Chocolate Chip and Walnut Banana Bread

Saturday started with bright warm sunshine. It shone a steady stream of light through the windows. These days call for crackling wood stove fires. And freshly baked bread. Enjoy your weekend! xo Jodi       Advertisements

Acorn Waffles

The three of us picked acorns last fall under the thinning leaves of a red oak. We made sure to leave behind the ones with holes, cracks or stains. We placed them on a tray in a single layer by the woodstove to dry. And even though we were careful with our selection, a few…

Apple Season

Here in New England, September is apple picking time. Out of all the fruits in this world, I like apples best. We chose a sunny day to go to the orchard to pick our share of Macs. Now, what to make? My usual would be the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie, always a favorite. Then there’s the…

Blueberry Oat Pancakes

A good morning calls for a good breakfast. Blueberries and oats are just the ticket. We start with a bowl of dry ingredients, a couple eggs, almond milk and a couple tablespoons of butter… We end up with beautiful golden brown flapjacks. Enjoy!  

National Donut Day

In honor of this blessed day, try: Blueberries in your donuts… or apples… or chocolate… or orange… or banana and peanut butter… or pumpkin… or try them all :)  

Gingerbread Pancakes

You check your mail and the cookbook you ordered last week is staring you in the face. You close the door to keep the forty degree weather out, sit down at the kitchen table and flip through the crisp pages. A gently used hardcover 600 page book for $2.49 plus $3.99 shipping can’t be beat. The question? What to try…

Orange Coffee Cake

Inspiration. It can come from anywhere. A dozen beautifully colored farm fresh eggs. Oh the possibilities! One definition of wholesome is promoting mental, moral or sound health. This Orange Coffee Cake does just that. This cake surprised me. It was better than I thought it would be. And that is a nice surprise. Orange zest lends the punch…

Apple Cider Pancakes

I have been preoccupied lately. Preoccupied with doughnuts. It all came to an end when I found myself standing over a pot of liquid Crisco and chocolate dough in hand. Enough said. These pancakes are my version of an Apple Cider Doughnut. They give you the flavor minus the fat. Don’t get me wrong, a doughnut…

Caramel Apple Tart

There’s nothing better than autumn in New England. There’s no where else I’d rather be right now. The crisp cool air, the wind tugging at the leaves that haven’t fallen just yet, and that smell. The smell of apples in the orchard, waiting to be picked. Apple picking is one of my very favorite things to do. I…

Sticky Buns

The rain won’t stop here in New England. What to do? Watch a movie? Play charades in the west lobby? Nope. Make these sticky buns and try to eat just one. The Best Sticky Buns Ever The dough: 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 cup warm milk 1/3 cup warm water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2…

Pistachio Pancakes

I love pancakes. I’m addicted and I just can’t get enough. I’ve told you this, time and time again. These pancakes have ground pistachios and protein powder to make them the real deal, a meal. Start with pistachios. It will take a while, but shell about a half cup. Then grind them up. I don’t…

Cashew French Toast

I’ve done it. I’ve inspired someone to make something homemade and wholesome. Today, I came home from getting groceries and walked into the best smell there is.  Cinnamon. Thomas informs me that I am one lucky lady (of which, I already know)…lucky to have walked into the house now and not 10 or even 5…