tint it developed did not bode well for human consumption, and considering that it will take a few days to develop my new starter, I had to come up with a new flatbread recipe that…

Raspberry Hearts

I could not resist creating one last heart shaped, chocolate treat for my valentines.  There is something about the combination of raspberries and chocolate that I just adore.  Something about the tartness of the raspberries and the bitter notes of the chocolate all wrapped up in a sweet morsel.  I can’t resist.  I ended up…

Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

A weekend/Valentine breakfast treat, I made these decadent chocolate, chocolate chip pancakes into little heart shapes – a little festive fun, although, I do think that the more traditional, large, fluffy, round pancakes have a better texture then my lumpy hearts ❤  The recipe below can be used to make either forms of pancakes. Ingredients:…

Cracked Black Pepper and Parmesan Bagels

I have been practicing my bagel making this week.  In fact, this is the first batch of bagels I have made on my own from start to finish.  As a kid, my Mom would make bagels from time to time, and I would help her form them.  Unfortunately, I also remember there being a lot…

Candied Ginger Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies studded with candied ginger are my new favorite cookie.  I encountered these about a month ago, and finally took a stab at making some of my own.  Shortbread, by buttery nature, is less sweet then your average cookie and the spicy sweetness of the candied ginger strikes a lovely balance for those that…