Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins


I do have a favorite pumpkin muffin recipe. I really like it and I think it is still my favorite. However, it was my turn, well, my son's turn, to bring snack and I had nothing to send. I did a quick search through my pantry and my recipes and decided to try this recipe. I would have made my usual one, but no eggs. Yay vegan recipes!

These turned out really good, but I am concerned with the amount of sugar and oil in them. However, texture and sweetness were pretty much spot on, so that just might be what it needs to be!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Salt Baked Potatoes from Cooks Illustrated


Baked potatoes are my favorite food. When I saw the recipe for Salt Baked Potatoes in Cooks Illustrated, I thought, "why mess with perfection?" Then, my blog crush posted that she made these, so of course, I had to. The first time I made these, Mark had not even finished chewing his first bite before announcing these were the best potato he has ever eaten. The are pretty good. The normal variety are also fine in a pinch. These are pictured with chickpea cutlets and kale chips.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

November challenge: cooking with fruit


I had my eye on these all through November and never made them. Never made them in December either, but luckily, I really loaded up on canned pumpkin in those months. Finally made these this week. YUM! They are the perfect snack bar. The texture is good, they don't fall apart when you eat them. Flavorful, yet not to sweet. I liked them and so did James. Andy wouldn't touch them, even with the chocolate chips. Oh well.