Cranberry Almond Scones

Cranberry Almond Scones

This recipe is based on the Cherry Almond Scone recipe from The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. I didn’t have any dried cherries and truth be told I prefer dried cranberries. Plus my kids won’t eat whole nuts in anything so I had to sneak them in 

Dahlia Bakery English Muffins Definitely a Labour of Love

Dahlia Bakery English Muffins Definitely a Labour of Love

First off these things are bloody labour intensive. Basically, if you make them the same day you are looking at about 4 hours from start to finish including rising, proofing and baking time. Second…they really are incredibly delicious. So, if you have the time (or 

Dahlia Ain’t Messin’ Around…These are Some Serious Biscuits

Dahlia Ain’t Messin’ Around…These are Some Serious Biscuits

I went to Seattle recently for some R&R and stopped in (repeatedly) at The Dahlia Bakery (one of Tom Douglas’ Seattle Yummeries). It was so good I bought the cookbook. It’s a great collection of recipes including the recipe for their famous triple coconut pie 

Smoothies

Smoothies

If you’ve got a blender, you’ve got breakfast or a snack. Whenever frozen fruit goes on sale I grab a few extra bags because my kids love smoothies and there’s nothing quicker for a snack. 1 c. of frozen fruit of your choice (I used 

Pannukakku (Finnish Apple Pancake)

Pannukakku (Finnish Apple Pancake)

This is a recipe from the old country (Finland) that my mother makes. My kids love it. I made it this morning for breakfast in my monster cast iron frying pan. Ingredients 1 large apple quartered and sliced thinly (or more if you like lots 

Chocolate Zucchini, Carrot and Apple Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini, Carrot and Apple Muffins

My kids are not big breakfast eaters during the school week. This is a bad habit they got from me (I’m a coffee for breakfast kinda gal). So, to atone for my sins (today anyway), I’m making some healthy chocolate zucchini muffins. I have added 

Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Cranberry Sauce Muffins

It’s a muffin kind of day. Two hours of raking leaves left me a bit hungry. This is an adaptation of a cranberry sauce muffin recipe I found online here. I made this recipe and liked it (although I substituted yogurt for the sour cream). 

Breakfast fuel. Cookies anyone, anyone, Bueller?

Breakfast fuel. Cookies anyone, anyone, Bueller?

Breakfast cookies…sounds like a bad idea right? Not so in this case. Just as every day should start out with a good breakfast I thought I’d start this blog with a breakfast fuel recipe. Sadly, I have never been a big breakfast eater (aside from 

Granola

Granola

This is a quick granola recipe that you can doctor up according to your family’s likes and dislikes. I’ve seen lots of recipes that add in ground flax, oat bran, barley flakes and so forth but if you don’t use these regularly they just go