Baking, Chocolate, Recipes

Recipe: “Not-Quite-Scotcheroos”

These bars are the kind of thing your dentist warned you to stay away from.  Sticky?  Yes.  Chewy?  Yes.  Sweet?  Oh yes. Not-Quite-Scotcheroos I decided to call these “Not-Quite-Scotcheroos” because they’re like Scotcheroos, but not quite.  Not very original, but there you have it. Why aren’t they scotcheroos? Reason #1 – I can’t find butterscotch… Read More Recipe: “Not-Quite-Scotcheroos”

Baking, Recipes

Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Loaves with Chia Seeds and Honey

I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen again.  Sometimes it goes badly, but this time it went well.  Really, really well. I made up a batch of these Oatmeal Banana Loaves using some applesauce, chia seeds, and honey.  They’re made without eggs and they’re gluten-free.  They’re also delicious.  Not too sweet and with just a little… Read More Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Loaves with Chia Seeds and Honey

Baking, Recipes

Oatmeal Applesauce Mini Muffins (egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free)

I was packing Joe’s gear for our swim lessons on Monday morning when I realized, “Hmm… there’s nothing here that’s great to take for a snack.” Joe’s lessons are at 9:30am, which is prime morning tea time.  I’ve found that if I wait to give him a snack after lessons, he’s grouchy and not as… Read More Oatmeal Applesauce Mini Muffins (egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free)

Baking, Cooking

A Spicy Secret

Please tell me that I am not the only one who does this…           I’m notorious for it.  I get to the grocery, find myself asking, “Was there anything that I forgot to put on my list?” and inevitably end up in the baking aisle.  Something about the spices.  I apparently… Read More A Spicy Secret

Baking, Desserts, Recipes

Pavlova Love

Pavlova is a quintessential Kiwi dessert.  Named after ballerina Anna Pavlova’s tour of New Zealand around the 1920s, it used to have hotly contested origins, but has recently been accepted as a distinctly NZ creation. The first time that I had pavlova was when we were still living in the States.  My sister-in-law, Becca, researched… Read More Pavlova Love

Baking, Recipes

One-Bowl French Bread

I made French Bread yesterday. That’s right – I made French Bread.  The kind of bread that you want to eat warm and fresh from the oven.  With lots of butter.  Or by itself, if butter isn’t your thing.  Butter is definitely my thing.  That’s why my mom bought me my own little butter crock. … Read More One-Bowl French Bread

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