We’re not much for camping at the mall doors for Black Friday deals– most of us like staying in our nice warm kitchens, relaxing with family and thinking about the baking season ahead.
Here’s a collection of some of our favorite cookie recipes to help you plan ahead for holiday baking – or if you’ve got the energy after yesterday’s Thanksgiving frenzy, maybe you’ll get a jump on delicious baked gifts!
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Have you noticed you’ve been pinning more pumpkin and apple recipes lately? Haven’t you been thinking about reaching for the cinnamon and nutmeg a little more often? Maybe you’ve felt a little chill in the air early in the morning that wasn’t there before; or you’ve been unconsciously setting aside light summer clothes for cozier options. It’s time – Fall is almost here! 6 tips for getting your kitchen in shape for baking season Read More »
Our extended family is blessed to include some wonderful Italians (the rest of us are all good German stock, so we appreciate the variety), and one of our Christmas traditions is to have a big spaghetti dinner together on Christmas day. A huge pot of spaghetti, another of homemade tomato sauce (my uncle always made it from his garden tomatoes), salad galore, and then peppermint ice cream, coffee, cookies, and crispy, creamy cannoli for dessert – yum! Is it any wonder I associate cannoli with Christmas? Read More »
I love cooking for people, but sometimes you just want to enjoy your guests’ company and relax with a cup of coffee while breakfast takes care of itself. If you need to feed a few people, but don’t want to stand around flipping pancakes, you can bake your pancakes in the oven! Read More »
My brother lived in Waikiki for a few years, and I was lucky enough to get to visit him, AND to go to an ‘authentic Hawaiian luau celebration” with my family while we were there. I put that in quotes because who knows how authentic it really was – people from 200 years ago are probably looking down and laughing at us – but oh man, the food –pit-roasted pork, deliciously ripe pineapple . . . Read More »
I have never understood how people could have smoothies as a meal. To me, they’ve always been a snack; maybe a part of breakfast –but not the whole thing. But I do appreciate how many awesome, nutritious foods you can pack into a smoothie, so I’ve been trying to turn over a new leaf. Read More »
Here is an easy mix makeover that turns a simple corn muffin into a fragrant and lightly sweet treat, with pockets of jammybaked blackberry and tangy lime zest. It’s at home on the dinner table, at a barbecue, or as dessert. And it’s a fun way to jazz up Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Cornbread Mix, which is certified gluten free, and ready in a flash. Read More »
I was inspired to make this dish when I was walking through woods a few weeks ago, in early spring. When I got back to my kitchen, first I took off my muddy shoes, and then I got to work figuring out how to capture the smell of things growing, or getting ready to-- that amazing combo of earthy and fresh, like a garden that’s just been planted. Earthy flavors like sausage, mushrooms, and garlic balance with bright new spring tastes like asparagus, peas, fresh herbs and lemon zest. Read More »
Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you’ve ever seen these delicate sweet buns in Latin American bakeries (usually big and flat with pretty colored toppings and neat designs swirled into the top,) like me, you may have wondered how on earth they were made to look that way. And if you’re like me, you probably bought several, ate too many– and then wondered if you could make them yourself!. Read More »
Imagine a fudgy, delicious brownie. . . and now imagine you can have it for breakfast. When it’s made with sweet potato, black beans, cocoa, and Hodgson Mill Gluten Free Coconut Flour and Gluten Free Almond Flour/Meal, maybe you should! Read More »