Muffins de Mora

I got an urge to bake today. (This is almost a daily occurrence…) I walked down to the local supermarket to pick up some ingredients to make some Sour-Cream Anise Pound Cake Muffins (that I was going to invent), and low and behold, the Éxito only had star anise. I was bummed out, but I…

Citrus-Mango Muffins

I moved cities a couple of weeks ago – from Bogotá to Pasto.  I’m loving my new place – A LOT!  The only thing (or things) is that my new apartment is lacking some appliances that make life a little easier: a fridge, a microwave, an oven, and a washing machine.  I’ve learned to live…

Spritz Cookies

My sister was making these cookies, so I joined her in the holiday baking for some childhood nostalgia – I used to love using the spritz press! ————————————————— Spritz Cookies Makes about 4 dozen Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt  1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon…

Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Being back in the States for a couple weeks at sea level seemed like the perfect excuse for baking – no worries about elevation in Indiana!  There were some bananas browning in the kitchen, so I decided to whip up some banana muffins, with a little help from my three-year-old niece, Mikaela. ————————————————— Banana Chocolate-Chip…

Chocolate-Chip Chocolate Mascarpone Cupcakes

Yesterday was one of my dearest friends in Bogotá’s birthday.  I wanted to do something special for Ingrid, and what better way to show your love than through homemade cupcakes? Easier said than done.  I have an awful cold at the moment, and was almost reduced to tears when the altitude destroyed my trustworthy recipe…

Rolled Sugar Cookies

It’s finally the holiday season! December is here! I spent Friday decorating the office at the Ministry, and in order to further the Christmas spirit, I decided to make classic Christmas sugar cookies with buttercream icing. Sacrificing my 4 am morning run for cookie making  seemed like a good plan! The supermarkets here are not…

Sweet Corn Bread Muffins

I couldn’t find yeast at the five different stores that I went to on my Thanksgiving hunt (although I am sure it exists, I just don’t know where to find it), and so I decided to make cornbread instead of wheat rolls. I found a recipe, decided to make it into muffins, and modified it…