5-minute artisan bread

5-Minute Artisan Bread

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2011

New England weather is crazy. Last week started with hurricane-force winds, about a foot of snow, and wind-chills around zero degrees or less. The…

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almond flour banana muffins

Almond Flour Banana Bread/Muffins

Posted on Aug 29th, 2012

Remember those ads that began with the music to "It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year"? The mom would spin through the store on the back of a…

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apple buttermilk muffins

Apple Buttermilk Muffins with Coconut Crumble

Posted on Nov 7th, 2011

After being away from the house most of the week, my routine interrupted, my refrigerator having special needs, it's not easy getting back into the…

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Bacon Cinnamon Bun - Poet in the Pantry

Bacon Cinnamon Buns

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2014

Today was a wrap-yourself-in-a-blanket day. Not because it was a lazy Sunday. No, if only it were that easy. But rather, taking advantage of the time…

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bacon beer bread

Beer Bacon Bread

Posted on Mar 7th, 2011

I always feel a little weird opening up liquor in the morning for baking or cooking. It's really very silly but it's so ingrained in me that you…

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Biscuits (and how a Northern gal apparently can’t cook like a Southern gal)

Posted on Jan 20th, 2011

Last Friday's trip to BJ's was a serendipitous event. There on the shelves with the other produce--strawberries. Not the out of season tasteless…

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blueberry and white chocolate muffins

Blueberry and White Chocolate Muffins

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012

It's been a busy weekend for me. We closed on our new house Friday--the first house we've owned in over 8 years--and we've been busy packing, moving,…

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blueberry muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Posted on Jun 25th, 2011

I realize I've been on a bit of a berry kick lately, but bear with me. It is, after all, summer. Berries are one of the best parts of it! Soon,…

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Brioche bread


Posted on May 8th, 2013

Disclosure: Giveaways are sponsored by The Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper, Stonyfield Organics, Bob's Red Mill, Whole Foods Orlando,…

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Carrot Spice Muffins

Carrot Spice Muffins

Posted on Sep 26th, 2011

Another week, another muffin. This time, we're eating Carrot Spice Muffins, which, while they may sound like dessert for breakfast, are packed full…

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cheesecake muffin cross section

Cheesecake Muffins

Posted on Sep 5th, 2011

Time to get up out of bed, sleepy head, and beat those Monday blahs! Turn that alarm clock off--no snooze button for you!--roll on out of bed, and…

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Cheesy Jalapeño Pretzels - Poet in the Pantry

Cheesy Jalapeño Pretzels

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

She glances up at him, catching his eye for a moment before returning her gaze to her folded hands on the table in front of her. What more can she…

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Cherry Oatmeal Muffins

Cherry Oatmeal Muffins

Posted on Jun 4th, 2012

I did it! I did it! I finally managed to get a Muffin Monday post ready in time for Monday! Woohoo! Let's celebrate! With some muffins, of course.…

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cherry shortcake muffins

Cherry Shortcake Muffins

Posted on Jul 9th, 2012

This Muffin Monday is brought to you by my new kitchen, where I am beginning to work my way around it and learning to love it. Plus it's really nice…

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Chèvre, Caramelized Onion, & Rosemary Focaccia with Cinnamon Basil Crust

Posted on Jul 21st, 2011

For the most part, I've been slunking around, trying to exert as little energy as possible so as not to require much cooling down. But for some…

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chocolate brownie muffins

Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Posted on Dec 5th, 2011

I have arrived at the point where it's just not Monday without muffins. The rest of the week doesn't feel right. This made last Monday a very sad day…

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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bun Cake

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Bun Cake

Posted on Jan 16th, 2014

The cold in the one that's plaguing my head and chest. When I'm not wishing I could sleep myself into oblivion, I'm wandering around…

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Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread: Warm Spices of Fall

Posted on Sep 25th, 2013

Have you heard? Starbucks launched their new pastries from La Boulange this week! I stopped by my local shop on Tuesday--conveniently across the…

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Chunky Peach Muffins

Chunky Peach Muffins

Posted on Jul 16th, 2012

Monday, Monday... Never the same without a muffin in hand and a coffee in the other! This week, An of Baker Street chose Martha Stewart's Chunky…

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Posted on May 9th, 2011

It is only about 60 degrees outside right now, yet here I sit on my garden bench, under my favorite red maple, soaking up the sparse sunshine and…

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citrus coconut muffins

Citrus Coconut Muffins

Posted on Oct 24th, 2011

Muffin Monday is back! And I'm so happy to be baking with An of Baker Street and the crew again. 🙂 This week, she gave us Citrus Coconut Muffins.…

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Coconut & Banana + Cream Muffins

Coconut & Banana + Cream Muffins

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2011

More snow. Can you believe it? I can't remember the last time Connecticut got so much snow in one winter. Not that I dislike winter but unless I'm…

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cinnamon bun

Coconut Chocolate Cinnamon Buns

Posted on Oct 6th, 2011

The tastes of winter. We've already explored mint, but what about one of the other quintessential flavors? The warmth of cinnamon brings about…

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basket of croissants

Croissants with Food Babbles

Posted on Oct 1st, 2011

It's the first of the month and you know what that means: time to tackle another goal for the year. Kate of Food Babbles is joining me again in…

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gingerbread muffin

Gingerbread Muffins

Posted on Nov 14th, 2011

We're starting to gear up for the holidays here at #MuffinMonday, bringing you Gingerbread Muffins this week. The Big Guy was less than thrilled,…

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Graham Cracker Cheesecake Muffin

Graham Cracker Cheesecake Muffins

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2012

Labor Day may be a holiday for you--a day when your contribution to the workforce is celebrated by giving you a day off from work--but muffins don't…

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basket of granola muffins

Granola Muffins

Posted on Sep 12th, 2011

From the decadent Cheesecake Muffins of last week, we move on to the more health-food style Granola Muffins this week. Equal opportunity muffinry for…

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homemade naan

Homemade Naan

Posted on Apr 1st, 2014

I've never met a bread I didn't like. While my palate could be much more refined than it is, there's one thing that's universal regardless of its…

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Honeyed Walnut Bread

Honeyed Walnut Bread

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2011

When my daughter was eighteen months old, we started seeing a husband/wife chiropractor and naturopath team. She was having some problems with…

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peanut butter and jelly muffins

Jam-Filled Muffins

Posted on Sep 19th, 2011

Rise and shine! Another Muffin Monday is upon us! This week, we're making Jam-Filled Muffins. Well, we were supposed to. I couldn't help myself and…

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maple sausage cornmeal muffins

Maple Sausage Cornmeal Muffins

Posted on May 31st, 2012

I'm really on a roll here this week. It's good to be back in action! When I happened upon the #baketogether tag earlier in the week on Twitter, I was…

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oatmeal bread

Oatmeal Bread

Posted on Feb 5th, 2011

You gotta love arbitrary food holidays: today's is World Nutella Day. Not that I need an excuse to ingest that deliciously creamy combination of…

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oatmeal cookie muffins

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins

Posted on May 30th, 2012

Looking at my calendar, I see it has been far too long since muffins have come out of my oven. And that's really sad, because they used to be a part…

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Orange Pumpkin Muffins

Orange Pumpkin Muffins #MuffinMonday

Posted on Sep 24th, 2012

Pumpkin is a tough sell in our house. The kids love it but my husband is not a fan. Can't stand the smell of it, doesn't want to look at it, and he…

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PB and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013

Bananas are the sore losers of the fruit bowl in our house. Last ones picked for the team, they wither away on the table, begging for affection that…

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pineapple coconut empanadas

Pineapple Coconut Empanadas

Posted on Aug 1st, 2012

Yet again, I waited til the last minute to complete the task. And sadly, it did not come out as expected. Case in point: Burnt around the edges.…

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Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Walnut Swirl

Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Walnut Swirl

Posted on Oct 10th, 2011

On the most beautiful weekend yet of Fall, I found myself cursing and crabbing, throwing a tantrum like a child. What gives? It started with the…

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Rocky Road Muffins

Rocky Road Muffins

Posted on Nov 21st, 2011

Mondays are rocky roads, aren't they? You just never know what kind of week lies ahead, but you do know one thing--no matter how difficult it is to…

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rosemary focaccia

Rosemary Focaccia

Posted on Jun 9th, 2011

When I was young lady of 21 years of age, I briefly experimented with being a baker's assistant. I aided my aunt, the pastry chef at the bakery, with…

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Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013

Money can't buy the feeling you get when something you've struggled with finally comes together and exceeds your expectations. But $8.95 can help you…

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sourdough loaf cut up

Sourdough with Food Babbles

Posted on Dec 1st, 2011

I'll admit, I was a little cocky when I added sourdough to my list of goals for this year. I had successfully raised a wild yeast culture before. I…

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Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Pull Apart Bread is an easy appetizer that your guests will love! #sponsored

Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Pull Apart Bread

Posted on Dec 29th, 2015

Disclosure: This post is written as a part of the sponsorship I received from Sabra Dipping Company for my attendance at IFBC 2015. All opinions…

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Steamed Bacon Buns

Steamed Bacon Buns

Posted on Feb 1st, 2014

I have a confession to make: the first time I ate a steamed (pork) bun was last year. March, to be exact, when I attended the Tourism Australia…

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strawberry shortcake muffin

Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

Posted on Jun 6th, 2011

Strawberries are the siren of summer. With their arrival, one can be sure that summer is here to stay. Red, plump, and juicy, what would summer be…

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Twix Muffins

Twix Muffins

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012

When An sent us this recipe, I really wanted to make Peanut Butter Twix Muffins. Caramel Twix are just fine, but Peanut Butter Twix hold the key to…

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Zucchini Lemon & Lavender Muffins

Whole Grain Zucchini Lemon & Lavender Muffins

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012

On the first try, I was a little too ambitious. I was stressed out from a last-minute need to bathe the dog (I don't want to talk about it). During…

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zucchini and sesame seed muffins

Zucchini and Sesame Seed Muffins

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2011

Even though I had a garden this summer--and grew zucchini--sadly, I had none of my own. I fed them, I watered them, but my stubborn plants insisted…

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