Here’s something I learned this past December: in Victorian England, the end of Christmas celebrations actually fell on January 5th, or Twelfth Night, aka the last evening of the Christmas season. The celebration included a very specific cake, called everything from Twelfth Night Cake to Plum Cake. I would love to say that I picked up this bit of info due to a revisiting of Whistler’s works, a favorite artist who worked during the Victorian Era. Alas, the info was […]
Here’s a reliable skillet cornbread recipe makeover. It has olive oil instead of shortening, which gives a richness of flavor in addition to moisture. Use this for stuffing, or just eat it right out of the pan once adequately cooled!
Categories: Baked, Muffins & Quickbreads, Recipes • Tags: Cornbread, Healthy Cornbread Recipe, Healthy Holiday Baking, Healthy Makeover, Healthy Recipe, Healthy Skillet Cornbread, Holiday Baking, Recipe Makeover, Skillet Cornbread
The pros and cons of March are an oft debated topic in our household, and I’d say for good reason. The days are a little warmer, to the point that some – many of them are inviting enough to head out sans layers, overcoat, hat and gloves. Outdoor rides may be accomplished without neoprene booties (or in my case, may be accomplished at all) and of course we have Daylight Savings. On the flip side, the later sunset can trick […]
Categories: Baked, Breakfasts, Granola • Tags: breakfast, Breakfast Granola, Food Photography, Granola, Granola Recipe, Hazelnuts, Healthier Granola, Olive Oil Granola, Recipe Makeover, Sweet and Savory Granola
Stocking up at the grocery store last week, I had Ginger Snaps in the haul until the last minute, when at the checkout I thought to myself, I wonder how you make these… Then the week got underway and while they were in the back of my mind, I didn’t get around to researching. But! On Thursday, a recipe landed in my in-box (thanks Paul) and I revisited the concept. Unbeknownst to me, most Ginger Snap recipes include a […]