Mini Lemon Blueberry Scones

Aug 7th, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes

Since I’m on a roll with the donut pan, I want to introduce you to my son’s new favorite pan. The mini scone pan. Here’s what it looks like:Nordic Ware Cast Aluminum Mini-Scone Pan. I know what you are thinking, who the h*ll needs a pan for making scones? I thought the same thing. I promise. I thought it all the way home from the store. I thought it even more when I looked at the scone recipe on the back of the package. I thought it up until I was putting these babies in the oven. I thought I got suckered into buying a scone pan for my kid who likes scones.

Turns out I’m no sucker. This pan is awesome. Let me explain. The pan allows you to stuff triangle shaped dough into little compartments that bake up a perfect little scone no matter how much you butcher the initial cutting of the dough and no matter how hastily you shove that dough into the pan. You catching my drift? It gives you fool proof scones that make you look like a pro. Now I dreaming up other things to bake in this pan. I’m thinking cornbread might be next! And my kid was very upset when I cut him off at 3 scones. Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

Baked Maple Cinnamon Donuts

Aug 5th, 2010 // Breakfast, Desserts, Most Popular, Recipes

I should really just name this post “Donuts for Dana” because my friend Dana was really the inspiration for this recipe. You see, Dana does not like fruit in anything sweet so when she saw our original Baked Apple Donut post she immediately asked for an alternative recipe.

Dana and I know a little too much about each others food habits because we were pregnant with our sons at the same time. They are only 8 weeks apart and have been playing together since they were just weeks old. Dana’s son likes to look at the blog and then ask Dana (who doesn’t like to cook) to make things. It’s kind of a fun game. Anyway, I liked these donuts even better than the last batch so maybe this post should be called “Thank You Dana.” Either way, these are much healthier that your local donut shop! Now for the recipe… Read more after the jump…

The Pretzel Cookbook Giveaway: We Have a Winner!

Aug 5th, 2010 // Giveaway, Uncategorized

Wow! You guys really like your street food! I have read all the comments and I’m convinced I could live off of street food alone. Thanks for all your great comments and for fanning and tweeting the contest. Wish I could give each and every one of you this cookbook, but I’ve only got one copy. One lucky winner was randomly selected and that winner is… Grace who said “I still drool when I think about the amazing street crepes I had in Tokyo a few years ago, made fresh, they were filled with all kinds of decadence like ice cream, berries, chocolate, etc. So good!”

Grace will be receiving The Pretzel Cookbook. Thanks to everyone who participated in The Pretzel Cookbook Giveaway.

Pinwheels with Roasted Veggie Sauce

Aug 4th, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes

This pasta dish has barely any fat but it is so creamy and decadent tasting that I was literally licking the bowl. It’s made up of fresh veggies that are roasted and then blended together to form a beautiful orange sauce that we tossed with al dente pinwheels. Just perfect!

While the veggies were roasting, we had some fun with the pasta. My husband drew a bunch of cars, robots and even an apple tree (not pictured) and my son used glue to attach pinwheels in the appropriate places. He squealed with delight each time my husband drew something new. It made for a great waiting game until he could finally use the blender to make the sauce. Now for the recipe…

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Inside Out Apple Crisp

Aug 3rd, 2010 // Breakfast, Desserts, Kid-tastic, Recipes, Veggie Friendly

Remember that awesome Homemade Granola Recipe from last week? We used it today to make this truly delicious inside out apple crisp. My kid was so excited about this idea that I let him eat it for breakfast. Before you judge me, it’s way healthier than most muffins!

We only had one granny smith apple in the house so we shared this breakfast treat. (You can also use pink lady apples but I wouldn’t recommend red delicious.) The recipe is for one large apple and you can use any store bought granola to make it – you don’t have to bake up a special batch just for this. If you’re baking this for the family just double, triple or quadruple the recipe depending on how many you want to serve. Of course, it almost goes without saying that this would be great for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Now for the recipe…

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