Jalapeño Cornbread Poppers

Jalapeños filled with cornbread appetizer

#Secret Recipe Club: Jalapeño cornbread poppers! Jalapeño halves are filled with cornbread for a perfect party appetizer. (Includes instructions for baking at high altitude.) Sometimes you see a recipe and instantly recognize genius simplicity. The genius perfection of peanut butter and jelly filling for a chocolate layer cake. Or whipping up cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and piping it into hulled strawberries with a sprinkle of graham crackers for a lazy cheesecake dessert. ...

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My Best Blueberry Coffee Cake

lightened blueberry coffeecake

High Altitude Baking: Fabulous lightened version of my best blueberry coffee cake, made fluffy with egg whites. I had a ton of blueberries this week, and ate them every morning with some cantaloupe sprinkled with lime juice and mint. Sometimes with a mound of yogurt, sometime not. Very healthy. Very virtuous. Very delicious. But then I started thinking about blueberry coffee cake.  By Wednesday, fluffy, streusel-crusted coffee cakes filled with blueberries were all I could think about. ...

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Blackberry-Cherry Turnovers

Blackberry Cherry Turnovers 2 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

High-Altitude Baking: Tender pastries filled with summer fruit and hints of cinnamon.   We moved last weekend to a new rental condo in one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever lived, Lake Tahoe. Tahoe personifies summer: a deep azure-blue lake dotted with boats, idyllic white sandy beaches, and heavily forested mountains laced with hiking trails. As a special treat, we now have a deck that backs up to tall pine ...

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Blueberry Buttermilk Corncake

High Altitude Baking- Blueberry Buttermilk Corncake - slider

Buttermilk corncake studded with blueberries and topped with streusel. Also, tips for baking at high altitude. Today marks the beginning of a new series I’m calling High Altitude Baking, which until I can think of something shorter and catchier, can be found under a new tab fittingly called High Altitude Baking. We spend, on average, a week every month in one of the little towns that dot the shores of Lake Tahoe, arguably one of the ...

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