Mini Cake Doughnuts

by Heather Harris Brady A new mini doughnut place opened in a town near us and it is an amazing thing to contemplate a case of 30 gorgeous little designer doughnuts. But what’s a girl to do when she wants doughnuts and they happen to be a good 45 minutes away on a Sunday morning?…

Whole Grain Pancakes

by Heather Harris Brady I’ve been experimenting a lot with whole grain flours lately, because I don’t want to settle for “wow, this is good for something healthy”. I’m going for “this is amazing”. So when I manage to hit that magical point I will share the recipes – like this one for whole grain…

Everything Scones

by Heather Harris Brady This recipe was inspired by the oat bran muffin recipe I have that I like so much. While these scones are whole grain, they are lighter and fluffier than many a coffeeshop scone. They are also very light on sugar. Feel free to make substitutions or additions to the mix-ins, that’s…

Cinnamon Danish

by Heather Harris Brady At this point we know there’s no escape. This next week is going to be miles of rough road, it’s going to call for coddling and coddling by definition calls for butter and cinnamon. Buckets of butter and cinnamon. These cinnamon danish are based on one of my old guilty pleasures,…

Pear Goat Cheese Savory Tart

by Heather Harris Brady With a couple ripe pears and a nice bottle of Chardonnay on hand, I threw this together one night when I got home from work. It has an olive oil crust, adapted from a recipe from Chocolate & Zucchini. I like to use Bartlett pears because they’re so flavorful but d’Anjou…

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

by Heather Harris Brady It’s not often that I find myself with extra cinnamon rolls, they’re something of a hot commodity in these parts. However, I overbaked just a wee bit for the open house and well, there they were. Dried out a bit, but perfect for this brunch dish. It’s quick, easy and you…

Mexican Sweet Bread (Conchas)

by Heather Harris-Brady Last weekend was graduation party #1 – a group of close friends for dinner and a board game tournament night. It was a big success, but with a dozen teenagers I was worried about having enough food. As I told my son, it’s the way of my people to worry about having…

Kerrygold Croissants

by Heather Harris Brady I’ve attempted croissants a few other times and I’ve always been disappointed. But I decided to give them another go, thanks to the beautiful cookbook I got for Christmas – The Art of French Pastry. Apparently a large part of the problem is that I had been using American butter, which…

French Breakfast Puffs

by Heather Harris Brady It’s no exaggeration to say I’ve had this recipe in the back of my mind for years. When I first read it, in my vintage 1959 copy of The Blueberry Hill cookbook by Elsie Masterston, it jumped out at me. The ingredient list was simple, which leaves space for magic to…

Alsatian Cinnamon Rolls (Chinois)

by Heather Harris Brady I got a beautiful cookbook for Christmas, The Art of French Pastry, and I’ve read it from cover to cover. However, because we’ve all taken turns with colds since then it’s only now that I’ve actually gotten down to cooking from it. It’s a lovely book, very easy to understand with…

Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread

by Heather Harris Brady I’m going to spare you the details of the horrific sinus/cold/whatever I had last week and jump right into this week’s recipe. I’ve been experimenting with ways to cut down on our use of regular wheat flour, and incorporate a wider variety of grains into our menus. This bread uses some…

Blintz Souffle

by Heather Harris Brady Since you may be thinking about entertaining now as we head into the holidays I’m going to put up a few recipes in that line. Brunch is my go-to, pretty much anything goes food-wise and such a nice, casual way to have people over. This is sort of a beginner’s souffle,…