Nikita’s Cupcakes: Apple Muffins

One of three  Nikita’s Cupcakes (Cupcake #1: Red Velvet, Cupcake #2: Mocha Muffins) we baked for my dog Nikita’s vet, Dr. Carl Kelly,this muffin recipe was adapted from The Cupcake Cafe cookbook.  I had reservations when I was mixing this recipe because I saw chunks of apples and not much batter.  And the recipe did [...]

Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars

This week’s  Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is chosen by Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm and is on pages 114 and 115 of Dorie Greenspan’s book  Baking: From My Home to Yours.  We regularly have homemade granola bars at home and this recipe with the added chocolate just makes it a perfect snack on the ski slopes. [...]