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Blueberry-Lemon Bars (with Coconut)

Blueberry lemon bars with coconut oil and lemon curd.

Secret Recipe Club: soft bite-sized cake bars topped with a smear of lemon curd, then packed with blueberries and peaches, and finished with a crumb topping. Clearly I was in a fruit bar mood when I chose this recipe. No not the kind that serves […]

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Apple Pie Bars: #SundaySupper

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins.

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins … plus tips for making fruit bars. I’ve tried to make fruit bars a few times, but have never been terribly excited about the results. Well, except that first time, when I made fig bars all dressed up […]

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Blackberry Cornbread Buckle: #SundaySupper

Blackberry Cornbread Buckle summer cake recipe

Easy cornbread cake baked covered by a blanket of luscious blackberries, topped by oat streusel. I’ve had a hankering to make a blackberry buckle for a long time. Every since, in fact, I saw this recipe on Food52 for Blackberry Cornbread Buckle by janeofmanytrade. So, a […]

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Mom’s Glazed Blueberry Tarts – #SundaySupper

Easy tarts spread with softened cream cheese or mascarpone, piled high with fresh blueberries, and drizzled with blueberry glaze. When my mom got married, she moved directly from her parents home where her mom did all the cooking to one that she shared with my […]

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5-Minute Strawberry Sherbet: #SundaySupper

Easy Strawberry sherbet

Easy strawberry sherbet in 5 minutes using 4 ingredients! Easy recipes with few ingredients are the best way to allow individual ingredients to shine. Unfettered by all the bells and whistles of their more complicated kin, fruits and vegetables at their peak sing a solo […]

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Maple-Tangerine Sour Cream Pound Cake

easy sour cream pound cake with maple and tangerine - The Wimpy Vegetarian

#Secret Recipe Club: Easy pound cake, super-moist from sour cream, flavored with maple and tangerine. It’s Secret Recipe Club time again! We took a month off for the holidays – it’s such a busy time for all of us – but now we’re back in […]

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Chocolatey Chocolate Brownies

chocolate brownies

Decadently rich brownies from Alice Medrich with a little warming spice. I know. You’re totally done with dessert. Chocolate is history. Sugar is packed away. You’re actually craving some winter kale sautéed in miso with raisins. But, I’ve got this fantastic little recipe, actually one […]

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Spiced Quinoa and Apple Crumble

qunioa apple crumble, healthy dessert

Secret Recipe Club: Crumble topped tarts with quinoa flour-coconut oil crusts filled with apples and dates. I know. Two crumbles in a row. But it’s crumble season, and anyway, the last one was a savory version. And this one from JJ at the wonderful 84th […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

peanut butter cookies, old fashioned

#Secret Recipe Club: Slightly chewy, old-fashioned peanut butter cookies, with chocolate chips. This is my first month to post with the Secret Recipe Club, and I’m really excited. But there was a little bump in the road on my way to this post. I came […]

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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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Cherry Cobbler + Coconut Biscuit: #SundaySupper

cherry brandy cobbler with coconut biscuit, easy entertaining, summer dessert

Cherry cobbler with hint of brandy with coconut-cardamom biscuit topping. Hot summer days call for lazy desserts. As I write this, the air is heavy, with hints of the thunderstorms that sweep through in the late afternoons. The breeze picks up, and I can feel it […]

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Strawberry Cardamom Galette

Simple strawberry tart sprinkled with cardamom, folded into a buttery crust. We’re tearing through the days of the calendar as Moving Day looms, circled in red. As if we’ll forget which day the movers are due to show up. But we leave nothing to chance, […]

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DIY

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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