baking · bread · breakfast · sweet

Sweet Potato Muffin Tops

"It's not what's on the inside that counts, but what's on top." -The Muffin Man Muffins. The word strikes dismay in children around the globe. Muffins are the red-headed stepchild of the baking world. They are perceived as "lesser than" compared to their dessert cousin: cupcakes. Muffins aren't topped with thick frosting, or shiny nonpareils,… Continue reading Sweet Potato Muffin Tops

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baking · dinner · pork

Pork & Apples with Stuffing

Let's talk about pork. The other white meat. I feel like pork gets a bad rap. It's typically positioned at the bottom of the totem pole on people's choice of protein. Most people overcook the meat, turning off potential future pork lovers. Pork is one of my favorite things to cook. Tenderloin, shoulder roast, bacon,… Continue reading Pork & Apples with Stuffing

baking · dinner · entree

Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

My circadian rhythm is all off. Waking up at 10 p.m. and going to work at midnight is a lot weirder than I thought it was going to be. I mean, don't get me wrong, I knew it was going to be weird. And difficult. And slightly depressing. But I didn't think it was going to be this hard… Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

baking · dinner · pork

Smoky Pork, Potato & Apple Bake

Have you ever visited a farm before? I'm talking a real, live farm----like Old MacDonald's---complete with cows, chickens, gardens and barn cats. That kind of farm. I got to visit one for the first time this past week: Providence Farms. The old farmhouse was cute and the ducklings and chicks were even cuter. The family that owns the… Continue reading Smoky Pork, Potato & Apple Bake