The days are getting shorter, and the evening air now has a distinct chill to it that can only mean one thing: Fall is here! It's fun to think about cooking with autumn harvest ingredients such as pumpkin, squash, and apple, but I'm not quite ready to let go of summer just yet.
Walking through our Nordic Ware community garden last week, I couldn't help but notice how perfect the basil plants were looking in everyone's plots. I made a split-second decision to snip a sprig or two from everyone's plots and…
There is nothing like bundling up on the couch in front of the warm fire with a big bowl of freshly made soup on a crisp day. It’s that time of the year to take out the stock pots and create your favorite homemade soup concoctions to ease those constant soup cravings and stock up for the week with easy meals. Making fresh soup from scratch is the way to go! Not only is it reasonable, quick, easy, and healthy, but the options…
Gluten free baking always comes with its challenges. Living with Celiac disease for the past twelve years, I have grown to love experimenting in the kitchen with gluten free recipes and overcoming some of these challenges of using different flour combinations, texture issues, and dry, crumbly end products. I will admit that gluten free cooking and baking is a lot easier these days as Celiac disease, gluten intolerances, and general knowledge behind gluten are more widely known and common resulting in more of a variety of…
My daughter is being married this September and she has her heart set on a multi-tiered, multi-flavored, gluten-free, Bundt-shaped cake. There are a lot of challenges and hyphens in that request. I first reacted by trying to talk her into something else, but she was persistent so I finally gave in and said, "Okay, why not?"
Finding appropriate sized pans to bake in and stack was the easy part, of course. She wanted five original, traditionally shaped Bundt cakes (though other variations would work too). Here…