Category Archives: Baking

Basic Macaroni and Cheese

Friends, I have a question for you: when you see a blog post for macaroni and cheese (like this one!) does it A) make you want to try that *specific* macaroni and cheese or B) send you running to the kitchen to make your tried and true favorite mac and cheese? Here is my hunch. […]

Sour Cream Banana Bread

Here is the thing about banana bread: as each recipe gets passed along someone adds a banana. And if they didn’t add a banana, they added more vanilla. Eventually there will be a banana bread recipe that is nothing but bananas and vanilla. I have never been offered a slice of homemade banana bread without […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Tis the season to have more summer squash in your possession then you have friends on Facebook. If you haven’t grown your own bushel, someone has given you one. It’s inescapable. And why would you want to escape it, anyway? Zucchini, patty pan, crookneck — there’s nothing not to be happy about. Did you know […]

Raspberry Almond Muffins

We live in the age of the large muffin. The size of your head muffin. The it-can-take-a-whole-day-to-eat-it muffin. While they definitely offer bulk, they usually don’t offer much else. These mass produced behemoths lack flavor and texture — wholly unsatisfying which is a little surprising since it took two hands to lift. But not all […]

Chewy Brownies

The brownie is a polarizing baked good. Either you’re fudgy or chewy. A middle or an edge. I’ve heard legend of this debate devolving into arm wresting contests at county fairs. It’s ruined friendships and ended marriages. Only the chunky vs. smooth peanut butter war has done more damage. It’s true. And for those I’m […]