Sourdough Spelt English Muffins

  Last year at around this time a family friend generously gifted to me a sourdough starter with a California Gold Rush pedigree.  He had maintained his starter for decades and, understanding what a treasure it was to have my own to take care of, I was thrilled by his gift.  Unfortunately, for a few […]

Cinnamon Raisin Streusel Muffins

  One of my favorite segments in the America’s Test Kitchen show (ATK) is the taste test.  This is where Chris Kimball samples a particular item from several brands/sources (before selecting his favorite) while Jack Bishop shares background details and/or group tasting results.  Over the years, I’ve learned to trust their call on a lot […]

Pumpkin Bran Muffins

  I don’t know about you but getting up on Monday morning is not my favorite part of the week.  Sometimes, long after my early-riser of a husband has gotten up and fixed his breakfast, I find myself still negotiating with the clock for yet another ten minutes.   Finally, 6:30 comes…then 7:00 and I […]

Banana Bran Muffins

  My blogging software came under attack, keeping me from publishing new posts with you.  For the time being all seems to be under control and I’m happy to be able to share these muffins, though a few days later than I had planned.  They came about out of a need to use some overripe […]

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Oatmeal Muffins (Low-Fat)

  There has been a shortage of citrus posts here lately and I promise it hasn’t been intentional.  My Meyer lemon tree has generously provided for me again this year but it feels like I’ve been out of town more than home on weekends lately.  This is not a complaint; my husband and I decided […]

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Oat Muffins

  Are there foods you really like but don’t eat often enough?  Not because they’re hard to find or to make but because you don’t think of them?  It may seem silly to not enjoy something so accessible but there are a couple of items that fit into this category for me:  tuna salad sandwiches, […]

Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Thank goodness for the three bananas that didn’t make it into the oatmeal bowl this week; these muffins would never have happened otherwise.  Never mind that I was initially disappointed for not being able to come up with something more original for the ripe bananas.  When I sampled one straight out of the […]

Blueberry Quinoa Muffins

  Still on a high after the success of my Apple-Pecan Quinoa Muffins I practically ran to the Whole Foods near my office at lunch the next day to pick up quinoa flour, rainbow quinoa (Per Patty’s suggestion) and other seeds, grains and flours that I was determined to start baking with.  It’s not that […]