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Cinnamon Walnut Banana Bread

I know June isn’t synonymous with banana bread but, as I reached to grab some sherbet from the freezer last night, several bananas-on-ice stared back at me, asking, “When are you going to use us up?” Well, fine: ask and ye shall receive. I’ve baked this recipe before, with fantastic results, but I wanted to […]

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Southern Biscuits

Life is so much busier than it used to be. I apologize if this comes across as whining — I don’t mean it to, I’m just trying to re-adjust. My working at Geneseo as Web Communications Manager is the first time in almost a decade that I’ve had a 9 to 5 job (well, 8 […]

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Are you there blog? It’s me, Laura. I have Raspberry Scones.

You know how some food bloggers parlay their work into cookbooks? Or become food writers or food photographers. Or pursue a full-time career in the culinary arts. Not me. This little blog, which I have woefully neglected lately, has not gotten me a food-related job. But it has helped me get a web-related job. Three […]

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Black Raspberry Muffins

Guess what? This is post #501. What a long, strange trip it’s been… “If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one food,” said Sadie, “it would be these muffins.” You will have to make them yourself to see if you agree. Black Raspberry Muffins (adapted from Cook’s Illustrated, via The […]

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(Low-Fat) Banana Bread

I can’t believe that the tastiest banana bread I’ve had in a long, long time — possibly ever — is low in fat. But it is. It’s moist, it’s sweet, it’s packed with banana flavor. It’s wonderful! Low-Fat Banana Bread (adapted) 2 large eggs3/4 cup sugar1 cup smashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)1/3 cup fat […]

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Orange Scones with Rhubarb and Cherries

Last week’s CSA share contained four large stalks of rhubarb. I wanted to use them, but not in a pie, crumble or bar. So I adapted a recipe for moist scone, mixing the rhubarb with orange and cherries. The main flavor in the resulting scone is orange, but the rhubarb gives each bite a little […]

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Brother Boniface’s Pumpkin Bread

When it comes to pumpkin desserts, they have to be well spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and/or clove for me to be over-the-moon for them. (I fell in love with masala chai at first sip because it reminded me of pumpkin pie.) So when pumpkin desserts fit this bill, there are few foods that will […]

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Cardamom Banana Bread

As long as I’ve known Shane (coming up on six years), he’s wanted to go on a camping trip. My idea of camping is staying at a hotel that doesn’t leave a mint on the pillow. (HEY-O! I’ll be here all week!) So we’ve never been. Oh, Shane has tossed out the idea of buying […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Marvelous Muffins

I picked up a copy of Joan Donogh’s recipe for rhubarb muffins with a bunch of rhubarb at the Canandaigua Farmers’ Market. I’d also picked up some strawberries so, with a couple of minor changes (can you guess the biggest one?) these became strawberry rhubarb muffins. Extremely moist and flavorful, these muffins have a sweet […]

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About the NYT’s Irish Soda Bread

My great-grandmother, Margaret Mulligan née Cummins, emigrated from Ireland when (as family lore has it) she was 14. She left her parents, never to see them again, crossed the Atlantic, went through Ellis Island and resided with some not-so-nice family members in New York. She got married to an Irishman in New York who –yes– […]

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