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Goodbye to The Hazel Bloom. Hello, Kitchen Treaty!

Goodbye to The Hazel Bloom. Hello, Kitchen Treaty!

You may have noticed things have slowed down around here. Like, “slowed down” is an overstatement. More like ground to a halt. A few months back, I decided to start a new blog called Kitchen Treaty. The theme is one I’ve touched on occasionally here on The Hazel Bloom: vegetarians and meat-eaters CAN live together. [...]

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Junk to Treasure: 70′s Clock Turned Cool New Wall Art

Junk to Treasure: 70′s Clock Turned Cool New Wall Art

An old gold plastic clock turned cool wall art with spray paint and scrapbook paper.

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Honey Rhubarb Brown Betty

Honey Rhubarb Brown Betty

Honey gives the bread crumb tipping a sticky-crisp sweetness that complements the tart rhubarb perfectly in this brown betty. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for betty nirvana.

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Almond Poppyseed Shortbread Cookies

Almond Poppyseed Shortbread Cookies

Sweet, nutty poppyseeds. Crunchy almondy goodness. Buttery shortbread. Bad photos. Good cookies.

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Deep Dark Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Deep Dark Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Magical things happen when you bake this deep, dark hot fudge pudding cake. A rich, gooey cake forms on the top, and a warm, melty, dark, fudgy sauce forms on the bottom. Serve with ice cream and life is complete.

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Glazed Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Glazed Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

This recipe can now be found on my new blog, Kitchen Treaty – the direct link is below. It is no longer available on The Hazel Bloom. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience, but I do hope you come on over to see Kitchen Treaty. It’s a food blog (and my new labor of love!) [...]

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Glazed Vanilla Bean Cookies

Glazed Vanilla Bean Cookies

These delicious morsels are a celebration of all that is vanilla. The sweet vanilla-bean-specked glaze coats a buttery soft cookie made with vanilla sugar (very easy to make) and vanilla extract for a double dose of the heady stuff. Melt-in-your-mouth goodness, I’m telling ya.

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DIY Scrapbook Paper Flower Wall Art

DIY Scrapbook Paper Flower Wall Art

Easy, inspired DIY flower wall art made with a craft-store canvas, scrapbook paper, glue gun and some Mod Podge. Make it in a day, enjoy it for years!

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How To Make Vanilla Sugar

How To Make Vanilla Sugar

It’s so easy to make vanilla sugar, you’ll never go without it again. Sprinkle it over oatmeal, flavor hot drinks like coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, or add a little extra delicious depth to just about any baked good you make.

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Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

I started with King Arthur Flour’s Basic Muffins recipe, then added orange zest, a variety of orange-juice-soaked dried fruits and some warm, welcoming spices. Then I piped the telltale cross on the top and, bingo.

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Frozen Yogurt Pops

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Poke a chopstick through the foil lid of a four-ounce, kid-sized yogurt, freeze, and voila! Delicious, healthy, and refreshing frozen yogurt pops.

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Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Banana Bread

A tropical twist on banana bread! This banana bread recipe is a perfectly moist and delicious version, with the added bonus of super-sweet coconut both in the batter and sprinkled over the top.

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Green Smoothies with Spinach and Blueberries

Green Smoothies with Spinach and Blueberries

Drink your vitamins! This simple recipe for a green smoothie brings spinach and blueberries together with nonfat Greek yogurt, banana, orange juice and honey for a delicious and healthy drink.

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Dark Chocolate Raisinet Oatmeal Cookies

Dark Chocolate Raisinet Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate chips + oatmeal cookies are good. Raisins + oatmeal cookies are good. So I thought, how about chocolate-covered raisins in oatmeal cookies? Also good, as it turns out. Really good. Especially when you use the dark chocolate Raisinets, but regular Raisinets do just fine too.

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