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Rhubarb Muffins

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Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
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Here’s number two of my rhubarb deliciousness kick.  It’s an adaption of a recipe from my favorite cooking blog, Smitten Kitchen, which interestingly post just as I was getting ready to make muffins of on of my tried-and-true recipes.  I loved Deb’s description of them as “a balance […] between the cakey confection we sometimes crave with coffee and [her] insistence that breakfast not be too sweet or rich or guilt-inducing;” since I had planed to take them to a LLL meeting as a healthy morning snack, I was intrigued.  When I saw that they only required one egg and that I could double the recipe without having to mess with the grocery budget, I was sold.

Wondering what it means when I say I “adapted” a recipe?  Here’s the run-down on this one: I made a few adjustments as I was baking them, plus an after thought change to the streusel.   I used whole wheat flour (not even the pastry kind) and swapped her sour cream for whole milk vanilla yogurt; towards the end, you can see in the pictures my “oops” moment of realizing that the wheat flour was going to require more moisture, so I quickly stirred in more yogurt before adding the rhubarb…the recipe below is corrected to avoid this.  That’s sort of how I bake: never following recipes to a T and with lots of experimentation.  (I also do a lot of guestimation measuring when cooking for our family – mostly measuring with the 1/4 cup and the 1/2 teaspoon whether the measurement is bigger or smaller.)   After the near too-dry batter save, these muffins turned out great.  I did think that her streusel wasn’t sweet or spiced enough, so I’m made some changes there too.  After all that you get my version of Deb’s yummy muffins: Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

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Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
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I know I haven’t written a report card in forever, and I have a million things I should be writing about, but I’ve been spending my free time with my visiting in-laws and I have two rhubarb recipes that are dying to be shared before rhubarb season ends.  This crisp just rocks and is a fun alternative to rhubarb pie; if you’re feeling daring, it also makes for a delicious, if slightly decadent, breakfast with yogurt added to the bowl.  Mmmmmm… Continue reading

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No-Egg Pancakes

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An Amber Original!
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Easy Artisan Multigrain Loaf

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A Chris and Amber collaboration, based upon Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
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