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Swedish Tea Log

Swedish Tea Log

2022 Edible Holiday Gifts - Part 4 For as long as I can remember, at Christmastime my mom made Swedish Tea Logs. Not only was it a centerpiece to our Christmas breakfast, they were also gifts for neighbors, family, and friends. Making this holiday bread was one of the...

Bacon, Cheddar, Scallion Drop Biscuits

Bacon, Cheddar, Scallion Drop Biscuits

While I developed the Everything Spiced Drop Biscuits, I had another drop biscuit version waiting in the wings. I knew that if I could get the main recipe biscuit right, then the next version would follow pretty quickly. And it did. This savory drop biscuit...

Everything Spiced Drop Biscuits

Everything Spiced Drop Biscuits

My co-worker always finds delicious treats from local bakeries that he shares with the office. His latest discovery is from a small coffee shop called 9Bar. It's there that he discovered something called a scuffin - a cross between a scone and a muffin....

Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling

Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Filling

Banana bread is one of those comfort foods that are easy to whip up and delicious to eat. I have made my go-to Chocolate Chip Banana Bread for years (dare I say decades?) and with or without chocolate chips, it's a winner. Recently I started thinking about...

Furikake Spam Buns

Furikake Spam Buns

A good friend, who shares an appreciation for spam, found a recipe on the Three Hungry Bellies blog for spam buns. In this evolution of the hot dog buns commonly found in Chinese and Japanese bakeries, a slice of spam is encased in a soft, fluffy bread. I...

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pull-Apart Loaf

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pull-Apart Loaf

What happens when monkey bread meets cinnamon rolls and gets wrapped in fall flavors? You get this deliciously decadent pumpkin cinnamon roll pull-apart loaf. It is the perfect centerpiece for a fall breakfast or brunch but in our house, it probably won't make it to...

Simple Sweet Scones

Simple Sweet Scones

Alliteration aside, these scones are perfect to serve on your breakfast table or as an afternoon treat. They are easy to make and in all likelihood you have the ingredients on hand in your pantry and fridge. Start-to-finish you could have freshly baked scones on the...

Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

I am not sure why, but I have been craving blueberry muffins, and for me, a box mix just wasn't going to do. What is/was Jordan Marsh? When I first moved to Boston, Jordan Marsh was one of the two iconic department stores, its flagship located in downtown Boston...

Popovers

Popovers

For its bread service, Mariposa Restaurant at Neiman Marcus in Honolulu serves popovers with a delicious lilikoi butter. I found a recipe but when I tried to make them it wasn't the same. Instead of being airy, they were dense. After hearing about my baking...

Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby

Happy New Year! I decided to start off the year with an easy but satisfying recipe. A Dutch Baby (or a giant oven pancake) is a dramatic dish to bring to the breakfast table. Like a soufflé you want to be sure everyone is awake and at the table when it comes out of...

90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls

90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls

Almost 20 years ago I received a cookbook that shared recipes from bed & breakfast inns in the Pacific Northwest. It was once a dream of mine to own a bed & breakfast and I think that's what inspired the gift. One of our family's go-to recipes comes from this...

Jalapeño and Cheese Beer Bread

Jalapeño and Cheese Beer Bread

There's nothing like fresh baked bread and the way the warm, yeasty smell fills the house. My mother would make bread every week and had a bread starter going for years. Unfortunately it's one of the traditions that we didn't continue as a family. Recently I've seen...

Oat and Cheddar Crackers

Oat and Cheddar Crackers

For the last Moveable Feast I made these delightful crackers to go along with the Hot & Spicy Apple Chutney on the cheese board. I found the recipe on Food & Wine and they were quite easy to make. I'm not a big fan of chilling and rolling out dough but Dorie...

Healthy Morning Muffins

Healthy Morning Muffins

I went to bed early last night to the sound of rain hitting my windows. I love that sound. It's comforting when I'm snuggled in my bed. But for me, going to bed early means waking up early. My body doesn't understand the concept of sleeping in on weekends. Sigh. Since...

Jacques Pépin’s Seafood Bread

Jacques Pépin’s Seafood Bread

I grew up watching cooking programs on PBS - Julia Child, the Frugal Gourmet, and the Galloping Gourmet to name a few. I love that Jacques Pépin has remained loyal to PBS and his KQED roots. I've enjoyed his solo programs as well as those he shared with his daughter...

Cinnamon Sugar Morning Buns

Cinnamon Sugar Morning Buns

A few months ago I took a fantastic class from Sur La Table on how to make croissants - a more intensive process than I imagined but that's probably true for most French pastries. One of the things we learned we could make with the basic croissant dough is a...