Category Archives: vegetarian

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

The milking maids are exhausted, the leaping lords have shin splints, and the partridge has flown the pear tree. Christmas is almost here! My apologies for the total lack of cookie posts! I had grand visions, but some 2012 writing projects (stay tuned) have taken precedence. But the butter is softening on the counter right […]

Pumpkin Pie Spice Toast

This can hardly be called a recipe (especially since I’m not giving you any measurements). It’s more ‘inspiration for bread’. Inspiration that┬ámade for a very nice afternoon snack with tea. Here goes: Toast your favorite bread. Spread it generously with butter. Sprinkle it with brown sugar. Sprinkle it with pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy. Here is […]

Butterscotch Bars

This may be shocking, but I will always pass on chocolate if caramel is available. Chocolate is delicious, but something buttery, brown sugary, and chewy is my preference. You can see how chewy and scrumptious these are from the picture above. They have a lot of butter, but I can sneak one from the pan […]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Browned Butter Filling

This is no trick – just one delicious treat that would be perfect anytime from Halloween to Thanksgiving. The cake is simple, not-too-sweet pumpkin (the filling more than makes up for this in sugar content), and the filling – oh the filling. A gooey, sweet, pumpkin-spiced concoction with the sophisticated finish of nutty browned butter. […]

Maple Banana Oatmeal

My three year old took a bite of his breakfast and asked me, “Mommy, is this pudding?” ‘Nough said. This is a good breakfast. So much so, one might actually think it is dessert. And ┬ánot because it is overly sweet, just very flavorful for such simple ingredients. The oats are creamy, the banana and […]