Can I throw my hat into the ring for the annual Christmas cookie contest? Well, I’m going to … because I recently stumbled upon Reed’s Peanut Butter Ginger Chews and I’m in love with the flavor combination. I wanted to create a cookie that captured the nutty warmth of this candy. Then share it with the world, teach the world to sing, and all of that. Read More »
Half spice cookie, half oatmeal cookie … half chocolate chip cookie. (Hmm… My math is a little fuzzy.) I just love the flavor combination here! The cookie love starts when you bite into the nice, browned edges, then through a soft and chunky strata of oats, sunflower seeds, apple bits and the occasional raisin (all from Hodgson Mill Apples & More Muesli), and every once in a while, a chocolate chip surprise. Then, just when you think you’ve tasted all this cookie has to offer, the chai spices come up from behind. You can feel—as much as taste—the warm, golden flavor the chai provides, rounding out all of the flavors. Like fine wine. But a cookie. Read More »
We had some comments asking if Holly’s Cinnamon Sugar Cookies recipe could be made into gluten-free cookies. Everybody here at Hodgson Mill immediately volunteered suggestions about the best way to do it, and I think we settled on a pretty simple, tasty solution. Read More »
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? (Good . . . me neither!) There’s always so much to bake . . . and so little oven space to bake it all! Nevertheless, I always get big-time inspired reading about all the crazy dish ideas from chefs and in cooking magazines (additions, of course, to the already overcrowded table of food people expect to see on this holiday.)
This year I wanted to make something special, but not too fussy. Comfort food that tastes good with turkey–that’s always the goal. Because making up variations and tweaking recipes or mixes is one of my favorite things about baking, I decided to play around with add-ins for Hodgson Mill Cornbread and Muffin mix. Read More »
My bread machine conked out a while ago. I’ll probably get another eventually, for the convenience of it, but in the meantime I’ve found I really enjoy making the time to make bread. Now don’t run away from me yet. Even extremely busy people can make bread from scratch if they think ahead. Read More »
’ve always thought graham crackers were something you got out of a box. Period. Not that I thought they would be so difficult that they were beyond my skill level, or that they required some kind of strange ingredients, but I really just never thought about it. Let’s face it, they’re pretty readily available already made. And to be honest, I’ve always thought that they were more of a vehicle–a handy, edible way to get toasty, sticky marshmallows from a campfire fork to my mouth with a minimum of mess. Mmmm. S’mores. Read More »
Maybe some of you have noticed our new slogan at Hodgson Mill–Have a Grain Day!–or you’ve seen our new online ads around the net. (If you haven’t seen them, keep browsing your favorite sites like AllRecipes.com, SouthernLiving.com, CoastalLiving.com and many, many more. And if you find one, be sure to click for a chance at a special offer.) Anyway, I thought our new message might warrant a brief introduction. Read More »
I’m delighted to be here. My name is Erin; I love food (making, and eating). I like making things. And I like sharing both.
My parents, Bob and Cathy, own Hodgson Mill, and when the chance came up to work with them, to photograph and write about the products I’ve been using pretty much since I learned to bake, I jumped. I already bake all kinds of Hodgson Mill for myself and my friends. Why not for new friends, too?
I always try to eat healthy. It makes me feel better. But I also adore food, and I love trying new tastes, old tastes, anything sweet. . . . Read More »