Roasted Potatoes and Peppers

Put a little spice in your life by adding poblano peppers to oven roasted potatoes, onions, and sweet bell peppers. The result is a hearty side dish you’ll love. I’ve long been a fan of roasted poblano chiles. It started with our landlady, Karen, when we were newlyweds. Karen and her family owned a good-sized […]

Cranberry-Orange Scones to Bake Someone Happy

Bake someone happy with these easy Cranberry-Orange Scones. Sweet cranberries, orange zest, and whole wheat pastry flour, not to mention ample butter, make for a divine weekend treat! Scones are kind of my thing. I can’t remember ever having them as a child, but once I grew up and went to college in Santa Barbara, […]

Whole Wheat Aebleskiver Recipe

Whole Wheat Aebleskiver Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a traditional Danish treat when you make Aebleskiver with raspberry sauce. This simple recipe includes whole wheat flour and vanilla to enhance the “pancake puffs”. When I was a kid, one of our regular family outings was a trip to Solvang, California. It’s a little tourist town, inspired by Danish culture. Whenever relatives came […]

Bacon Quiche with Broccoli & Cheddar

This Bacon Quiche with Broccoli & Cheddar comes together quickly and easily, yet it feels like an elegant meal. It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Ready for an easy dinner that will knock folks’ socks off? This easy Bacon Quiche with Broccoli & Cheddar fills the bill to a T. Not only is it […]

Southwestern Oven Omelet for Easy Mornings

Make your mornings extra special with this easy oven omelet with a southwestern flair. Flavorful chiles and peppers and sharp cheddar cheese make this meatless egg dish something worth waking up to. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. You know this. You learned it in school years ago. I know […]

Double Berry Muffins with Ricotta Cheese

Wake up to these delightful Double Berry Muffins, made light and fluffy with the rich addition of ricotta cheese. You’ll start the day with a smile on your face. Years ago in a break between college and graduate school, I took a job working in a bakery and restaurant. It was during the Muffin Heyday. […]

Sweet Almond Toasts (Poorman’s Bostock)

These Sweet Almond Toasts are like the French Bostock, but with less expensive ingredients and a simpler preparation — and with all the great almond flavor and texture.  A few months ago we were visiting family in Santa Barbara when FishPapa and I slipped away for a coffee date at Peets. I was feeling reckless and ordered […]

Spiced Blueberry Coffeecake

This Spiced Blueberry Coffeecake is a quick and easy way to enjoy some of the best fruits of the season: blueberries! This breakfast or snacking cake comes together in minutes. Last weekend I found blueberries at my local market for 98 cents a package. I bought three packs without a second thought. I knew I’d […]