Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins

This past weekend I experimented with whole grain baking thanks to inspiration I received from the cookbook Super Natural Cooking by blogger Heidi Swanson. I picked up the book during a recent weekend excursion to New York’s Hudson Valley. Driving about 1 1/2 hours outside of NYC with my foodie friend, Norah Burton, we visited the quaint [...]

Classic French Toast

I’ve taken a loss several times before when trying to make french toast that looks like the french toast I’ve had in a few good restaurants. I finally achieved beautiful slices of this breakfast dish, just the way I like, once I realized that it’s about the bread. Of course you have to get the basics for [...]

Fresh Peaches

Sometimes, ripe fruits and vegetables are just too good to be cooked or sugar coated. They’re delicious in their own right and packed with nutrition. I came real close to featuring a pound cake with peaches in syrup or a peach cobbler (I probably will later), but in honor of the peak of summer and the [...]

Toasty Homemade Granola

Crunchy, lightly sweet granola can be found prominently displayed in supermarket cereal aisles for about $3.99 to $5.99 a bag. The cheaper variety contains high fructose corn syrup and the more expensive variety is … well, more expensive! However, I’ve discovered that granola is very easy to make yourself at home. Associated with hippies and health [...]

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics’
Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

Cookbook Review: During the last several weeks I hope you’ve had a joyful holiday season as well as time to try out some of the recipes I suggested from my last cookbook review on The Get ‘Em Girls Guide to the Power of Cuisine. Since then, I’ve picked up another cookbook by one of my [...]

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