Toddler Tried It: Bread in a Bag

Have you seen the video in your newsfeed about making bread in a bag with your kids from Leigh Anne over at http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com? Well, we tried it and it was a success. Save for the age-appropriate (18 month) yet periodic and unexpected emotional outbursts of unknown origin – the baking show went on. Granted kneading […]

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Acorn Squash and Apricot Pie – Move over Pumpkin!

acorn squash and apricot pie recipe pumpkin fall spice easy

This is a play on pumpkin pie baked with what was on hand but now I am head over heals and not turning back. Besides, acorn squash are easier to find that sugar pie pumpkins and it is fun to search your taste buds for that subtle difference. The spices still resemble pumpkin pie so the […]

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Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe

Tis my favorite season! Seattle fall foliage put on a great show this past weekend, hence inspiring me to bake this easy, pumpkin cookie recipe. The original recipe was made by the amiable University of Montana Knowles Hall Secretary Renate H. for her darling staff of young resident assistants, moi included. I have modified it […]

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Ditch the Mix and Make Curried Corn Muffins

Adapted from one of my favorite classic cook books, The Gourmet Cook Book vol 1: Corn Bread for Northerners Only Sift 1 ½ cups flour with 3 teaspoons double-action baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ cup sugar. Add ½ cup yellow cornmeal and mix well. Beat 2 eggs and add 1 cup milk and […]

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Lemony Coconut Macaroons – A remedy for pesky extra egg whites

Lemony Coconut Macaroons – Adapted from Real Simple May 2009 Ingredients (Makes approx. 24) 14 ounce package of sweetened shredded coconut (I have used unsweetened before too, and it was just fine) Or 7 ounce if you are like me and bought the smaller size, just halve everything else. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy… J ¾ […]

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