An exPEARiment – Carmen Pear Cupcakes

Six Carmen Pears came home with me on a Wednesday and found a home in a large bowl, resting in the sunlight that warms my dining room table, and the moonlight that cools it. ANYWAYS…A few days went by and one was chosen at random to be sliced and consumed with cheese, an Irish Dubliner…

I’m a little ‘Chai’…

Vanilla Chai Banana Muffins I existed in a state of complete ignorance regarding National Pi Day on 3/14 and instead opted to make it a Muffin Monday. I replaced ‘Pi’ with ‘Chai’ because that is the natural nonconformist I just happen to be. The presence of two overripe bananas on the cusp of the compost…

Peanut Butter Apricot Thumbprints

Sunday afternoons are for Beer and Baking. After making my favorite chocolate chip recipe, the need to bake persisted, so I found some other ingredients and this was the result! Preheat oven to 350° F 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar 1 egg, room temperature 2 tsp. Vanilla ¾…

Honey Beer Bread

Imagine the magical experience of creating something that captures so much sensory beauty. That is baking. What is better, is the ease involved with this particular bread recipe. No rising, not kneading. The craggy crust envelops a chewy center that perfectly absorbs soft whipped honey butter. This loaf accompanied a giant pot of vegetable soup…