The trick to baking without wheat is finding a flour blend that yields the taste and texture you want in your baked goods. But even with the best intentions, and an eye for staying well-stocked in my alternate flours, I still find myself needing to substitute one thing or other in a recipe.
Admittedly, the [...]
It’s that time of the year. The time when everyone who knows someone who is growing summer squash in their garden gets some of that abundant crop. It is a satisfying vegetable to grow, is it not? We don’t have any, ourselves, we’re a strictly tomato-and-corn crop family this year, but Hubs has a coworker [...]
It’s Memorial Day, which means that summer activities are officially launched! A favorite family summer activity for us is to go picnicking. Our local zoo has movie nights twice a month during the summer and we love to make quite the event of it; you’ll see more on Zoovie nights’ [...]
I have had breakfast in bed precisely once in my life (if you don’t include being brought jello when I was sick, or the hospital breakfast when Kiddo was born). That one time? Kiddo got up, made toast, and brought me a slice of lightly toasted white sandwich bread.
I hate white sandwich bread.
In my quest for a citation in the OED (that’s the Oxford English Dictionary, to the non-English majors among you), I am seeking to appropriate the phrase “to Batman” for the purpose of describing when you totally nail something on the head, you pick it up by the throat and you dangle [...]
Growing up Mom always had a special breakfast for each major holiday. Thanksgiving and Christmas got the family favorite: Fruited Coffeecake, a wonderful, yeasted, sweet bread recipe with raisins and candied cherries and nuts. Now, when we get together with my family at those holidays, she makes it nut-free since Kiddo’s allergic, ’cause that’s how [...]
Growing up in the Church of Christ, Lent was simply not on my radar. Eventually I had friends who were Catholic and they celebrated Lent by annually giving up something. Usually it was Coke, or ice cream, or something like that; but since Lent was never mentioned [...]
File under “first world problem,” I suppose, but it can be difficult sometimes to find a filling meal option at many restaurants as a wheat-restricted vegetarian. Often, the only truly vegetarian option is a pasta of some sort, which is problematic if eating that much wheat makes you itch incessantly for days afterward.
And I [...]
An unexpected discovery, this fast and easy fruit dip has become something of a recurring character in my dessert rotation. Given, there is not chocolate involved, so its claim as a dessert is tenuous, but there is a sweetness to it that will sate a post-meal hankering. It’s got just enough sweet to scratch that sweet [...]
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