One Woman’s Trash… Fabulous finds and things we do with them

If you’ve been following my blog, you should know very well by now that I am a big fan of home made bread....more

Baking With Julia Child: Blueberry and Almond Yogurt Tart

When the summertime blueberries are plump and sweet, I try to save a pint from grabby little hands and make this lovely fruit, almond and yogurt tart. It has a standard flaky pie crust, and the yogurt gives it dense, cheesecake-y feel to it. The blueberries and almond are, as the French say, classique. ...more

My First Test Recipe

I typically bake cookies on Sunday.  I like my kids to be able to take homemade cookies (or brownies, or bars, or something sweet) in their school lunchbox.  I'm an avid baker, and even owned a small cafe at one time, so my kids have been eating my baked goods (good or bad) since they were mere babes.  And, although I have an entire cupboard in my kitchen dedicated to cookbooks, I usually reach out to the posts on my favorite blogger's site for fresh, new ideas.  I often find that these recipes are tested by real people, using real equipment....more

Recipe Monday - Blueberry Velvet Cake

Another birthday, another birthday cake. This year the girls wanted a blue cake with pink frosting and the closest I could get was a blueberry velvet cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting. I only had one mess-up, too. I'll show it to you momentarily. First, though, the cake! (It basically tastes like a big blueberry muffin, if muffin were cake.) ...more

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters; Simple Blue Waffles

My mom made blue waffles and blue eggs for breakfast. She's funny that way, celebrating special occasions with blue food. I think it's her way of saying anything is possible. Percy can pass seventh grade. Waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that.-Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan ...more

Cronuts, Made at Home

Puff pastry sounds daunting to make from scratch, but it's really a matter of mixing together a basic yeasted dough, slathering it with butter, and then folding it up like a letter a bunch of times, rolling and chilling between each fold. It isn't as finnicky as you might think, particularly when the end result is a batch of buttery, golden croissoughnuts.MORE...more

Homemade Chips! Non-greasy, No-fat!

Homemade Chips~No fat~any flavor you want!Since implementing our clean eating plan we haven't really missed the things that aren't good for us, exccept chips. I knew that would be the one thing that was the hardest for my husband to give up,But all is not lost, there is an alternative to purchasing the high fat potato chips in the stores....more

Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes

  Happy Birthday to my favorite guy. I love you! I hope you enjoy the cupcakes. These holders are the cutest things ever. Thanks again sweetie! If you must have these here is the link....more

Literary Works: Making Cheddar Cheese Pies

A while back, I posted Poetic Soup, which my daughter and I made based on a recipe hidden in a poem by a Polish author.  The soup was fun to make, fun to eat, and the whole experience of porting a favorite work of literature into my other favorite — cooking — was nothing short of wonderful....more

Cinnamon Coffee Cake