RECIPE: lavender cupcakes 

Cooking with lavender is all the rage right now, and if you’ve tasted something with lavender, you’ll know why. If it seems weird, be adventurous! You’ll feel like a culinary arts superstar if you try it, and breaking out of that shell is important if that is indeed what you aspire to be. And this…

Gluten Free Muffin Smorgasbord 

Ok, it’s been a while since I posted anything and I’m sorry! I’ve been busy baking and just haven’t shown any of it off.. But today I have a triple feature!  First here’s some tips for your gluten free breakfast baking: If you’re vegan in addition to being gluten free, do you know about flax…

RECIPE: GlutenFree /Dairy free/Vegan Baked Oatmeal 

if you like oat anything, especially something that has all the warm sweet taste of an oatmeal cookie, but way healthier – try this!  Cinnamon Almond Baked Oatmeal {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan} 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats 1½ tsp. baking powder pinch sea salt 2¼ cups almond milk  6 Tbsp. pure maple syrup  1 tsp….

Wheat Bread

Do you know the secret to soft spongy wheat bread?  For those of you who have tried to make wheat bread and it turned out to dense, didn’t rise much, and well, not as tasty as white bread and so you give up – never fret again! You can have wheat bread that is just…

Behold – Barm Brack

A good friend of ours has strong Irish/Scottish roots and proud of them. The other day he let me look at an Irish cookbook he had and when I saw this I knew I had to make it. This cakey fruit bread has its roots in the ancient Celtic harvest celebration Samhain. While its name,…

RECIPE: Cast Iron Pepperjack Cornbread

Tonight was a chicken tortilla soup and cornbread night. I had the house smelling good when my husband came home from work and he was happy. Smells always link you up to good memories, especially memories of home. That is something I hope I leave behind some day, that I made our house a home…

Fresh Bread Advice

If you love – and I mean love bread, and even more so – love to bake bread, then this is for you. I have completely fallen in love with Rose Levy Berenbaum’s book “The Bread Bible” that I asked for and received for Christmas. So for the past 30 days I have been diving…

RECIPE: The Incredible Edible Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

HEY – drop that store bought gluten free cookie right now! Ok so I’m on a gluten free kick lately. This time it’s because my mother in law recently expressed her exasperation in trying to make her favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe gluten free. Challenge accepted. I had 2 recipes I was going to try…

RECIPE: Gluten free fudge brownies

These are for you if: – your New Years resolution was to go gluten free, to always have dessert, or eat more chocolate. – you want to learn to make better brownies. – you love fudgey, not cakey, brownies – you just want to eat some delicious brownies. Well here you go! GLUTEN FREE FUDGE…