Category Archives: Baking

New Year’s Resolutions – Sort of… (unsweetened, yet yummy, granola)

No resolutions this year for me!  Instead, I’m just trying to continue some patterns we started this year – including eating breakfasts that aren’t so sugary.  I’ve mentioned before my love of granola, but it can hide a bunch of … Continue reading

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A Sweet New Year (Apple Honey Biscotti)

It’s a tradition for Rosh Hashanah (New Year) to eat apples dipped in honey for a sweet year.  This year, with a nod towards that tradition, I baked up some apple honey biscotti.  They’re sweet enough, but not too sweet. … Continue reading

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Speculaasbrokken

                    The short story is that this is a great winter cookie – not too sweet, nicely spiced, attractive in a very un-fussy sort of way and it stores and packs up … Continue reading

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Ready…Set…Bake!! Cookie Season Is Here! (and so are semolina biscotti)

It’s that time again folks.  Halloween decorations are put away.  A nip is in the air.  Relatives are calling to ask what they can bring for Thanksgiving.  It all adds up to one thing – Cookie Season has arrived!  If … Continue reading

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Crunchy Granola-ness To Go

Summer is grab-and-go time.  I like to get going early in the morning, before Long Island’s delightful hazy-hot-humid kicks in.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I’m a fan of skipping breakfast, or dealing with family members who have skipped it.  … Continue reading

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Ginger Cookies

I am constantly tinkering with all sorts of ginger-y baked goods.  I love them all  - gingerbread, ginger biscotti, ginger scones and, of course, ginger cookies.  Here is my latest effort, and it incorporates a few of my favorite spins … Continue reading

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Butternut & Chile Pizza

                    Pizza?  Flatabread?  Flizza?  I don’t really know what the difference is between the two anymore.  I see plain “pizzas” topped with just rosemary, oil and salt and flatbreads piled high … Continue reading

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Herb Pastes and Sugars – Preserving The Summer

      I realized that around this time of year, I pay a lot of attention to the weather reports.  Not because I want to make sure the kids dress appropriately for the weather, but because I want to … Continue reading

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Ginger “+” Biscotti

Ideas for things to bake (or cook) are born from different sparks.  Sometimes it’s figuring out how to combine some great farmer’s market finds into a cohesive meal.  Sometimes it’s trying to recreate a dish, or a specific flavor, that … Continue reading

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Artichoke Stuffed Bread

We’re used to having artichokes stuffed with breadcrumbs, but this week I turned it around and stuffed the bread with artichokes instead.  The result was a family hit, and will be sitting on our Thanksgiving table this Thursday.  Besides tasting … Continue reading

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