Spicy Cheese Cornbread

Spicy Cheese Cornbread

Years ago, when I was young, Carl and Shirley Sontheimer, then owners of Cuisinarts, Inc., hired me to travel all over the country to teach people how to use the food processor. One of the many recipes I created was, “Yogurt and Jalapeño Corn Bread.”…

Rhubarb Walnut Muffins

Rhubarb Walnut Muffins

These Rhubarb-Walnut Muffins are light-textured and easy to make. Fold together the liquid and dry ingredients, divide into standard-sized muffin cups, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake about 18 minutes. The muffins dome up beautifully.

Apple Muffins with Browned Butter Streusel

Apple Muffins with Browned Butter Streusel

A few years ago I was asked to judge a local apple cooking contest. The recipes were incredibly diverse and ranged from apple leather to apple pizza. But there was one recipe that stood out from all the rest: apple muffins. These were the lightest apple muffins I had ever tasted and they boasted a deep apple flavor along with a generous amount of diced sweet/tart apple.

Gluten-free Texas Cornbread

Gluten-free Texas Cornbread

This just may be the best cornbread recipe ever.  It was given to me many years ago by my late friend, Viola Campbell, who got it from Georgia Hughes, an old Texas friend of hers.  It is deliciously moist and is slightly spicy from fresh…

Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

One of the many things I’ve discovered in my brief exploration of gluten-free baking is the amazing latitude I have in the flour and starch mixtures I use. There are so many gluten-free flours available, where does one begin? I began with a ready-made all-purpose…

Cranberry Muffins from Nantucket

Cranberry Muffins from Nantucket

I was given a version of this terrific muffin recipe by Sherry Strange, a cook who attended one of my Cuisinart food processor classes.  She told me the muffins were a specialty of the Jared Coffin House, a historic inn in Nantucket, and asked me if I would adapt the recipe for the food processor.

Hula Biscuits

Hula Biscuits

What surprised me was that I could not detect a specific coconut taste in Hula Biscuits. They are very tender and have a pleasant sweetness without any addition of sugar.