Touchdown Pumpkin Soup

I have been trying to make a pumpkin soup like the one from Au Bon Pain for quite a while. Last winter, I shared one of my failures with you, and you were so kind to share many recipe ideas. After tasting ABP’s pumpkin soup a few more times and referencing its ingredient list, I have finally come up with a great imitation recipe. It’s a touchdown (my spoon touches down to an empty bowl)! A hole in one (from … Continue reading

The Perfect Granola Bar Bites…Finally!

Creating the perfect granola bar (i.e., one that doesn’t fall apart) has been arduous. This recipe is adapted from The Pastry Affair, but that method suggests baking the granola in a large, Pyrex dish. I did that at least four times. The first time, the granola bars came out perfectly! They were wonderful! We ate them all. But I accidentally left out some ingredients, and I was in someone else’s kitchen. When I got back home and followed the recipe … Continue reading