This week’s cookie installment features a change of pace from last week’s deep, dark chocolaty offering to a crunchier specimen that’s lighter than air.
I’ll admit to having a sweet tooth and the thought of having a little treat each day gives me something to look forward to. While most of the year I’ll happily reach for a piece of chocolate, the holidays give me just the excuse I need to hole up in my kitchen and indulge in some baking and cookie making. Hopefully you’ll indulge me as I post another cookie for you to try this week.
Although there’s clearly no shortage of delicious cookie recipes floating around the web this time of year, I’d like to call your attention for a moment to these crisp and crackly cookies with the delicate taste of almonds.
A collection of favorite gluten-free, grain-free, and often paleo and vegan friendly recipes from 2013.
With 2013 quickly coming to a close, the time feels right to indulge in a little reflection.
As the year comes to an end and the promise of the new one approaches, I wake up feeling a bit nostalgic about the months gone by and excited about the promise of the future ones. Without you all here with me none of this would be possible so I’d like to look back on what was and to remember all of the food we’ve shared together this past year.
A classic sandwich cookie (aka homemade oreos) with a chocolate cream filling.
With all the desserts these past couple weeks you’d think I would be done with sweets. You might even think all the baking and cookie-making will soon run its course, and you’d perhaps venture a guess that I’d be happy to skip a few days. But you’d be wrong, because I’ve become quite singularly obsessed with the thought of these cookies.
Blame it on the holidays or just an intense chocolate craving, but these thin chocolate wafer sandwich cookies have been lingering in my thoughts. Not to mention that as the days get shorter and colder, retiring to the kitchen to fire up the oven sounds quite inviting, and I think we can all agree that homemade cookies make the best gifts.
10 gift ideas for fledgling foodies and seasoned home cooks alike.
As much as we all want to be perfect gift givers during the holidays it’s hard work finding just the right something special for everyone on our lists. So, I’ve put together a collection of 10 kitchenware gifts, both big and small, for the various food lovers and cooking enthusiasts in your life. For everyone from the fledgling foodie to the seasoned home cook, these tools are staples in any well-equipped real food kitchen.
50 Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Dessert and Sweets Recipes to make this Holiday Season.
So now that the holiday season has officially started let’s move straight to dessert shall we? What better time of year is there to get cozy in the kitchen and start baking?
I’d guess that many of you have even started pulling out your tried and true, family favorite recipes and are planning your gift boxes and goodie baskets full of homemade treats as we speak. Most likely there will be cookies, maybe fudge or a few loaves of fruited breads made very soon. There will be holiday parties and brunches and desserts to make for each. Let’s face it, this time of year it’s all about the food.
This year I hope to inspire you to create new traditions and fill your home with the tantalizing scent of homemade treats with these gluten-free and grain-free recipes from bloggers across the web.
This lightly spiced cranberry tea filled with the power of anti-oxidants and vitamin C is a comforting and soothing way to warm up, fight colds and detoxify.
You know the holidays are right around the corner when fresh cranberries start appearing. The bright red orbs signal the coming winter and their festive ruby red color is just fitting for the season.
But cranberries aren’t just for sauces and holiday baking; the small berries make a supremely soothing and fortifying tea when paired with lemon, goji berries and a hint of spice. I make sure to stash a few extra bags in my freezer during the season so I can have cranberries on hand all year-round.
Buttery pears are roasted in the oven with a vanilla scented caramel syrup and served with a bourbon spiked coconut cream and glazed pecans.
Roasting pears is one of the simplest but oh so special ways to dress up pears for dessert. Elegant but effortless is how I would describe these vanilla roasted pears.
While a good, juicy pear is best eaten raw out of hand, there are times when a little help in the form of a fragrant vanilla bean, a drizzle of honey, a pat of butter and a hot oven can be just the thing; namely when you’ve got company coming and not enough hours in the day.
Find out what’s new in Lightroom 5 and enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself or the photographer in your life.
Whenever anyone asks me what photo editing program I recommend I always answer Lightroom. The non-destructive editing capabilities makes it incredibly user friendly and pretty much fool-proof. You can play around and learn as you go and never worry about harming your original file.
It’s been over a year since I last talked about Lightroom, and a lot has happened since that version. I’ve taken the new Lightroom 5 for a test run over the past month and I have to say I’m impressed with the new additions.