Category Archives: Breakfast

Sesame Oil French Bread (with a bread maker)

Sorry, another bread recipe. Dough made in the bread machine, the rest in the oven. This is so delicious! Here’s what you need: 1.5 cups room temperature water 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon white sugar 1.5 teaspoons salt 3 … Continue reading

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Banana Sandwich Bread – In the Bread Maker/Machine

Recently, I thought making bread would be fun. The first recipe I tried, a no-knead focaccia, turned out great. The second, a maple buttermilk loaf, was a heavy, gummy mess that went straight from the oven to the trash can. … Continue reading

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Apple Cake that is sweet yet spicy, zesty yet bland, tart yet un-tart

Last Rosh Hashanah, Simon’s NY cousins sent him this great chapter book called “Once Upon An Apple Cake: A Rosh Hashanah Story.” It’s about a 10-year old girl trying to figure out the secret ingredient in her Zadie’s famous Rosh … Continue reading

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Honey-Date Bran Muffins (a la Mimi’s Cafe)

About a year ago, Simon and I went with my best friend, Nicki, to get our nails painted. (Yes, he loved it, and also got a sorta-shady kid riding a light up bike toy that may have been a secret … Continue reading

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Apple Fritter Cake

If the title didn’t make you run to your kitchen, I don’t know what will. This recipe was featured in the LA Times Thanksgiving Food Section this year as an alternative to traditional dessert. I can’t say it tastes exactly … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins, How They Should Taste

Little Flower in Pasadena has always been a favorite cafe and bakery of mine and my sisters. We used to enjoy food and treats there when they both lived in Pasadena. While I don’t make it out there much anymore, … Continue reading

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Carrot, Broccoli and Egg Terrine

Going down the rabbit-hole of reading about “genius” cooking tips online, I came across a list of carrot recipes, which included a Wolfgang Puck recipe for a terrine similar to the one I assembled. Today, I gave it a try. … Continue reading

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Maple Blueberry Scones

When you aren’t afraid to bake with some butter, but you also want a recipe that doesn’t require serious baking skills–but still tastes fancy bakery delicious–these scones will do the trick. This recipe is adapted from one posted in the … Continue reading

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The You’ll-Never-Buy-Fancy-Granola-Again Granola

For Mother’s Day this year, which typically coincides with my dad’s birthday, we decided to do homemade gifts. For Mom/Grammy, we made homemade granola, since it’s one of her favorite foods. She loved it! So, when we decided we wanted … Continue reading

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Pantry and Freezer Scones

Perusing the NY Times, I came across a recipe that said you could use old bananas for something other than banana bread–scones! I read through the recipe and decided I’d rather make mine with raspberries and a bit of orange … Continue reading

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