Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins (Recipe)

Canned pumpkin is on sale, which means that we buy it, which means I bake with it. That works out for me, because cinnamon/ginger/pumpkin is quite possibly my favourite flavour after chocolate. The secret is, don't skimp out and buy cheap pumpkin, make sure you get something that clearly smells and looks like an obscenely-orange…

Dusk (Cricket Lullaby)

Moving right along with my Poems of the Day, I have made it to Dusk! As Anne says in Windy Poplars, "Isn't 'dusk' a lovely word? I like it better than twilight. It sounds so velvety and shadowy and... and... dusky." I've been fairly proud of the past poems in this series, but let me…

Orange Cookie Recipe (with icing!)

I've been gone, but now, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I'm back. I'm taking a break from the Poem of the Day series to bring this recipe! (Cookie breaks are always valid, right? Of course right) Anyway, enough chit chat; let's get down to business. Sadly I didn't get good pictures of the cookies before they were…

Vegan Cinnamon-Layered Scones

While I wanted to bake today, I was feeling rather uninspired and couldn't think of a real bangin' pastry that I wanted to try. Then some perverse hippy thought invaded my mind, and it occurred to me, "Why don't you make something vegan?" Well, why not, indeed. This thought, oddly, settled it for me, and I…

Queen Cinnamon Roll (Recipe)

After making dough intended to be cinnamon rolls, I questioned myself, "Why go to the trouble to make a bunch of cinnamon rolls, when I can make one giant cinnamon roll?"  The answer to that question is "Because your dough is entirely too soft right now, and would need more flour for that." Unfortunately I found…

Lemon Brownies Recipe

My sister-in-law had her birthday a couple weeks ago, and I got volunteered to make three types of dessert -- blondies, regular chocolate brownies, and lemon brownies. I had fun with it, and decided the best recipe was this one. I meant to take better pictures, but the guests were eager to eat, so... Enjoy!…

Matzah Brickle Recipe

If you know what matzah is, chances are it's because you've eaten it. When you ate matzah, you probably wondered if it could ever be delicious. Wondering if matzah can taste delicious brings you to the recipe below (the result of which is a crunchy dessert with significant levels of fat and sugar). You'll probably…

Coconut Almond Scones

This was originally a recipe for coconut scones with optional chocolate chips, but guess who didn't have coconut milk or coconut flavoring in their house? But thankfully, I had both almond milk and almond extract, the flavors of which make the closest thing to ambrosia I've ever tasted. (That would be marzipan, but these scones…

No-Bake Chocolate Haystacks

You like chocolate? Coconut? Peanut butter?? You're in luck. Look what I've got for you: You don't have to bake these little delights, so they're super easy, and yummy whether hot or cold. Also for those observing Passover this week, they're unleavened!! 😀 An alternative to endless matzah brickle (my Jewish people say "Baruch Hashem!").…

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

So, I'm more of a cookie baker than anything else. Cookies are my buzz. Also, since my "pastry" posts are more popular than my "poetry" posts, you may be seeing more recipes than poems in the future. (But never fear, fellow poets! I plan on putting a poem up tomorrow) Let me know in the…