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Almond Meal Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Mascarpone Cream + Giveaway!

Barbecues, picnics, graduations, baby showers, holidays, you name it – summer is the season for celebrations, and nothing says party like a cupcake. Why not give your family and friends a treat that’s not only delicious, but healthier than your average sweet . . .  Read More »


Spring Woods Pasta

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 »


Fig Apple Polenta Cake

A dense, velvety cake, studded with chopped apples and figs, redolent with citrus peel and warming spices. It’s also surprisingly innocent, since it’s made with whole grain Hodgson Mill Yellow Corn Meal, tons of fruit, and olive oil. Read More »


Asiago Cheese Semolina Braid with Prosciutto

Asiago cheese, milk, and eggs enrich dough made from Hodgson Mill Semolina Pasta Flour and White Whole Wheat Flour. The finished golden brown braid is covered with another sprinkle of cheese and crisp, bacon-like crumbles of prosciutto for a huge punch of flavor. Read More »


French Country Buckwheat Crepes with Balsamic Strawberry Filling

These crepes are made almost completely with Hodgson Mill Buckwheat Flour, which imparts a fragrant, earthy, flowery flavor and a delicate texture to these versatile crepes. They’re surprisingly easy to make, and they taste decadent wrapped around fresh sweet strawberries and creamy Greek yogurt. Read More »


Steak and Blue Cheese Bowtie Pasta

Did you know the recommended serving size for meat is only a few ounces? Think about seeing a steak that size of a few matchboxes on your plate – that’s just disappointing. I love this recipe because it supplements a smaller amount of high-quality steak with fresh baby spinach, a creamy sauce made with lots of meltingly soft onions, mustard, garlic, and blue cheese, and springy, nutty-tasting, al dente Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Bow Tie Pasta. Suddenly, one good steak can satisfy three or four people. Read More »


Gluten Free Chocolate Tarts with Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse

I will make no apologies for the decadence of this recipe. Sometimes, baking needs to be an out-and-out splurge – even gluten-free baking. (Calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day, right?) I just adore the combination of hazelnut and chocolate.: chocolate hazelnut spreads, Baci® chocolates, anything that combines the sweet nuttiness of hazelnut with dark, rich chocolate. . . I can’t resist it. I’ve tried.  Read More »


Hot Cross Buns Cream Cheese Braid

We have a winner for the Hodgson Mill “Have A Grain Holiday” baking contest! Barbara at Barbarabakes.com wowed us with a beautiful and delicious Citrus Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish Braid that earned her first place in our food blogger contest. That’s the link to her winning entry along with detailed directions on how she made it all come together.Now that another holiday is upon us, and the seasons are a-changing, I wanted to pay homage to Barbara’s recipe, but tweak it just a little bit for springtime. I wanted to bring my favorite flavors from hot cross buns into the picture—warm spices against fresh citrus zest and golden raisins. I also toned down the sweetness just a tiny bit to reflect a hot cross bun (I left off the citrus sugar, since the finished product is sweet enough for me). I love her recipe, and I also wanted to try out a few other seasonal ideas; I think they’re both pretty terrific. Read More »


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