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…

Gingerbreadhouse, Part I

by Heather Harris Brady There’s quite a bit of traffic on the blog today so I’m hoping you’re all busy in the kitchen like we are here at the little house! My kids have had always had a fascination with gingerbread houses, and while we’ve used kits in the past this year we’re doing it…

Roasted Asparagus

by Heather Harris-Brady Given the fact I’m still looking at a ridiculous amount of snow on the ground for mid-April it must be spring somewhere because asparagus has turned up in the market. Asparagus is big around here. So big in fact, that we have an entire festival dedicated to it. Which, I might add,…

Oatmeal Pancakes with Sauteed Apples

The next time you make oatmeal you might consider making a double batch so you can try these pancakes. They are light yet they have a nice tooth because of the oatmeal. I like to top them with my grandma’s sauteed apples, which she made all the time. Oatmeal Pancakes, Makes about 8 servings 1-1/2…

Pavlova, Easter Brunch Dessert

by Heather Harris-Brady This is what I typically make for Easter dessert. Again, the nest thing – besides, it’s nice and light so you get up from the table feeling decidedly more springy. The general rule for pavlova meringue is 1/2 c. sugar to 2 eggs, but I cut that down a little bit usually….

Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Heather Harris-Brady This recipe is a variation on one that appeared in Cooking Light some years ago. It has about half the fat of my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and the applesauce keeps them nice and chewy in the cookie jar for nearly a week. (But you don’t taste it.) Low-Fat Chocolate Chip…

Update on the new location

Hi everyone, I mentioned earlier that I will be moving to a self-hosted blog. It’s taking a little bit longer than I thought to get everything set up over there. I want to make sure it has all the functionality of this one – plus some! So until it’s ready I’m going to keep posting…

Changes next week!

Hi everyone, Just a quick note to let you know that I am in the process of relocating this blog to a hosted service. It will let me do a lot of swanky things I can’t do now, and it give me a way to make the recipes a lot more user-friendly in format. I’m…

Spicy Greens

by Heather Harris-Brady I like spicy foods in the winter. After all one needs all the heat one can get! Especially when you face this 6-1/2′ snow pile every morning: It’s enough to make any girl go running for the Vietnamese chili paste. How about this – better, right? These greens are my version of…

Oscar Party Mix (and Wes Anderson Bingo)

by Heather Harris-Brady Oscar night is tomorrow! Wolfgang Puck and his pastry chef Sherry Yard are doing the menu for the Governor’s Ball again this year. One of the things they’ll be passing around the tables during the show is a rosemary pineapple nut mix. I was a little disturbed by the pineapple, because one…