Pumpkin Bread – Glorious Fall Flavors

With fall coming to a slow but sure end, the trees are becoming increasingly bare, and the wool scarves and fuzzy hats are beginning to emerge. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last posted something on this blog (2014…!) but here I am again with a post about pumpkin spice and everything…

English Muffins

IΒ honestly cannot remember the last time that I have eaten an English muffin. When I was young I developed an aversion to English muffins. I do not remember what exactly it was about English muffins that turned me off but I just remember not liking the taste or texture. However my dad wanted to make…

Orange Berry Muffins

I love winter. It’s full of warm seasonal joy and festivities with Christmas and New Year… but I don’t like winter when the late January frost sets in. Bitter cold winds and frostbitten noses makes me wonder sometimes if Global Warming was just a fairy tale. Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Berry Muffins make the cold just…

Flaky, Buttery Croissants

I LOVE croissants. The flaky layers that just pull apart, the rich and buttery flavor… a good croissant never fails to seduce me. For as long as I can remember, puff pastry has been the bane of my bakingΒ existence. This might be in part due to the fact that I always attempted to make puff…

Perfect Crusty French Bread and a Tribute to Julia Child

We all have a hero, a person we look up to and admire. Someone who we aspire to be, would die to meet. I will never get to meet my icon, Julia Child. August 15 2012 would have marked her 100th birthday. It seems like just yesterday that I was a little girl, sitting cross-legged…