Pumpkin Spice Bread with Cranberries, Dates and Walnuts

September 4, 2013

When you are a super-organized type-A personality (like yours truly), you have a tough time dealing with unexpected events that completely throw your meticulously scheduled day out of whack. Take yesterday, for example. This recipe–this perfectly moist spiced loaf of pumpkin bread, loaded with tart cranberries, sweet dates and crunchy walnuts–was all ready to be.. read more →

Rosemary, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Focaccia

June 3, 2013
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Today is one of those days when I wish you all lived next door or across the street.   I mean, I would always welcome you as neighbors–you might even already be my neighbor.  I wouldn’t know, because in Las Vegas it seems like nobody knows their neighbors, at least not by name.  Our neighbors.. read more →

Spiced Apple Pull Apart Bread

September 28, 2012

We all learn something new everyday. You could discover that the walk to your mailbox is exactly 26 paces or that Oxy Clean will remove the worst red wine stain from your favorite white pants (long story). No, it’s not always something mind-bogglingly enlightening, but that doesn’t mean that your fun fact won’t ever come.. read more →

(PB&J’s attempt at) The Bunnery’s Famous O.S.M. Bread

January 5, 2012

My 2012 has gotten off to a bit of a slow start.  This is because, for the first time in several years, I actually had something fun to do on New Year’s Eve — New Year’s weekend for that matter. Usually, Eric and I can be found at home on December 31, doing anything that.. read more →

In Search of a Better Brioche (Thanks, T.K.!)

December 2, 2011

I take pride in my punctuality. If anything, I am usually 5 minutes early for appointments, and I just can’t understand why some people are always running late. True, sometimes delays are unpreventable, but habitual tardiness is just plain rude. This post is about 1 1/2 weeks late, and you can imagine how much it.. read more →

A Duo of Pumpkin-Apple Delights

October 11, 2010

So, my previous post might have been a bit premature.  I truly, truly, intended to get back to a consistent blogging schedule after my summer hiatus.  If you could see the stack of torn out recipes, notes, and cookbooks with dog-eared pages that I have on my nightstand, then you would know that my lack.. read more →

Healthy Morning Muffins and Bread

June 3, 2010

 Over the past five days, I officially drank my weight in Lipton Cup of Soup broth.  No noodles.  No tiny pseudo-chicken pieces.  Just broth.  It was one of the few things that appealed to me, especially at night, during my super-inconveniently-timed-spring-to-summer-transition-chest-cold.  It was a heckuva way to spend my Memorial Day Weekend and to welcome.. read more →

Homemade Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels

April 14, 2010

Ow. You know how some people think that yoga isn’t a real workout?  They envision a glowing candlelit room full of chanting, hemp-clad, dread-locked hippies, who are all moving slowly to the beat of a  soothing gong?  Well, these are the smug folks who I just loooove to bring to my hot yoga and hot pilates.. read more →

Toasted Coconut Macadamia Bread

September 23, 2009

Here are three things that I learned today: One: I learned about “smash cakes.”  Up until last week, if you would have asked me what a smash cake is, I would have likely guessed that it is the name of an uber-hip up and coming college rock band.  In reality, a smash cake is a second smaller cake for a.. read more →

Whole Grain English Muffins

August 6, 2009

I clearly remember the last time that I got the recommended full eight hours of sleep.  It was in October, 2000, and Eric and I were in Edinburgh, Scotland.  No, I’m not kidding.  It has been that long. I had just finished my first term at business school, during which time I probably slept a total.. read more →

Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns

April 8, 2009

Hot Cross Buns.  Hot Cross Buns. One a penny. Two a penny.  Hot Cross Buns. I cannot see, eat, or prepare hot cross buns without that song constantly running through my head.  Only in my version, the song is not being sung;  it is being played on the recorder.  I vividly remember sitting cross-legged next.. read more →

Spa-licious Dinner Rolls and a Great Healthy Giveaway!

March 11, 2009

I am a tough critic when it comes to granola bars.  In my opinion, most of the varieties on the market tend to fall short on the healthy snack/meal replacement scale.  Oh, and just to clarify, I have a hard time looking at any granola bars as meal replacements, no matter what their nutritional make-up.. read more →

Oversized Cherry-Chocolate Soda Bread Muffins

March 3, 2009

According to the site sodabread.us (I guess sodabread.com, sodabread.info, and sodabread.net were already taken??),  my recipe is not really soda bread if it contains baking powder, sugar, and/or embellishments such as dried fruit or chocolate chips.  Technically, it should be referred to as either “spotted dog” or “railway cake.”  Mmmmm…….railway cake, now that sounds yummy!  It’s a wonder that.. read more →

Healthy Banana Blueberry Bread (or Muffins)

January 1, 2008
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Happy 2008!  Just think, you’re already through your first day of the year, and you haven’t yet broken your resolution to start eating healthy!  What’s that?  No, that seven-layer dip that you polished off while watching the bowl games does not count as healthy, despite the fact that it features each of the four food.. read more →

Spiced Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread

December 1, 2007
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There’s a new cookbook out, written by the wife of a very famous comedian whose eponymous show dominated Thursday night sitcom T.V. in the 90s**.  The book has been plugged by Oprah and Ellen, and truckloads of copies have been sold.  The concept?  Titled Deceptively Delicious, the cookbook gives you methods for sneaking fruits and.. read more →

Cranberry Maple Nut Cornbread

November 4, 2007
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This recipe is great to make over the holidays, not only because it tastes fantastic (with maple, walnuts, and cranberry, how can you go wrong?), but because of its versatility and the multiple roles that it can play: If you don’t want to deal with the complication and time involved for a dinner roll recipe,.. read more →