Fresh Apple Muffins

I made a batch of apple muffins because I was wallowing. I thought about lying and telling you I made them because the air is crisp and the leaves are changing. Perhaps I should say the smoke from my neighbor’s fireplace was tickling my nose and making me think about cable knit sweaters and baking. Those reasons get me feeling all…

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Rustic Peach-Raspberry Galette

Last week Mr. introduced me to a new word: procrastibaking. I feel the word alone says it all but just in case you are wondering, the Urban Dictionary has provided a definition, “the practice of baking something in order to put off doing something else you need to do.” This Peach-Raspberry Galette is pure procrastibaking. Strictly speaking, we didn’t need a pie….

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gluten free peanut butter oat cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

You know how sometimes you find a cookie recipe that you really like and you get into a phase of finding the littlest excuse to make said cookies? Well, these are those cookies. The problem is I sort of fell for the version I shared a few weeks ago. The ones with whole wheat flour. Flour that The Little Helping can’t…

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Johnny Iuzinni’s Top Baking Tips

Last Saturday our family bundled up to spend the morning soaking up Christmas cheer in Downtown Seattle. There are many things to see and do Downtown this time of year but we went specifically to attend a cookie baking demonstration at Macy’s by celebrity pastry chef, and member of Macy’s Culinary Council, Johnny Iuzinni. You may know him as the…

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Cardamom Peach Cake

Peaches and cardamom are one of my all time favorite flavor combinations. In my humble opinion cardamom is under appreciated in western cooking. Cooking with peaches (or nectarines for that matter) and not sprinkling in a dash of this aromatic spice is leaving a huge flavor opportunity on the table. We took this cake to a potluck a few weeks…

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