November 12, 2014

The Best Ever French Toast

I like making lofty claims. I use the term "best ever" to describe almost every experience I have. The slightest joy becomes a fantastic celebration immediately, without inhibition, in my celebration-prone mind. 

But most people aren't like me so I listen carefully when they selectively and appropriately use the term "best ever." When A Cup of Jo termed these french toast the best ever, I was intrigued. And I had a loaf of sourdough bread waiting to be made into breakfast. So I tried her recipe and realized, she's right! These are the best french toast ever! 

(You could probably use other breads but I love sourdough for french toast!)

Recipe and photo from:

November 11, 2014

Lemon Raspberry Coffee Cake

Are you looking for a great dessert to present to your next brunch guests? I say present because this cake is worthy of presentation, introduction to a meal. It looks gorgeous and tastes spectacular. The dense cake is not too sweet so as to offset thegenerous layer of crumbs on top. 

There's not much more I can say about it that pictures can. 

Peanut Butter Cookies

I was craving peanut butter cookies the other night so I made these simple yet delicious ones. I generally don't like peanut butter normally but put almost anything in a chewy cookie form and I'll most likely like it then. These cookies were easy to make and have that great texture that only peanut butter cookies seem to have - chewy, dense, soft, and moist all around.