Black Currant + Mint Crostini

Black Currant + Mint Crostini

I try not to obsess over certain restaurants, the way I did (do!) with Five Points, but some places are just like that, they make such wonderful dishes that simply inspire you to make it yourself. We had our anniversary dinner at Ava Gene’s not too long ago.

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Chocolate Raspberry Hazelnut Muffins

Chocolate Raspberry Hazelnut Muffins

More backyard treasures discovered. The mystery berries I mentioned before turned out to be raspberries! Not many but I was able to pick about a cupful. Just enough to top these muffins. 

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Maple Oat + Nut Muffins

Maple Oat + Nut Muffins

We’ve been house hunting lately and it seems each weekend we fly out out the door to open houses and somehow have forgotten to eat breakfast. I’m not a big fan of eating in the car but it sure beats a grumbling stomach. I’m preparing for the weekend so that we have a nice stash of muffins with us.

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Apple + Maple Bread Pudding

Apple + Maple Bread Pudding

 

I'm feeling the autumn vibe these days here in Portland so I thought to try out this Apple and Maple Bread Pudding recipe. I'm starting to realize that it's really hard to mess up bread pudding. This stuff just warms your belly and is incredibly satisfying. 

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