Archive for the ‘Baking’ Category

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

This is an incredibly easy and relatively healthier cake. Just take an 18 oz box cake mix (I chose devil's food, but spice is also very good) and one 15 oz can of pure pumpkin and beat together. Don't add anything else. It will form a thick ...

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I usually make my corned beef and veggies in the crockpot, but today I did them on the stovetop, since I wouldn't be home to put in the veggies at the halfway point. It turned out just as good. I also baked my soda bread, which was good as always. I ...

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

This recipe is modified from Allrecipes. I can't think of a single way to improve this, and that's saying something for a shameless recipe tinkerer like me :-) Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Makes 2 loaves 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 ...

Thanksgiving Dinner and Pumpkin Pie

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, and finished it off with pumpkin pie. I got some organic canned pumpkin this year that just seemed much tastier than the usual kind. I follow the recipe on the Libby can, but modify the spices to our tastes. Thanksgiving Dinner Brined turkey with ...

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

This recipe is a combination of several I've tried over the years. It's very moist and just on the border between breakfast and dessert, especially with the addition of chocolate chips :-) Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips Makes 2 9" x 5" loaves (about 24 servings) 1 15-oz ...

Coconut Macaroons

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Shaun and I were in the mood for a sweet tonight, and I had a bag of coconut lying about, so I dug through my cookbooks to find a macaroon recipe that I could make without going to the store. Joy of Cooking came through with a recipe I ...

Garlic Focaccia

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

This was a definite success. I was trying to make a garlic bread similar to the old recipe at Buca di Beppo before they got bought out last fall by Planet Hollywood, and while I did not succeed there, I did nonetheless succeed in making a very tasty bread! ...

Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Back in December, I tried a mix from Target for Pumpkin Monkey Bread. It was quite good, and I made a note to try to replicate it. Yesterday talking to my mom, she mentioned making sweet potato biscuits for a Kentucky Derby dinner, and it set off the ...

Blackberry Pie

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

This is a wonderful pie recipe courtesy of The Joy of Cooking, originally written for blueberries, but I made it with blackberries tonight. We froze a lot of blackberries and blueberries late last summer to use throughout the winter and spring, and we're slowly but surely working through them. ...

Buttermilk Biscuits

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

This is my go-to recipe for biscuits. It's adapted from The Joy of Cooking. The buttermilk lends a lovely tang. These work well as a side dish for many meals, as the base to biscuits and gravy, or as the base to many a dessert. Buttermilk Biscuits Makes 10 ...