Tag Archive: Baking

Fresh Fig and Mandarinquat Muffins

With summer nearly over, I’m busy baking and cooking with all the fruits and veggies I know I’ll be missing desperately in a matter of weeks. Figs and mandarinquats are on that list.… Continue reading

Gone Bananas Finale: Banana Cake with Buttercream Frosting

This is the final installment of my Gone Bananas series. The massive pile of bananas that was the result of a Safeway delivery goof-up has finally disappeared and I even had to buy… Continue reading

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I needed chocolate and I needed it badly. Since we were out of chocolate chips, I looked for recipes that used cocoa powder and went from there. These cookies were baked while on… Continue reading

Sweet Potato-Currant Scones with Caramelized Marshmallow

A fairly chilly San Francisco summer day put me in an autumnal mood and I couldn’t think of a better fall-like pairing than sweet potato and marshmallow. I remember one Thanksgiving when my… Continue reading

Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

  Not long ago I posted my recipe for Figgy Thumbprint Cookies. The dough for these cookies is so deliciously yummy that I kept eating it raw (one of the BEST things about… Continue reading

Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Biscuits

  Okay, so the strawberry jam sort of negates the whole sugar-free thing, but feel free to serve these however you’d like! They can be eaten as a delicious accompaniment to a savory… Continue reading

Molten Chocolate Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

  Here’s another winner from Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s cook book. I’ve made this three times and each time it’s a major hit with plates scraped clean. My kids go so far as to… Continue reading

Banana-Vanilla Bean Muffins

  And here we have yet another incarnation of my muffin recipe. This is a basic yet delightful recipe that’s sure to please everyone. I always have an overripe banana lying around, just… Continue reading

Strawberry-Peach Fruit Leather

As I was scrolling through other blog posts here on the lovely WordPress, I came across this delicious post for Homemade Fruit Leather on the blog, Lemon Zest. I fell in love with… Continue reading

Potatoes Au Gratin with Shallots and Smashed Garlic

Remember all that potato filling left over from yesterday’s Potato Skins post? Here’s what you do with it: spice it up with piquant shallots and garlic and turn it into a creamy, cheesy,… Continue reading

Strawberry Balsamic Muffins

Strawberry and balsamic vinegar make a great couple. They’re delicious tossed together in a salad or as a blended vinaigrette, so why not as a muffin? That was the reasoning behind this moist… Continue reading

Cornmeal Breaded Tofu with Raspberry-Chili Sauce

I usually prepare my tofu with an Asian Persuasion but this evening I wanted to do something different. A recipe I found online for cornmeal breaded tofu was exactly what I was looking… Continue reading