Tag: fruit

Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

The weather finally but briefly turned cooler in late September. We took advantage and drove an hour to pick apples. I don’t bother to use Amelia as an excuse. Sure, my 2-year-old had a lot of fun, but I go apple picking for me. I […]

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

My breakfast is boring, and has been for a while. I have a bowl of oatmeal every morning. Since having Amelia, I stick with old-fashioned oats over quick oats since they have the better texture. I love steel cut oats, but they take too long […]

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

It’s spring, and one of the most cheerful and spring-like things I could think of to take to a recent party was the Lemon Bars recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I’ve made them before, but years ago, and I didn’t have the recipe actually written here […]

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Since I posted last, the weather took an unseasonable turn. We had a weekend in the 70s! Most of another week was in the 60s. I took Amelia on walks and to parks several days to let her burn off some of her endless 2-year-old […]

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

The last time I made my usual blueberry muffin recipe, I wasn’t as happy with it as I remembered. Those muffins overflowed and flattened out, more of a mushroom shape than a nice, mountainous muffin shape. It was about then that Alton Brown published an […]

Date Shake

Date Shake

Recently Smitten Kitchen wrote about the Palm Springs Date Shake. I’d never heard of a date shake before, but I have a bag of dates in my pantry that I never use, and I (suppose I’ll admit that I) always have two or three kinds […]

Blueberry Pie (updated)

Blueberry Pie (updated)

Happy Pi Day! I had a bunch of frozen blueberries, so I made a blueberry pie. I have a cold right now,  so this recipe was about as much effort as I wanted to put into a pie – minimal. I made this recipe in […]

Caramel Apple Pie

Caramel Apple Pie

I love fall. It’s hard to believe how far into fall we are. However, it’s also hard to believe I have an 8-month old. One of the things that I enjoy, and that I missed doing for a few years, is apple picking. I finally […]

Vegan Orange Cupcakes

Vegan Orange Cupcakes

My friend Kate came from St. Louis to visit us in New Jersey! She was the first of our friends to visit (aside from when she and Jen drove out here with me). Alex and I were very excited to have her as a house […]

Stollen

Stollen

For Bread 43, I made Stollen. I’d actually planned to make a different panetonne recipe than I have in years past (and not make this fruitcake or this fruitcake entirely), but with the move and holiday travel, I didn’t have a chance to plan my […]