RECIPE BOX

Loving two types of lemon ‘blossoms’

Certain recipes or baking concepts often keep floating my way. I believe this is due to algorithms, or what have you, where whatever bent you are on via the Internet boomerangs all manner on the subject back to you. I also still believe in synchronicity, search engines be damned, and […]

Revisiting a great pumpkin muffin

I have prided myself on trying new recipes in this blog space. It’s as if it’s a better gamble or a more promising adventure if I have not made something before. We always have our eyes on the new, unnamed, undiscovered proposition. Sometimes, though, with recipes, you shouldn’t turn your […]

Cracking up over a salty candy recipe

I’ve mentioned before that one cornerstone food from my childhood was peanut butter. And what goes better with peanut butter than a good old reliable saltine cracker, another touchstone food of youth. In my early childhood, when our house was free of junk food like chips, Cheetos and Doritos, saltine […]

Cookie of the month: Slicing a coconut cookie

This year I got the jump on holiday cookie baking in November. This wasn’t just me working early for cookie’s sake. I had a deadline in mid-November for a column I was writing on slice-and-bake cookies for Kansas Country Living, so by late October/early November, I was making cookie doughs […]

Bread of the Month: Weaving a wish for peace

[O]f all the unrest in recent years, the war in Ukraine has unsettled me significantly. Perhaps it is the timing. As we just seemed to be stepping forward, out of the shadow of a horrifying and destructive pandemic, we began to witness new horrors waged on a particular people, who […]