Tag: baked goods

Rainier Cherries Crown This Cake

Rainier Cherries Crown This Cake

In far-off Minnesota, my favorite blogging baker and bon vivant, Eileen of Passions to Pastry, posted a recipe that called to me: rustic rhubarb – almond cake. (Full disclosure: all of Eileen’s recipes call to me.) But a trip to my over-harvested, under-watered rhubarb patch showed me that a […]

Butter Makes It Better

Butter Makes It Better

A stick of butter and loaf of banana bread later, I think I got my shot (and afternoon snack). Butter and I go way back, from simple saltines slathered in gold and crowned with concord grape jelly, to Christmas cookies so dairy-rich in butter that […]

Apple Dumpling Recipe: Comfort Food With a Cap

Apple Dumpling Recipe: Comfort Food With a Cap

Fruity, doughy,  buttery goodness on a plate… When I first moved to Seattle in the early 80s, I may have taken up residence in Pioneer Square, but I ate in Pike Place Market. A quick trip on the free-zone bus would land me at First […]