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Pumpkin, Rosemary, Sour Cherry Muffins

Pumpkin, Rosemary, Sour Cherry Muffins

We originally made these muffins only as an excuse to bake something in chique square parchment papers, but they turned out to be such a great treat we’ll be making them a lot more often. Lorraine Pascale’s recipe from her adorable show Simply Baking was the inspiration, but I made some customizations and added sour […]


Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest began in 1810 in Munich, Germany as a city-wide marriage celebration for the crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The celebration later became an annual tradition and just had a 200 year anniversary in 2010. The official website of the Munich, Germany Oktoberfest details the layout and extent […]


Pain Perdu (French Toast)

Pain Perdu (French Toast)

Pain Perdu, also known as French Toast, translates literally to “lost bread.” Why “lost” bread? Some say that soaking stale bread in a mixture of milk and eggs and then frying it in butter gives new life to old bread that was otherwise lost to us. We however like to think it refers to the […]


Irish Soda Bread, Chive Butter and Smoked Salmon

Soda Bread, Chive Butter & Smoked Salmon

Every St. Patrick’s Day many folks in the US are compelled to make traditional “Irish”  food, with corned beef and cabbage often being the featured dish, though this is more of an Irish-American tradition.  Irish Soda Bread however actually has historical roots in Ireland dating back to the mid-1800’s.  Quick breads at this time were […]


Popovers

Popovers and Preserves

Popovers are often described as an Americanized version of Yorkshire Pudding.  Earlier versions call for the batter to be baked in roasted beef or pork drippings, but more frequently these days you’ll find less meaty recipes drawing attention at restaurants, bed and breakfasts and effortlessly levitating in domestic home ovens.  I had my first introduction […]