Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch

Oh how I love brunch! It is my favorite meal – and what’s not to love? It generally takes place on a weekend, holiday, or some other type of day off.  It’s essentially breakfast fare but occurs later so as not to interfere with sleeping in on said day off.  And the menu is a … Continue reading

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

I’m a huge fan of a blog called Little House of Veggies. I discovered this blog about two years ago and quickly learned that Morgan is a vegan recipe diva. Her blog is also where I first heard about Barley Grass Powder… a little green powder that contains five times the iron of spinach, ten … Continue reading

BabyCakes Page 62: Gingerbread

BabyCakes Page 62: Gingerbread

That’s right friends, three ginger BabyCakes recipes in a row. Hey, I bought ginger. Why not? As I said before, I was actually kind of excited to make the gingerbread because it involved a layer of BabyCakes frosting. But… it’s BabyCakes frosting… and therefore it’s temperamental. From what I recall, the last frosting attempt was … Continue reading

Homemade Crackers

Homemade Crackers

This girl loves her carbs.  But I try to avoid packaged foods.  Particularly those that contain hydrogenated oils and loads of ingredients I can’t even pronounce.  This sometimes creates a dilemma.  Especially when the afternoon munchies strike at work and the only snack within sight is a Costco-size jar of peanut butter filled pretzels. It … Continue reading

Here we go… again

Here we go… again

For those of you who have been keeping up with me the last year in my BabyCakes NYC adventure, thank you. I’ve baked over half of the recipes in the first book and stumbled upon more than a few gems that will be favorites in our house for years to come. And I have thus … Continue reading

BabyCakes Page 67: Gingersnaps

BabyCakes Page 67: Gingersnaps

That’s right – ginger again.  Maybe I don’t hate it after all.  At least not in baked goods… I remain suspicious of the little pink shavings that incessantly litter my sushi platters. I can’t recall ever before eating a gingersnap, let alone making them.  As a child I generally shied away from the boring brown … Continue reading

BabyCakes Page 28: Ginger Peach Corn Muffins

BabyCakes Page 28: Ginger Peach Corn Muffins

In reviewing my list of “yet unbaked” recipes recently, I realized I still have a lot of muffins to bake. I made the Blueberry Muffins early on in the adventure, but the rest of the chapter was still relatively unvisited.  This might be because the ones left to bake included Pumpkin-Spice Muffins, Zucchini Muffins, and these … Continue reading

BabyCakes Page 49: Johnnycakes

BabyCakes Page 49: Johnnycakes

If you’re like me and have never before heard of something called a Johnnycake, do yourself a favor and make them for breakfast this weekend.  Especially if you live in a place where it still feels like winter.  You’ll thank me, I promise. Full disclosure: I don’t think my Johnnycakes turned out anything like those coming … Continue reading