New! Roasted Pineapple & Orange Bread with My Recipe & Idea for a Pretty Salad

Last week on sale at a grocery store, I bought three one-pound bowls of fresh fruit, one of which was pineapple. I ate the melons from two bowls and decided to roast and caramelize the pineapple chunks, some of which were used in a Moroccan-spiced couscous, steamed broccoli, caramelized red bell, onion and pine nut … More New! Roasted Pineapple & Orange Bread with My Recipe & Idea for a Pretty Salad

Browned Butter Blondies with Toasted Pecans and Milk Chocolate Chips

Readers may have noted a penchant for browned butter in several of my cookies and won’t be surprised that my ears perked up a few days ago when watching America’s Test Kitchen and heard “browned butter” in a recipe for blondies. While the addition of toasted pecans and milk chocolate chips was unsurprising, adding two … More Browned Butter Blondies with Toasted Pecans and Milk Chocolate Chips

2 Birthday Cakes: Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, AKA Penuche!

I asked my friend and neighbor what kind of cake she’d like for her birthday on July 15th. To my surprise, she said spice cake with caramel frosting. We talked about divvying it up with other cake lovers nearby and she said, not excited in the least, “I suppose it should be a sheet cake.” … More 2 Birthday Cakes: Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting, AKA Penuche!

Caramel and Fruit Upside-Down Dutch Baby Pancakes with Directions

Hah! Another post where the photos will tell most of the story. In the beginning, there was plain brown sugar and butter caramel beneath the simple Dutch Baby batter on a day when I didn’t have syrup and didn’t want lemon/powdered sugar or jam on top. Then I tried it with sliced pear and a … More Caramel and Fruit Upside-Down Dutch Baby Pancakes with Directions

Raspberry Scone Berry Good Shortcake

Two boxes of fresh berries, some frozen raspberries and my recipe for deliciousness previously published*. Wow! This is my idea of berry shortcake Heaven with small scoop vanilla ice cream. When Washington peaches and nectarines come in this summer, well … *https://mschefinseattle.com/2021/12/29/better-lemon-glazed-raspberry-scones-with-my-recipe/

3-Chip Oatmeal Cookie: Heath Bar, Butterscotch & See’s Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Visit to a medical establishment upcoming so it was a morning to make a batch of cookies and pop them into gift boxes for two drivers and a radiology tech. I was going to make plain old Oatmeal Scotchies — the cookie with the recipe on the package — but decided to add some pop … More 3-Chip Oatmeal Cookie: Heath Bar, Butterscotch & See’s Semisweet Chocolate Chips