Josey Baker Cornbread

Golden Buttermilk Cornbread

An extremely moist, subtly sweet, and miraculously low fat cornbread with loads of flavor and a tender crumb. The secret is stone-ground cornmeal soaked overnight in buttermilk. This cornbread is so flavorful I like it best plain. It stays moist for days, although it won’t last that long. I made 1 loaf and 8 muffins for this post. It disappeared in a blink! …

LuGolden Buttermilk Cornbread
hawthorn

China

Our old house, where I spent most of my summers growing up. Dad’s side of the family still lives here. Don’t be fooled by its ramshackle exterior. This is prime real estate next to the lake. For a decade now, there’s been talk of knocking down these 1950s apartments to build modern high-rises instead, so I snapped some pictures just …

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popcorn chex mix

Chili Lime Popcorn Chex Mix

An addictively tangy, sweet, and salty snack of Chex cereal, popcorn, peanuts, and hazelnuts. Like Chex mix but with only the good parts, according to my roommate. Hello from China! I baked and photographed a few things to post while I’m away. First up is this popcorn Chex mix. We’re keeping only the yummy Chex cereal and nuts, mixing it …

LuChili Lime Popcorn Chex Mix
pumpkin greek frozen yogurt

Pumpkin Greek Frozen Yogurt

Creamy pumpkin froyo made with just 4 healthy ingredients! Enjoy this as soft serve or freeze 2 hours for firmer, scoopable frozen yogurt. I’m keeping this post short because I’m flying out to LA and Chiner in less than 24 hours and my suitcase is… totally not packed! Just a few words on this nummy, good-for-you pumpkin froyo: Pumpkin puree can …

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apple pistachio israeli couscous

Apple Pistachio Israeli Couscous

Crisp apples and nutty whole wheat tossed in toasted hazelnut oil and fresh herbs. Topped off with salted pistachios. Simple and just right. Perfect as a side dish or for lunch. For such a simple salad, I tested it many times to get it just right. Here’s what we know now: Roasted nut oil works way better in this recipe than butter, …

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gingerbread cake

Gingerbread Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

It took me a long time to think up this cake. My litany of ideas went something like this: pumpkin pretzels pumpkin cream cheese panna cotta 1800s pumpkin pie pumpkin mac & cheese mini gingerbread bundt cakes headless gingerbread men Most of the above will probably still happen, especially the 1800s pumpkin pie, but I ran each one by Nathan …

LuGingerbread Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting