Baking · Cake · Desserts

Cranberry Upside Down Coffeecake

Confession. I'm a giant bookworm. It's a condition that dates back to my early childhood. My parents have time-lapse video from Christmases long past where I don't move from the same armchair for over 10 hours. I'm a constant figure as the room buzzes with holiday activity around me. Motionless, except the occasional turning of… Continue reading Cranberry Upside Down Coffeecake

Baking · Muffins · Snacks

Apple Carrot Bran Muffins

We are having an aerobics session at tomorrow's MOPS. And, my table is on tap for breakfast foods. I figured I should bring something that's not laden with sugar, butter and cheese. Drat. These muffins totally fit the bill. They are chock full of fruits and veggies - and almost no fat! They are moist,… Continue reading Apple Carrot Bran Muffins

Baking · Desserts

Spiced Cranberry Compote

So, compote is a pretty fancy term for fruit in a sugar syrup. In this case, it reminds me very much of the most awesome cranberry sauce you've ever had. Spiced and fragrant instead of just the blah dash of color on the corner of your Thanksgiving plate. Delicious with "Colleen", my Pumpkin Eggnog Bread… Continue reading Spiced Cranberry Compote

Baking · Snacks

White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

I generally do not like raisins in my baked goods. Oatmeal raisin cookies are pretty much my one exception. However, once I substituted white chocolate chips and dried cranberries for the raisins in this recipe - the plain old raisin variety pretty much bit the dust. These cookies are just how a good cookie should… Continue reading White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies