Roasted Strawberry Scones

Roasted Strawberry Scones

These roasted strawberry scones are the perfect antidote to winter. The strawberries become luscious and jammy after a quick trip to the oven, and really make these scones shine. Roasted Strawberries – A Baker’s Answer to Winter We grew up in California, spending a lot of time in the Central Valley, America’s fruit bowl. Watsonville, … Read more

A Fall Applesauce Cake Recipe

Applesauce Cake Recipe

This applesauce cake recipe is the perfect antidote to your fall doldrums. The days are short and grey, and Christmas festivities are too far away to add cheer. Bake up this quick applesauce cake to feel extra warm and cozy. Christmas in July; National Applesauce Cake Day in June To us, nothing screams fall more … Read more

Maple Oat Scone Recipe

Maple Oat Scone Recipe

This maple oat scone recipe is warm and cozy like your favorite wool slippers. About this Recipe The weather has taken a turn for the cool here in Southern California, and, perhaps inspired Laura Ingalls Wilder’s tales of snow candy (melted maple syrup drizzled over snow), nothing fees cozier to us than oats and maple. … Read more

Monster Cookie Recipe

Monster Cookie Recipe

This monster cookie recipe is the best strategy we’ve found for prying leftover Halloween candy away from our kids. Halloween Candy Excesses It seems to be a peculiar Los Angeles thing, perhaps because so many people here work in Hollywood and entertain for a living, to be obsessed with Halloween. We’re talking enormous spiders spinning … Read more

Banana Oat Muffins

banana oat muffins

These banana oat muffins rely on oat flour for an airy texture and natural sweetness. A coconut oatmeal crumble topping keeps things from veering in an excessively healthy direction. Odes to Oats We’ve written previously about our love of oat flour, for all of its nutritional magic and natural sweetness. The humble oat allows us … Read more

Blueberry Gluten Free Scones Recipe

gluten free scones recipe

These are definitely American scones, given their gluten free nature and sugary frosting! This gluten free scones recipe relies on oat flour, which provides a natural sweetness to the batter. They are a little crumblier than a traditional scone, but equally delicious. These easy blueberry scones come together quickly and make for a lovely morning … Read more

An Easy Cookie Recipe Without Butter: Inside Out Cookies

easy cookie recipe without butter

This easy cookie recipe without butter requires only a few simple ingredients. In a few minutes, you’ll have a dense, fudgy chocolatey bite studded with white chocolate chips. A Short History of the Cookie (With and Without Butter) The earliest recorded cookie recipe, dating from Elizabethan England, relies on butter, along with sugar and spices … Read more

Ghost Cupcakes

ghost cupcakes

These ghost cupcakes have a vanilla base with a fudgy chocolate frosting, some oreo dirt, and some ghostly spirits. Celebrating Ghoulishness We first visited our current neighborhood a few weekends before Halloween and were struck by how obsessed the residents seemed to be with the holiday. Our previous house had been on a busy street … Read more