Banana Spelt Muffins With Chocolate Chunks

Tis the season to invoke my inner Nigella Lawson (Domestic Goddess, I know you’re hiding deep down inside me!) and spur myself with full force back into the kitchen. I’ve taken quite a long vacation from baking as I’ve been distracted by summer, work (never a good thing) and a new love – yes, a boy. … [Read more...]

Catastrophic Chocolate Chip Cookies- is it me or the cookie?

Being an alpha employee, I eagerly signed myself up to bake ‘something nice’ for my boss’s Birthday party at work.  Since I don’t own the gobsmackingly gorgeous raspberry ice pink Kitchen Aid stand mixer I have been drooling over for months now, Anthony Valerio’s Red Hot Velvet Cupcakes with Fiery … [Read more...]

Baking with a box and a little brother – Fun da-middles

Well, not just any box, an old time favorite friend of mine, drum roll please, Ms. Betty Crocker!  Not just any little brother either, Reid Montgomery Barry, the youngest of my seven stupendous brothers and sisters!  The whole Barry clan is up in Stratton, Vermont skiing for the Christmas holidays. … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Drop Scones

One of my earliest memories of my Grandmother’s kitchen is watching her make drop scones.  At the time, she had a Rayburn and I would watch the thick batter slide from the large wooden spoon to smooth and settle itself across the flat scorching griddle and wait for the warm buttery smell to permeate … [Read more...]