Category Archives: quick breads

#Cookbook Review: Pumpkin Lovers Cookbook

When I set out to start doing cookbook reviews on a more regular basis, I contacted many publishers to see what the interest would be in my doing reviews for them.  I was overwhelmed by the positive response!  One of the lesser known publishers I contacted was American Traveler Press.  They not only have a fun and unique set of cookbooks, but their catalog also includes Old West books, ghost books, field guides and travel books.  As an old Arizona girl, I had a great time looking through their catalog. Continue reading

Strawberry Coffee Cake

Strawberry Coffee CakeWhen strawberries come on, my family expects three things: to eat a lot of them straight out of the package, to have homemade jam on their toast, and to see a few fresh strawberry pies after dinner.  I am more than happy to oblige their expectations, but sometimes my need to expand my repertoire overcomes my desire to keep up tradition.  That and the fact that I don’t always plan ahead like I should worked together to delay this year’s pie.  So, when my little girl said, “let’s make strawberry cake, Mom,” I jumped at the idea and ran with it. Continue reading

Sour Cream and Onion Spoon Bread

Sour Cream and Onion Spoonbread

This is the first gluten free item I ever made.  I had switched over about a week previously and seriously had about reached my limit.  I had eaten potatoes and rice over and over,  but I was craving some kind of bread product.  At that point I had not realized that pancakes would save my sanity.  I needed something and I needed it baaaaad!  Luckily, I had been to the library and found 1,000 Gluten Free Recipes by Carol Fenster.  If you have to go gluten free, it’s the first cookbook I recommend you look at.  I ended up getting my own copy for my ipad.  Now I can happily read recipes while waiting.  (Waiting is one of the top three things parents of teenagers do… but that’s another post entirely). Continue reading

Cheddar Applesauce Gluten Free Pancakes

Cheddar Applesauce Pancakes

I have a problem.  Have you noticed?  I keep making pancakes for breakfast.  At least once a week, I am in front of the stove whipping up a new flavor of pancake.  I think it’s because I haven’t found a cold cereal that works for gluten-free-me.  Eating puffed millet is similar to eating Styrofoam…it even clings to my spoon in milk like static electricity! Continue reading