Sweet Potato Spice Muffins

Sweet Potato Muffins or Spice Bread

Busy mornings are better when I can grab a muffin from our homemade stash.  As the pace of life quickens, however, it can be tricky to squeeze in time for baking. That’s one reason I love to make muffins–they go in and out of the oven faster than loaves. My oldest daughter is always hankering for fresh-baked goods, and I can more easily oblige now, thanks to my … Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffins or Spice Bread

Savoury Cilantro Popovers {Gluten Free}

Poll a group of people and you will find few, if any, who are undecided when it comes to the taste of cilantro (or coriander).  I fall into the cilantro lovers’ camp most definitely!  But should you find yourself on the other side of the aisle, fear not.  You can easily swap in fresh basil or even baby spinach leaves.  And in all of these variations, … Continue reading Savoury Cilantro Popovers {Gluten Free}

Peanut Butter Cookie & Brownie Bites

Peanut Butter Cookie ‘n’ Brownie Bites

What could be better than a homemade peanut butter cookie or a rich chocolate brownie? Both, fused together in one sweet bite!  No one else will notice the healthy ingredient hidden in the dark side of these tempting treats. Brown sugar, honey, and (spoiler alert) carrots lend sweetness to the two-in-one bites you see here.  The results are healthier than your typical candy, yet still delicious–and, I would … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookie ‘n’ Brownie Bites

Cranberry Butter Tarts

Growing up on the plains of Canada in heart of wheat country, my grandmother learned to bake with staples like wheat flour, butter, sugar and eggs.  With those simple ingredients she proved it is possible to create quite an array of baked goods, including butter tarts.  Her recipe was one of the only butter tart versions I have come across that leaves out syrup of … Continue reading Cranberry Butter Tarts

Goji Pear Spice Muffins {Gluten Free}

My first taste of goji berries came as a twenty-something foreign teacher in China.  It was one of the delicious components of the famous “eight treasures” tea, and the berries were touted as being very nutritious.  And indeed they are, with stratospheric levels of antioxidants plus a healthy dose of vitamin A.  I’ve incorporated these delightful red berries in recipes before, first in spiced apple cider and … Continue reading Goji Pear Spice Muffins {Gluten Free}