Oh, buttermilk raisin coffee cake, you soft and tender thing, you. This is probably my favorite coffee cake recipe (and that is saying a lot, because I have yet to meet a coffee cake I didn’t like), probably because it is packed with juicy raisins and cinnamon and walnuts, and the buttermilk gives it just a teeny hint of tangy attitude. It also makes a nice generous amount because it cooks up in a 13×9 inch pan (and more on all that later), and is utterly and completely easy to make. You pretty much go from taking out the ingredients to pulling the golden deliciousness out of your oven in just under an hour, and then all there is left to do is wait for it to cool a little (So Hard!!) and then to slice it up and hand it out. You want coffee cake now, am I right? Let’s make some!
We aren’t eating a lot of pasta in our house at the moment, for the plain and simple reason that the Southern daughter is home for the summer, she’s completely into healthy high-protein/low-carb eating, and she is dragging us along with her. So whenever she is out with her friends, we sneak in a plate of pasta…but since they are now few and far between, I’m trying to be a little bit exotic. While still spending a minimal amount of time in the kitchen. Which is how this pasta with golden raisins and walnuts done got born.
I love granola bars. I especially love those ones that come two to a pack – the crunchy oats and honey ones? I always try and tell myself that I am being so healthy, but I know in my heart of hearts that I am really just eating a couple of nice crunchy cookies. JustRead More & Get the Recipe
This one comes courtesy of my friend Linda, who is as sweet as these cookies. We had them at our little Super Bowl shindig recently, and people who never eat dessert (you know who you are!) ate them. People who always eat dessert ate them. People ate them before, during and after dinner. Let’s justRead More & Get the Recipe
Yes yes, it is no longer cookie-baking season, I know, I know. But I just can’t go cold turkey. I have to ease my way into healthiness…and so here is what I consider a nice, heathy….cookie. It has applesauce. It has oatmeal. It has raisins. It is a one-cookie healthy eating program. That’s my storyRead More & Get the Recipe
My brother and his lovely wife host Thanksgiving dinner for our noisy lovable family — God bless him — and every year I beg him for a little assignment, just so I can hold my head up. I mean, what self-respecting food blogger would sail through Thanksgiving without, um…cooking something? So this year he askedRead More & Get the Recipe