These Zucchini, Flax Seed and Banana Muffins are lightly sweet, packed with not one but two healthy Hodgson Mill whole grains (Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat and Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed), bananas, golden raisins and of course, zucchini. Read More »
Strawberries and cream were made for each other and after one bite of these Strawberry Cream Pie Bars, you’ll know what I’m talking about. A buttery, brown sugar, whole wheat crust provides a delicious base for sweet, sun-ripened strawberries nestled in a cool creamy filling that all together makes for one fantastic summer treat. Read More »
Looking for a refreshing treat to help celebrate the 4th of July? I have a great one for you right here. This Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake with Whole Wheat and Milled Flax Seed Crust is amazing. It’s light, easy to put together, loaded with flavor and served icy cold – which is perfect on a sweltering summer day. Three delicious layers make up this sweet treat; each one just as good as the next. Read More »
Grilled pizza is one of our favorite summer meals and this Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Grilled Pizza was a big hit. The sweet caramelized onions, toasted walnuts and blue cheese went perfectly together on top of a whole wheat crust that became crispy and smoky-flavored from our barbeque grill. We enjoyed this pizza as a light dinner, but it would also make a great appetizer if you have a crowd to feed. Read More »
Fresh strawberries are flooding the supermarkets and I couldn’t be happier. Finally, after waiting through an eternal winter, warm weather has arrived and with it red, ripe strawberries. I realize most grocery stores carry strawberries year ‘round, but it’s not until late spring that the inside of the berry is as red as the outside – something only longer daylight hours and bright sunshine can produce.
In celebration of this first fruit of summer, I decided to try out a new muffin recipe: Roasted Strawberry Whole Wheat Muffins. These muffins are lightly sweet, have a delicate, almost cake-like crumb and do a great job of showcasing roasted strawberries.
I’ve roasted pears, apples and bananas in the past, but this was my first time roasting strawberries and I’m happy to report that they’re wonderful. Instead of roasting them at a high heat, in this recipe they’re slow roasted at a low temperature thus creating sweet, sticky, jammy berries that are lick-your-fingers good. Read More »
Fresh mozzarella cheese laden with robust, red tomatoes and fresh basil is one of my favorite summer food combinations. I grow pots of basil, fill my vegetable garden full of tomato plants and keep fresh mozzarella on hand to have things like caprese salad and pizza margherita whenever the mood strikes – which is quite often. This Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Basil Tart is another great way to enjoy these flavors in a whole wheat crust that includes fresh basil and garlic mixed directly into the dough. Yum! Read More »
Take what you love most about blondies – their simplicity and moist, delicious goodness – and make them a little healthier. Add more whole grains, chunks of baked apple and super-healthy flaxseed to keep them moist, plus some butterscotch chips for sweetness. Read More »
When I think of Sunday’s big football game, I think of food. Not the game, the players or even the half-time show. For me, it’s all about the food. Last year I made Whole Wheat Pizza Bites that went over like gangbusters the day of the big game. So, this year I decided to do something along the same lines, but this time I turned the whole wheat pizza dough into mini calzones filled with ground beef, onions, mushrooms and cheese. These tasty hand pies can be dipped into warm pizza sauce or marinara or eaten plain – although I think it may be an unwritten rule that all foods related to watching the big game must be dipped. Read More »
Hooray! It’s Easter time! That means spring is just around the corner and we can look forward to shedding our winter coats for good. In light of this celebration, I came up with a bright, flavorful dessert made with fresh raspberries and a buttery whole wheat crust that’s perfect to share with family and friends on Easter. Let’s hear it for spring! Read More »
Begin by pulling together some bread making basics: Hodgson Mill Active Dry Yeast, Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour and Hodgson Mill Naturally White Flour. If you’re still trying to adjust to having whole wheat in your bread, this is a great recipe with which to begin expanding your palate. It includes a full cup of Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour, but also has plenty of white flour to even out the texture. If you’re accustomed to whole wheat breads, by all means, replace a cup of the white flour with more whole wheat. Read More »