Peach Better Have My Honey

Pink-orange orbs give off a heady floral scent, drawing you towards them, coaxing you to take them home. Slice open for a captivating aurulent center that prompts you to gorge yourself on this golden ambrosia. You consume them and glow with power, but even in your gluttony too many fresh fragrant phenomena wait for attention….

Turmeriffic Sweet Potato Patties

Bind together rust-colored sweet potatoes with ecru-esque cannellini beans and emerald swaths of spinach. Turn up the flavor with a blend of spices, smoky and sweet. Don’t forget salty ores of feta and a speckle of onions and garlic. Voila, dinner is served! 1 Large Sweet Potato 1 Can (15.5 oz) Cannellini Beans, Drained &…

Strawberrily Baking It

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Father’s Day 2016 Once or twice a year I make a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for my dad, because he loves it. No two Strawberry Rhubarb pies are ever exactly the same. Sometimes I use frozen strawberries, sometimes I add cinnamon, sometimes I add lemon zest … it varies depending on convenience and…

Stall & Oats

Waiting around for a technician to arrive and check, service, install, fix, break, or fill-in-the-blank something in your home, stalls the majority of normal activity for that interval. Bound to the house, the usual pastimes and chores seem useless as anticipation builds while you wait for this potential grim reaper to emerge and cast a…

What’s not to Loave?

Raspberry Pineapple Banana Bread Mini Loaves This is a dessert with a message of COEXISTENCE. Could I have picked one element to highlight? Just bananas or just raspberries or JUST pineapple… Sure. But every once in a while, it is fun to bring different flavors together and experience how each component manages to shine, without…

No Knead to Worry

Treat yourself to a practice in patience. Breath rises as bread rises. Kneading is an exhale that brings calmness. Ok. Forget the metaphor. Baking bread is relaxing and fun, so do it if you want! 2 ½ cups Whole Wheat Flour 2 Cups Cake Flour (AP is fine too, but I have had this cake…

OReeseo Bars

I am not the first to attempt this tectonic treat. I walk in the footsteps of giants who have already successfully combined milk chocolate with peanut butter and chocolate cookie wafer with frosting. I follow in the wake of magicians who have already skillfully sandwiched these well-known confections between batter and dough and layered them…

Too Many Cookies in the Kitchen

A request for road trip cookies sparked a baking frenzy. An exhibition in over achievement in which dozens of cookies in two different flavors were mixed, scooped, and baked to sustain a grand total of 4 people travelling north for a long weekend. Needless to say, there were leftovers. A predicament of this magnitude had…

The Perfect Bar for a Date

Oatmeal Date Bars Anyone familiar with the beloved children’s books that document the escapades of Amelia Bedelia might recall a specific moment involving dates. Asked to make a date cake, this unlikely heroine uses her literal reasoning skills to clip the dates out of a calendar and mix them into the batter. This option occurred to…

Bake Another Little Piece of my Heath

I purposefully purchase too many bananas, just to allow a few to teeter on the edge of too-ripe-to-enjoy. These speckled brown beauties might be baked with immediately, or sent to a corner of the freezer – peels and everything. Cryostasis enacted. Thawing takes very little time and the globular banana mush lends itself well to baking…