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…

Ginger Creams

by Heather Harris Brady I’ve never an actual copy of Farm Journal magazine, but I LOVE their cookbooks and whenever I find them in antique stores I buy them. This recipe is based on one from their Homemade Cookies cookbook, and if you can imagine a Lofthouse molasses cookie this would be it. They are…

Apple Pie Bars

by Heather Harris Brady It’s hard sending a child to college, it’s harder still when they come home down two jean sizes! So part of the reason I don’t post as much lately is simply that I spend a lot of time baking and mailing. While I do bake a lot of my son’s favorites…

Chocolate Tacos

by Heather Harris Brady It may be a lot sunnier where you are but here after the holidays come the long, gray days of January. To brighten things I like to try new, fun things – especially where dessert is concerned. I made these to surprise my daughter one night at dinner, and she had…

Secret Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady These cookies are a little kooky for me, but I guess sometimes I’m as susceptible to the charms of decorations as anyone else! And, if you can’t go all out during the holidays – when can you? These cookies are really all about fun, fun on the outside, fun on the…

Soft Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady Anyone who’s been with this blog through the winter holidays knows that I have the same cookie lineup every year, but I continue to audition new prospects because never let it be said that I’m one to rest on my cookie laurels 😉 This is the first audition – a soft…

Pineapple Pico de Gallo

by Heather Harris Brady I hope all my American readers had a great Thanksgiving holiday last week! I had a few welcome days off to spend with family and one of the things I like best is shopping and cooking together. My son, in severe taco withdrawal after three months of college, helped me come…

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady First off let me note that I have not fallen off the wagon and gone whole-hog on the food coloring – that bright fuschia icing is from freeze-dried raspberries! I know, right? Perfect for upcoming holiday cookies! But I digress. This cookie story starts with a trip my little slice of…

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…