Breads & such

Strawberry and Lemon Muffins

Strawberry and Lemon Muffins

I get overly-excited at the onset of spring. At the first signs of the changing seasons, I overflow in premature enthusiasm, leaving the house without a jacket…

Buttermilk Fantails

Buttermilk Fantails

Buttermilk Fantails 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 teaspoons active dry yeast (from a 1/4-oz package) 1/4 cup warm water (105-115°F, 40-46 °C) 1 tablespoon…

Carrot Peel Muffins

Carrot Peel Muffins

I created this recipe for my friend Lisa Casali, who does a wonderful job of raising awareness about food waste and sustainable eating. I prepared these…

Olive oil and Apple Muffins

Olive oil and Apple Muffins

We are all aware that certain things get better with age: cheese, wine, certain male actors… but muffins are not usually included in this category….

Breakfast muffins

Breakfast muffins

These are healthier than my usual muffins. I was craving a less-sweet and more wholesome breakfast treat that I could eat in a hurry…

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Tomorrow I begin my long journey back to Italy. It used to be a much easier trip, I would down a Bloody Mary and a sleeping…

Patty Melt

Patty Melt

I want to introduce you all to another Great American Sandwich: The Patty Melt. In case you’re not familiar with this classic, here’s what…

Faux Corn Tortillas

Faux Corn Tortillas

Howdy! I’m back from two delightful weeks in Texas where I relaxed, ate, cooked, and attended the beautiful ranch wedding of a good friend of…

Savory Asparagus Muffins

Savory Asparagus Muffins

Horray! Picnic season is back again, and I plan on eating outdoors any time the weather permits over the next months. Yesterday, my friend…

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Hello everyone! Yes, I survived the summer. I didn’t disappear completely into the slow and easy rhythms of the Ligurian coast, though it was…

Doughnuts

Doughnuts

Photo and recipe from the book American Bakery, © Gribaudo 2012. Photo by Emilio Scoti, styling by Luisa Girola. I couldn’t resist posting at least…