Nutty and fruity with great crunch from a generous quantity of chopped peanuts, these Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins will surprise and delight family and friends.
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Brownies, topped with decadent peanut butter frosting and a drizzle of chocolate, take this great flavor combination to the next level.
Eliza, whose nervousness about starting school in a new town gave even me a queasy stomach, has started to relax. She’s bonded with new friends, one of whom loves to read as much, maybe more, than she does. …
My daughter Eliza eats like a bird. I mean this literally. Almost without exception, when I ask her what kind of bread to bake, she asks for bread with seeds — Seeded White Bread or White Bread with Sesame Seeds or Multigrain Pumpkin Seed Bread.…
I‘ve already lost track of how many loaves of bread I’ve baked this school year. …
Last August I embarked on a lunch box challenge: I set out to bake bread each week of the school year for my daughter’s peanut butter and jelly sandwiches….
On weekdays at breakfast-time, my daughters almost always ask for toasted bagels with cream cheese. The early morning shuffle to school and work ranks among my least favorite hours of the day, and thankfully, this toast-spread-and serve repast helps ease me into it. It provides a predictable element to the bleary-eyed chaos and minimizes the likelihood that I’ll completely lose it before 8:00 am and then feel like a crappy mom for the rest of the day. In the interest of keeping our mornings moving along smoothly, my kitchen’s always stocked with at least one bag of mini bagels from the grocery store.
On most mornings, Tessa eats half of her bagel and asks, “Can I please be done?” Last week, I told her yes, picked up the remaining half of her breakfast, and took a bite. The bland flavor and dry texture tasted decidedly uninspiring. This uninspiring bite did spark inspiration, though: I got right to work on improving the quality of the bagels busting out of our toaster….
W hen I realized that I could make potato bread without the recipe, I knew the time had come to expand my bread repertoire. This sounds obvious, but making it happen proved more challenging than you might think….
Working messed with my bread rhythm, though, and finally I started buying bread. It wasn’t the same, but we all got used to it….