Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is a great way to start your day.  The bananas caramelize and add a ton of sweet flavor, they really shine after baking.  Toasted almonds and walnuts add great crunch, protein and omega-3s.  Chewy oats provide fiber, making this a filling and lasting breakfast option.  It’s definitely a nutritious and delicious breakfast.Read more

Cornbread Vegetable Strata

Sometimes cooking problems turn in to the opportunity for some kitchen creativity.  When baking for the January Carroll Cafe, I got distracted and over-cooked my cornbread scallion muffins.  They weren’t burnt, but they were definitely unattractively dark and therefore not suitable to sell.  But I hated to waste all that food, so I got creativeRead more

Cranberry, Apple and Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is always a great breakfast option for me in the winter.  It’s a great warm breakfast full of nutritious whole grain oats, and fruit.  This is perfect while fresh cranberries are in season, but if you can’t find fresh, I’m sure frozen would work just as well.  The tart cranberries are a greatRead more

Cranberry Buttermilk Cake

This cake was gorgeous.  It just might be the perfect treat for Christmas morning.  The cranberries are bright bursts of tart juice, the batter is full of sweet orange flavor, and the cake is light and fluffy.  With the cranberries, this isn’t a very sweet cake, so it’s great for brunch or tea.  This isRead more

Apple Crisp Muffins

These were delicious.  The perfect taste of fall flavors.  Dad said they were the best muffins he’s ever had.  My only complaint is that the recipe only made 10!  Next time I’ll definitely be (at least) doubling the recipe! These are super moist due to the combination of butter, oil and applesauce.  The fresh appleRead more

Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

Happy Mother’s Day!! Sister came down early to celebrate Mother’s Day, so we had our Mother’s Day brunch a day early.  When we were growing up Sister and I would make breakfast in bed for Mom.  So breakfast foods are our traditional celebration.  This year Mom requested this herbed ricotta tart, and something fruity forRead more