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Lemon Crumb Bars

I mixed half Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour and half Hodgson Mill Naturally White All Purpose Flour for the crust/crumble part, so not only are these treats delicious, they’re better for you than your typical lemon bar. Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour is easy to substitute in any recipe. It’s pretty much a one-to-one ratio, whole wheat to white flour, so feel free to experiment making your favorite recipes healthier. Read More »


Plum Orange Anise Breakfast Cake with Multigrain Cereal

I think this one is the perfect level of sweetness for morning – tart, baked plums nestle into the soft fragrant cake; almost like a bread pudding. The Whole Wheat Pastry Flour and Multi Grain Cereal give it a pleasant granola-like texture, but without the crunch, if that makes sense. Every bite is just interesting. Read More »


Lavender Shortcakes with Strawberries and Cream

The Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour in the shortcakes adds a subtle wheat flavor and gives them a feather-light texture that makes them so tender they practically melt in your mouth. The little bit of lavender in the dough gives them a different taste from your regular run-of-the-mill shortcakes – it makes them special in a way that you can’t put your finger on, but can’t stop tasting them to try and figure it out. If you don’t have lavender, a little bit of orange zest would be great in this recipe as well. Read More »


Whole Grain Strawberry Lemon Scones

Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour really makes a difference in this recipe. The nutty flavor of the whole wheat is the perfect complement to the strawberries and lemon. It also gives these scones a rustic yet healthy appeal — perfect for those mornings you want a little something special, but not too fancy or overly indulgent. Read More »


Blackberry Buttermilk Cake

Truth be told, this blackberry buttermilk cake is a dessert. But it’s made with so many healthy ingredients — Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed, fresh blackberries, and apricot jam — I served it for breakfast. I also made a cinnamon-vanilla yogurt sauce to drizzle over the top for more breakfast appeal — not that my family needs much arm twisting to eat cake first thing in the morning. Read More »


Old-Fashioned Velvet Sponge Cupcakes with Lemon Mascarpone Frosting

This is not exactly the post I had in mind for Valentine’s Day – honestly, I’m pretty much a chocolate-caramel-peanut butter-deep dark flavor kind of girl anytime, and especially on Box-of-Chocolates Day (As I believe it should be named). No, I had big dreams for something with dark baking chocolate, maybe some red wine, or some molasses and spice, something dark and rich and red like cherries or pomegranates . . . but after several tests, several sinkfuls of dishes, and several test versions of a baking disaster now referred to as “Stupid Cake” . . . I just thank my lucky stars that this recipe fell into my lap at the last moment. Just in time for V-day. Read More »


Banana Pecan Cake With Warm Chocolate Sauce

What can you do with the brown bananas that sit on your counter top? Think tender, sweet, banana-bread-like cake with a cruchy sugar-pecan top. Then picture warm chocolate sauce drizzled over a piece and then swoon a little as you drop a mental dollop of whipped cream on top. As decadent as this sounds, it’s pretty easy and includes a boost in nutrition from Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is so finely ground that its texture is hardly noticeable in most recipes and is easy to incorporate into this banana cake without any complaints from the little ones. Repurposing over-ripe fruit + whole wheat goodness = cake that tastes great and gets more whole grains onto your plate. Sounds good to me. Read More »


The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

Several years ago, I volunteered to make the Thanksgiving pies for my husband’s large, extended-family gathering. All of the greats and grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and second cousins come from far and wide to spend Thanksgiving together. It’s a day filled with lots of laughter, good food and that ‘you’re a part of a great family’ feeling. The food is very important and hasn’t changed much since I married into the clan 16 years ago. Cherry pie has always been on the dessert table as well as pumpkin. Read More »


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