Tag Archives: baked goods

{gluten free recipe} Perfect Summer Biscuits

I love biscuits. Love ‘em. In the middle of winter, I whip up a batch and serve them with a hearty meal. Then summer arrives and fruit shows up at the market. And then? Well, I almost run into the kitchen to bake a pan of biscuits. Today let’s talk about how to make easy, […]

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{edible gift} Biscotti, Cookies for Adults

I am not a real fan of cookies. I mean sometimes I will eat one but I am usually disappointed and think they are not worth the calories.  So when people bring Christmas cookies to my house, I let my husband, sons and granddaughter polish them off without regret.  There is one kind of Christmas […]

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{Gluten & Dairy Free} Strawberry Lemonade Muffins

{It’s strawberry picking season and I couldn’t be happier} My favorite thing about the summer months is picking fruit: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, peaches… It is the thought of summer days, picking fruit, that gets me through the winter months. Each dreary winter day is one step closer to having a fresh, ripe berry […]

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{paleo recipe} My Everything Baking Mix

I’ve been mulling over creating a great gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free baking mix in my brain for almost a year now. Finally a moment of inspiration came to me and I made a bee line for my kitchen to put together this gem of a recipe. I say gem because it is the most versatile mix […]

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{recipe} Fried Cakes

Many people have a specialty in the kitchen. For some, it’s a killer chocolate cake. Others have a meatloaf recipe that cannot be matched. For Mrs. Stiles, it was fried cakes. What are fried cakes? They are essentially the same thing as Old-Fashioned cake donuts (okay, they are the same thing). Who is Mrs. Stiles? […]

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{recipe} Popovers: my latest breakfast obsession

Popovers are my latest food obsession. Since having a baby a couple months ago, we’ve had guests staying with us periodically.  Despite being preoccupied with the baby, I love to cook and have been relieved to have something special for our visitors that doesn’t require excessive amounts of my time.  I have wonderful memories of […]

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{the new year} Baking for the Neighborhood

2011 was the year of food, for me. Food blogging, food swapping, exploring food preservation methods and diving into the world of acquiring local foods. It was during 2011 that I stumbled upon the FSC food swaps and found a place among kindred spirits. 2011 was also a year of hardship: my mom was diagnosed […]

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{hello} I’m Becky

Hi, I’m Becky. I am a lover of baking who has recently discovered the wonder of preserving. I love reading cookbooks, and if you came to my house you would see a pile of cooking magazines and books on every end table and flat surface. Seriously. A good day for me involves picking fruit or […]

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{Recipe Challenge} Food Allergy Muffin Therapy

As the parent of a child with several severe food allergies, I’ve learned a lot about ingredient substitution and have a few good baking tricks in my pocket. I’ve got six years of experience baking without dairy, eggs and nuts under my belt, and a few months ago I added corn to that list. I […]

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{Love & Appreciation} Dad’s Special Cake

Lordy! Lordy! Look who’s…over the hill. I celebrated my 40th birthday over the Memorial Day weekend. I convey this information to you with a sense of pride. Life hasn’t always been easy, but sometimes it has, so I can’t complain.  It has taken me this long to understand that the hardships I’ve survived have shaped […]

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{how you do it} Matcha-Lavender Scones

Editor’s Note: {How You Do It} is back! In general, the blog has been in a state of transformation and this recurring series is no different. When we first brought you this series, fellow local moms were writing guest posts about their kitchens, their traditions, their food. Since then we’ve made all guests regular contributors, […]

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{Recipe} For the Pie-Challenged

I have always been an utter failure at making pies. They sometimes taste good, but they look awful and are entirely lacking in aesthetic appeal.   I apply uneven pressure on the rolling pin, make badly crimped edges that leak, use too much flour to dust, yadayadayada.  So in my self-loathing, I tend to concentrate on […]

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{Springtime} Savory Local Scones

This week has been a week of scones. I’m not even halfway through it and I’ve had three different types of scones. I won’t even tell you the actual quantity I’ve consumed, because if I did you’d insist on driving me to the gym. On Sunday night I decided that the next morning I would […]

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{passover} The Great Macaroon Bake Off

Passover, or Pesach, has a number of dietary restrictions related to eating leavened or fermented grains.  You can’t eat any wheat, rye, barley, oats or spelt unless they have been completely cooked within 18 minutes of coming into contact with water. Most people simply don’t eat any of those foods unless they have been prepared […]

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{Kid Tested & Approved} Snack Attack

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two posts highlighting additional recipes from our current cookbook giveaway, The Meal Makeover Moms’ No Whine With Dinner. We are trying not to push blog etiquette by posting ALL the successful recipes we tested, so these posts will be in “recap” format with links to the recipes on […]

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