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Catching Up—Ginger-Pumpkin-Molasses Bread, Perfect Coffee, and Homemade Almond Milk

2 Feb

Oops! It’s been over a month since I’ve written anything. Here are a few things I enjoyed in January:

I found this great recipe for Ginger-Molasses-Pumpkin Bread on Food52. Have you checked out Food52? It’s a food website and online community of home cooks where users share their best recipes. (One of the founders is Amanda Hesser, formerly of the New York Times.) It’s a pretty good site–user ratings and editor promotion make it so only the best recipes bubble up to the main pages. Anyway–this bread was a winner. I subbed 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour for the same amount of AP flour and added a spoonful of extra granulated sugar to the batter. I also reduced the cinnamon amount and grated the ginger instead of chopping it–I just can’t leave a recipe alone!–but I’m sure it’s also great as is. It really benefits by sitting for a day to allow the flavors to meld and develop. All I know is that my kids loved it, which always works for me! Continue reading


“Vintage” Lollipops

30 Nov

I came across these gorgeous old-fashioned lollipops on Etsy and had to share them! Wouldn’t they make a great party favor or stocking stuffer? I’m also imagining a colorful candy buffet at a holiday party. You could display them upright by pressing the sticks into a block of foam…
Click on each photo to visit the Vintage Confections Etsy shop for purchase.

All photos by Vintage Confections on Etsy.