Funfetti Sugar Cookie

It’s been a little rainy lately and I was in the mood for something colorful, but also for something that wasn’t going to be a lot of work. My son had been asking for sugar cookies and I still hade sprinkles left over from my un-fun-funfetti cake, so I was set! This recipe has always…

Blueberry Pie with Cornmeal Crust

One of my favorite places for brunch when I lived in NYC was Grange Hall. It was in what used to be a speakeasy in the West Village. Besides their amazing Amish Potatoes (which was something I was never quite able to duplicate), they also made really good blueberry cornmeal pancakes. When I saw this…

Ginger Lemon Ice Cream Bread

I found the idea of baking ice cream mixed with flour so interesting, that I had to try it again.  This time I was going to put a little more thought into the flavor.  I decided on a ginger ice cream and added crystalized ginger, lemon zest, and a little lemon juice.  I also made…

Ice Cream Bread Part 2

I found the idea of baking ice cream mixed with flour so interesting, that I had to try it again.  This time I was going to put a little more thought into the flavor.  I decided on a ginger ice cream and added crystalized ginger, lemon zest, and a little lemon juice.  I also made…

Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Bread

I saw an article on Huffpost and had to do a double take. Ice cream bread? It sounded like some kind of oxymoron. I couldn’t understand how this could be possible. The recipe only called for two ingredients, ice cream and self-rising flour. I had to see this for myself and I was dying to…

Ice Cream Bread

I saw an article on Huffpost and had to do a double take. Ice cream bread? It sounded like some kind of oxymoron. I couldn’t understand how this could be possible. The recipe only called for two ingredients, ice cream and self-rising flour. I had to see this for myself and I was dying to…

Chicken, Broccoli with Pasta in Garlic Cream Sauce

I know, this pic looks like a casserole. Luckily, it’s so much better than that! I was trying to think of something new to do with chicken, because it’s the main staple in my son’s diet. Also, broccoli is the only veggie my son will eat, so it’s hard to find recipe with the right,…

Chicken, Broccoli & Fusilli in Garlic Cream Sauce

I know, this pic looks like a casserole. Luckily, it’s so much better than that! I was trying to think of something new to do with chicken, because it’s the main staple in my son’s diet. Also, broccoli is the only veggie my son will eat, so it’s hard to find recipe with the right,…

Buttermilk Pancakes

I first made these pancakes a few years ago for my son’s birthday breakfast.  The recipe was on the packaging for Star Wars pancake molds. I don’t usually try recipes found on product labels, but I made them and they were delicious.  They are the perfect balance of hearty and light.  I fry them in…

Minecraft Birthday Cake

This year, my son requested a Minecraft cake for his birthday. I was ready for challenge and immediately began researching design ideas. I knew it would be very intricate (it’s a pixel-based game). The next day I showed him a few concepts I was thinking of, and he informs me that he wants the cake…