Tag Archive | "baking"

Low-Fat Banana Bread

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Substituting low-fat yogurt for the shortening in my family's classic banana bread recipe makes for a healthier banana bread that is still moist and flavorful.

Raspberry Pastry Braid

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


      I love raspberries plain and simple, by the handful, on top of my yogurt, sprinkled on my pancakes, dipped in chocolate…you get the picture!  And raspberries are also one of my favorite fruits to bake with.  I had leftover dough after making hot cross buns so with a portion of the dough I made […]

Chocolate Chip Turtle Bread

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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It is easy to turn any bread {sweet or savory} into little turtles. I kneaded chocolate chips into my dough to make the turtle extra special and I decorated it with a powdered sugar glaze. Needless to say that my son was super excited when he saw a turtle coming out of the oven!

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Scones

Friday, June 24, 2011


When I make scones I like to make an assortment. One quick and easy variation is to knead brown sugar and cinnamon into some of the scone dough. The resulting scones are reminiscent of cinnamon rolls and can be enjoyed plain or with jam.

Blackberry Maple Scones

Saturday, June 18, 2011


It turns out that folding blackberry maple syrup into scone dough makes a very tasty breakfast. The resulting scones are sweet, moist and yummy plain or with jam.

Wild Blackberry Pie

Monday, August 23, 2010


I love this pie during summer and I love this pie during winter (when I'm dreaming of summer). The "little wild blackberries" are the perfect combination of tart and sweet. If you don't have wild Pacific blackberries you can use the berry of your choice.

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Tartlets

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I have been making these for a long time and they have never let me down. They are bite-sized, refreshing and the perfect combination of sweet, creamy and tart.

Exposition Scones

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Serve these scones warm with berry jam or pile them high with strawberries and whipped cream for a yummy strawberry shortcake.

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Our sourdough starter has been in the family since the mid 1950's. Sourdough starter gives pizza crust a light airy texture and a subtle sourdough tang.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

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Scones are a quick bread of Scottish origin that always make me think of the British tea time. There are variations around the world and you can find scones of many different flavors but in my opinion, you can't go wrong with a plain buttery scone with berry jam.

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