Bake on Saturday, Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Whole-Wheat Sunflower Seed Rolls

When I was younger, I wanted nothing more than to have Wonder bread (or at least paper-white, sweet, practically crust-less bread) on which to make my PB&J sandwiches. Sorry, Dad. Now that I am older (and wiser?) I appreciate all the Sundays my dad spent making bread for the week. His bread, unlike the light… Continue reading Whole-Wheat Sunflower Seed Rolls

Bake on Saturday, Dessert

Peppermint Patty Brownie Cupcakes

Rich chocolate brownie cupcakes stuffed with peppermint patties!  In the summer, I usually want to be nowhere near the kitchen. I still love to cook and eat, but in a house without air conditioning, having the oven on just makes the whole place far too hot. Sometimes its unavoidable, but most of the time I… Continue reading Peppermint Patty Brownie Cupcakes

Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

West Virginia Ramp Dinner

Remember how back in October, shortly after relocating to the mountains of West Virginia, I wrote this post on the striking similarities between the Austrian and Appalachian cultures? And maybe you remember how in that post I mentioned a fascination with ramps, or Bärlauch? Well, ramp season is here. In fact, I'm actually a little late. Ramp… Continue reading West Virginia Ramp Dinner

Bake on Saturday, Lunch & Dinner

Focaccia {Daring Kitchen}

For the month of April Rachael of pizzarossa and Sawsan of Chef in Disguise took us on a trip to Italy. They challenged us to try our hands at making focaccia from scratch. Hi. I'm still here. You know how John Lennon says "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"?… Continue reading Focaccia {Daring Kitchen}

Daring Kitchen, Dessert, Recipes

Tarte Tatin {Daring Kitchen}

For the March Daring bakers’ challenge, Korena from Korena in the Kitchen taught us that some treats are best enjoyed upside down. She challenged us to make a tarte tatin from scratch. I like to think I know how to make pies. They are a big part of Thanksgiving in my family -- we frequently have… Continue reading Tarte Tatin {Daring Kitchen}