Category Archives: breads

Mushroom Vegetable Cornbread

Who else gets to reap the benefits of local foraging without having to leave the house? First I was the lucky recipient of chanterelles, then lobster, hedgehog and cauliflower mushrooms. This week I was given some mushrooms I’ve never tried … Continue reading

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Tropical Banana Bread with Coconut and Lime Glaze

  Hang on to summer a while longer with this tropical twist on banana bread. The bananas in this loaf make it really sweet and the rum makes it moist! It freezes well. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda … Continue reading

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Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread

Moments ago I was standing on top of my kitchen island, fastidiously wiping the tops of my pendant lights to remove every trace of fruit flies I could find. Hubby watched with interest, I think, pointing out tiny spots on … Continue reading

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Southern Skillet Cornbread

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups  cornmeal 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt ** Next time I make this, I’ll add chopped green onions and some grated cheese Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place an 8-inch cast … Continue reading

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Rosemary Gruyere and Sea Salt Crisps

Here’s another good one from Smitten Kitchen’s new cookbook.  Author Deb Perelman writes, “Dough can be made a day in advance. It will keep longer in the freezer. Baked crisps keep for up to 2 days at room temperature in … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Scookins. Are they Scones, Cookies or Muffins?

Who cares? These were waiting for me when I arrived home from work, made by The One Who Loves Creating in the Kitchen as Much As I Do. They are a cross between a scone, a cookie and a muffin, … Continue reading

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Smoked Cheddar Cheese Straws

We love these! They’re really fast and easy to prepare. Best part? They taste like junk food, but they’re made from real ingredients: butter, cheese, flour, chili pepper. How can you go wrong? I’ve made these several times to have … Continue reading

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Cherry Cardamom Quick Bread

This is an easy quick bread to celebrate cherry season. Double the recipe and make an extra loaf for the freezer. Fresh ground cardamom seeds really enhance the flavour of the cherries, not that they need any enhancement. They are … Continue reading

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Updated Tea Sandwiches

My mom passed away recently. During the last few days, we’ve spent several hours reminiscing about life at home when we were kids. One of the things we had a good laugh over was some of the food Mom made. … Continue reading

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Apple Cheddar Panini

Panini–that trendy sandwich sold in coffee shops– likely had its humble roots in a plain old grilled cheese sandwich, which, come to think of it, was never actually grilled. It was flopped into a frying pan buttered side down, squashed … Continue reading

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Pesto Scones

Sometimes when I’m putting together a quick weeknight meal, there seems to be something missing. Whipping up a batch of scones seems to fill that gap. These savory scones are flavoured with pesto and parmesan. You could increase their fiber … Continue reading

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Rethinking Bruschetta . . . and Remembering Italy

This week’s Food Matters Project challenge was to break away from the traditional bruschetta topping of chopped tomatoes, onions and herbs and to rethink the possibilities. It was fun dreaming up different combinations to top a slice of toasty, garlicky … Continue reading

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Starbuck’s Lemon Loaf with Rhubarb Compote

I liked the contrast of sweet and tart in this dessert. Rhubarb is at its peak right now, so harvest it before it goes to seed. While it is a good source of Vitamin C and fiber, its main attraction … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Loaf

This will make 1 9 x 5 inch loaf pan or, if you double the recipe, it makes 8 tiny loaf pans which are perfect for gifts or for popping in the freezer. I often buy fresh cranberries when they … Continue reading

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