Grandma’s Sourdough Quick Starter

I grew up loving sourdough bread. It was something I remember from being at my grandma’s house and a recipe beloved by my mom too. Except, it wasn’t really sourdough and I only realized it’s a fake a few years ago. Despite being a “fake”, Grandma’s recipe is still very delicious and I appreciate a…

Sourdough Muffins

I was recently gifted some sourdough starter. I plan on baking some bread with it, but in the meantime, I have been able to try some of Grandma Donna’s other recipes that call for sourdough starter. These muffins are light (as light as a muffin can be, let’s be honest, they still aren’t low fat…

Swedish Pastry Balls

I’ve been really into trying out surprise recipes and this one didn’t disappoint. After making them, I realized that they wouldn’t have been so much of a surprise if I had known that they are also commonly known as “Thumbprint Cookies” or Hallongrotta in Sweden (which translates to “raspberry cave”). My wife wasn’t as much…

Oatmeal Crisps

Admittedly, before making this recipe, my only experience of “Oatmeal Crisp” was in a bowl with milk. I was very curious what these would produce with the fat/flour ratio and quick baking time. They could as easily be called “Caramel Crisps” because the brown sugar and butter at this high temperature essentially caramelizes – the…

Glory Muffins

A hearty muffin that’s perfect for breakfast on the go. Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp baking soda 3 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup mashed banana 4 eggs 1 cup oil 2 tsp vanilla 1 apple, peeled and grated 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 cup…

Rolled Oatmeal Cookies

This was another of those recipes where I didn’t know quite what I was making until I was done. Growing up I used to LOVE the “Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies” – crunchy, salty, sweet. I could nosh on a half dozen without noticing. These remind me of those. Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 2 cups flour…

Apple Crumble Bars

This is basically just an apple crumble with a greater crumble-to-apple ratio. Base and Crumble Ingredients 1 3/4 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup Earth Balance, melted 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp salt Filling Ingredients 5 apples, peeled and sliced 2 tbsp Earth Balance, melted 1/2 cup…

Tiny Tea Cakes

I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to try this recipe – they are mix between traditional shortcake and a jam-filled thumbprint cookie. I love the crispy sugary outside and the soft buttery inside. I definitely want to make these again for a gift, entertaining or a bake sale. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups…

Standard Rolls

The name says it all – a basic roll recipe that is soft and light. Ingredients 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1/4 cup lukewarm water 2 cups soy milk, hot 6 tbsp Earth Balance 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp salt Approx. 6 cups bread flour Yield: 12-18 large rolls In the bowl of your…

Marshmallow Cookies

This was another of my Grandma’s recipes that was a complete surprise until the very end. On the recipe card with Grandma’s handwriting she called them “Elephant Tusks” and I realized that this is in reference to what the “dough” sort of looks like before you slice the cookies. Being a plant-based eating home with…