I took mini chocolate croissants out of the oven, let them cool briefly, and then dashed out the door with them to go pick up my kids at school. The smell of warm bittersweet chocolate was killing me as the aroma concentrated inside my car. I imagined how excited my kids would be when they were greeted by this bakery scent. Then I patted myself on the back and said to myself, “You rock.” I couldn’t think of anything more awesome than greeting them with pastries just out of oven.
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Next we decided to tackle this wonderful maple pancake muffin recipe. The genius part of the recipe is the maple syrup glaze on top of the muffin. Really, you could do almost anything to the base, and the pure maple syrup on top would still make the whole muffin taste like a pancake. So I just boldly went for multiple substitutions in order to make a healthier muffin.
My older daughter has declared these the best muffins ever. The pumpkin muffins are so tasty that they are disappearing fast. My kids decorated the muffins for Valentine’s Day, but I don’t think that we’ll have any left for Valentine’s Day. I don’t mind that we’ll have to make another batch.
I set out to test several different versions of the bread. The good news is ALL the versions came out; this recipe is hard to ruin. I tried varying the flour and the liquid. Whole wheat pastry flour produces a slightly more delicate crumb than white whole wheat.
This year I decided to add a new twist to our Thanksgiving dinner: sweet potato biscuits. These tasty morsels add some holiday flair to the table. I adapted this recipe from MarthaStewart.com. I added more flavors and love the way sweet potato, orange and holiday spices punch up a traditional biscuit. Also, my version uses […]
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