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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Rhubarb Coffee Cake

One spring when I was about 7 or 8 years old my mom took my sister and I on a little trip to visit her great uncle and second cousins in the small town of Snoqualamie, WA. The trip lasted only a few hours but I came home from the visit with two things that would impact the rest of…

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Buttermilk Chocolate Cake (or Cupcakes)

  After all that talk about cake last week did you wonder if I was going to leave you hanging with out a recipe? Oh no no. I just wanted to give each element it’s own moment to shine. As I shared, the Little Helping requested chocolate cupcakes for his birthday party. I cruised around Pinterest to find a suitable…

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Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Scones

As promised in my previous post here is a truly delightful recipe for scones using those roasted strawberries you now have ready and waiting in the refrigerator. It is difficult to make a case for the nutritional benefits of scones but they sure do make me happy. I rarely, if ever, indulge in a bakery scone. A single scone in…

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Mother’s Day Off Part:1 Quiche

Taking a “day off” means different things coming from different people.  When I decided to take Mother’s Day off it did not mean sitting in a lounge chair with my feet up while beads of condensation lazily rolled down my gin and tonic glass (not that I wouldn’t have enjoyed that version immensely).  My day off had both sides of our…

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