Tag: brown butter

brown butter pumpkin muffins

I have a love/hate relationship with pumpkin. My love is rooted in the moisture and pretty orange tint pumpkin provides to my baked goods. When pureed, the winter squash is smooth and slightly viscid, wonderfully mimicking the richness and binding properties typically found only through a hefty combination of butter and eggs. But this copycat act, often comes at a cost, that cost being taste.  This brings me to why I hate pumpkin so much. It’s bitter and it’s bland. …

whole wheat applesauce spice cake on a plate

Somewhere along the way, we lost our way…and our manners. Saying thank you is now optional. Just think about it. It’s now the norm for people to post a  picture on social media and tag it with the caption “You’re Welcome.” Sure, it’s a pithy way of relating to our friends, family, and followers, but I’m going to take a stretch here and say it’s a byproduct of the pervasive sense of entitlement slowly taking over our society. I mean…