Cinnamon-nut Coffee Cake

The light crumb of this yeasted coffee cake is easy to prepare, fragrant with cinnamon and nuts and glazed in a vanilla icing. Pour a cup of coffee―it’s time for a break! When Friends Inspire It was late May. The world was about to enter a third month under the gloomy, restrictive veil of covid-19. […]

Hazelnut-Espresso Coffeecake

  The aromatic flavors of toasted hazelnut, espresso, and cinnamon are captured in a whole grain crumb dotted with chocolate. Finished with an espresso glaze, this coffeecake begs for a cup of Joe like no other.   I have a confession. I wasn’t a fan of hazelnuts. It’s not that I totally dislike the nuts; […]

Cinnamon Candy Apples

The first Halloween costume I can recall wearing was a scarecrow. My mother worked hard on it, using some of my dad’s worn garments, an old broom stick, and hay she found on the cheap somewhere. The long sleeves and pant legs, drooped on my kindergarten-aged frame, but once the broom stick was inserted through […]

Irish-French Toast

  During a recent Google+ Hangout on Air, I was demonstrating how to make Irish Soda Bread when my friend Jennifer Field of Pastry Chef Online suggested I share one of the things I do with leftover soda bread. On the occasion where there’s ample supply on hand, as was the case this year, I’ll […]