Mini-muffins make a good midday snack — loaded with fiber, they help kids feel full, which just may keep them away from the junk food. Sweet potatoes lend rich flavor to these baked treats.
Everybody loves apple pie, but it's not so easy to pack for a lunch. These little handheld pies are the perfect dessert for a portable meal.
Fruit and grain bars are great for snacks, but they can be quite pricey. At 15 cents per bar, this homemade version is a substantial savings over the store-bought kind.
These muffins are super-moist and flavorful -- the perfect start to any morning, but especially a busy morning. With very little sugar and no white flour, they're also a healthier choice. I'll be making them for Christmas morning in anticipation of a food-filled day. Mixing the dry ingredients the night before helps to speed preparation, and with a 20 minute bake time, they're ready fast.
Nothing signals the imminent holiday season like baking cookies. I don't think there is another month in the year where cookie consumption is so high. With all the varieties avaiable, it's no wonder. My own family has many favorites, but it seems like the common thread throughout them all is chocolate. This slightly different version of the classic thumbprint is just the ticket. Not to sweet and just chocolatey enough to satisfy.
When it comes to comfort food the most comforting of all is homemade bread. There is something warm and wonderful about the aroma as it bakes that makes you want to slow down and take the time to savor it. Baking bread can be time-intensive without a machine, and even then it can take longer than anyone wants to wait for fresh-baked bread. No-Knead bread is just as delicious as the kneaded kind and even the kids can handle this -- making it just that much
This ultimate fall and winter tart showcases the best
fruits of the season: pears, apples and cranberries. Unlike other
tarts, the tarte tatin is made upside down in a skillet.
This is a healthier version of a traditional cobbler, with
canola oil in place of some of the butter and whole-wheat flour
instead of all-purpose flour. Unlike more classic biscuit-topped
cobblers, the peaches and blueberries are...
All across Wisconsin, Scandinavian and German bakeries
start firing up with the onset of crisp, cool autumn days; the
lines soon grow long for fresh fall-fruit pastries. For most of
us, rich strudel wouldnt be an everyday affair.
Talk about easy! Almost everything in this pesto-cranberry
tart is store-bought.