Spontaneous Spring Baking (and a nice scone recipe)

This morning I had a million things to do, but there was sun was shining into the kitchen for the first time in days, and it felt so warm and welcoming.  All I needed for complete happiness was a basket of something delicious to go alongside my cup of tea.  …

Rice and Raisins for Breakfast

I’ve carried a tattered little card with this recipe for rice and raisin “porridge” on it around with me since college. What a simple, quick, nourishing, yummy way to start the day, use leftover brown rice, and avoid the expense and waste of boxed cereal.  After all, how much oatmeal …

Yummy and (Almost) Healthy Blueberry Muffins

We are huge breakfast muffin fans around here, especially now–during fresh, local berry season.  My absolute favorite muffin recipe is one of Martha Stewart’s, loaded with butter, sugar, buttermilk, and other lovely things.  The muffins weigh about a pound each, and come out of the tins almost dripping with melted …

Tangled Nest Granola Recipe–Just say “NO” to Cereal Boxes

Lately, I find it hard to shell out for boxed cereal.  It’s so expensive, not particularly nutritious, and there isn’t even that much cereal in the box.  The best boxed cereal–the organic, unsugary kind, is exorbitant!  And no matter what kind of cereal we buy in a box, ounce for …