baking

 
Cowgirl Blue Cornmeal Muffins

Blackberry Blue Cornmeal Muffins -
Years ago, as the food editor for Cottage Living magazine, we featured a story on Austin’s Liz Lambert, creator of the Hotel San José and El Cosmico in Marfa, among other unique and ultra hip places to lodge.  The recipes were…

The Power of Whole Grains

Whole Grain, Nut, and Fruit Bars -
As is, this is vegan-friendly and can also be gluten-free if you choose gluten-free versions of some of the ingredients below. For a more cake-like texture, stir in two eggs* once the applesauce has been added. I really like the…

strawberrydreamcake

Strawberry Dream Cake -
This recipe, adapted from Cook’s Country, is for a cake that I am often asked to make for fundraisers and auctions, birthdays and summer holidays.  It feels like a special occasion confection, but without all the hassle.  I modified the…

Key Lime Pie: A Mouthful of Stars

Key Lime Pie: A Mouthful of Stars -
There’s something dizzying and delightful about grating enough citrus zest so that its heady scent fills up the entire kitchen with a pleasant punch, the taste buds standing at attention. Whether incorporated into a curd to dollop onto pancakes and…

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread -
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a winning recipe for Irish soda bread. The basic traditional version calls for flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. I’ve gussied it up a little bit and added citrus zest, raisins and currants.…