{FREE EBOOK} from scratch holidays

Originally posted on from scratch club:
Coined ‘from scratch holidays‘, we wanted to dedicate most of November & December’s content to various seasonal recipes for your holiday table, edible gifts and reflections on the holiday season as a whole. We have more to come, including radish toasts, DIY coffee creamer, beef jerky, dark chocolate covered…

{gluten free recipe} Facing Fear w/ Jam Crumb Bars

Over the past few months, I’ve thought a lot about fear. Dealing with health issues tends to do that to a person. (Especially if the person is a gifted worrier like me.) Some of this pondering happened inside of MRI machines and some in the kitchen while I prepared dinner. And you know what? It…

{diy recipe} Roasted Chickpea Flour (and Brownies!)

For my contribution this month, I figured I’d share one of my favorite go-to brownie recipes, and introduce its secret ingredient – roasted chickpea flour. Roasted chickpea flour is orders of magnitude different than plain chickpea flour as it comes from the bag. Roasting the garbanzo flour gives it a nice deep rich nutty flavor,…

{gf recipe} Chocolate Chip Cookies, Two Ways

…(Or a how to make perfect chocolate chip cookies)   Chocolate chip cookies are great conversation starters. People are passionate about them. Some folks like ‘em crispy, others chewy, then there’s the whole “with nuts or without” debate. And don’t even get people started on their feelings about raisins in chocolate chip cookies. (I’m firmly…

{gluten free recipe} Irish Soda Bread Cakes

I’m about to share a recipe flop with you. Enticing, isn’t it? Let me explain. Lately I’ve been playing with whole-grain/rice-free gluten-free recipes and I turned my attention to Irish soda bread. Years ago, I created a recipe that makes a large loaf of Americanized soda bread. It’s delicious. Among other things, it contains caraway…

{baking basics 101} How to Make Cut-Out Cookies

Is it just me or does a plate piled high with cut-out cookies look both elegant and homespun at the same time? Over the years, however, I’ve had many people tell me that they avoid making cut-out cookies. Due to bad experiences, they only make drop cookies. And while drop cookies are wonderful, it’s nice…

{gluten free recipe} Not-so-Sweet Granola

While I love granola, sometimes it’s too sweet for my liking. Don’t get me wrong, sweet granola has a place in my heart–and in my kitchen. But starting in January, after munching through more Christmas cookies than I care to admit, I just don’t want a sweet granola. Instead, I prefer a granola where the…

{edible gift} Crunchy Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Before our family was whacked with a bunch of food allergies to corn, peanuts and some tree nuts (among other things), I used to make a terrific almond brittle every holiday season for Christmas and Chanukah gifts to friends and family. It was an easy recipe for brittle, as it only required a microwave and…

{edible gift} Making D.I.Y. Treats for Your Food Allergic Friends

Ask Permission Many folks on a restricted diet simply aren’t comfortable eating treats—no matter how lovingly and safely made—from a kitchen that isn’t 100% free of their allergens. Before spending time and money on a recipe that your friend won’t be able to enjoy, ask them if they’re comfortable accepting a home baked treat. Let…

{from scratch holidays} How to Make GF Stuffing

Family recipes for stuffing are as unique as families themselves. No matter what recipe you follow or what you add to your stuffing, here’s how to make delicious stuffing that just happens to be gluten-free: 1) Bake or buy a loaf of gluten-free bread. For stuffing, my preference is gluten-free white sandwich bread. Why? It…

{recipe} Gluten-Free Crispy Treat Pops

Hi Folks! I’m thrilled Christina asked me to contribute to the FSC blog. For my first entry, I thought I’d share a bit of a culinary confession. Ready? I don’t like…cake pops. It’s not that I don’t think they’re adorable, I do! It’s just that I find the interior of the pops, usually a mixture…

{pulling back the curtain} What Jillian Really Eats

I can honestly say that our household diet wouldn’t be as healthy if my child didn’t have food allergies. I like to cook and I enjoy making things at home because I enjoy the creative process and the outcome (the flavor!) is usually much better than foods that are not made from scratch. However I…

{community voices} Serious Business Chocolate Gelato

Editor’s Note: While the FSC Crew recover from yesterday’s amazing ‘Food In Jars’ Day with blogger & author Marisa McClellan, Guest Contributor Gina Martin has a treat for you chocolate lovers out there. If you missed her the first few go-arounds, she has written about drinks inspired by Downton Abby & Boardwalk Empire and Veggie…

{recipe} Urban U-Pick Sour Cherry Sorbet

I had the amazing opportunity to pick sour cherries last week at Liz’s {FSC contributor} childhood house.  Her parents have a large sour cherry tree, full to the brim with red cherries that are just waiting for eager hands to pluck them down. My kids and I met up with Liz on Thursday, then picked…