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Cranberry Pumpkin Loaf with Chocolate Chips

Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin bread loaded with dried cranberries and chocolate chips. The older I get (and by the way, I’m still young) the more I gravitate towards easier recipes that are full of flavor. When I first graduated from culinary school, the more complicated […]

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Strawberry Buttermilk Scones: #SundaySupper

Strawberry Lemon and Ginger Buttermilk scones for Easter brunch

Tender buttermilk scones with strawberries, lemon and ginger. When life gives you lemons, make scones. We have a lemon tree in our backyard, and since this is our first year in our new home, it’s our first year for lemons. It gives me such a […]

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Turkish Bread with Nigella Seeds

pita bread, turkish bread, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy yeasted pita bread perfect for dipping into hummus, garlic olive oil, or splitting open for sandwiches. One of the wonderful things about being part of the Secret Recipe Club is finding great new blogs. Last November I blogged about little Spiced Quinoa Apple Crumbles […]

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Rustic Zucchini Bread with Brown Rice

zucchini bread, brown rice, breakfast, dessert, high-altitude baking

High Altitude Baking: Rustic zucchini bread baked with brown rice. Includes baking instructions for both sea level and high altitude. We’ve seen two bears, had our potted plants attacked by deranged birds, watched fish swimming in a nearby stream, and laughed at chipmunks and squirrels […]

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Whole Wheat Roasted Garlic Naan

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High Altitude Baking: Tender flatbreads perfect for pizzas, sandwiches, dipping or sopping savory sauces. Naan is a member of an extended family of flat breads, but while it looks on the surface to be similar to its cousin, the pita, it’s thicker, and much more […]

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Hot Cross Buns

Good Friday traditional treat, sweet, spiced buns, yeasted bread

Traditional sweet, spicy yeasted buns for Good Friday, but wonderful all year round. Easter dinner is heaped in traditions all over the world, both because of the religious meaning of Easter, and the fact that it roughly coincides with the beginning of spring. Easter dinners […]

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Sweet Potato Biscuits With Coconut Oil

healthy, soft, sweet potato biscuits with honey and coconut oil

Little biscuit packages of sweet potato, honey and coconut oil. These may be the softest biscuits you’ll ever have. These might be the softest biscuits I’ve ever had. I’ve had sweet potato biscuits on the brain for months now. I don’t want to even admit […]

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Honey – Thyme Cornbread

honey cornbread easy comfort kid friendly cooking for a crowd

Moist cornbread infused with honey and thyme flavors, made tender by adding yogurt to the batter. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and my home team is playing! I won’t pretend to be a football fan, but I sure have enjoyed watching all the playoff games, and […]

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Mamma’s Orange Rolls: #SundaySupper

My great-grandmother’s recipe for melt-in-your mouth orange sweet rolls with hints of cinnamon and cardamom. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, this is the time of year we celebrate the circles of family, friendship, and community. We revisit childhood memories and Christmases passed, and […]

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Boozy Pumpkin Bread

Moist, old-fashioned pumpkin bread loaded with spices and topped with a sugar crust. Welcome to my new blog home!! I’m very excited about it, and hope you enjoy the new digs. I’m still re-orienting a bunch of the photos and getting all my recipes integrated […]

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Whole-Wheat Pita Bread

Easy, healthy whole wheat pita bread incorporating flax seed. You might not guess it from this sedate photo, but these are the drama queens of bread, puffing up dramatically in just a few short minutes in a hot oven from the expansion of carbon dioxide […]

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Homemade Flour Tortillas!

Homemade Tortillas (Flour) : the Wimpy Vegetarian

An easy flatbread to make in your kitchen, and a great way for kids to have fun in the kitchen.   This was a guest post over with Deena at the Stay At Home Foodie with a post about making your own tortillas. Deena did a wonderful series […]

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Basil, Chive, and Mustard Butters

Easy compound butters using fresh herbs from the garden to make dishes a little more special. Compound butters are a great little condiment to keep in the freezer, all wrapped in wax paper and tucked into ziplock baggies. They’ll keep that way for a long […]

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Green Mint Chutney…Tossed in Rice With Tomatoes & Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

Spicy, green mint chutney is a popular staple on the Indian table, particularly in summer. If you follow this blog, you know I love condiments I can have on hand to make great meals in minutes. This powerful little condiment, Classic Mint Chutney from Spices […]

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Garlic Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Olive oil infused with garlic plus cooking tips. Flavored olive oils are fun and so easy to make. But there’s good reason to take precautions. There is risk of botulism in making some types, and this seems to be particularly true of garlic oil as […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes. If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different […]

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