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Whole Wheat Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Thanksgiving is in a few days and even though turkey is typically the main event, how you finish a meal is just as important. This year I decided to make a lighter, healthier version of pecan pie by using similar ingredients in a delicious upside-down cake made with 100% Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. A buttery, brown sugar topping loaded with toasty pecans glazes a tender, whole grain buttermilk cake . . .  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 »


Ultragrain® Chicken Carbonara - #Giveaway

Including whole grains in our meals is important to me; the health benefits, like lowering the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, make it worth the effort. That being said, sometimes whole wheat pasta is a hard sell in my house. We have plenty of whole wheat pasta favorites (you can find them on our blog), but trying to compete with traditional white flour pasta can be challenging – until now. Hodgson Mill has developed a new line of pasta that’s made with Ultragrain®, a 100% whole wheat flour that offers whole grain nutrition with the taste, texture, and appearance of traditional white flour.  Read More »


Gluten Free Penne with Pancetta and Asparagus in Vodka Sauce

You can tell spring is on the way when bright green asparagus starts appearing in the produce section of the grocery store. Asparagus is generally available year round, but spring asparagus is crisper, grown stateside and is more of a spring green than the wintertime variety. Some of my favorite spring pasta dishes use asparagus . . .  Read More »


Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cakes

These rich, individual-sized cakes have a liqueur-flavored chocolate truffle center. Once in the oven, the truffle liquefies and becomes a decadent pool of hot chocolate just waiting to overflow onto your plate. Top each delicious cake with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and you’re in for a real gluten free treat. 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 »


Whole Wheat Gingerbread Trifle with Lemon-White Chocolate Cream and Cranberry Sauce

A gorgeous special dessert layered with heart-healthy whole wheat gingerbread, made from Hodgson Mill Gingerbread Mix, cranberries, strawberries and lemon-white chocolate cream. 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 »


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