Breakfast & Brunch

 
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…

Spiced Earl Grey Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Earl Grey Cranberry Sauce -
I’m reposting this from last holiday–it’s a favorite for the Thanksgiving table and a great gift for guests. As much as I have a place in my heart (and a space on my plate) for canned cranberry sauce, preferably still in…

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…

Almond Yogurt Cake with Citrus Glaze

Almond Yogurt Cake with Citrus Glaze -
I love this time of year for the fat, juicy citrus it yields.  Because I live in colder climes, I’m always at the ready to toss citrus into everything–a squeeze of fresh orange to brighten up a pot of black…

King Cake Season

King Cake -
It’s carnival time and the season, starting January 6th, when people gather to eat, drink, and offer up king cakes.  In New Orleans, we eat thousands of these cakes during the season leading up to Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras. When…

Orange Blossom Sugared Cranberries

Orange Blossom Sugared Cranberries -
I love coming across recipes for new ways to feature fresh cranberries.  This one, by food blogger, Cozy Delicious posted on Food52, is one of my favorite ways to serve cranberries.  A fragrant overnight soak in orange blossom water 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.…

Sour Cream Pumpkin Pancakes

Sour Cream Pumpkin Pancakes -
Even after I’ve fed a crowd of twenty or so (like this past Thanksgiving) and packed up goodie bags for all my guests, I still seem to have an abundance of food, including those wayward bits and pieces that don’t…

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes -
Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes; kimsunee.com I’ve been making pancakes for years and have always wished mine to be lighter and fluffier. After lots of tasting, testing, and batter making, this is now my go-to recipe.  These aren’t very sugar sweet at all–I…

Crispy Oven Bacon

Crispy Oven Bacon -
Easy, crispy oven bacon recipe kimsunee.com Every time someone suggests BLTs, I tend to moan and groan, envisioning the fat-splattered stove top and surrounding areas.  As much as I love bacon, I have to be in the mood to get splattered…