Parmesan Thyme Scone

What I made: Parmesan Thyme Scone Original recipe or did I make it myself? I made it myself!  I adapted it from another scone recipe I already had. A savory scone for breakfast? Why not?  I was inspired by a scone from Wydown, a great little coffee shop near my house.  My bf/fiancé and I like…

Carrot Muffins

I had a bag of baby carrots left over from my son’s birthday hiding at the back of the fridge, and on the verge of becoming icky. I’ve never made a carrot cake before, but I didn’t have all the ingredients to make it, and was way too lazy to run to the market. I…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I originally made this banana chocolate chip bread as muffins a few years ago while visiting a friend in DC.  I was inspired to try it again when a friend here had four over ripe bananas lying around. He described them as dark brown, which is great, but I didn’t expect them to be quite…

Blueberry Skillet Cornbread

I was in Whole Foods the other day (I’m actually there almost every day), walking around the salad bar trying to decide what veggie to have for lunch. They always have large squares of cornbread in the middle of the bar, which I find very tempting. On this day however, I noticed blueberry cornbread.  Blueberry? …

Chocolate Chip Scones

When Miles was younger I would make him chocolate chip muffins in large batches, wrap them individually, and keep them in the freezer for him to eat for breakfast before school. Now that he’s older, I’ve gotten slightly more sophisticated and upgraded to chocolate chip scones. This actually started out as a biscuit recipe, but…

Classic Pumpkin Bread

One of my dear friends sent me a text the other day asking if I had a good pumpkin bread recipe.  I had to admit that I didn’t.  For years, I’ve been buying Trader Joe’s pumpkin bread mix.  It’s the only mix I’ll buy.  She also uses it but wanted to make something from scratch.  Of…

Skillet Sweet Potato Cornbread

I’ve had my eye on this skillet sweet potato cornbread recipe for a while now.  The novelty of baking with my cast iron skillet has yet to wear off and I’m still looking for anything to bake with it.  Eventually, I will move on to cooking more with it.  So far I’ve made chicken strips…

Clementine Mint Quick Bread

So few recipes yet so many clementines!  It was time for me to find another recipe.  I’ve already made a clementine cake which was good, but I realized that I prefer the tart taste of lemon more than the subtle sweetness of clementine.  How can I remedy this?  Adding mint?  Well, I was about to…

Cheesy Corny Cornbread

A good friend of mine gave me a cast iron skillet a while ago, and I was so excited! It was a skillet that belonged to his father and sat in the garage for years until my he brought it back to life.  I think I baked with it exclusively for a few weeks.  Unfortunately,…

Snickerdoodle Bread

If there was one thing I loved when I was little, it was snickerdoodle cookies.   It always reminded me of eating toast with cinnamon and sugar, another childhood favorite.  Both were buttery, sweet and full of cinnamon.  When I saw this recipe for snickerdoodle bread, it seemed like the perfect marriage of sweet snickerdoodle cookies…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

When I saw this recipe, I immediately thought of a friend of mine who’s addicted to peanut butter.  I’m pretty sure he could live on it alone, so I decided to make this peanut butter chocolate chip bread in his honor.  Personally, I thought the concept sounded a little odd, but when I tasted the…

Cornbread Brisket Grilled Cheese

I hope you will forgive me as I continue to go on about my love of grilled cheese sandwiches.  A while ago, I stumbled across a patty melt recipe made with cornbread and beef brisket.  My mouth watered every time I saw the recipe, but my only thought was “when am I ever going to…