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Mom’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve been making these cinnamon rolls for more than ten years and have become a bit famous for them with my family, friends and overnight house guests. They are simply wonderful and the epitome of comfort food. What makes these rolls so outstanding is the dough. It all begins with Hodgson Mill Best For Bread Flour. This high protein, high gluten flour allows the dough to become soft, supple and easily manageable. It’s a baker’s delight to work with– not too sticky, not too firm, rolls just right and slices like a dream. As the rolls bake, they turn into tender spirals of sweet, sticky cinnamon heaven. Hot from the oven, a delicious cream cheese frosting is spread on top. Cold January mornings never tasted so good.  Read More »


Rise and Shine Tropical Multigrain Muffins

I had the best muffin a few weeks ago– a lifesaving muffin. I was on a road trip, driving through Michigan, and having a really hard time finding quick road food that was not covered in cheese, or deep-fried, or both. I stopped at a little diner and the sign at the front advertised “Rise and Shine Bran Muffins” packed with pineapple chunks, apples and raisins, and it was like someone turned on the sun in the middle of the night. Night and day, muffin, you are the one . . . . Now that it’s getting even darker and colder outside, I’ve been thinking about this muffin. And a tropical beach. But I digress…. I thought, ‘I can make that muffin! I’ll focus on the tropical flavors, and add a little texture with Hodgson Mill Multi Grain Cereal with Flaxseed and Soy.’ Read More »


Steel Cut Oats: Make Once - Eat All Week (Three Topping Ideas Included)

I think by now the excesses of the holidays are firmly behind us, and resolutions– like health and fitness and saving money–stretch ahead. I’d like to suggest one proverbial stone for these two birds—and that is Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats. They’re incredibly healthy and filling, full of protein and fiber– I definitely notice that the days I start with whole grains like steel cut oatmeal, I can hold out better ‘til lunch. It’s also cheap to prepare; plus you can make enough in one go to last for the week, (like I’m about to describe) and using different toppings helps keep it interesting. Voilà–cook once, and you’ve got hot breakfast for the week. Read More »


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Waffles with Blueberry-Maple Sauce

They are super tasty on their own with a little butter and maple syrup, but even better served with some blueberry maple sauce (see recipe below). I love that these waffles are filled with whole grains like oatmeal and Hodgson Mill White Whole Wheat Flour. Not only are my kids thrilled to have a delicious hot breakfast, but I can start their day off with good nutrition to boot. Let’s hear it for us Moms! Read More »


Blueberry Swirl Hodgson Mill Multi-Grain Hot Cereal with Milled Flaxseed & Soy

Hodgson Mill Multi Grain Hot Cereal with Milled Flaxseed & Soy is even better when I turn it into Blueberry Swirl Multi Grain Hot Cereal with Milled Flaxseed & Soy. I think it takes longer to say the name than it takes to actually make. It’s so easy. It’s not even really a recipe-more like a nudge in the blueberry direction. But that’s what’s so perfect about this breakfast: easy, healthy, fast and delicious. Read More »


Cranberry-Walnut Braid

Looking for great-tasting holiday bread that will wow your family and friends and make them think you’re a rock star in the kitchen? Present this beautiful braided loaf at your next meal and be prepared for stardom. Here’s the best part – it’s easy! Start with a yeast dough flavored with orange, add in plump cranberries and toasted walnuts, braid and bake. It’s as simple as that – promise. This bread is slightly sweet, making it a tasty breakfast treat or a delicious accompaniment to soups or stews. The holidays are a time to “go big” and offer the best we can to the ones we love. This cranberry-walnut braid fits the bill. Turn on some holiday music and let’s bake! Read More »


Buttermilk Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple-Ginger Whipped Cream

Hello world, 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 »


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