Category Archives: Baking

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The Best Blueberry Muffins You’ll Ever Eat

This recipe will seriously make you wanna smack yo mama. (Sorry, Mama.) It’s just that good. The raw batter alone (yes, I’m a batter licker; consume raw or undercooked eggs at your own risk) was nearly enough to put me … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Solution: Turkey Potpie

Have you been staring into your refrigerator thinking that you Can. Not. Eat. one more plate of reheated leftovers? Then this is the recipe for you. Not only is this a delicious, easy meal, you’ll hopefully be able to take … Continue reading

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Pound Cake

INGREDIENTS 16oz (1lb) of unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 16oz (1lb) cake flour 16oz (1lb) sugar 9 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + 1 TBS butter and a little flour for pan DIRECTIONS Preheat … Continue reading

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Chocolate Banana Bread

How many times have you bought unripe bananas, only to have them freckled and fermenting before the end of the week?  Ugh. I think the  “lemons to lemonade” saying should actually be, “when life hands you over-ripe bananas, make banana … Continue reading

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Peach Shortcake

During our “mini-honeymoon”, T and I ate at our favourite local restaurant Josephine’s. For dessert we had the most delicious homemade peach shortcake. Even though I’ve always prefered (or so I thought) strawberry shortcake, those peaches brought back a flood of … Continue reading

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Spinach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

OK. I know, you’re already freaked out. “Spinach cake? She’s lost her mind.” Hold on, let your nausea subside, and trust me. The black bean chocolate cake didn’t turn out so bad did it? And I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Usually, I wouldn’t tout “homemade” dishes made from canned or pre-packaged ingredients. I like to cook most of my dishes from “scratch”, with fresh ingredients.  But sometimes, you just need a quick and easy meal. And with one this tasty, you won’t … Continue reading

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King Cake

In the summer of 2008 I visited New Orleans for the first time. Though it was the end of May/early June and hot as hell, I fell in love immediately. For the next 6 months I actually contemplated moving. (But in … Continue reading

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Caramel Corn

You know those huge 3-section tins of popcorn (the ones the neighbourhood kids would sell for fundraisers?) that lived on top of the refrigerator for months after you received them?  You know, the ones with the stale buttered popcorn, and … Continue reading

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Quatre Cupcakes

And for Valentine’s Day dessert, we enjoyed a quartet of cupcakes! A few months back I goofed-up on a batch of black bean chocolate cupcakes, and ended-up making a delicious “crumble”  or “trifle”… or something… with orange butter cream icing. T loved … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Chocolate chip muffins © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Muffins

There is a local bakery (who shall remain nameless) that makes the most delicious pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. These muffins are so tasty that they’re worth trip when you’re so-late-for-work-that-you-didn’t-have-time-for-breakfast-and-you-really-don’t-have-time-to-stop-for-a-muffin-but-you-do-it-anyway. (That was really tedious to type, by the way.)  So … Continue reading

Homemade Italian bread © 2011 theCrackerBoxKitchen. All rights reserved.

Italian Bread

I am a novice bread maker. In fact, I’ve never made a decent loaf of bread in my life. My greatest success was the yeast rolls at Thanksgiving. So, why have I decided to take on Italian bread as my … Continue reading