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Easy Madeleines

Freshly baked French madeleines cooling on rack.

Madeleines are adorable French shell shaped cakes. They can be tricky to master, but this easy version uses baking powder to make them foolproof!  I want to start with a story. I took these to a luncheon, and my friend asked me if it was cornbread, because she has a cornbread pan where you can …

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Kabocha Squash Muffins

Kabocha squash muffin torn open to see fluffy inside.

Kabocha squash muffins are sweet with a hint of savory. The flavor profile and the recipe are simple. Kids can help make these, and you can feel good about letting them eat it!  My last post, kabocha squash soup, uses about half of a kabocha, so I was left with the other half to make …

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