Pumpkin Walnut Loaf with Chocolate Chips

October is upon us, which means pumpkin. We collect our ingredients in the sun strewn kitchen on this beautiful Sunday morning. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and all spice speckled flour is incorporated into creamed butter and sugar. Alternate with pumpkin puree until mixture is smooth and orange in color. Chopped walnuts and a healthy dose of… Continue reading Pumpkin Walnut Loaf with Chocolate Chips


Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Even though fall is a more than a month away, I'm getting my taste buds ready. Here we are combining hearty oats with crunchy apple bits and warm cinnamon spice. If you have an apple in your fridge, it's a sure sign that you are destined to make these cookies. Let's do it. The dry… Continue reading Oatmeal Apple Cookies


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!  


Perfect Peach Pie

A perfect Saturday afternoon at the orchard provided us with plenty of peaches. We picked both yellow and white peaches and after careful consideration we have decided that white peaches are superior to yellow. Since variety is the spice of life, they both make an appearance in this fresh fruit pie. With the windows open and… Continue reading Perfect Peach Pie


Apple Butterscotch Cake

  I am a lucky girl. I don't use an alarm clock to wake up in the morning. The reason? My beagle Marcy wakes me. She comes running into my bedroom just as Thomas is shutting the door to his car. He is on his way to work and I am snuggled under the warm… Continue reading Apple Butterscotch Cake


Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes 2 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of nutmeg 2 cups milk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 cup peeled and shredded sweet potato Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add milk, eggs, oil and mix just until combined. Stir in sweet potato.… Continue reading Sweet Potato Pancakes


German Apple Pancake

Ice and snow. 90 minute delay. Perfect opportunity for a German Apple Pancake. Combine a couple of eggs, vanilla extract, milk, flour and just a pinch of salt. That is your batter. Apples spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg? Yes, please. Brown sugar makes everything better. The pancake will deflate once it is out of the oven, but… Continue reading German Apple Pancake


Oatmeal Pancakes

Who doesn't love a nice fluffy pancake, every day now and then? I would call it a “healthy” fixation. To me, pancakes are an anytime meal. I have tried them many many ways. Today, I went for the oatmeal variety. Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg add that extra something special. Flour and old fashioned oats form… Continue reading Oatmeal Pancakes


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… Continue reading Apple Cider Pancakes


Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet potato biscuits are a staple in the American south but not so much here in New England. It only makes sense that I'd attempt to bake them since I'm a huge fan of adding fruits and vegetables to anything and I'm so glad I did. This is where biscuit meets dessert. A perfect combination of sweetness, spice and… Continue reading Sweet Potato Biscuits